Mobile Alabama has a lot going for it, even in these post-Katrina times. Besides being one of those “jewel” cities that sparkle Gulf-side, it boasts seafood to die for. And I bet you didn’t know that Mobile was the city that introduced Mardi Gras to the states. Come on, you did NOT know that. History says that the first revelers, who were fueled by the need to celebrate (and some alcohol) formed what they called the “Cowbellions”. Years later, some of the group moved west to Nawlins and formed the first Mardi Gras crewe and the rest, as they say, is history. What’s going on in Mobile today has to do with LIN TV’s WALA/WBPG. First, their new head creative is KYLE CLAUDE, who did a reverse Cowbellion and moved east from New Orleans, where he was at WUPL. His resume includes promo’ing at WDSU in New Orleans as well as KAKE in Wichita. Now that Kyle is in place, he’s added a few bright and shiny faces. First, AMY MEYER is now a promo producer. This is Amy’s first foray into promotion after producing news…Morning news to be specific. She’s thrilled to be keeping normal hours again. Second, JANICE PRICHETT is writing, producing and flexing her creative muscles after doing that news thing. And the hat trick third person is the new graphic artist and designer, MIKE LYNN. He comes over from Clear Channel’s NBC affil, WPMI. According to Kyle, the creative impact is already apparent. Way cool! Well dunne to all of yas!
LA based DAN DIEFFENBACH is now the Sr. VP of Marketing for FSN after his run at being VP of Marketing for FOX Sports. The Washington State native has also logged time doing marketing at Nike.
WLNE, ABC in Providence has been sold by Freedom to a group headed by the dreaded and much gossiped about KOB: Kevin O’Brien, infamous former head of Meredith. I’m shocked that he had any money left after settling the lawsuits related to his ungentlemanly behavior!
Think about this: “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi