03.15.2011 04:00 PM
Media General’s Ardell Hill Moves to Baron Services
HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: Ardell Hill is leaving
Media General after nearly 28 years with the company. Hill is joining Baron
Services as president of Broadcast Operations. He will be in charge of
expanding Baron’s broadcast business.
“I am thrilled to have someone with Ardell’s proven experience join our
leadership team,” said Bob Baron, CEO. “I have had a close personal and
professional relationship with Ardell since our mutual days at WFLA-TV; that's
a quarter of a century. I’m honored to have him join us.”
Hill graduated from the University of South Alabama, eventually going to work
at several TV stations throughout the Southeast. He joined WFLA-TV, Media
General’s flagship TV station in Tampa, Fla., in March, 1982, when he also
served as senior vice president of operations for Media General. He was upped
to president of broadcast operations for Media General in 2009. He’ll join
Baron April 4, before the 2011 NAB Show later that month.
“I’ve watched Bob grow his company and produce the most powerful severe weather
tools available and they have now done the same with their main weather
graphics system. I am excited to join the Baron team and look forward to this
new opportunity. Look for new and expanding products in the future with market
winning capabilities,” Hill said.