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Allan Cohen to Retire From KMOV After 32 Years as General Manager

Allan Cohen, the president and general manager of Belo’s KMOV, will retire at the end of the month after more than three decades at the St. Louis CBS-affiliate.

Cohen was hired as general manager of KMOV in 1980, making his “one of the longest tenures of any broadcasting executive in the nation,” according to a statement announcing his retirement. His last day will be May 31.

“Under Allen Cohen’s leadership, KMOV rose from a modest television operation to become one the most watched CBS stations in the country,” Belo president of media operations Peter Diaz said. “Allan and his staff have made KMOV an indispensable part of the St. Louis community.” Read more

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Belo Stations May Go Dark at Midnight on DirecTV

DirecTV subscribers in markets like Dallas, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Portland may soon have one less option on their TV dials.

Belo–owner of WFAA in Dallas; KTVK in Phoenix; KMOV in St. Louis; and KGW in Portland, OR; as well as several other stations across the country–has yet to reach a new carriage agreement with DirecTV as the existing one is set to expire at midnight, tonight. Read more