Besides having a new address and new physical plant (that’s engineer talk for station building), Philadelphia’s KYW has a new Topical producer. Well, he’s not entirely new, since he once worked at the CBS owned station from ’01 to ’04. JOE LEWIS has returned to CBS3 as a writer producer for news topical promotion, focusing on the 11pm newscast. In between checking in at the station, he was freelancing as a Production Assistant/Gaffer/Sound Tech guy. Cool. The Yardley, PA native informs me he likes the standard creative type hobbies: music, art and literature. Well Dunne! Joe. Thanks to TODD BALLANTYNE for the update.
ED YARB is making that happy Pirate sound. You can do it too. Just say his name and draw out the “ar” like a growl. Smile while you do it. See – happy pirate sound. What’s making Ed happy is his new job. He’s been hired as Assistant Promotion Manager! Now it’s your turn to make that happy pirate sound as a way to let Ed know he’s getting a great big Well Dunne! It’s all happening in the Tampa Bay market, noted for it’s pirate history. Ed’s comes over to the MyTV station from WTOG, the CW station in Tampa St. Pete, where he was the Sr. Writer Producer for creative services and promotions. He’s also done great things in radio. Love folks with a radio background. Ed’s been in the Tampa Bay area so long, he might be considered a native and forget his Youngstown, Ohio roots. Did you know Youngstown is the pirogi capital of the world? Yes, I am told that it is true, and I am also told there’s a rumor Ed holds the Polkathon dance title! A big thanks to CSD KENT WALSH for the info. Ed, you stay in touch.
Promotion wise, STEVEN MELNICK, SVP of Marketing at 20th Century Fox Television has upped CHRIS ALEXANDER to SVP/Corporate Communications. Mr. A will have his hands full with many tasks, among them leading publicity efforts for FOX’s 24 and Family Guy shows. Fun! Great to hear. Of course, it’s happening in LA.
Excellent article on branding and TV networks from the LA Times. Click here.
And a very good audio report from NPR on how good customer service really DOES help a company make money and keep happy customers. Click here
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