The 20-Year sales veteran is tapped to lead the station group’s CBS-ABC affiliate WJHL Tri-Cities, Tenn., and WJHL.com.
WJHL, the CBS and ABC affiliates in Johnson City, Tenn., owned by Nexstar, has named Jay Quaintance as its new news director.
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Media General taps the former KLFY Lafayette, La., GM to oversee its CBS-ABC affiliate in Tennessee-Virginia.
One of the unintended or unimagined consequences of broadcasting’s conversion to digital in 2009 is that the networks can play off one affiliate against another because there is no longer a shortage of broadcast outlets in any market. That’s apparently what happened in Tri-Cities where ABC dumped WKPT for Media General’s WJHL.
It will air on a subchannel of WJHL, its CBS affiliate in the Tennessee-Virginia market. The network had been on Holston Valley Broadcasting’s WKPT.
Media General moves the digital content director from its CBS station in Spartanburg, S.C., to oversee its Johnson City, Tenn., CBS affil as vice president and general manager.
Jack Dempsey, the president-GM of CBS affiliate WJHL, will head Tri-Cities, Tenn.-Va,, competitors WCYB (NBC) and WEMT (Fox) beginning June 11.