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TW Cable Shifts Division Heads

Time Warner Cable has instituted a handful of management changes, which include having the division chiefs at the national division and the Los Angeles division switch jobs, officials at the company said.

Tom Feige, who had been president of the Los Angeles division, moves to Denver to become president of the national unit, which encompasses systems with 343,000 subscribers that are not included in big metropolitan clusters.

Roger Keating, who signed on as Time Warner Cable National division president last July, will be president of the Los Angeles division, which has about 347,000 subscribers and systems in the West Valley, Garden Grove and the South Bay.

Before joining the MSO Keating worked at AOL Time Warner Inc.'s America Online unit, but he worked at Comcast Corp. in system management and online-unit management jobs from 1993 to 1998. At Comcast he worked for current Time Warner Cable president Thomas Baxter, who was president of Comcast's cable unit.

Feige was a vice president in the national division from 1983 to 1993 before he took the helm in Orlando, Fla., and the Full Service Network, from 1993 through 1998.

In 1998 he moved to the Los Angeles division, which recently received two Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing Digital Case Study awards. Feige received a TAMI Award last year for his service to CTAM.

Feige and Keating continue to report to their respective executive vice presidents, who also switch division responsibilities.

Executive vice president Jim Fellhauer now gets national division responsibilities, while Bill Goetz gets Los Angeles division responsibilities.

In addition to those moves, Time Warner has folded the Shreveport, La., system with 63,000 subscribers into Feige's national division, raising the customer count in the division to 343,000.

Time Warner also folded other small groups into larger divisions.

Time Warner systems in and around Philadelphia, serving 58,000 subscribers, have become part of the New York City group, under president Barry Rosenblum. This already was the company's largest cable-operating division, with about 1.2 million customers.

The Desert Cities-Palm Desert, Calif., systems, which had been a standalone entity, will now fall under Jeff Schwall, president of the San Diego division, which numbers about 200,000 homes.