Speak Out Editorial- 11/5

Speak Out Editorial- 11/5


There's an old saying , "that all good things must come to an end". That's true in my case, as I will be leaving WTOC and Savannah at the end of the week to take over the reins as Vice President & General Manager of our sister station in Charlotte, NC, WBTV. The past 4 years here in Savannah and at WTOC have been filled with wonderful experiences. My family has had the privilege to live in an area that many just get to visit. We've enjoyed the rich history of the city of Savannah as well as the many fine restaurants and establishments that continue to grow Savannah's reputation as a first class tourist destination.

Most of all, we've enjoyed the people. It's been an honor to take over the leadership at WTOC from legendary broadcaster, Dr. Bill Cathcart. In his close to 30 years at WTOC, Bill was a driving force in making WTOC not only a dominant ratings leader, but also a leader in the community. In my broadcast career I have had the opportunity to work in some of our country's largest media markets including Tampa, New York, Detroit, and Charlotte, just to name a handful of stops along the way. I have not worked with a staff that has as much collective passion and professionalism, as the team here at WTOC. This includes our top flight management team, comprised of Craig Harney, Marsha Fogarty, Lorne Earle, and Scott Galloway. They are real pros at their craft, and I have been fortunate to know and work with them.

Savannah is blessed to have so many successful leaders in the business community that do so much for our area, outside of the economic boost that their businesses provide. People like OC Welch, The Critz Family, The Vadens, The Lewis Family, Michael Traynor of the Savannah Morning News, Lowell Kronowitz of Levy Jewelers, are truly remarkable and philanthropic contributors to the greatness that has made Savannah and the surrounding areas such a wonderful place to live.

I'll look forward to coming back to the area for some fly fishing with my buddy and local guide, Scott Wagner, and seeing all the new things that keep transforming Savannah. We will miss the friends and relationships that we have made here. Savannah and WTOC will always have a special place in our hearts.

That's what I think!!