Austin based JUSTIN MACHADO has made his first hire. The KXAN News Marketing Manager has brought BRANDON APPLEGATE to the creative world. Brandon is going to be handling Topicals for the Lin NBC affiliate. He’s a native Texan who hails from right outside Houston. While going to college in Waco, he went to a job fair and was so enamoured with the TV world, he took a job doing Master Control at KWTX, CBS in central Texas. From there he moved down I-35 to Austin and was in the News Department editing and using his photog skills before Justin offered him a creative slot. Well Dunne Brandon!
And as a quick correction: when I announced Justin’s new KXAN job, I mistakenly (it was a typo) said he had been at KNYQ. That’s wrong. He was at KMYQ.
Catching up: Back in February, a torridly creative artist joined FOX’s WBRC in Birmingham, and you should know about him. MATT MORRIS has been hard at work, scorching up the computers as the Assistant Design Director. He’s no stranger to broadcast graphics, having put in time at Indiana’s ABC21/FOX28 as well as 4Front Studios. He’s a grad of the highly regarded Savannah College of Art and Design to boot! Well Dunne! Matt. Thanks to VP-CSD DEANNE BIVINS for getting us up to speed.
Most Colorful Speech of the Day goes to Holt County, Missouri Sheriff Kirby Felumb who used this description when asked about flooding problems in his area: “The water got within “a hillbilly’s whisker from going over in several places.”
“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” ~ Helen Keller