Lively and talented MICHAEL LEACH is headed to Albany, Georgia’s NBC/ABC operation WALB as the new Director of Marketing and Audience Development. Give yourself two gold stars this Monday morning if you ID’d Albany as the birthplace of Ray Charles. And yes, you can visit and see a life size statue of the one and only Ray. Michael is departing Winston-Salem where he was with Hearst’s WXII, first as CSD and then as Operations Manager. Michael, who holds a degree from SUNY Fredonia, learned the promo game while writing and producing for Nexstar’s WROC in Rochester, New York. His enthusiasm is catchy and he’ll bring a real spark to the market. Well Dunne! Michael.
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Think About This: “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” ~ Louis L’Amour
TONY PIERCE isn’t in Kansas anymore. He went to college there…at Washburn where he studied Marketing. He worked in Kansas as Production Manager – twice – first at Topeka’s WIBW then at KTMJ. He was Promotion Manager at Scripps’ KSHB in Kansas City. But now he’s moved to Florida heading up his first Creative Services Director job at Scripps’ WFTX, FOX in Ft. Myers. Trading sunflowers for palm trees. Most gorgeous market for a very busy guy. Well Dunne! Tony.
More good news, which the people affected by the recent tornadoes in the southeast are going to love. You know about WDAM’s Pine Belt Strong telethon, which also had a big hand from Jackson, Mississippi’s WLBT, Biloxi’s WLOX and Memphis’ WMC. Another Raycom station, WALB in Albany, GA held a one day phone bank that raised more than $202,000. Called Rise Up for Recovery – Give for South Georgia Tornado Relief. The telethon is ongoing…which means you can go online and continue to donate. CSD JIM BERNHARDT of WALB says it all goes to the Red Cross to help get people back on their feet. Bravo and Well Dunne! to all the hard work that helped raise $585,000 so far!
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Think About This: “You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.” ~ Winston Churchill
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