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  • Quincy Media Promotes Two/Announces One Retirement

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    January 07, 2021
    Quincy Media Inc. has announced the promotion of two company managers and the retirement of
    another at KBJR 6 & CBS 3 in Duluth, Minnesota. Todd Wentworth has been promoted to the position of
    Vice President/General Manager, Joe Biondi has been promoted to the position of General Sales
    Manager and David Jensch has taken the position of Senior Management Advisor in anticipation of his
    retirement later this year. All three moves take effect January 11, 2021.

    Todd Wentworth joined KBJR in 1983 as an account executive and has served in various sales
    management roles including Local Sales Manager beginning in 1990 and General Sales Manager since
    2007. Todd currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Broadcasters Association. He is
    a Rochester, Minnesota native and graduate of the College of St. Scholastica, as well as a former college
    hockey player and longtime youth hockey coach.

    Joe Biondi joined KBJR in 1994 as an account executive and was promoted to KBJR Local Sales Manager in 2007. Joe is one of the key architects of the My 9 Sports project, which is celebrating its tenth-year broadcasting local college and high school games on KBJR-TV, channel 6.3, also known as My 9. Joe is a Warroad, Minnesota native and former college hockey player for the UMD Bulldogs. He is active in youth sports and many community organizations.

    David Jensch has worked for KBJR since 1978, starting as a reporter, anchor and later serving as News
    Director. David was promoted to VP/General Manager in 2004. Under his leadership, KBJR has
    established a reputation for award-winning journalism and public service, including numerous regional
    Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Awards. David is the recipient of the 2011 Silver Circle Award for
    Extraordinary Service to the Television Industry from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National
    Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has served in many community volunteer roles throughout
    his career.

    “As our leadership transitions at KBJR 6 & CBS 3 these promotions recognize Todd and Joe for their skill
    and hard work,” said Tom Allen, Regional VP for Quincy Media. “It is wonderful for us to have two highly
    qualified, community-centered leaders already in place.”

    “This is my dream job,” said Todd Wentworth. “The opportunity to lead the fine group of broadcast
    professionals at KBJR 6 and CBS 3 is the highlight of my career. I look forward to continuing the mission
    of KBJR in contributing to our communities with great public service and excellent local news coverage.”
    Joe Biondi said, “I’m honored to continue to work with the wonderful and talented sales team at KBJR.
    I’m very excited for the opportunity to continue to expand my role at the station on behalf of our
    advertisers and our communities.”

    “Spanning more than four decades, working his way up from intern to General Manager, Dave Jensch
    has become an institution in the Duluth-Superior market,” said Allen. ”We wish him nothing but the best
    as he transitions from his long and successful television career into retirement.”
    Says Jensch, “I’ve had a lot of fun, worked with wonderful professionals, and had the distinct honor of
    43 years of service to the greatest people in one of the best communities in the world.”
    Jensch will officially retire from KBJR on June 30, 2021.

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