In the country’s 85th television market, El Paso, when a major breaking news story like this one happens, it can put enormous pressure on the TV stations there to adequately cover the story. Here’s a picture of how the local stations and their owners responded.
Robert Truman is promoted at KATU-KUNP Portland, Ore.; Dean Radla becomes GM of WOAI San Antonio; while Matt Kaplowitz is upped at KFOX-KDBC El Paso, Texas.
Sinclair Broadcast Group has purchased office space for two of its newly-acquired KFOX (Fox) and KDBC (CBS) in El Paso, Texas. The building, which used to be a theater, will undergo significant renovations before KFOX and KDBC move in. Sinclair plans to build news sets, satellite farms and sales and administration facilities for the stations.
The head of the Fox affiliate for the past 11 years said goodbye last Friday. Sinclair Broadcast Broup is buying the Texas station from Cox Media Group. No successor has been named.
Sinclair is paying $99 million, less $4.3 million of working capital adjustments, for network affiliates in El Paso, Texas; Johnstown-Altoona, Pa.; Reno, Nev,; and Wheeling, W.Va.
Despite its small size and low affluence, El Paso, Texas, is primed to see its local online ad spending more than double in the next five years. Coupled with a young Hispanic population that is driving mobile and social media, it makes the market a digital must watch.
Cox Media Group has named Brad Hargrove the new general sales manager of its Fox affiliate KFOX El Paso, Texas (DMA 97), effective immediately. His responsibilities include strategic revenue generation as well as local sales expansion of the station’s local, national, and multimedia platforms. Prior to joining KFOX, Hargrove was the director of revenue for Media […]