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KTEN Still Without Local News After Weekend Lightning Strike

Nearly one week after its tower was hit by a lightning strike, KTEN is still unable to air its local news.

Late Saturday night, the NBC affiliate for Sherman-Ada, TX, as well as its ABC and CW digital feeds were knocked off the air following a lighting strike to the station’s tower. KTEN general manager Anthony Maisel told TVSpy the strike measured 390 kiloamps.  For perspective he said, “a strike on a home is five amps, so this was a monster.”

“It was about midnight Saturday night that I received a call from Master Control that we had suffered  a lightning strike at the station,” said chief engineer Danny Allen. “He explained it as ‘something flying across master control’ it turned out to be an equipment panel that actually was blown off.”

The station had to scrap plans to begin airing its news tonight at 6:00 p.m. after more damage was discovered. Read more

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Tom Crespo Named KTEN News Director, Following Old Friend to Market Rival

Tom Crespo has been named news director at KTEN.  The move extends Crespo’s long working relationship with Anthony Maisel, the NBC-affiliate’s recently appointed general manager.

Crespo and Maisel worked together at KDAF in Dallas for several years, beginning in the 90s.  When Maisel was named news director at KXII in the Sherman-Ada market (along the Texas-Oklahoma border) in 2010, one of his first moves was to bring Crespo on as anchor.

In March, Maisel was named general manager of KTEN in Sherman-Ada and he has again brought Crespo along with him.  Maisel announced this week that Crespo was leaving KXII to become KTEN’s news director. Read more

KXII Promotes Matt Griffin to News Director

KXII has promoted Matt Griffin to news director.  Griffin previously served as the news assignments manager and web content supervisor for the Sherman-Ada CBS-affiliate.

“I’m extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity to lead a top-notch newsroom in my hometown market,” said Griffin, a native of Denison, TX.  “KXII has a history of excellence in news, weather, and sports coverage. I intend to continue to deliver the quality content our viewers expect on the air and online.”

Griffin replaces Anthony Maisel, a veteran news director who left the station earlier this month to become the general manager of crosstown rival KTEN. Read more

KTEN Hires KXII News Director as GM

Veteran news director Anthony Maisel has been named general manager of KTEN, the NBC-affiliate serving the Sherman, TX-Ada, OK market.

Maisel comes to the Lockwood Broadcast Group-owned station from market rival KXII, where he served as news director.  Prior to KXII, Maisel spent nine years leading the news department at KDAF in Dallas.

“Anthony has been an inspiring and innovative leader throughout his career,” said Gerald Walsh, vice president of Lockwood Broadcast Group.  “His passion for delivering the best news product on all platforms, elevating our community involvement, and leading the station and its clients to sales success is exciting and contagious.” Read more

Anchor Tom Crespo Reunites with News Director at Texoma’s KXII

Texoma CBS-affiliate KXII announced on Tuesday that it had hired Tom Crespo to co-anchor the station’s evening newscasts. Crespo, who was most recently an anchor for Dallas’s KDAF, will join Maureen Kane at the anchor desk beginning January 3rd.

The move reunites Crespo with Anthony Maisel. The two worked together at KDAF and Maisel joined KXII as news director last week. Maisel resigned as KDAF’s news director in 2007 and Crespo was let go by the station in early 2009.

“Tom is a top-notch anchor and reporter, and he and Maureen will make a great team on the anchor desk,” Maisel said, in making the announcement. “I’m very pleased to be working with him again.” Read more