March 25, 2012
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is remembering "Bloody Sunday"; an event that occurred back in 1965, when non-violent protesters were attacked by Alabama state troopers. The Alabama case led to the famous march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama. It in turn led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The SCLC will start on Campbell Avenue, and walk across the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge. The bridge is significant because during the days of segregation, it's what separated people by color in Roanoke.
May 21, 2010
E-Mail Bob Follow Bob on Facebook and Twitter Bob Grebe joined the News 7 Mornin' team in May of 2006. He moved to WDBJ 7 after working three and a half years at WVVA-TV in Bluefield, WV. Bob started in television in 1999 while attending UNC Charlotte and has since worked just about every position both in front of and behind the camera (excluding news director). His on-air career began at Adelphia News 4 in Mooresville, NC. Bob served as Sports Anchor for the nightly newscast and hosted two sports-related shows.
May 17, 2011
Welcome to another edition of the Mind Nugget Monday, which comes to you on a Tuesday. This due to all the catching up that has to be done when you go on vacation and debating what to write this week's blog post on. I decided that even though I do this every year, I would write about Roy Stanley again. I played a lot of golf this past week and I do mean A LOT, like 81 holes in a 5 day span, but the last 18 had a little more significance because it was part of the Roy Stanley Memorial Golf Tournament.
June 22, 2010
August 8, 2011 Welcome to another edition of the Mind Nugget Monday, anybody have any big news since the last time I wrote? Just kidding! As most of the loyal readers of the MNM know by now, I am leaving WDBJ for a job with Prince George's County Maryland School System. So this will be the final Mind Nugget here, who knows it might make a comeback somewhere else! My last day at Channel 7 is tomorrow, so who knows how long this will be up, you might want to get a screen shot of it when you can. First and foremost I need to thank you who have read this blog and those who have watched me or whoever it is on the TV here at WDBJ. Without you folks, none of what we do here wouldn't even matter. I thank you for letting me come into your living rooms or bedrooms wherever you care to watch the TV. I have tried over my 6 plus years of doing sports here to tell stories like I were a viewer and a fan of sports, because that is what I was before I came to work here and what I will be after I leave here. I am a sports fan, I always will be that is why I got into local TV in the first place. I wanted to and found a way to get paid to talk about sports and go to sporting events. Hambone, who is my longest friend, once told me that I was the only person he knew, who was doing what he said he wanted to do in High School. That is one of the biggest compliments I have gotten in my life. I have had the chance to live out a dream here...
May 7, 2012
Don't let the fishnet pantyhose and the color pink fool you. Jennifer Smith is the Captain of the NRV Roller Girls and she describes the team as women who are rough, tough while doing it all on eight wheels. "This is something where you can beat up on people and get away with it. Plus, we get to wear fishnets, short shorts and have a lot of fun," said Smith. During the day, these women are nurses, teachers, lawyers, even librarians. But at night, they take on an alias and turn into speed freaks who crave competition.
September 17, 2010
WDBJ Internship Information WDBJ Television offers internships to college students interested in broadcast television. The station strives to give the student in-depth practical work experience in areas of interest, as well as an overview of the station in general. We have a limited number of internships available each semester to students enrolled in an accredited college or university. REQUIREMENTS To qualify, students must attend an accredited college or university and must provide a letter verifying the student is actively enrolled and will receive academic credit for the internship.
May 26, 2010
History of WDBJ7 WDBJ Television began in the Mountain Trust Bank Building in downtown Roanoke when the station first signed on the air in 1955. The antenna was located at a temporary spot on Mill Mountain. In 1956, WDBJ-TV moved to the Times-World Building and a transmitter building and tower were erected on Poor Mountain allowing the station to reach a much larger audience throughout central and southwest Virginia. The television station grew during the late 1950's and soon plans were drawn for new studio facilities at the corner of Brandon and Colonial Avenues.
November 2, 2012
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY WHEN THERE ARE POSITIONS AVAILABLE . WDBJ Television, Inc., an Equal Opportunity Employer, is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our station. Organizations that wish to receive our vacancy information should contact Human Resources at WDBJ Television, Inc. by calling 540-344-7000. ________________________________________________________________________ SALES ASSISTANT (part-time)
April 13, 2012
WDBJ 7 is the most watched television station in Southwest and Central Virginia . We offer custom advertising solutions for all different sizes of businesses with results that WORK. Contact us at (540) 344-7000 to see how the power of WDBJ can work for you! WDBJ serves 26 counties in Southwest and Central Virginia. We are the CBS affiliate for areas including the Roanoke Valley, the Lynchburg Area, the New River Valley, the Smith Mountain Lake area, Southside including Martinsville and Danville and the Alleghany Highlands.
October 18, 2012
We hope you can join us this Saturday, October 20th 10AM to 4PM, for the first ever WDBJ7 Hometown WeatherFest. Join WDBJ7 meteorologists for a day of all things weather. Exhibits include everything from storm chasers and gliders, to VIP studio tours and hot air balloon displays. We will also have games and crafts for the younger crowd. It's an event for all ages, and it's FREE. WHEN IS WEATHERFEST? WeatherFest will be held Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at WDBJ7 Studios on Hershberger Road in Roanoke.