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Intermountain West Communications Owner Jim Rogers Dies

jim rogersJim Rogers, the owner of Intermountain West Communications, has died from cancer. Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV, one of the stations Rogers owned, reports he died Saturday evening.

In addition to KSNV, Intermountain West owns KTVH-KMTF in Helena, Mont., KRNV in Reno and KENV in Elko, Nev. He was a philanthropist and education advocate, according to KSNV’s obituary:

His commitment to improving higher education in Nevada led Rogers to accept appointment as interim chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education in May 2004. He led the system of state universities and colleges for five years at a salary of a dollar a year.

His passionate support of education also was evident as Rogers and his wife, Beverly, made substantial financial contributions to various colleges and universities. Their gift of $115 million to the University of Arizona, College of Law is the largest gift to the University of Arizona and the largest gift to any American law school. In November 1998, the Arizona Board of Regents renamed the law school The James E. Rogers College of Law. Rogers was listed as one of the top 12 philanthropists in the nation by Time magazine, having given or pledged more than $275 million to several campuses.

Watch KNSV’s tribute after the jump. Read more

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Jon Ralston, Dana Gentry Join KSNV in Las Vegas

Jon Ralston and Dana Gentry have formally joined KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas.

The pair currently work on “Face to Face,” a weekly political affairs show in Nevada. Ralston is the program’s host and Gentry is the program’s executive producer. “Face to Face” airs on KSNV, as well as two other Nevada stations owned by Intermountain West Communications Company, KRNV in Reno and KENV in Elko.

“I am thrilled to have the ‘Face to Face’ team at KSNV,” Robert Stoldal, Intermountain West’s executive vice president of news, said in a statement. “The program has established a reputation as a place where news is broken, politicians are called to account and issues are thoroughly vetted. There is no other venue like it.”

Intermountain West NBC-Affiliates Launch New Websites, Plan for Mobile Apps

Four NBC-affiliates owned by Intermountain West Communications have launched redesigned websites as part of a digital overhaul effort that also includes plans to develop mobile smartphone apps for the stations.

The redesign applies to three Intermountain stations in Nevada — KSNV in Las Vegas, KENV in Elko and KRNV in Reno — along with one station in Idaho Falls, KPVI. The new website design allows automatic downloads of  news digital content, like slideshows and video, as well as integration with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Read more