----http://mediaverse-memphis.blogspot.com had this to report yesterday. Check out the site for Memphis media info.
On Corey Maclin (The WPTY/WLMT Sports Desk)
Corey Maclin has been hired to the sports desk at WPTY/WLMT, sources confirmed Monday.Maclin, who started Monday, will appear on air sometime next week.
He joins a sports staff that was further depleted when Ari Bergeron left in July.
Maclin, who recently lost an election for Shelby County Clerk, has not yet responded to a request for comment. However, his Facebook page notes that a big announcement is coming soon. Is this it?
It's an understatement to say that this is an interesting hire but it is intriguing. Maclin has plenty of on-air experience from his days as co-host of Memphis Wrestling. Here's an excerpt from his bio:
While continuing to still learn, develop and grow Maclin later moved to full time radio announcing six nights a week while still attending high school. Later on this work experience would allow Maclin at the tender age of eighteen to be named the youngest program / news director in the Memphis market hired at WLOK radio.It's unclear what will happen to Maclin and Associates and its clients as well as how the Twin Stations will be able to handle the baggage that Maclin carries.
This position would give him the firm footing that he needed to structure a sure foundation in promotions and advertising. While working in tandem in radio Maclin would soon be hired to Co- host a weekly television show so termed:” Memphis Wrestling” with Dave Brown at WMC- TV 5 for thirteen years.
Later Maclin became employed with Silver Star news as the advertising director where he sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales. A Personality being replete with efficiency, professionalism and the know how to delineate share market value he would become the president and CEO of his own advertising firm entitled Corey Maclin and Associates in the Spring of 1997.
This full service agency currently operates locally in Memphis, Tennessee with over two hundred clients to its credit Handling revenue in excess of ten million dollars. Clients range geographically from the United States, Canada, Europe and the Bahamas. Under the umbrella of Corey Maclin and Associates several businesses have been acquired. Today, with Maclin at the helm, overseeing the direction and future of the company; Corey Maclin and Associates are poised to posture itself throughout the 21st century overseeing exclusively media planning and implementation, talent acquisition, marketing, budget analysis and branding to name a few.
In any event, a congrats is in order.