VP-General Manager Robert G. (Bobby) Totsch is gone from Meredith Corp.’s Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV. “Bobby is no longer with the station,” wrote Art Slusark, Meredith’s VP-chief communications officer in a memo. “We did not renew his contract. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
The moves involve Jay Howell, Patrick Wholey and Joseph Abouzeid and involve the GM slots at WPRI-WNAC Providence, R.I.; and WDTN-WBDT Dayton, Ohio, as well as corporate.
The veteran local TV executive is returning to the stations where he began his career, succeeding Ed Piette who is retiring.
The group owner picks the VP-GM of Gray Television’s Charlottesville, Va., triopoly to run its ABC affiliate in Hampton-Norfolk, Va., succeeding Tod Smith.
The president and general manager of the South Bend-Elkhart, Ind., public television station has resigned after 10 years to pursue other opportunities.
Wayne Martin, the longtime general manager of Gray Television’s Lexington, Ky., CBS affiliate told his staff that he will retire at the end of the year. A replacement has not yet been named.
After three years as CEO and president of the San Antonio, Texas, PBS station, Bill Moll has passed the public TV “mantle of responsibility” to EVP-Station Manager Mario Vasquez beginning Monday.
Jim Boyer, GM of Local TV’s Oklahoma station, will leave by year’s end, to be followed by the current station manager Wes Milbourn.
The head of Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Augusta, Ga., will end his broadcast television career of more than 50 years at the end of this year.
The former GM of KGPE Fresno, Calif., will succeed Mark Pimentel as president-GM of the Louisville ABC affiliate beginning next month.
The Tribune Chicago CW affiliate picks Tribune’s programming operations VP to be interim general manager following the move of Marty Wilke to WBBM.
The former head of CBS’s Detroit WWJ-WKBD duopoly will oversee Meredith’s Atlanta CBS affiliate as well as its local management agreement with WPCH.
WGN’s GM, Marty Wilke, is moving over to CBS O&O WBBM, succeeding Bruno Cohen, who is taking over the GM slot for CBS’s San Francisco duopoly, plus its KSTW Seattle. Cohen succeeds Ron Longinotti, who is leaving the company.
Paul Quinn, the head of Hearst’s NBC affiliate since 1993, will retire later this year, capping a local television career of over four decades.
Multiple sources say that KPIX President-GM Ron Longinotti is out at CBS’s San Francisco O&O. And rumors persist that he may not be the last to go.
NBC moves Chris McDonnell from sales/marketing VP at KXAS Dallas to lead its Spanish-language outlet in Chicago.
Jim Clayton is stepping down at the end of August. Janene Drafs, VP-station manager will succeed him as SVP-GM of Fisher’s Seattle ABC affiliate and radio properties, effective Sept. 1.
The broadcast executive and former COO of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is tapped by Gannett to lead its NBC-ABC duopoly in Florida.
Calkins Media moves its group vice president of finance to Florida to run its ABC affiliate.
The programming VP at WPVI Philadelphia is tapped to succeed John Idler as head of the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., ABC O&O.
The company promotes the news director of its Portland, Ore., ABC affiliate to VP-general manager of its KBOI (CBS) and KYUU (CW) in Idaho.
Kyle Grimes Named Successor to the retiring Paul Sands at Hearst’s Plattsburgh, N.Y.-Burlington, Vt., NBC affiliate.
Lisa Barhorst, former VP-general manager of LIN’s Dayton NBC affiliate WDTN, has left the station to join Sinclair’s ABC-Fox duo of WKEF-WRGT, succeeding Dean Ditmer.
The former GM of Azteca America’s KYAZ Houston moves across town to the Telemundo station.
Jack Dempsey, the president-GM of CBS affiliate WJHL, will head Tri-Cities, Tenn.-Va,, competitors WCYB (NBC) and WEMT (Fox) beginning June 11.