Posts Tagged ‘David Lougee’
TVSpy asked Lougee what Gannett meant when it told employees in a memo, “As part of the deal, we are restructuring ownership of the Belo stations in 5 markets, Phoenix, St. Louis, Portland, Louisville and Tucson. We expect that the stations affected will be serviced by Gannett through shared service agreements or similar sharing arrangements.”
Focusing mainly on the plans for Belo’s St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV and Phoenix independent station KTVK, since Gannett already owns stations in those markets (St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK and Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX) Lougee told TVSpy, “I’m never going in those buildings. They are going to completely compete against our television stations. There is no consolidation taking place in St. Louis and Phoenix.
He told TVSpy Jack Sander would head a third-party company that would be the owner, licensee and the operator of those two stations. Sander is a senior adviser to Belo Corp. Lougee worked at Belo before taking his current role at Gannett. Read more
Larry Audas has been named president and general manager of WFMY in Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC. Audas comes to the Gannett-owned CBS-affiliate from Little Rock’s KTHV, also owned by Gannett, where he has served as president and GM since 2002.
“Larry is a natural leader who has brought KTHV in Little Rock to a new level of community service and commercial success,” said David Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting, in announcing the move.
Unlike many station bosses, Audas rose through the ranks of the newsroom instead of the sales department.
He worked as an anchor-reporter for Oklahoma City’s KFOR and Houston’s KPRC, before becoming the primary anchor at KTHV. After working as news director at WLTX in Columbia, SC, Audus returned to KTHV, becoming president and GM.
Video of Audas anchoring KPRC’s evening newscast, after the jump… Read more