Sinclair Broadcasting announced today that Rix Garey will take over as general manager of KFDM, the CBS-affiliate in Beaumont, Texas.

Since joining KFDM in 1980, Garey has held a variety of management roles at the station, including local sales manager and director of retail development. Most recently, he was general sales manager.

“We are pleased to promote Rix to the position of General Manager,” Sinclair COO Steve Marks said in a statement. “As someone who has spent his career at KFDM, he understands the needs of the community and the role KFDM plays in it.  We look forward to Rix building on that relationship.”