New Vision Appoints Dawson to Top KSNW Post

By Andrew Gauthier 


New Vision Television has named John Dawson president and general manager of KSNW and its three satellite stations in the sprawling Wichita, Kan., market (DMA 69).

Dawson will be taking over for Al Buch, who after 20 years at the NBC affiliate and 50 in broadcasting is retiring at the end of 2009.


New Vision CEO Jason Elkin said Dawson and Buch will work together for the rest of the year to insure a smooth transition. “We’re fortunate to have these pros on the New Vision team. Our employees and our Kansas viewers are well served.”

Most recently, Dawson was president of his own management consulting firm in Indianapolis whose clients included New Vision Television.

His previous TV GM positions included stations in Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne, both Indiana, and Birmingham, Ala. More…