KVCR-TV licensee places g.m. on administrative leave, gives no reason

By Dru Sefton

Kenn Couch, interim g.m. of KVCR-TV in San Bernardino, Calif., has been placed on leave, according to the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif.

Officials with licensee San Bernardino Community College District said Couch is on paid administrative leave as of Sept. 30. Couch has been serving as interim g.m. since the departure of Larry Ciecalone in May 2012, two months after Ciecalone was placed on leave. Officials gave no reason in either case.

The newspaper reported that KVCR has been under pressure to become financially self-sustaining.

Under Couch, KVCR launched FNX: First Nations Experience, the country’s first 24/7 television channel for indigenous peoples, in August.

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