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Friday December 15

Dec 15, 2006 by     Comments Off on Friday December 15    Posted under: Uncategorized

Let’s play catch up, so we can all celebrate the holidays with a full dance card of who went where. Along the way this year, certain slots were filled, and I’m just now getting around to sharing who was changing desks. One such inadvertently overlooked creative services writer producer is KRISTIN DWORKIN, who stayed in South Carolina, but changed stations, cities, and net affiliations. She is now happily promoting in Greenville at the FOX affil, WHNS.

Down I-85 in Hotlanta, we catch up with STEPHEN JANSA, who’s Design Director for FOX, WAGA. He came over to work at KATHY SOIFER’s shop from Gannett’s WATL in the same city.

While we’re focusing on Design in the south, SEAN McDONALD has taken on the Design Director mantle at Birmingham’s FOX, WBRC. He’s a grad of the excellent Full Sail program down on the outskirts of Winter Park in Orlando, FL. The best editor I’ve ever worked with is a Full Sail man. Kudos to DEANNE BIVINS, CSD, at landing such an upcoming talent.

Out in lovely Bend, OR, which I am told is a real treasure nestled just East of Portland over the Cascade Mountains, comes word of a hire that happened in the summer. See, I told you this is a catch-up column. JENNIFER TROKIE is promo producing for DAN WEIG. Both are happy with the arrangement. Jennifer is a San Diego girl who promo’d at KCBY in Coos Bay before trading the cool wetness for the high desert perfection. I’m told that nearby Mt. Bachelor harbours the best skiing in Oregon.

SCOTT BRADY updated me on two promotions at the FOX Minneapolis operations. TAMMY BLOOM is now Promotion Manager at KMSP, from her job as Promotion Manager at My29, while J.D. MAYES has taken over her slot. He’s still looking for a Sr. Producer, btw.

LIN Broadcasting corporate has decided to beat their own drum and has brought aboard PR vet COURTNEY GUERTIN to handle corporate communications. Based in Rhode Island, Ms. G has a background handling Harrah’s Entertainment as well as being prez of the PRSA SE New England chapter.

And over at Hallmark, a similar sounding name PR pro has been named to do corporate communications. JENNIFER GEISSER, who’s done PR for Court TV, CBS and WE, will stay in NY for the new gig.

Think about this: “If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being – we can do it.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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