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Tri-Cities Veteran GM Snagged By Competing Station

In CBS, FOX, Hirings, NBC, Tennessee, Tri-Cities-TN-VA on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Jack Dempsey (Courtesy: TVSpy)

Jack Dempsey, president and general manager for WJHL in Tri-Cities, Tenn.-Va., will soon be working for the competition.

Dempsey has been named the VP/GM for WCYB/WEMT, owned by Bonten Media Group.

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Mobile FOX Station Gets New VP

In Alabama, CW, Florida, FOX, Hirings, LIN Media, Mobile-Pensacola, Promotions on May 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

WALA

WALA-WFNA has a new vice president and general manager: Gary Yoder.

He started at the LIN Media-owned duopoly for the Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., market on May 3.

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McKay Takes Top Tier Management Position at Shreveport NBC Affiliate

In Arkansas, Hirings, Louisiana, NBC, Shreveport on February 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Current KTAL logo

Mark McKay will be the new vice president and general manager for KTAL-TV, the NBC affiliate for the Shreveport, La.-Texarkana, Texas market, Nexstar Broadcasting announced today.

The hire brings McKay full circle, because he actually began his broadcasting career at KTAL in 1980 as a news anchor/reporter.

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South Alabama Station’s General Manager Dies Unexpectedly

In Alabama, Florida, Mobile-Pensacola, NBC, Obits on February 9, 2012 at 6:55 am

Bob Dunn (Courtesy: WPMI)

Vice president and general manager Bob Dunn, who began working for the Mobile, Ala., NBC affiliate WPMI-TV less than a year ago, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon.

TVNewser reports the cause of death has not yet been released.

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Miami O&O General Manager Leaving the Biz After 25 Years

In Florida, Leaving the Biz, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC on January 31, 2012 at 7:48 am

Ardyth Diercks (Courtesy: TVSpy)

Anytime someone’s career in broadcast television lasts more than 20 years, it’s something of a milestone to me.

Why? From what some of these blog’s readers tell me (some of whom work in the industry), it’s an incredibly taxing job, especially for those who work in management. Constant deadlines, constant pressure and constant work make this a “love it or leave it” ┬áprofession.

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From Sales to Management: Bunting Gets High-Level Station Job in Alabama

In Alabama, CBS, Mobile-Pensacola, Promotions on January 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

WKRG

Mark Bunting, WKRG’s director of revenue, has been named vice president and general manager of the Mobile, Ala., CBS affiliate.

Local television news blog TVSpy reports the station’s parent company, Media General, announced the position change today.

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