KXLY changes rumored here
By Karen Dorn
There has been no official announcement of the move, which would replace manager Wayne McNulty with Steve Herling, general manager of WISC-TV in Madison, Wis.
The Madison station is owned by the Evening Telegram Co. of Superior, Wis., which also owns KXLY.
“Herling was introduced to me as the Spokane station’s new manager, and he acknowledged this fact,” said Hazen.
“The announcement that Herling is coming to Spokane has already been made in Madison,” said Irwin Starr, general manager of Spokane’s KREM-TV.
Repeated attempts to reach McNulty and Herling for comment this morning were unsuccessful.
McNulty also serves as vice president of Spokane Television Inc., the corporate subsidiary of the Evening Telegram Corp., which in addition to its stations in Spokane and Madison has television holdings in Yakima and the Tri-Cities, and in the Fargo-Moorehead area on the North Dakota-Minnesota border.
CBS hadn’t liked KXLY’s decision to run independent programming in network time slots. The move came at a time when CBS ratings were slipping, and the network chose to make an example of an affiliate that ignored its programming directives.
Because McNulty owns 10.8 percent of Apple Valley Broadcasting, the Evening Telegram Co. subsidiary that operates Yakima station KAPP-TV, company employees are speculating that he may move into management of that station. But Jeff Wasson, news director at KAPP and former anchorman at KREM, said no announcement had been made there either.
Friday, April 9, 1982