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KARE-TV Names President and General Manager

ARLINGTON, Va. — John Remes has been promoted to president and general manager of KARE-TV, the Gannett-owned NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He had been vice president, broadcast since April 1994.

The announcement was made at a KARE staff meeting by Cecil L.Walker, president and CEO, Gannett Broadcasting. Remes replaces Hank Price who resigned today to accept a position as vice president, general manager of WBBM-TV in Chicago.

“We are pleased to have a native Minnesotan like John Remes to carry on the great traditions of KARE-TV. His industry knowledge, strong leadership style and commitment to the station make him perfectly suited for the position. We thank Hank for his many contributions to KARE and we wish him the best in his new position,” Walker said.

Remes joined KARE in 1983 as an account executive and was promoted to national sales manager in 1988. He served as local sales manager and general sales manager before being promoted to vice president, broadcast. He is a member of the Minnesota Ad Federation, the Minnesota Broadcasters Association, the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Twin Cities Dunkers Club. He graduated in 1980 from Cornell College with a degree in political science. He, his wife Sandy and their two children, reside in Edina, Minnesota.

KARE is part of Gannett Broadcasting s 15 television station group. The other stations include: WUSA (CBS-Washington, DC); WXIA (NBC-Atlanta); WKYC (NBC-Cleveland); KPNX (NBC-Phoenix); KUSA (NBC-Denver); KSDK (NBC-St. Louis); WLWT (NBC-Cincinnati); KOCO (ABC-Oklahoma City); WFMY (CBS-Greensboro); WTLV (NBC-Jacksonville); KTHV (CBS-Little Rock); WBIR (NBC-Knoxville); KVUE (ABC-Austin) and WMAZ (CBS-Macon). Pending FCC approval, Gannett will also own WTSP (CBS-Tampa).

Gannett is a nationwide news and information company that publishes 92 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. Gannett also has entertainment programming, 11 radio stations, cable television systems in five states and alarm security systems.