C. Douglas Sutton Named GM Of WHDF

The former local sales manager of WBMA Birmingham, Ala., will run Lockwood’s Huntsville, Ala., CW affiliate.

Lockwood Broadcast Group announced Tuesday the appointment of C. Douglas Sutton as the new general manager of its CW affiliate WHDF Huntsville, Ala. (DMA 80). He succeeds Dale Stafford who left the station in May.

Sutton joins WHDF from WBMA Birmingham, Ala., where he was local sales manager.

Previously Sutton was the director of marketing at WLFL-WRDC, and marketing/community relations manager at WNCN, all in Raleigh, N.C.

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Hope Yen and Charles Babington says:

August 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Uh-oh!! WHDF was the callsign for Houghton, Michigan’s previously ill-fated AM radio station decades ago. When the copper mines closed in 1968, locals who worked there said the cazll letters stood for “Where Hope Dies Fast!” Today its FM is WOLV, “The Wolf”, and the AM, 1400, is WCCY. Both do OK financially, WCCY having emerged from bankruptcy a few decades ago. It started operations in 1929. It was WHDF until 1979. Best wishes for success in Huntsville!!

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