Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Jon Cooper guided KNME through challenges.(Personalities)

Byline: Barbara Chavez Journal Staff Writer

* Retiring general manager will keep working on digital conversion as a volunteer

Jon Cooper's 21-year reign as the head of KNME-TV, Channel 5, comes to an end today. Except for a few farewell handshakes, today will look pretty much like his previous workdays. He will continue his work on raising more money for KNME's conversion to digital technology sometime in 2002, there will probably be the usual daily meetings with the staff. In some ways, today is just another day in the life of Cooper, who is the general manager at the largest public television station in the state.

Cooper oversees a staff of 75, including part-time and student employees, at the studio on University Boulevard. …

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