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Collin Gaston Promoted to Top Position at WSFA

Collin Gaston has been promoted to vice president and general manager at Raycom Media’s WSFA in Montgomery, AL.

The move comes after Ken Selvaggi, who had been WSFA’s VP-GM since 2006, was tapped to succeed Steve Langford atop WAVE, Raycom’s Louisville station, earlier this month.

Gaston currently serves as WSFA’s general sales manager. He will assume his new role on March 28th.

Before joining the Montgomery NBC-affiliate four years ago, Gaston worked for WAWS and WTEV in Jacksonville, FL.

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Ken Selvaggi Picked to Succeed Langford as WAVE VP-GM

Ken Selvaggi, the vice president and general manager of WSFA in Montgomery, AL, has been tapped to succeed Steve Langford atop Louisville’s WAVE.

Langford, 58, announced to staff last week that he would be retiring after 32 years with the station.

Selvaggi has been with WSFA since July of 2006.  He has worked in a handful of different markets throughout his career and he actually has experience in Louisville, where he worked as a producer for WHAS from 1989-90.

Both WSFA and WAVE are owned by Raycom Media. Selvaggi’s first day is set for March 21.

Steve Langford Retiring as WAVE VP-GM

WAVE vice president and general manager Steve Langford announced to staff last week that he will be retiring.

Langford, 58, has been WAVE’s VP-GM for the past 13 years. He began with the Louisville NBC-affiliate in 1978 as a sales representative.

As LouisvilleKy.com points out:

The surprise announcement comes as WAVE completes one of its worst ratings periods in station history, finishing a distant 3rd in every local news time period in which it competes with WHAS and WLKY.

In announcing his retirement last week, Langford said that it was “a hard decision” but “the right time.” Read more