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Former WPTV General Manager Bill Brooks Dies

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Former WPTV General Manager Bill Brooks has died (1933-2010).  He was manager of WPTV from 1981 until 1998.  Responsible for the never ending efforts to strive to be #1,  he created, what most of us in South Florida can agree, is one of the most successful NBC affiliates in the country (unlike some).   He was also responsible for WPTVs move from its Flagler Drive location, to its state of the art facility on Banyan Blvd in downtown West Palm Beach.  Bill died while on a cruise with his wife.

Jim Sackett made a nice report about Bill Brooks that you can see on WPTVs website.

After the jump is a video about Bill that WPTV made some years back!

RIP Bill!

~SFLTVLibrarian

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I know this is off of topic, but has anyone heard the comments about the earthquake victims of Hati by BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE???

    What does everyone think of the comments Bubba the Love Sponge

    made

    ????
    I say f*** hati. Why do we have to take care of everybody our country is in shambles. Bubba

    Although the comment is a little much I have to agree with him. I mean my heart goes out to each and everyone of them especially the ones that lost there lives. However we have are own problems and have millions of people who are homeless and sick. We have millions of people losing there jobs and millions of people who can’t fine one. I mean no wonder why we are in such a deficit instead of helping every country and island lets help are own first. I mean not one person in america should be suffering from hunger or not being able to find a job. I am sure many other people feel this same way however they don’t have the guts to stand up and say it.

  2. RIP Billy Bud Boy Brooks. It was the one and only time I worked for a GM that I was proud of, respected and truly missed when I left. What an incredible man. He will be greatly missed.

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