Catamount Broadcast Group announced the appointment of Tony Kiernan to the position of general manager of CBS affiliate KHSL-TV and NBC affiliate KNVN-TV in Chico. Catamount owns the former station and manages the latter, which is owned by Evans Broadcasting of Chico LLC, under a shared-services agreement.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have someone of Tony’s experience and caliber join Catamount. His track record of broadcast successes is testament to his talents, skills and abilities. Tony’s history of enhancing and building television stations’ audience share, news product and revenues is one of his industry-acknowledged trademarks,” stated Raymond J. Johns, President/CEO of Catamount, in a press release issued from company headquarters in Norwalk, Conn.
Kiernan has 35 years of experience in television. He’s worked for companies including Post Newsweek, King World and Blair Television and for stations in cities ranging from Miami to Cincinnati.
Michael E. Rioux, a Chico native, has received follow-on orders to be an electrical technician for the U.S. Navy. The sailors begin their training at Recruit Training Command (RTC) in Great Lakes, Ill.
“I am looking forward to going into the fleet and the travel that a deployment offers. I am sincerely hoping to be able to take orders to a foreign port, specifically Japan,” Rioux stated.
Saints Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church will have a new church at 2956 Cohasset Road and will be moving there in mid August. Currently, the Eastern Orthodox Church resides at 564 East Ave.
Cowboy yodeler Sourdough Slim, a.k.a. Rick Crowder, received the Will Rogers award for Yodeler of the Year. A Paradise native and former member of the locally famous Eighth Avenue String Band, Sourdough Slim said he was surprised at the award. He will be performing many events this summer, such as playing at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Lincoln Center in New York.
He is currently working on a CD titled Rock & Rye.