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Gray Names New GMs in Lexington and Greenville: Mossman to WKYT, Gentner Promoted at WITN

After five years as general manager of WITN in Greenville, Chris Mossman will move within Gray Television to take over as GM of WKYT in Lexington.

Mossman will also serve as regional vice president of Gray’s Kentucky and Tennesse stations, which include WBKO in Bowling Green, WYMT in Hazard and WVLT in Knoxville.

Mark Gentner, who has been general sales manager at WITN since 2007, will be promoted to general manager at the NBC affiliate. In his new role, he will oversee the final stages of construction on WITN’s new studio building in Greenville, N.C. Read more

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Stations to Run Graphic Anti-Abortion Campaign Ad

A political ad some are calling offensive for its graphic visual images is putting local stations in Kentucky and Indiana in a delicate position.

Andrew Beacham, who is running for the 2nd Congressional District seat against incumbent Republican Brett Guthrie, paid the stations to air a spot showing pictures of an aborted fetus while asking viewers, “Will we knuckle under?  Violate our consciences and become accomplices to Obama’s immorality?”  You can watch the ad after the break, but we warn you its graphic.

Because of a Federal Communications Commission rule that stations give reasonable access to candidates who want to air political ads, Beacham’s spot will air 22 times between Wednesday and Friday.  CBS News reports one station manager intends to warn viewers of what they may see,

Rick McCue, general manager of WBKO-TV in Bowling Green, described the ad as offensive and said his station may run a disclaimer along with it.

As a legal matter, McCue said, “we have no right to censor the ad, and we can’t refuse it either. ”

“We can at least give people a heads up, and we intend to do that,” he added. “How we’re going to word it, I don’t know yet.”

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Tina Jennings, Casey Wheeless Upped at WBKO

WBKO, the ABC-affiliate in Bowling Green, KY, has recently shuffled its anchor lineup.

Tina Jennings (left) takes over as anchor of the morning and midday newscasts. Jennings, formerly the weekend anchor and producer, replaces Haley Harmon, who left the station for a job at WATE in Knoxville.

In the evenings, reporter Casey Wheeless (right) has been promoted to co-anchor of the 10 p.m. newscast. She replaces Lacey Steele, who recently left WBKO for KOAA in Colorado Springs.