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Network Exchange Scheduled for Aug. 8

June 3, 1976

Spokane Daily Chronicle

Two Spokane television stations, KREM and KXLY, will exchange network affiliations Aug. 8, it has been announced.

On that date, a Sunday, KREM will become a CBS affiliate and KXLY will join the ABC network.

The switch comes prior to the beginning of the fall television season, but after the Summer Olympics, which begin in mid-July and will be broadcast by ABC on KREM-TV, Dean Woodring, the station’s general manger, said today.

Woodring made the announcement yesterday afternoon after reaching agreement with ABC executives, he said. The station’s current contract with ABC was to have lasted until Oct. 1, but the earlier date was agreed upon to facilitate fall programming promotion, the station manager said.

Last February, CBS filed a notice terminating its network affiliation with KXLY, effective in August.

When the cancellation notice was given, a CBS spokesman in New York said the network was ending its television ties with KXLY because CBS felt it could “get wider exposure for our programs with another station.”

Thursday, June 3, 1976



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