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Nexstar taps Smith

Mike Smith, general manager of WOAY-TV Oak Hill, W. Va., has been tapped by
Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. to run its WDHN-TV Dothan, Ala., as vice president and GM.

Nexstar is currently managing the station pending the close of its purchase
of WDHN, targeted for Aug. 1.

Smith replaces Tom Wall, who is expected to stay on through August to help
with the transition.

Both Smith's current and future stations are ABC affiliates.

Smith is the former GM of WDTV(TV) Clarksburg, W. Va., and past president of
the West Virginia Broadcasters Association.

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.