Some quick hits from viewers and listeners today….
I thought our radio and TV coverage of the 20-year anniversary of the Jeffrey Dahmer story was excellent. A few people wrote me and asked why we would “re-open old wounds” by re-telling this story. If you listened and watched our stories, you heard many people, including families of victims, talk about how they’ve gone on to re-build their lives since the killings. I also heard several details of the investigation, first-hand from the detectives, that were either new or that I had forgotten. Nick Iannelli of our WTMJ radio staff did an especially good job of capturing the feelings of those involved two decades ago.
Speaking of WTMJ radio, I was happy to announce that Joe Scialfa was promoted to program director last week. While "promoting from within" isn't always possible, it's often the best way to go, especially when a qualified candidate is right under your nose and has been contributing to your organization. I've been fortunate to be promoted over the years in our company, and I'm happy that Joe earned this opportunity. Joe has been our assistant program director for the past 3 years and has been with the station for 12 years. The program director is the person responsible for the day-to-day programming of a radio station and is responsible for what you hear on the radio. The job opened up earlier this summer after our top programming manager, Tom Land, died of cancer. In a future blog, I'll discuss how Tom inspired all of us here at Journal. To say that we miss him would be a huge understatement.
And finally...how hot is it? Well, our air conditioning in a portion of our offices picked a nice time to quit a couple weeks ago. Many of our people here at Radio City (including me) will be without AC for up to two months while a new unit is being built. In the meantime, our offices are being cooled with this odd-looking contraption, which a lot of us think resembles the robot from the old "Lost in Space" program.
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