Longtime KHQ Exec J. Birney Blair Dies At 92

The longtime president and general manager of NBC affiliate KHQ Spokane, Wash., J. Birney Blair, died in his Spokane home on Saturday. He was 92. He started working at KHQ-AM as a reporter and became the first sales manager of the TV station in 1952. He became president-GM in 1970 and held that post until his retirement in 1988.