Steve Herling, who's been GM at KXLY TV, in Spokane, for 28 years, steps down on Jan. 1. Station VP Teddie Gibbon will take over in the GM role.
Notably in a business where longevity is rare, Herling must really have liked his job. He's been with the station's Midwest-based corporation, Morgan Murphy, for 41 years.
Herling will step down but continue focusing, as "senior VP," on other Morgan Murphy projects, he told us in an e-mail.
He said he'll help oversee the plans to develop the 13-acre Radio Park commercial development project on Regal Road on the South Hill.
"There are some other holdings that we are looking at developing as well. I will also continue our legislative efforts primarily in Idaho," he wrote.