Know what the First Coast is? Anybody? Anybody? Did I hear an answer from the back? Why, yes I did, and that person is right! The First Coast is the Jacksonville, Florida market, which stretches from Brunswick, Georgia (home of the nuclear subs) to just north of Daytona (home of Spring Break). Also home to the TPC at Piper Glen and the APT, down the road from Piper Glen in my gorgeous former ‘hood, Ponte Vedra Beach. Just up from PV is Atlantic Beach, where the talented CSD GLEN SEBOLD dwells. He’s the guy who heads up the Gannett operation in Jax, a duopoly of NBC and ABC. Not a lot of stations are handling both, but WTLV (NBC) and WJXX (ABC) are doing just great. Glen has nabbed an up and coming Writer Producer for the creative team…found him in Columbus, Georgia. RANDALL HALL is actually coming back to Jacksonville after putting in some creative time at Media General’s CBS affil, WRBL He’s a native of Jacksonville, I’m told. Great to hear the good news and great to catch up with Glen.
Derby Day is getting close. The Kentucky Derby is set for May 5, and the running will mark the 133rd time the race has taken place. Not too shabby. Obviously, Louisville is getting all atwitter. And drat, if the race isn’t in sweeps. What does that mean for the folks over at Belo’s ABC affil, WHAS? It means it’s sweeps and it means there’s work to do. Luckily, CSD KIRK SZENY grabbed CHRISTIAN ADELBERG to join his creative team. Christian comes from the Raycom station in Cincinnati, WXIX which is a FOX affiliate. The whole Adelberg family is in the TV biz – his wife is the morning news producer. Great to hear about all the good things happening in L-town. Hey, what IS the nickname of Louisville anyway?
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