One of the most amazing discoveries about life is that there’s a synchronicity to events that defy explanation. Like when there’s a lot of news happening in one specific market at one time. Like today….that market is Raleigh, where two cool events are transpiring. First, there’s WTVD’s MARYANN BALBO. She’s a dynamo who has a real knack for marketing in the true sense of the word, always coming up with Win-Win situations for clients and the station needs. She’s been the Director of Marketing and Digital at the ABC owned station in North Carolina’s capital. She honed those chops at NBC affil WNCN where she held a series of increasing responsibility jobs. She even took a Florida slot at the Tampa Bay Times as Senior Digital Advertising Manager. Got tapped as finalist for Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year, too. Now Ms. Maryann is stepping up to a slot she’s long coveted – GM. She’s headed to Huntsville where she’ll be GM of CW affil WHDF. Adding to the patina of ‘dream job’ is Mr. Balbo who will be LSM at the station. Well Dunne! and never stop smiling Maryann!
Kudos to WNCN, NBC in Raleigh, and ROBBY THOMAS’ creative team for the recently bestowed Silver Telly for their PSA Brake For Buses. Sweet….Well Dunne!
BERT SHIPP has passed. He was the assignment editor at WFAA…more than that really. He was an amazing teacher and someone who made WFAA the best. He taught the following lesson, which is, to this day, the one that has left the biggest impression on this writer: Never spit in the wastebasket. What looks like a throwaway at 10 in the morning might be the story that saves the day at 5. Excellent advice, Bert. Condolences to Bart Shipp, his son, and the rest of the Shipp family.
Think About This: What if every wrinkle, scar, or gray hair only made you more beautiful? What if every tear you’ve shed, mistake you’ve made, and challenge you’ve faced, only drew you closer to the light? And what if, for every breath you’ve taken, every sentence you’ve spoken, and every path you’ve chosen, your fans in the unseen multiplied? Well, I’d say it’s about time you found out. ~ The Universe
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