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KHON-TV to name new president and general manager

Erika Engle
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20080219-39 BSN TV This is Joe McNamara (Pres. and gen. manager for KHON-TV 2). He and Mike Rosenberg (Pres. and gen. manager for KITV-4), Lt. Governor Duke Aiona, John Fink (Vice Pres. and gen. manager for KHNL-TV 8), Chris Archer (News Dir. for KGMB-TV 9) and Nate Smith (pres. for Oceanic) gather in the governor's office to discus steps being taken to prepare households in Hawai'i for the federally mandated transition to digital broadcasting. The media leaders discussed steps for households who have analog television, must complete before the February 17, 2009 switch to digital to prevent losing reception. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. FEB. 19, 2008.

New KHON-TV parent company LIN Media confirmed the departure of President and General Manager Joe McNamara effective today.

No successor was immediately appointed to head Hawaii’s Fox and CW affiliates, but “we will be naming someone here very quickly,” Scott Blumenthal, LIN Media executive vice president for television, told the Star-Advertiser.

Leadership changes after station sales are common, though McNamara had led KHON through a previous ownership change. 

LIN purchased KHON and 16 mainland sister-stations in May.  

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