Mark Farrell, news director of Lockwood Broadcasting’s NBC-ABC-CW affiliate KTEN Sherman-Ada, Okla. (DMA 158), died April 24 following a heart attack. He was 55.
Ramping up its retrans-based rhetorical war with regional station group Lockwood Broadcast Group, Dish Network has accused the owner of KTEN Sherman, Texas, of holding the Super Bowl over the heads of its customers in the market.
Four Lockwood Broadcast Group stations are no longer available on the satellite service: KAKE Wichita, Kan. (ABC); WHDF Florance, Ala. (CW); WCWG Lexington, N.C. (CW); and KTEN Ada, Okla. (NBC, ABC, CW).
Lockwood Broadcast Group brings him in from KETK Tyler, Texas, to lead its NBC affiliate.
Cable One’s retransmission consent agreement with KTEN (NBC), ABC Texoma and CW Texoma will expire at midnight Tuesday. Should an agreement not be reached by that time, those channels will be taken off the system. Both Cable One and KTEN have followed the traditional game plans, posting their side of the situation and asking subscribers to call the other entity.
Four days after lightning hit its tower, the NBC-ABC affiliate in Sherman, Texas, is still scrambling to restore full service. GM Anthony Maisel wasn’t ready to put a number on the damages. “It’s a lot of money — at lot.”
He joins the Lockwood NBC affiliate in Denison, Texas, from cross-town KXII.
The former news director of KXII Sherman, Texas-Ada, Okla., moves across the market to lead Lockwood’s NBC affiliate.