Fox Television Stations and Cox Media Group (CMG) have closed on their station swap, which puts KTVU and KICU San Francisco-Oakland on the Fox side, and WFXT Boston and WHBQ Memphis with Cox. Tom Raponi, general manager at KTVU-KICU, will be general manager at WFXT. John Koski retains the top spot at WHBQ.
Gregg Kelley, general manager of WFXT, moves to the GM job at KTVU-KICU, with Dana Hahn the VP and news director.
"Countless hours of hard work have taken place over the last few months to prepare for today, and I want to thank everyone at Cox Media Group, in Boston and in Memphis who made today a reality," said Jane Williams, CMG executive VP of television. "We look forward to supporting these new stations as they continue playing key roles in their communities; providing vital news, information and entertainment to their audiences; and offering targeted sales solutions to their clients."
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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