Here's a little update for those of you that read my blog from WSFA-land and KAIT-land (aka Region 8). The readers of this blog are still fairly spit between Alabama & Arkansas/Missouri. Therefore, I thought many of you would find this article and video interesting. There are also many readers in the "broadcast" industry...
Anywho, the newly built NBC affiliate in Myrtle Beach, SC is going to launch on Friday. It's rare to see a station built from the ground up these days. I'm highly interested in this project and I'm anxious to see the launch on Friday.
Let me make some connections for you. The General Manager and VP of WMBF is Ted Fortenberry. Ted is the former GM/VP of KAIT. Do you remember him on the "Consider This" segments? Here's the WSFA connection... The Chief Meteorologist is Rob Hatchell. Rob was the morning meteorologist at WSFA. He actually filled the position I vacated at WSFA. Small world, huh?
Take a look at this article. It's pretty interesting. I must admit, I'm a little jealous... It looks like an awesome setup!