It’s always great to hear from the Pacific Northwest. People just love living and working there, so when they land or get promoted in that tree-filled neck of the country, they sound more enthusiastic than most. One such happy NW camper is MIKE GANTENBEIN. He’s been promoted to Promotion Manager at Medford, OR’s KTVL, Freedom’s CBS affil. Mike came onboard in August 07 as a writer and producer and is now filling the job once held by longtime promo pro BARRY TEVIS. Barry is off to Hawaii (wow!) with his wife, who hails from the islands. He’ll be starting a custom cabinet business so if you’re living in paradise or own property there, you need to look him up! Meanwhile, back on the mainland, Mike’s not only a hands-on guy with production experience at ABC affil KDRV but he also teaches at Southern Oregon University. Well Dunne! Mike.
Many of you knew the work of HAL RINEY, whose low-key ad style made him one of the most successful ad guys, and shops, around. Sadly, Riney is yet another cancer victim. His obit from the NYTimes is here.
“Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”~ Chuang Tzu