Former OETA manager now will lead KRSC-TV in Claremore, Okla.

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Royal Aills, a former station manager of Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA), is the new general manager of KRSC-TV at Rogers State University in Claremore, Okla. He begins work Feb. 18.

He replaces Dan Schiedel, who is now executive director of OETA.

Aills spent seven years at OETA, from 1988 through 2005. Since then, he’s worked as general manager of KWBH-TV and the Faith Channel, both Tulsa religious broadcasters. Most recently he was a sales executive with Cox Communications.

Branded as RSU-TV, it is one of only six non-PBS member public TV stations nationwide that receive CPB funding, and is the only full-powered pubTV station licensed to a public university in Oklahoma. It serves an audience of some 1.3 million in northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa metropolitan area.

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