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Mike Scott to Retire After 30 Years at KGPE

Mike Scott will retire from KGPE next week, just a few days shy of his 30th anniversary with the station, according to the Fresno Bee.

Scott anchors the noon newscast for the Fresno CBS affiliate. He is also a features reporter for the morning newscast and a movie critic.

“I had a great 30 years here and loved that people let me come into their homes,” Scott told the Fresno Bee. “I always loved hearing that some people grew up with me.”

Nexstar Broadcasting recently purchased KGPE and plans to operate it as a duopoly with KSEE, the NBC affiliate in Fresno.

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Schurz Communications Taps Retiring KY3 General Manager to Oversee Local Programming

“Retirement might be a little bit of an exaggeration as I will continue to work in a different capacity,” Mike Scott, general manager of KY3 Inc., which manages KYTV and KSPR in Springfield, Missouri, wrote in a letter to staff, announcing his (semi-)retirement earlier this month.

Now Schurz Communications Inc., KY3′s parent company, has announced what that “different capacity” will be.  Scott will stay on with Schurz and serve as its director of programming.

In his new role, Scott will advise stations on their local programming strategy and represent Schurz in negotiations with syndication companies.

Meanwhile, Schurz continues to search for Scott’s successor.

Mike Scott, GM of Springfield’s KYTV and KSPR, Announces Retirement

Mike Scott, general manager of KY3 Inc., which manages KYTV and KSPR in Springfield, Missouri, announced in a staff meeting earlier this week that he will retire at the end of March.

“I have always felt I had the best job in town because of the people I have represented during my tenure at KY3, Inc,” Scott said in announcing his retirement to staff.  “The credit for our accomplishments goes to you and thanks for letting me be part of it.”

Scott, 53, has led KY3 since 1996.  In 2009, ABC-affiliate KSPR entered into a shared services agreement with KYTV and, although the two stations maintain separate news operations, Scott oversees both stations.

Scott’s final day is set for March 31 but he will move into a part-time consulting role with KY3′s parent company Schurz Communications.  Schurz is now searching for Scott’s successor with the intention of introducing one on March 1 to allow for a 30-day transition period. Read more