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Fox affiliates to gather at NATPE

Dec 10, 2001  •  Post A Comment

Instead of conducting their usual monthly conference call, the 13-member Fox affiliates board of governors will gather in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Bellagio Hotel for affiliates-only and affiliate-network sessions.
It will be the first face-to-face meeting between representatives of the network and the board since May.
At the meeting, three people will join the board of governors of the affiliate body: John Lawhead, general manager of Raycom-owned WXIX-TV in Cincinnati; Joe Denk, general manager of Second Generation of Iowa-owned KFXA-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Susan Adams Lloyd, general manager of Clear Channel’s WAWS-TV in Jacksonville, Fla. All three will serve three-year terms.
The new owners’ representative on the board will be Brian Brady, president and CEO of Northwest Broadcasting.
Leaving the board in January will be Aaron Olander, general manager of Sinclair-owned WSYT-TV in Syracuse, N.Y., and Madalyn Bonnot, general manager of Emmis-owned WVUE-TV in New Orleans.
A new board chairman will be elected in Las Vegas to succeed Cullie Tarleton, who is retiring early next year as senior vice president of television and cable for Bahakel Communications.
Kevin O’Brien, who became president of Meredith’s Broadcasting Group in November, will remain on the board as chairman emeritus. The remaining 12 months of his term as general managers’ representative will be served by Jeff Block, who succeeded Mr. O’Brien as general manager of Cox-owned KTVU-TV in San Francisco.
ABC, CBS and NBC do not have affiliate meetings scheduled at the National Association of Television Program Executives convention. The WB will convene its affiliates via conference call in early January. UPN has no plans for a formal meeting but hopes to meet one on one with affiliates attending the convention.