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Sinclair Fills GM Roles in Mobile-Pensacola and Birmingham

Sinclair BroadcastIts been a busy week for Sinclair Broadcast Group. Today it announced J.C. Lowe has been named GM of Mobile-Pensacola ABC affiliate WEAR and MyTV affiliate WFGX. The group also tapped GM of Birmingham ABC affiliate WBMA, Mike Murphy, to replace Lowe as GM of CW affiliate WTTO and MyTV affiliate WABM. Murphy will also oversee WDBB which is a simulcast operated by Sinclair under a local marketing agreement. He will stay on as GM of WBMA.

“I look forward to J.C. overseeing our stations in Pensacola. He has done a terrific job in Birmingham, and we are confident that he can continue our leadership position in Pensacola,” Steve Marks co-chief operating officer of Sinclair’s Television Group said in a statement. “Mike is a natural choice to assume oversight of the stations J.C. managed and to broaden his responsibilities in Birmingham.”

Since 2007, Lowe has been working as GM of Sinclair’s Birmingham stations. Before that, he was the GSM of KAUT in Oklahoma City. He has also worked as GM and GSM of KEYE in Austin.

Murphy has been the GM of former Allbritton station WBMA since 2004. He was GSM there from 2002 until 2004. He has also worked at WSMV in Nashville in various sales roles.

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Craig Boswell Joins CBS Newspath

craig boswellCraig Boswell has been named a correspondent for CBS Newspath. He will be based in Washington, D.C.

Boswell comes from Fox News Edge, Fox News’ affiliate service, where he has been the Washington, D.C. correspondent since 2007. Before Fox, Boswell worked at WAAY in Hunstville, WTTO in Birmingham and WZTV and WKRN in Nashville.

Boswell reported yesterday for CBS on the man who drove a truck into the WMAR building and barricaded himself inside for several hours.

The official announcement from CBS is after the jump. Read more

Sinclair Broadcasting Locks In Long-term Affiliation Agreement with The CW

Sinclair Broadcasting announced today that they have reached a deal with The CW to extend affiliation agreements at 10 Sinclair-owned stations through August 2016. The current CW affiliation agreement at the stations was set to expire in August.

“SBG and The CW have a history of working together in providing viewers with world class programming and building station value,” said Elizabeth Tumulty, executive vice president of network distribution for The CW. “We’re pleased to extend our long-term partnership with SBG as The CW prepares to launch our most exciting and aggressive Fall schedule to date.”

Sinclair Broadcasting represents one of the largest CW affiliate groups. The stations with new affiliation agreements are: WUCW, WLFL, WNUV, WNAB, WVTV, KMYS, WTTO-WDBB, KVCW and KOCB.

Closing In on Deal with TWC, Sinclair Signs Retrans Pact with Bright House

Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today that it was entered into a new retrans agreement with cable company Bright House Networks.

Last week, Sinclair reached a tentative retrans agreement with Time Warner Cable.  Bright House’s retrans rights had been covered under Sinclair’s old deal with TWC.

Now Sinclair and Bright House have a new, multi-year arrangement for the carriage of six Sinclair stations in four markets.

Stations covered under the new deal are: WABM and WTTO in Birmingham, AL; WTTA in Tampa, FL; WTWC in Tallahassee, FL; WEAR and WFGX in the Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL market.