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Gulf-California Exec Bob Allen Set to End 51-Year Career in Broadcasting

Bob Allen is stepping aside as executive vice president and general manager at Gulf-California Broadcasting Company, which operates four TV stations–KESQ, KDFX, KCWQ, and KUNA–in the Coachella Valley.

Gulf-California, a subsidiary of the News-Press & Gazette Company, recently announced that Allen would be retiring in June.

Allen, who joined Gulf-California in January of 2000, will be handing the reins to Mike Stutz, currently the corporate director of news for News-Press & Gazette.

“I congratulate Bob Allen on his retirement knowing he will be a hard act to follow,” Mr. Stutz said. “I am humbled and honored to be offered this opportunity to manage such a great group of stations.”

Allen has worked at TV stations across the country during his 51-year career in broadcasting. He started as a reporter at Milwaukee’s WITI before moving on to news director posts at KCTV in San Diego and WTMJ in Jacksonville. Before joining Gulf-California, Allen held news management positions at St. Louis’s KSDK, Denver’s KUSA, and WITI.

“What I will miss most is working with the people here,” Mr. Allen said. “I work with, and for, the best people in the broadcasting industry.”

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