JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- WBNG would like to give a big congratulations to our General Manager Robert Krummenacker for 40 years of service to the Southern Tier.
"Bob" Krummenacker began his career at WBNG in 1981 as an account executive in the sales department before rising to the rank of General Manager. He also served as the Local Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, and General Sales Manager.
His 40th anniversary at the station was Tuesday.
State Senator Fred Akshar honored Krummenacker with a proclamation for his four decades of service to the community Friday morning.
Of his time with WBNG, Bob says it has flown by.
"It's gone by quick," Bob said. "It's amazing. I never really thought in 40 years I would stay in one place."
Bob said that he enjoys looking back at the years and seeing how the people who have worked at WBNG had grown in their careers.
"From working at CNN, to working as ESPN, to working at the network. We have people that intern here that became network anchors," Bob said. "That in itself is what I'm most proud of, to see the growth of people along the way."
For Bob, he said it's all about being a difference-maker in the community. Without them, Bob said he wouldn't be able to do his job. He thanked the people of the Southern Tier for allowing WBNG into their homes for the 40 years he's been a part of the team.
But for why he stayed, Bob said that's about family. Specifically, he said that his daughter loves the area.
"My daughter loves it here," Bob said. "So I think that's the thing, it's the love of where you are."