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Sinclair Names General Manager for KBSI

Sinclair BroadcastSinclair Broadcast Group has named Edwin Groves GM of Cape Girardeau, Mo. FOX affiliate KBSI.

Groves will also oversee WDKA which Sinclair operates under a local marketing agreement.

Groves comes to KBSI from WAAY in Huntsville, Ala. Before WAAY, he had worked as VP of Sales Training at Max Media, GM of WNKY in Bowling Green, GM of Max Media, GM of WCHS and WVAH in Charleston, W.V., GM of WEMT in Tri-Cities, Tenn., and GM of WFXG in Augusta and WXTX in Columbus, Ga.

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Cape Girardeau Stations to Continue Sharing Agreement

kfvs_kbsi_croppedRaycom Media’s Cape Girardeau, MO, CBS affiliate KFVS has agreed to keep producing the 9:00 p.m. news for Sinclair Broadcasting’s cross-town FOX affiliate KBSI.

“KFVS12 produces the finest news product in our market.  We are very happy that we will continue to provide news viewer’s the choice of a first-class 9 p.m. newscast during Fox 23’s prime time lineup,” said KBSI general manager Mike Smythe.

This is the fourth year for “Heartland News at Nine” which airs in the Cape Girardeau, Paducah, KY, and Harrisburg, IL, market. The latest agreement runs through September 2016.

“We’re happy to continue our relationship with KBSI,” said KFVS general manager Tim Ingram. “Heartland News is dedicated to being where the viewer needs us to be, whether on your phone, on your tablet, on your computer, or on a different television station at a non-traditional time. We’re proud to partner with KBSI to continue the service.”

[TVNewsCheck]

Mike Smythe Comes Out of Retirement to Lead KBSI

Mike Smythe, who retired as vice president and general manager of KFVS in November, has been tapped to lead KBSI, KFVS’s rival in the Paducah, KY-Cape Girardeau, MO market.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to return to the area and join the KBSI,” said Smythe, who will also oversee KBSI sister station WDKA.  “Having competed against the stations for so many years, I have a full appreciation and respect for their capabilities and market presence.”

Smythe spent thirteen years at CBS-affiliate KFVS.  He began as the station’s general sales manager before being promoted to VP-GM, a position he held for eleven years. Read more