Ray Cole Among Iowa Character Award Honorees

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University will recognize 12 Iowa individuals and groups with awards for exceptional character. The 2019 Iowa Character Awards ceremony will be held Friday, July 26, at The Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. The Ray Center annually honors Iowans who show the Six Pillars […]

NAB 2016

Ward L. Quaal Award Winners Unveiled

The annual leadership awards will be presented during the broadcasters foundation annual breakfast on April 20 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas

Lombardo, Cole Cut Back, But Far From Out

While Phil Lombardo (left) and Ray Cole may be selling most of their Citadel Communications, they’ve still got work to do — running and improving WLNE Providence, R.I., and KLKN Lincoln, Neb., and perhaps using the two to grow another group.

DMA 73

Russ Hamilton Tapped To Be WOI GM

Citadel Communications named Russ Hamilton vice president and general manager of its Des Moines, Iowa, ABC affiliate. Hamilton succeeds Ray Cole, president and chief operating officer of parent company Citadel, who had also been serving as GM of the station. Cole said WOI needed a full-time general manager after Citadel purchased a station in Providence, R.I., in March.

DMA 53

Citadel Hires Ex-Boston GSM To Run WLNE

Chris Tzianabos, who was general sales manager of Fox-owned WXFT for nine years,  will take command of the ABC affiliate in Providence, R.I., on May 1. With bid of $4 million, Citadel bought the financially troubled station at auction last month. It will operate the station under an LMA until it closes on the purchase sometime this summer.