Even with the price of gas being what it is, NASCAR and auto racing just keep growing in popularity. One of my good friends is a cardiologist, and when he sees car racing on TV, he can’t turn away! Well, The Speed Channel is all about racing, and they have a new Vice President of Creative Services. Heading to Charlotte to take that slot is RICK SNYDER. He’ll be leaving the Florida palm trees and his current position as VP Creative at FOX’s WOFL and all the ancillary stations involved. He’ll be closer to family in BankTown USA (one of Charlotte’s nicknames since both Bank of America and Wachovia are headquartered there) and it’s a step up to a network position. He’s also worked in Birmingham, so it’s clear he’s going to be rather surprised at the January snow that Charlotte usually delivers. He’s still down in the Big O – will be until August 22. Great to hear, Rick. Well Dunne!
The TV promo world is losing another gem. Turning off the TV set to take the job of Director of Marketing for the Vancouver, Washington Symphony Orchestra is RICH BRASE, former PROMAX Chairman who has been at Fisher’s KBCI in Boise for the last two years. A veteran of Belo’s Portland operation, KGW as well as Chicago’s WMAQ and KSDK in St. Louis, Rich has more honors than you can list in a blog. As of this Friday, he’ll be returning to Portland, where he calls home with his wife and teenage daughter. The biz is a little less vibrant without Rich’s enthusiasm and talents. But it’s great to hear about his new exciting career path! Well Dunne!
Think About This: “To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first.” ~ Janeane Garofalo