Contact: Bruce Dobie
Two Young Broadcasting, LLC stations—ABC affiliates WKRN Nashville’s News 2 and WATE TV6 in Knoxville—are partnering with event and entertainment listings search engine eviesays to power their online event and entertainment calendars, it was announced today.
The stations will adopt the eviesays calendar technology on their websites immediately. The calendars, which will be privately branded to have the look and feel of the stations, will enable visitors to find, browse, and interact with local events, as well as hundreds of thousands of national events residing on eviesays.com.
The eviesays platform allows users to export their favorite listings to their personal calendar software, e-mail listings to friends, and get directions from Google Maps to events. Visitors to the site will also be able to submit their own listings via an on-line submissions form at the website.
“We are glad that these Young Broadcasting stations appreciate how important this calendar technology is to local audiences,” said Bruce Dobie, President and CEO of Dobie Media Inc., parent company of eviesays. “Everyone wants to know what’s going on around them. The eviesays calendar provides users with the who, what, when, and where of local events.”
The calendar also allows the stations to sell premier sponsorship opportunities to local advertisers, which will appear immediately beneath the calendar and on numerous search result pages.
“We are excited to be able to work with a great local vendor to bring this dynamic new online calendar to life and add tremendous value to our station website,” said WKRN General Manager Stan Knott.
Added WATE General Manager Dan Phillippi, “The customized and innovative eviesays technology makes it so much easier for our web users to be able to easily plan out their days and nights in Nashville and Knoxville.”
Eviesays is a web-based calendar listings tool providing information about events and activities in towns and communities in the United States. Eviesays partners with media organizations (radio, TV, print and online media) to get its content and technology in front of hundreds of thousands of viewers every day. Its advertising model allows media partners to reap immediate revenues and at the same time deliver a valuable service to their visitors. For additional information about eviesays, please visit: eviesays.com.
About Young Broadcasting, LLC
Young Broadcasting LLC owns 10 television stations, five of which are affiliated with the ABC Television Network (WKRN-TV – Nashville, TN; WTEN-TV – Albany, NY; WRIC-TV – Richmond, VA; WATE-TV – Knoxville, TN; and WBAY-TV – Green Bay, WI); three are affiliated with the CBS Television Network (WLNS-TV – Lansing, MI; KLFY-TV – Lafayette, LA; and KELO-TV – Sioux Falls, SD); one is affiliated with the NBC Television Network (KWQC-TV – Davenport, IA); and one is affiliated with MyNetworkTV (KRON-TV – San Francisco, CA). In addition, KELO-TV – Sioux Falls, SD is also the MyNetworkTV affiliate in that market through the use of its digital channel capacity.