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Michael Malone

Tuff TV Turns to Crowd-Funding

Testosterone-fueled digi-net Tuff TV wants to know if viewers are tough enough to cough up cash for the network. "Own a piece of Tuff TV," says the network on TuffTV.com, touting a crowd-funding initiative, launched in mid-July that's designed to "take this company to the next level," according to John Bonner, executive VP and co-founder. ...

Ventura Tapped for WFXV-WPNY Utica General Manager

Stephen J. Ventura has been named VP and general manager of WFXV-WPNY Utica (N.Y.), Nexstar’s Fox-MyNetworkTV combo in upstate New York. Ventura will also oversee WUTR, the local ABC affiliate that’s owned by closely aligned Mission Broadcasting. ...

Sinclair Taps Perry for WRLH Richmond GM Post

Tim Perry, former general manager at KOIN Portland, has been named general manager at WRLH Richmond. The station is a Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate in DMA No. 57. ...

Skorburg Named WOI Des Moines General Manager

Jon Skorburg has been named VP and general manager of Nexstar Broadcasting’s WOI Des Moines. Since 2011, he’s been VP and general manager of Nexstar’s WQRF and, through an operating agreement, WTVO, in Rockford, Illinois. The appointment is effective immediately and he reports to Brian Jones, co-chief operating officer at Nexstar. ...

Alford Named WFLA Tampa GM

Andy Alford has been named VP and general manager of WFLA Tampa. He starts at the Media General station August 1. He comes from WTEN-WXXA Albany, where Alford is VP and general manager, and—as of June 1--groupwide VP of sales.  ...

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