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05 Jan 2015

Dave Thomason Named Vice President and General Manager of KFVS12 and WQWQ

Dave Thomason has been named Vice President and General Manager of KFVS12 and WQWQ, the Raycom Media stations in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Thomason will be replacing Tim Ingram current Vice President and General Manager of KFVS12 and WQWQ, as Ingram becomes Vice President and General Manager of WVUE, the Raycom Media managed station in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ingram replaces, Sandy Breland as she takes on full time duties as Group Vice President for Raycom Media and will be working with KFVS12 and WQWQ in her new role.

Sandy Breland, Raycom Media Group Vice President stated, "We are very fortunate to have a proven leader on staff like Dave Thomason to lead the talented team at KFVS12 and WQWQ. Dave has been a part of the stations success and I know he will only build on that success in his new role".

Tim Ingram expressed, “I could not be more proud of a successor. Dave Thomason has repeatedly proven himself a solid leader and has been one of the architects of our success at KFVS12 and WQWQ. We have a wonderful team here and I look forward to seeing the stations rise to new heights under his leadership”.

Thomason has been the General Sales Manager of KFVS12 and WQWQ, since 2011. Thomason was previously the Director of Sales for KOLR (CBS) and KSFX (FOX). Thomason began his career in broadcast sales at those same stations in Springfield, Missouri and was quickly promoted to Local Sales Manager in 1996. He was promoted to Director of Sales for KAMR/KCIT in Amarillo, Texas in 2002 and returned, in that capacity, to KOLR and KSFX in 2004. He served KOLR/KSFX as Director of Sales for seven years.

Dave is from Springfield, Missouri and is a graduate of Missouri State University. He and his wife Greta have two children Ellie and Ben.