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Sinclair names GM in the Springfield/Decatur, Illinois market

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Staff writer | Springfield, Il., USA | August 5, 2014
SinclairAugust 5, 2014, Springfield, Il., USA - Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that Rick Lipps has been named general manager of WICS (ABC) in the Springfield/Decatur, Illinois market.
Mr. Lipps will also oversee sales and other non-programming related services of WRSP (FOX) and WBUI (CW) in the same market pursuant to joint sales and shared services agreements.

Mr. Lipps most recently and since 2007 served as General Manager of WCBD (NBC/CW) in Charleston, SC, as well as Group Leader for stations in Savannah and Augusta, GA. From 2006 to 2007, he was General Manager of WNWO (NBC) in Toledo, OH, a station currently owned by Sinclair.

Prior to that and from 1999, he was General Manager of WTNZ (FOX) in Knoxville, TN and KWWL (ABC) in Waterloo, IA. Mr. Lipps started his broadcasting career in the early 1980’s, working for various broadcasters in management positions, including Sullivan Broadcasting, Quorum Broadcasting, Woods Communications Group and Wheeler Communications.

Mr. Lipps has recently served on the Boards of Directors for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Goodwill Industries and Charleston United Way. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.