Pop Quiz. Take out your brains. Ready? OK, what city is called “the Queen City of the Ozarks”? If you answered Springfield, MO, then you give yourself a gold star. Springfield is also known as Brad Pitt’s hometown, which has absolutely nothing to do with the news from S-town. DAN McGRANE has taken the job of Marketing Director of the Schurz Communications NBC affil there, KYTV. “It’s colder here than there,” Dan laughed when he said he had come to the Midwest from Boston’s WCVB, where he was an editor producer. CVB is, of course, the Hearst-owned ABC affil in Bean Town. The Midwest isn’t alien territory to Dan – he’s from Lime Springs, Iowa. Gonna have to MapQuest that one. I’ll bet ABC’s WTVD CSD CURTIS MILES knows where that is…he’s an Iowa guy himself. While we’re still in Iowa, Dan has also worked at WHO in Des Moines. Thanks for all the info and congrats!
The Lippin Group is welcoming back LES EISNER. No, I have yet to find out if he’s related to MICHAEL EISNER, the famous “Mousketeer”. Les is going to be in the LA Lippin Group office as Executive Vice President, reporting to owner DICK LIPPIN directly. Les’ background reads like a phone book he’s done so much and he comes over from being VP Media Relations from Twentieth Television.
Groundhog Day today. The wee beastie will either see a shadow or not. My question remains the same, year after year…why don’t guarantee an early spring and ask the groundhog down in Boca Raton about it? Huh?
Super Bowl column…spots spots spots…Monday…be here!
Think about this: “I love movies. At Blockbuster. That smell of candy and carpet. It turns me on.” ~ Christopher Moltisanti