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30 Nov 2011

Tim Ingram to be New KFVS12 General Manager

Raycom Media is pleased to announce that Tim Ingram has been appointed to be the new Vice President and General Manager of KFVS12 and WQWQ-TV effective December 1st. Ingram replaces Mike Smythe who retires from the station after 11 years as General Manager.

Ingram is currently General Manager for Raycom Media station KAIT, the ABC affiliate in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Until a replacement is found for KAIT, Ingram will be overseeing the operations of both locations.

"Following Mike Smythe at KFVS is a huge undertaking," said Ingram. "He is a legend in our company and in our industry and leaves immense shoes to fill."

Tim Ingram grew up watching KFVS12 in Rector, Arkansas. He has been the General Manager at KAIT for the past four years. Prior to that he served as Director of Marketing and Operations at KLTV, the Raycom Media station in Tyler, Texas. He also served as a Senior Producer/Director at WAVE-TV, the Raycom station in Louisville, Kentucky. He began his career in the production department at KAIT. Ingram and his wife, Rhonda, have two children.

"KFVS12 is a remarkable television station and I am honored that Raycom Media has given my family and me this tremendous opportunity," continued Ingram. "We're excited to become a part of this community and look forward to raising our family here in the Heartland."

According to Leon Long, Group Vice President for Raycom Media, "Tim Ingram brings proven leadership to his role as the new General Manager of KFVS and WQWQ. Tim grew up in the region, watching KFVS as a child, and has a clear understanding of the responsibilities that these stations have in serving the Heartland."

Ingram has a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio and Television from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

As General Manager at KAIT, Ingram has been heavily involved in community and has served on numerous boards including President "“Elect of the Arkansas Broadcasters Association, the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Northeast Arkansas, and the ASU College of Communications Advisory Board.

KFVS12 is the CBS Network affiliate serving the Cape Girardeau, Paducah, Harrisburg television market, and is a free broadcast service of Raycom Media, Inc. KFVS12 also operates WQWQ-TV, a CW and MeTV Network affiliate, KFVS12.com, and The StormTeam Weather Network.