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Hurley to Retire from KTVQ Billings GM Post

John Hurley will retire from his president/general manager position at KTVQ Billings (Montana) as of Dec. 31, wrapping up more than 40 years in television, and five atop Cordillera Communications-owned KTVQ.

“It has been a great ride, and I’m especially fortunate to conclude at a market-leading and highly-respected station like KTVQ,” said Hurley. “Cordillera has provided resources and people to allow Q-2 and our other Montana stations to fulfill their mission of local news and community service. The dedicated people here are a privilege and pleasure to work with and I’ll certainly miss them.”

Hurley told B&C he’ll spend more time with family and enjoy “great Montana activities” such as fishing, hunting and skiing.  

KTVQ is a CBS affiliate with The CW on a subchannel, and a major market leader.

“John has further strengthened the position of Q-2 in Eastern Montana during his tenure and his many contributions leave a lasting legacy at the station,” said Cordillera president Terry Hurley. “His strong leadership and commitment to his employees and the communities KTVQ serves will be sorely missed. Cordillera and I will miss John and we wish him a long and happy retirement.”

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.