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KGO Announces Partnership with Univision Station

kgo_univision_NEWSan Francisco Bay Area ABC owned station KGO has announced an agreement with Univision owned station KDTV to collaborate on stories they say would be of interest to both their audiences.

The stations will share news content and also cross promote newscasts. The agreement is part of a larger expansion of the relationship between ABC and Univision. The press release said the collaboration is the first of its kind in the SF Bay Area market.

“Our alliance with ABC7 in the Bay Area is a local progression of our relationship with ABC,” Raul Rodriguez, VP and GM of Univision’s San Francisco Radio/Television said in a statement. “The addition of the Bay Area to the roster of existing relationships reaffirms our commitment to informing, educating, and empowering the Hispanic community in the region.”

“We are very happy to work on all our platforms with KDTV and Univision, the premiere Spanish-language television brand on stories and information impacting our distinct set of consumers,” said William Burton, president and GM of KGO.

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Craig Marrs Named GM at Palm Springs’ KMIR-KPSE

Craig Marrs has been named vice president and general manager at KMIR-KPSE, Journal Broadcast Group’s Palm Springs duopoly.

Marss joins KMIR-KPSE from KTEN, the NBC-affiliate in Sherman, TX, where he has been general manager since 2009.

“He’s passionate about the media business, arrives with a wealth of experience in our business and is focused on great content and customer service,” Journal Broadcast Group’s EVP of television and radio operations Jim Prather said in a statement.

Marrs replaces Jim Thomas, who has been interim vice president and general manager since Raul Rodriguez left for Univision San Francisco in December.

Raul Rodriguez Hired to Lead Univision San Francisco

Univision has named Raul Rodriguez vice president and general manager of its San Francisco operations.  In the role, Rodriguez will oversee KDTV as well as Univision’s Bay Area radio stations, KSOL and KBRG.

Before joining Univision, Rodriguez served as VP-GM of Journal Broadcast Group‘s Palm Springs operations, which includes NBC-affiliate KMIR.  Prior to that, he was director of Hispanic sales for News-Press & Gazette‘s six Spanish language stations.

“Raul’s ample experience in broadcast media coupled with his invaluable knowledge of our burgeoning Hispanic community makes him a critical asset to the Univision team in San Francisco,” said Luis Patiño, senior vice president of Univision Television Group, in announcing the move. “It is paramount that we continue to further our stations’ reach and growth, along the growth of Hispanics, and with Raul on board, we will remain on track to success.”