State Broadcasting Adds Brian Burns As OM
July 8, 2010 at 5:51 AM (PT)
Programming vet BRIAN BURNS returns to radio, accepting a position as OM at STATE BROADCASTING/DUBLIN, GA. The cluster includes Country WQZY (Y96), Classic Country WMCG, Classic Rock WDBN, Gospel WQIL and Black Gospel WMLT-A.
"In an industry that's grappling to keep its relevance under a tidal wave of new technology, I'm thankful to have found a position where traditional programming skills are still valued. The management team at MORGAN DOWDY's STATE BROADCASTING still believes that exciting products, fun promotions and community involvement remains a successful business model. Radio should be more than just a commodity."
BURNS offers advice for the thousands of radio professionals who have been displaced.
"Over the past year, I've applied for dozens of programming positions. I've been told I wasn't aggressive enough. I've been told I was too aggressive. I've been told I'm over-qualified. I've waited for dozens of returned phone calls that never came. After a long and successful career, it was very frustrating to dismissed for positions that I was well qualified to fill. For those who are experiencing this same disappointment, I urge you not to judge yourself harshly for having trouble finding a position that's in sync with your soul's code. If wearing a starched suit and taking orders from WALL STREET isn't in your DNA, seek out independent ownership with independent thinking, regardless of market size. A position in an organization that offers respect, autonomy and the opportunity to be a positive influence in people's lives is far more rewarding than living under the sword of DAMOCLES everyday. Smaller companies in smaller markets still afford those opportunities and your position won't be eliminated to make the monthly lease payment on the CEO's GULFSTREAM jet."
Chuck Wallace Tapped For WDBN PD/Afternoons
Concurrently, CHUCK WALLACE joins STATE BROADCASTING as PD/afternoon-driver at Classic Rock WDBN. WALLACE is a GEORGIA broadcasting veteran, most recently at CLEAR CHANNEL Rock WQBZ/MACON as afternoon-driver/Production Director.
"I'm excited to be invited into a company that's growing it talent pool in an age of downsizing. Imagine, a company that actually is recruiting talent. Am I dreaming or did somebody set my watch back 20 years?" asked WALLACE.