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Jaye Watson is stepping down from 11Alive after 18 years. CREDIT: 11Alive

Jaye Watson leaving 11Alive after 18 years: ‘My eyes are wide open and my heart is full’

1:01 pm Jan. 9, 2017

This was posted on Monday, January 9, 2017 by Rodney Ho on the AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Esteemed 11Alive reporter Jaye Watson is leaving the station after 18 years.

She will become Director of Brand Awareness for the Emory Brain Health Center. “I will be doing much the same thing that I do at 11Alive which is to find compelling stories and then tell them and share them,” Watson wrote

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NICK VIALL

WSB-TV returns for DirecTV and AT&T U-verse customers

7:23 pm Jan. 1, 2017

This was posted on Sunday, January 1, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

DirecTV and AT&T U-verse customers in metro Atlanta will regain Channel 2 WSB-TV this evening after the two sides came to an agreement over carriage fees.

WSB-TV and all Cox Media Group television stations had been blacked out since 3:01 a.m. today because of the dispute. Based on feedback from customers, it appeared

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WSB-TV goes dark on DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse over carriage fee dispute

11:50 am Jan. 1, 2017

This was posted Sunday, January 1, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

AT&T was unable to come to an agreement with Channel 2 WSB-TV by January 1 so the station is no longer available as of Sunday at 3:01 a.m. for DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse customers. (This also impacts any television station Cox owns across the country.)

[UPDATE: 6:50 p.m. Cox Media Group television in all

Atlanta DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse customers may not be able to watch "Modern Family" this week if it can't come to an agreement with WSB-TV.

AT&T U-Verse, DirecTV may drop WSB-TV January 1, 2017

10:14 pm Dec. 29, 2016

This was posted Thurday, December 29, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Channel 2 WSB-TV, the local ABC affiliate, has not been able to close a new deal with AT&T U-Verse and DirecTV. If a contract is not signed by 3 a.m. EST on January 1, 2017, the station may be blocked for metro Atlanta subscribers of those two services.

[UPDATE at 11:13 a.m. January 1. A