Ben Van Ness Named GM Of WGEM

Quincy Media promotes him from general sales manager to succeed Carlos Fernandez at its NBC-Fox affiliate in Quincy, Ill. Van Ness will be replaced by Kyle Awerkamp from Quincy’s WSIL Harrisburg, Ill.

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RETRANS: DMA 174

WGEM Quincy Signals Returned To Dish

Quincy Media’s NBC-Fox affiliate WGEM Quincy, Ill. (DMA 174)  are once again being carried on Dish Network after a new retransmission agreement was reached.

DMA 90 & 170

McKernan, Huff Promoted At Quincy Media

Jim McKernan, GM of KWWL Cedar Rapids, Iowa, adds oversight of the group’s Quincy, Ill., TV and radio stations, while KWWL’s general sales manager, John Huff, becomes station manager.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 170: QUINCY, IL)

WGEM Wins National Murrow For Storm Coverage

MARKET SHARE (DMA 170: QUINCY, IL)

Windstorm Coverage Wins WGEM Regional Murrow

DMA 171 (QUINCY, IL)

WGEM’s Les Sachs To Retire After 40 Years

Quincy Newspapers-owned NBC affiliate WGEM Quincy, Ill. (DMA 171), announced today that its long-time anchor, Les Sachs, plans to retire later this spring, capping a 40-year broadcast news career and 35 years at WGEM. Sachs first came to WGEM in December 1973 to work as a news reporter. He rose through the ranks and held […]

DMA 172

Shan Whiston Leaving WGEM After Nearly 26 Years