WLEX-TV names new general manager

Lexington's NBC affiliate WLEX-TV (Channel 18) has hired Pat Dalbey to replace retiring general manager Tim Gilbert, who will leave the station at the end of February.

Dalbey comes to the station after serving for 10 years as the vice president and general manager at CBS affiliate WTVY in Dothan, Ala., where he was also a regional vice president for station owner Gray Television for five years.

He resigned from that job in June after what he called a "disagreement with the company."

Asked whether the resignation was his choice, he said no.

"I can't tell you a lot simply because I'm under a confidentiality agreement" as the owners are, he said.

Bob Prather, chief operating officer at Gray, declined to comment on Dalbey's resignation.

Before going to Alabama, Dalbey worked at stations in Missouri and Florida.