CORY has a winner. Not the title of a horse race movie…but the reality of CORY McRAE after his search for an Assistant Creative Services Director for his WXII TV. That’s Hearst’s NBC affil in the Winston-Salem market, which includes High Point, home to furniture. The talented lady who has joined him is SHELLEY BOHNING. She’s a delight. Shelley is coming over from FOX in that market. She’s a TV lady who also has production house experience. Enthusiastic, talented and already hard at work…what a great hire. Well Dunne! Shelley.
On the Soapbox – (stop reading now if you don’t want an opinion, unsolicited as it is). WHAT is going on with a return to BAD ANNOUNCING that is seeping into network promos? Show of hands…do you know what a ‘puker’ is…it’s a Ted Baxter-like read that is considered a step above ___. And puking is happening – hurts your ears. Can’t imagine it helping with tune-in. Is this something that is a ‘thing’ (thank you JOHN OLIVER) or perhaps some tragic hipster irony that isn’t working? Thank you for listening. Carry on.
Think About This: “When you really pay attention, everything is your teacher.” ~ Ezra Bayda
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Winston-Salem is such a nice place to live, it has two names. Along the lines of ‘so nice they did it twice’…. And this time of year, what with the azaleas in bloom and the gardens bursting with life, it’s a perfect time to make it your home. That’s what CORY McRAE et familia are doing. New house, new state, new job. Oh yes, the job…yeah, he’s going to be the new Creative Services Director of Hearst’s WXXI, the NBC affil in the market that is home to the Furniture Capital of the World. Prediction that there will be some new furniture in the McRae family future. And yes, it really is the furniture capital. Cory will be departing Baltimore where he’s been Assistant Creative Services Director for Hearst’s WBAL under CSD JOHN BALDWIN. With his degree from University of Montana at Bozeman (Bozeman, btw, is just gorgeous in case you didn’t know) Cory has promo’d at WDAF in Kansas City, CSD’d at WAPT in Jackson, Mississippi and he has the most interesting background out of the world of TV. He’s a very cool guy and they will be lucky to have his creativity in North Carolina. Well Dunne! Cory.
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St. Pat’s…may your Irishness be noted, blessed and celebrated.
Think About This: “repotting means accepting that the way is forward, not back. it means realizing that we won’t again fit into our old shells. but that’s not failure. that’s living. ” ~ Heather Cochran in The Return of Jonah Gray
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