Jim Boyer, GM of Local TV’s Oklahoma station, will leave by year’s end, to be followed by the current station manager Wes Milbourn.
KFOR’s Boyer To Retire, Milbourn To Succeed
Jim Boyer, the president-general manager of Local TV-owned NBC affiliate KFOR Oklahoma City (DMA 41), today announced that he will be stepping down by the end of the year to retire. He will be succeeded by Wes Milbourn, the current KFOR station manager.
After 48 years in broadcasting, what he said was “a long and fulfilling career, I … decided to make this my last year of full time employment.
“I recommended that our station manager, Wes Milbourn, succeed me as general manager. We’ve been discussing the timing of the transition and with the 2013 station budgeting process about to begin, it seemed to me that Wes should take over sooner, rather than later so he can shape what will be his station budget.”
“My decision was sealed when one day I realized that, without noticing, I had crossed the mortality line from ‘He died too soon’ to ‘He lived a full life.’ Whatever fullness I have left, I’m not going to spend sitting behind a desk.
“I’ll be around to help with the transition and take on a few separate projects for the company, but at the end of the year, I’ll be done.
“By my account I’ve had a pretty good run over the years. I’ve lived in some wonderful cities and worked at some great television stations. And I’ve associated with some of the most talented and creative people in the business. It’s been a grand experience.”