M.D. Smith IV, Author - Huntsville, Alabama
(256) 533-4684 Office - mdsmith at HiWAAY.net
This book is quite different. The 93 short stories cover a wide spectrum of topics, many about the "old" days. Some were written for "Old Huntsville Magazine" published by Cathey Carney. Read about a specific incident in their lives that was most memorable in one way or another.
Some stories are from Judy and M.D.'s childhood days in the 40s, 50's, and when they dated, and got married in 1961. A few stories include some of their 8 kids and incidents revolving around them.
M.D. worked in Radio & TV for 40 years. So, you will see a share of stories about the WAAY Radio and TV days and special events. Many didn't turn out quite like expected. M.D. has been Amateur Radio operator WA4DXP since 1962 and still enjoys the hobby building much of his own equipment. He was General Manager of WAAY-TV for 36 years.
Judy has always had a love for dance and sewing. Several stories from her are about how they met, dated, fell in love and married. Married Student Apartment years in Tuscaloosa are included.
Titles are not sorted by time or subject. Some are a two-parts. The year this first book was published, they celebrated their 57th Anniversary, the same number of years about which you'll find several car stories about 1957 Model Cars. Back photo is Smith family at Thanksgiving 2017 with five of eight grandchildren and seven of eight grown children & spouses.
_ (Watch Authors video 1:31 about book) or (Watch 3:09 version where Judy emotionally talks about Polio story)
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"Behind the SCREENS" subtitle "Winning the Ratings War at WAAY-TV" available on Amazon and Kindle.
Winning the Ratings War at WAAY-TV, Huntsville, Alabama. Besides historical background, book contains true stories from those who worked there over 36 years and the General Manager's 'hands on' talks to staff and discussion of actual times from 1963 until 1999. How TV & issues of Ratings Success changed over the years. Truly, a 'Behind the TV screen view of one station that went from last to first in the ratings and stayed there for many years. See how it was done and how staff was motivated to do so. Lessons in Motivation and Morale are contained within the pages.
(Watch Author video 1:18 about book) -
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This first novel by M.D. Smith, IV available now on Amazon, Kindle & Barnes and Noble ebook.
Too young when they first met, life tore them apart. Twenty-Five years later it brought them back together again.
But after failed marriages and hard lessons will the love they once felt be enough to keep them together?
Or will it be lost again?
(Watch Author video 0:50 about book)
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