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SINCLAIR NAMES EDWIN GROVES GENERAL MANAGER IN THE PADUCAH, KENTUCKY / CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI / HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS / MT VERNON, ILLINOIS MARKET
Paducah, KY (December 2, 2014) — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Edwin Groves has been named General Manager of KBSI (FOX) in the Paducah, Kentucky / Cape Girardeau, Missouri / Harrisburg, Illinois / Mt. Vernon, Illinois market. Mr. Groves will also be responsible for the oversight of WDKA (MNT) which is programmed by Sinclair under a local marketing agreement (“LMA”). The announcement was made by Steve Marks, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair’s television group.
In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, “Ed has over 25 years of experience in the broadcast industry. In leading his teams in the various management and sales positions he has held, he has delivered strong results in team-building, revenue management and revenue growth. We feel that he will be a great addition to the stations.”
“I know from my previous experience working at Sinclair and in the industry, that Sinclair is a great and exciting company and a true leader in the broadcast industry,” commented Mr. Groves. “The support they provide to their stations sets an example in this business. I am excited to be leading and working with the talented staff at KBSI and WDKA, as we continue to advance the station and make an impact on the community.”
Mr. Groves most recently held the position of General Sales Manager at WAAY (ABC) in Huntsville, Alabama from 2009 to 2014. Prior to that, he served as Vice President / Sales Training at Max Media. From 2003 to 2008 he was President and General Manager of WNKY (NBC/CBS) in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Mr. Groves has held various other management and sales positions including President and General Manager at Max Media of Montana, LLC; General Manager of Sinclair’s WCHS (ABC) and WVAH (FOX) in Charleston, West Virginia; President and General Manager of WEMT (FOX) in Tri-Cities, Tennessee; and General Manager of WFXG (FOX) and WXTX (FOX) in Columbus, Georgia. Mr. Groves attended the University of Tennessee in Nashville and is an Army veteran.
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