Radio station management is a team

Published 12:27 am Tuesday, February 26, 2008

On behalf of the staff and management of KWTG Classic Country 104.7, The Gator, I would like to thank The Natchez Democrat for the recent article about the Miss-Lou’s newest radio station. The Natchez Democrat has always provided clear and concise information without bias, so I would like to take this opportunity to do so concerning our story.

KWTG and KFNV are co-managed by both my husband, Mike Smith and myself. Mike plays a huge part in our day to day operations and though he is very humble about it, he is also largely responsible for its business success. Mike wasn’t mentioned in the article at all, and much too much credit was given where it wasn’t due. As to the business dealings behind the acquisition of the station, it was not me, but the station licensee, Tom Gay, that negotiated the purchase and spent countless hours putting a complicated deal together that formed this radio station. Credit should also be given to our engineer, Larry Young who worked tirelessly and diligently to get us on the air. It takes more than one person to make a business successful. I couldn’t let the article run as written without giving these people the credit due. Thank you to The Natchez Democrat for allowing me to do so.

Desiree Smith

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manager, KFNV and KWTG