Interim General Manager Named for KTXT TV

Former Mass Communications Associate Dean Dennis Harp is well known by media professionals and academics across the region and nationally.

Dennis Harp will oversee the station’s programming, staffing, financials, operations and development

Officials at Texas Tech University have announced that Dennis Harp was appointed interim general manager of KTXT-TV Channel 5.

Harp currently is a member of the KTXT-TV Development Board and is well known by media professionals and academics across the region and nationally. His duties as interim general manager will include oversight of the station’s programming, staffing, financials, operations and development.

“We greatly appreciate Dr. Harp’s willingness to step out of retirement for a few months to provide this important administrative leadership,” said Bob Smith, Texas Tech Provost.

Harp’s appointment follows the retirement on January 31 of Pat Cates, associate vice provost for broadcast services and KTXT-TV general manager.

“Some of my objectives for this interim term are to enhance the station’s involvement with and representation of the Texas Tech academic community while preparing for a smooth transition to a permanent director,” Harp said.

Harp was a faculty member from 1972 to 2008 at Texas Tech’s College of Mass Communications, serving as director of its Telecommunications Division from 1973-1992, associate director of the School of Mass Communications from 1992-2003, and from 2004 until his retirement in 2008 as professor of electronic media and associate dean of faculty in the college.

He was inducted into the College of Mass Communications Hall of Fame in February 2009.


College of Media & Communication

College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech offers undergraduate degrees in various communications-related disciplines including:

The College also offers graduate degrees in communications to prepare students for careers in the communications industry, communications research and academia.

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