Jim Boyer, president and general manager of KFOR-KAUT
Oklahoma City, will retire at the end of the year. Station manager Wes Milbourn
will succeed Boyer as general manager at the Local TV owned stations.
Boyer's broadcasting career started during a Radio Club stint
in high school 48 years ago.
"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,'" Boyer said in an email to friends and colleagues.
"Whatever fullness I have left, I'm not going to spend sitting behind a
Boyer says he'll assist in the management transition at the
NBC-MyNet duopoly through 2012.
"I've lived in some wonderful cities and worked at some
great television stations," he said. "And I've associated with some
of the most talented and creative people in the business. It's been a grand
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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.