South Jersey to lose a local TV newscast in the new year

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 Screen shot of the WMGM-TV website home page.

Screen shot of the WMGM-TV website home page.

A Jersey Shore TV station is losing its network status and its local newscast.  

As of Thursday, WMGM-TV (Channel 40 Atlantic City) loses its connection to NBC and so ownership has decided to end its local newscast.

Owners are preparing to sell off the station’s radio spectrum bandwidth to mobile phone companies. 

Former Newscenter 40 sports anchor Joe Bisicchia says he’s disappointed, saying the station filled a big role in South Jersey. 

“I learned the reality of what it meant for a tight-knit community to have a resource and to serve them and when I left I realized how important that was because I was part of their family.” 

Popular weatherman Dan Skeldon is taking a job with the Press of Atlantic City as a meteorologist and reporter. 

Station managers are trying to put together an alternative news operation that could premiere in spring or summer.

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