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Granite Broadcasting Corporation Appoints Kemp Nichol to President and General Manager of KOFY-TV
NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Granite Broadcasting Corporation today announced the appointment of Kemp Nichol as President and General Manager of KOFY-TV, its independent station serving the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose television market, the 6th largest television market in the United States.
Peter Markham, Granite's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are thrilled to welcome Kemp to the Granite family. He brings a long track record as a proven leader to his new role as President and GM of KOFY-TV." Duane Lammers, Granite's Chief Operating Officer, commented, "I am pleased to be reunited with Kemp; his successful tenure with managing strong independent stations is a perfect fit for KOFY, and his singular focus on delivering results for clients will take KOFY to new levels of success and profitability."
Kemp Nichol commented, "I am proud to be joining KOFY and the Granite family and look forward to working with our spirited, entrepreneurial team of employees and the station's advertisers to maximize opportunities resulting from KOFY's unique position within the local market as a one-of-kind and true independent station. Under the umbrella of our slogan, We're local just like you!, the station will build upon its existing slate of iconic local programming and develop the best possible product for our viewing audience and advertisers. This is a rare opportunity and my family and I could not be more pleased to be re-locating to the Bay area."
Mr. Nichol is a broadcasting veteran having begun his career in the broadcasting industry in 1984 at a sign-on independent station shortly after receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Prior to joining Granite he has held general management and sales management positions with Petracom Broadcasting, Quourm Broadcasting and Nexstar Broadcasting.
About Granite Broadcasting Corporation
Granite Broadcasting Corporation is a market-leading owner of local media properties. The company's operations include broadcast TV stations, local cable TV channels, and local online and mobile media properties. Television network partners include NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, The CW and My Network TV, collectively reaching over 6% of U.S. television households. Granite's local media operations are characterized by innovative, best of breed management and market leading franchises.
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