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Raycom Names New GM at WLOX, New ND at WALB

There are changes coming to the executive ranks at two Raycom stations: WLOX in Biloxi, Miss. and WALB in Albany, Ga.

Rick Williams, who has been news director at WALB for 22 years, will become vice president and general manager of WLOX on January 14.

“Rick’s industry knowledge and participation in the Raycom Leadership Class has prepared him for this expanded role within Raycom as the next leader for WLOX,” Raycom SVP of Television Leon Long said in a statement. “I am most impressed with his passion and leadership skills and look forward to working with him at this important station to our company. ”

Williams replaces David Vincent, who will retire this month after 35 years at WLOX.

Dawn Hobby will step into the news director role at WALB. She is currently the assistant news director and the anchor of the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts. Read more

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WFXG General Manager Barry Barth to Retire

WFXG vice president and general manager Barry Barth will retire at the end of the year after more than 50 years in the television business.

Barth has been VP-GM of WFXG, Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Augusta, since 2003. He has also worked as VP-GM of KREM in Spokane and KGPE in Fresno. He began his career as a switchboard operator and runner at WNDU in South Bend when he was 15. His son, Kevin Barth, is the vice president and director of sales at WCBS, the CBS O&O in New York City.

“Barry has worked tirelessly on behalf of Raycom and for the people of the Greater Augusta Area,” Leon Long, Raycom’s senior vice president of television, said in a statement. “We wish him well as he begins the next chapter in his life.”  Read more