DMA 167: BILLINGS, MT

Shawn Wilcox Named Pres.-GM Of KTVQ

The former GM of KPVI Idaho Falls succeeds John Hurley as head of Cordillera Communications’ CBS affiliate in Billings, Mont.

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GM Jobs In Billings, Roanoke And Burlington

Cordillera Communications’ Montana Group is searching for a president and general manager for its CBS affiliate KTVQ in Billings, Mont. And Nexstar Broadcasting is on the hunt for vice presidents/general managers in Roanoke, Va., (and Burlington, Vt. To see all job openings on TVNewsCheck, click here.

DMA 166 (BILLINGS, MT)

John Hurley To Retire As KTVQ President-GM

The executive with more than 40 years in broadcasting will step down from leading the CBS affiliate in Billings, Mont. at year’s end.

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Senator Wants CBS Back On DirecTV By Sun.

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) is asking DirecTV and Cordillera Communications, the owner of Montana’s CBS affiliates to get the network back on satellite after a weeklong absence. Daines is weighing in two days before CBS broadcasts Sunday’s NFL playoff game between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. DirecTV would like Cordillera’s permission to carry the game, and only the game, under the terms of its old contract as negotiations continue.

DMA 168 (BILLINGS, MT)

KTVQ Billings Readying New Set