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WFXG General Manager Barry Barth to Retire

WFXG vice president and general manager Barry Barth will retire at the end of the year after more than 50 years in the television business.

Barth has been VP-GM of WFXG, Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Augusta, since 2003. He has also worked as VP-GM of KREM in Spokane and KGPE in Fresno. He began his career as a switchboard operator and runner at WNDU in South Bend when he was 15. His son, Kevin Barth, is the vice president and director of sales at WCBS, the CBS O&O in New York City.

“Barry has worked tirelessly on behalf of Raycom and for the people of the Greater Augusta Area,” Leon Long, Raycom’s senior vice president of television, said in a statement. “We wish him well as he begins the next chapter in his life.”  Read more

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Sports Anchor Tim Lewis Leaving Spokane to Join His Dad at Seattle’s KOMO

“Look who’s coming to KOMO 4 News!” longtime KOMO anchor Dan Lewis wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday. “My son, Tim, is going to be our new weekend sports anchor and sports reporter.”

Tim Lewis is currently the sports director at KREM in Spokane, where he’s worked since 2006. He is set to leave the station on May 25th to join his dad at KOMO.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time in Spokane, and I can’t thank everyone enough for making this a great place to call home,” Lewis tweeted recently. Read more

RTDNA Announces Winners of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

The RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

Radio, television and online winners, divided into small and large markets, were selected from more than 3,500 entries. The RTDNA says this year is “one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons in RTDNA history.”

Large market overall excellence winners were KING in Seattle, KTVU in Oakland, KMGH in Denver, KARE in Minneapolis, KMBC in Kansas City, KHOU in Houston, WTHR in Indianapolis, WLKY in Louisville, WIAT in Birmingham, WCVB in Boston, KDKA in Pittsburgh, WSB in Atlanta and CIVT in Vancouver. Read more

Leaving Fans in Spokane, Meteorologist Jason Kadah Lands at Phoenix’s KPHO

Meteorologist Jason Kadah has landed at Phoenix’s KPHO.  He comes from KREM in Spokane, where he leaves behind devoted fans as well as lingering questions over his abrupt dismissal earlier this year.

In June, Spokane viewers began noticing that Kadah had gone missing from the air.  Upset that their favorite weathercaster, with his energetic personality and quirky sense of humor, had been let go by the local CBS-affiliate, fans lobbied online for Kadah’s return, starting Facebook pages and selling “Keep Jason in Spokane” t-shirts.  KREM said that Kadah had left the station on his own volition but he made it clear that he was dismissed with one year left on his contract.

“I can tell you that despite KREM telling viewers I ‘left to pursue other opportunities,’ that is utterly false,” Kadah he told Spokane’s The Inlander in August.
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