New GM for KOIN

Marty Ostrow, VP and general manager of SJL Broadcasting's WTAJ Johnstown-Altoona, Pa., has been named president and general manager of KOIN Portland, Ore., effective at the end of this month.

SJL is in the process of closing on its purchase of KOIN from Emmis Communications, which is selling off its 16 TVs to concentrate on radio.

The general manager job has been open at KOIN for several months. Phil DuBrow, local sales manager at WTAJ, will succeed Ostrow atop that station with the title of station manager.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.