The president of Bonneville International takes the seat formerly held by Ray Cole, president of Citadel Communications.
The current COO of News-Press & Gazette’s broadcasting division will become its president next year, while Mike Meara, director of sales for the division, will succeed him in the COO slot.
John Keuneke, head of the St. Joseph, Mo.-based News-Press & Gazette’s TV broadcasting unit, says over the next five years the company is looking to grow its cash flow through the acquistions of TV stations or possibly newpapers and data centers.
News-Press & Gazette has agreed to pay $16 million for KMIZ, an ABC affiliate that airs MNT and Me-TV on subchannels, and low-power, Fox affiliate KQFX. Seller is JW Broadcasting, one of several broadcast companies backed by Alta Communications.