Thursday, March 22, 2007

Who to send to? (Local Edition)

At least as important as contacting CBS Television executives is contacting the Station Managers at their local affliates. It's always best to put a name on your letter, so try to find out the name of your local CBS station's top personnel before sending your letter.

How can you find that out? Well, if you're lucky, its already online. Wikipedia has a list of of CBS television stations and many of the Wikipedia pages for individual stations list their administration. My local CBS affiliate is WBZ-TV in Boston. Sure enough, it gives me their General Manager, their station manager, and anyone else I might want to contact. Another good person to contact is their Sales Director.

Now, not every Wikipedia entry will have that info, but don't worry. Check out your local station's website to see if they have it. If not, you can always just try calling them and asking for the name of their Station Manager and/or President. Local stations are a great way to have an impact here. Us contacting the CBS Network is good, but if we can get the local affiliates contacting them, it'll have an even greater impact. As always, be positive and encouraging. We don't need to despair yet, so keep things up-beat. We want to show them that there is a fan base for HIMYM who is dedicated and frequent viewers and that we are valuable to the network. Good luck!

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