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Mike Murphy Named KMOV St. Louis GM

Mike Murphy, longtime general manager at WBMA-WCFT Birmingham, is the new general manager at KMOV St. Louis. He starts at the Meredith-owned station March 9 and succeeds Mark Pimentel, who took on the GM job at WGCL Atlanta.

According to AL.com, Murphy came to the Birmingham duo as general sales manager in 2002 and became GM in 2004. Formerly part of Allbritton, Sinclair acquired the stations last year and Murphy took on additional oversight for Sinclair’s previously owned properties in DMA No. 43, the local CW and MyNetworkTV affiliates.

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.