Jim Arnold named Vice President, GM of Journal Broadcast Group
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Jim Arnold has been named the new Vice President and General Manager for Journal Broadcast Group-Tucson Operations.
Jim Prather, executive vice president of television and radio operations for Journal Broadcast Group made the announcement. “Jim Arnold knows Tucson. He studied at the University of Arizona, was an award-winning Country Music personality on KCUB, and most recently spent a decade as general manager at KOLD-TV. His depth of experience across sales, programming and community outreach is a perfect fit for our great collection of stations in the Journal Broadcast Group Tucson cluster.”
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Tucson stations of the Journal Broadcast Group. Many of the talented people here have been peers and friends for many years and I look forward to working with them and the entire team in serving our audiences and advertisers,” Arnold said.
From 2000 to 2010, Arnold was the vice president/general manager of the CBS affiliate KOLD-TV in Tucson, where he led the station from #3 in local news, market revenue and community image to become the market leader at that time in all three. Prior to that he served as vice president/general manager of the Fox affiliate WQRF in Rockford, Ill., and KAMR/KCIT, the NBC/Fox in Amarillo, Texas, from 1998 to 2000.
Earlier in his career, Arnold was the vice president/general manager of WMSN-TV, the Fox affiliate serving Madison, Wis. Prior to that he was a general sales manager/station manager of KLBK-TV in Lubbock, Texas; handled programming and regional sales for KJTV in Lubbock; and spent seven years as a radio station GM. He began his broadcasting career as an award-winning, nationally recognized on-air personality.
Arnold was inducted into the Arizona Broadcaster’s Association Foundation Hall of Fame in 2008, was named mentor of the year in 2005 for the University of Arizona Department of Media Arts, and received the Silver Medal Award in 2004 from the American Advertising Foundation/Tucson.