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KSPR-KYTV GM Scott Retires

KSPR-KYTV Springfield (Mo.) President/General Manager Mike Scott has announced his retirement, effective at the end of March.

Scott has been the GM for the past 15 years. The search for his replacement has begun.

KSPR is an ABC affiliate owned by Perkin Media. It partners with Schurz Communications' KYTV, an NBC affiliate, in DMA No. 84, with Schurz (and Scott) handling management.

"I have always felt I had the best job in town because of the people I have represented during my tenure at KY3, Inc.," he said. "The credit for our accomplishments goes to you and thanks for letting me be part of it."

Scott says he will continue to work in some capacity, with Schurz Communications offering him a consulting role.

"This is a wonderful and powerful institution that serves so many people. Few media organizations can match the accomplishments of KY3 past, present, and I am confident in the future as well," Scott concluded.

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.