Gray Television today announced appointments of two new leaders for the television stations it is acquiring from United Communications. With this announcement, Gray fills both open positions with managers who have experience in small and mid-size television markets. In Watertown, N.Y. (DMA 178), Gray appointed Eric Krebs as the GM of WWNY (CBS) and WNYF-CD […]
The sale of two stations and related licenses in Minnesota and New York by United Communications to Gray Television tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.
The $45 million acquisition comprises CBS affil WWNY and WNYF-CD (Fox) Watertown, N.Y., and CBS-Fox affiliate KEYC Mankato, Minn.
United Communications Corp.’s CBS affiliate WWNY Watertown, N.Y. (DMA 178), said today it will launch a 5 p.m. newscast First at 5 in early 2018. The new broadcast will air live weekdays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and will be produced and anchored by veteran newsman John Moore. “Our news expansion demonstrates our commitment not only […]
Veteran New York state broadcaster Ed Bassler will succeed the retiring Cathy Pircsuk as general manager of the CBS-Fox duopoly owned by United Communications Corp.
Cathy Pircsuk, GM and divisional VP of WWNY (CBS)-WNYF-CA (Fox) Watertown, N.Y., announced that she will retire in June. Starting in the news department as a reporter on Jan. 8, 1979, she became the station’s top manager in 1996. She had progressed as a news anchor, assignment editor, news director and station manager. Pircsuk’s 36-year career with WWNY spans almost two-thirds of the station’s 60-year history.