TV Notes: New GM named for WPGH, WPMY

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Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. has named Jim Lapiana general manager of WPGH-TV and WPMY-TV.

Mr. Lapiana has been director of sales for WPGH and WPMY since 2001. Before coming to Pittsburgh, he was general manager at TV stations in the Portland, Maine, and Raleigh/Durham, N.C., markets.

He succeeds group manager Alan Frank, whose expanded role with Sinclair will include more regional station oversight.

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