WPLG general manager Dave Boylan sent out a message to all staffers last evening announcing a visit to the station by new Post-Newsweek Stations president and CEO Emily Barr. She will stop by on March 18th to hold two 45 minute meetings so that every employee would be able to attend it. Some station staffers are finding the announcement to be a bit ominous, but it probably isn’t.
Barr just took over as Post-Newsweek Stations Inc CEO and president so this is most likely one of those “Hey I’m the new boss” meetings, it makes sense the new CEO would stop by to meet as many staffers as possible and introduce herself. And while it is true that WPLG isn’t exactly setting ratings on fire now, revenue-wise the station remains in second place behind market-leader WSVN with revenues of about $70 million a year, and about $10 million ahead of WTVJ according to BIA/Kelsey.
Emily Barr became CEO and president of Post-Newsweek Stations last year, taking over for Alan Frank who retired after leading the company for 12 years. Before that she was the president and general manager at number one-rated WLS in Chicago since 1997.
Subject: Station Meetings on March 18th
We are going to have two Station Meetings on Monday, March 18th. The first one will be at 945am and the second will be at 3pm. Both are expected to last about 45 minutes and will be in the large conference room on the second floor. The focus of the meeting will be to hear from Emily Barr, our new President & CEO.
Your supervisor will work with you on a plan so you can attend one of the meetings.
VP and General Manager
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