Idaho is particularly beautiful this time of year. A very close friend of mine lives there, and I bet her Christmas tree is in front of the window with a view of the nearby mountains. Idaho’s vistas are a draw for Californians, and one such Golden Stater who made her way North and loves it is MELISSA STONER, who has been handling the promotion for Belo’s KTVB. A grad of Boise State, where she roots for the Broncos, Melissa was raised in Pasadena (lovely town…family there) and calls herself an Idafornian, having been in the Spud State since 1992. Ms. Melissa has been upped at her station and takes the spot of long time promo maven, PJ LAWS, who retired this last summer after 32 years. Let me repeat that one…32 years at KTVB. Wow, that might be the longevity record. All the best to Melissa and she promises to keep in touch, keep the station #1 and enjoy the Idaho life. Of course, we will hold her to that keep in touch promise.
MICHAEL GAY, whose name might have been a liability on the playground while growing up, has joined the Digital Team at Hearst Argyle and will take the title Executive Director of Digital Media Content. Michael will leave his job at Chicago CBS’s WBBM where he was Manager of Web Operations. He’ll be officing at Internet Broadcasting Systems near Minneapolis.
Concrete Pictures has added KEVIN LAHR as producer. He has been a producer for PBS Kids. Concrete is in the Philly area.
Think about this: “Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t’were his own.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe