It was a milestone day for us here at Beasley Media Fayetteville last Friday, as the company paid tribute to retired Regional Vice President Danny Highsmith by officially naming the WKML broadcast studio in his honor.
The dedication, hosted by Vice President and Market Manager Kent Dunn, also included a special presentation by Mayor Mitch Colvin, who officially proclaimed it “Danny Highsmith Day” in the City of Fayetteville.
The ribbon cutting ceremony also featured remarks from Beasley Chief Executive Officer Caroline Beasley, Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President Brian Beasley and former cluster Market Manager Mac Edwards, who currently serves as the Vice President and Market Manager of the company’s Charlotte and Detroit operations.
Danny Highsmith worked at Beasley Media Group for 51 years in a variety of capacities – many of which included serving as market Manager of the Fayetteville cluster. His leadership, passion and commitment to his peers, the local community and the industry continue to serve as a benchmark for others today.
Highsmith’s legacy continues to be felt around the studios, along with his famous sentiment, “Remember, if you see someone today without a smile, give them one of yours,” which is now permanently etched, along with his image, on the KML studio window at the station.