Long time Gray Television executive Bob Prather exited the company without explanation during the summer, but now his name has come up as the principal executive of Heartland Media, proposed buyer of WKTV-TV Utica NY.
The station is on digital Channel 29 and virtual Channel 2. It is the local NBC affiliate and brings CW into the market via digital side channel.
The seller is Smith Media. Ian Guthrie signed off on the deal for Smith.