STEVE HOUK is one of the best communicators around. He’s got a first-rate media e-mail blast that keeps me up-to-date on the goings on at his CBS affil in DC, and he’s a real peach about letting me know whom he brings aboard. I’d give him a gold star if I knew how to do that on this blog space. That being said, let’s turn the focus to Steve’s latest hire, JOHN MALONE. Starting on January 2, the very first work day of 2007, John will be clocking in as the new promotion manager at the Gannett station, whose call letters are officially W*USA. John comes over from Alexandria, VA where he’s been a writer producer for American Forces TV and Radio. John’s been a Sr. Writer Producer at WTTG FOX in DC, where the same Steve Houk was VPCS, so the two have worked together in the past. Love when that happens. Also on John’s resume is a stint as promo manager at UPN20, which is now My20. I might add John has never had to leave DC, which is always a good thing when you’re happy. Thanks guys…and congrats to JM on his switch. Mr. Malone takes the place of DAVID REEVE, who’s celebrating his first holiday season at Gannett’s WFMY in Greensboro, NC.
Think about this: “Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” ~Mary Ellen Chase