Go West Young Man, the Horace Greeley advice was part of the temptation that found DON SMITH’s heading past the Mississippi. He traded central Florida for Salt Lake City, where he took the CSD slot at Newport’s ABC affil, KTVX. Now, he and his lovely finance are headed further West, this time to the capital of the Golden State, Sacramento. Don is thrilled to be the new Promotion Manager at CBS’s KOVR. Don will be working with CSD DREW FOWLER, another fave guy. Sounds like a road trip is order now. Don is a Belo alum and a great guy. The station is a fave, too…at one time owned by a close friend’s father and then the creative home to some of the most amazing done under the late JOHN TISCHENDORF. Well Dunne! Don. See you and Drew one day soon!
MICHAEL WINTER (that’s him on the right) has a new slot, and it’s exciting. Formerly the head of programming for DIY, Michael is now VP of TV Production and Development for Boy Wonder Productions out of NYC. Michael has a marvelous background with such companies as Castle Rock, MTV and Versus. Well Dunne! Michael. Great news.
In the light of all the downsizing news, there are stations and slots open. For instance, WKOW in Madison, WI is on the hunt for a Marketing Manager. MICHAEL LANGE, who writes and does promo magic, was on the ball and emailed me Friday and I just now got around to posting it. Sorry Michael… But if you’re interested in a great small city with a very high IQ viewership, here’s a golden opportunity.
Meredith brands parts of itself into a whole… I like it.
Think About This: “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.” ~ Golda Meir