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WTOG-TV VP/GM Conway Retires

Michael Conway is retiring as executive vice president and general manager of Viacom Inc.’s WTOG-TV Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., effective immediately.

Under station group president Fred Reynolds and executive VP Dennis Swanson, the group has lured some major-market general managers away from the competition and could well follow suit in Tampa, said a source. Whether inside or out, they’re looking for "a heavy hitter."

Conway, a 30-year broadcast veteran, had been at the station for eight years. Before that he ran co-owned WUPL(TV) New Orleans.

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.