Channel changes

KNVN, KHSL get new owners, GM gets released

On Feb. 5, KHSL Channel 12 and KNVN Channel 24 changed hands when their license was assigned to GOCOM Media of Northern California, L.L.C., which is actually located in Hilton Head, S.C. The previous owner of the stations was Catamount Broadcasting.

Soon after the switch, longtime General Manager John Stall was let go. A source told the CN&R he was given no notice and was shown the door the day the new owners came to the Silverbell Road studios for the first time. Stall had served as the stations’ general manager for close to a decade.

Another source says the disappearance of nightly news anchor Judy Alley was a “news department decision,” made before the new owners took over. Calls to the station were not returned by press time.