DMA 59

Lockwood Names Neal Davis GM Of WBXX

In announces the management appointment after closing on its purchase of the Knoxville, Tenn., CW affiliate from Acme.

Lockwood Broadcast Group has appointed Neal Davis the new general manager of CW affiliate WBXX Knoxville, Tenn. (DMA 59).  The announcement coincides with Lockwood’s acquisition of WBXX from Acme Communications.

Davis brings more than 20 years of experience as a broadcast TV executive, most recently as GM of WLFL-WRDC Raleigh, N.C. Prior to that, he held the same position at WMBD-WYZZ Peoria-Bloomington, Ill., market after advancing from local and general sales management positions at WYZZ.

“We are excited to have a broadcaster of Neal’s experience and character leading our team in Knoxville, and have real confidence he can take this strong station to even greater success,” said Gerald Walsh, Lockwood VP of broadcast operations.

In February Lockwood Broadcast Group announced an agreement with Acme Communications to acquire WBXX for $5.6 million cash. The group’s other stations include WQCW Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (CW); WHDF Huntsville-Decatur Ala. (CW); and KTEN Sherman, Texas-Ada, Okla., which carries programming from NBC, ABC and CW.


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Joe Adalian says:

May 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

Neil is one of the best GMs around. He has the passion for the business and his people. Lucky BXX!

Paul Gourley says:

May 11, 2011 at 11:26 am

From Sinclair to Lockwood. Lucky guy?


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