Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Return of BamBam

Bam Bam Wants You!
OVERDUE DISCLOSURE: I ain't the only member of my extended family who toils in television. Benjamin Canady, my Mother's brother's son, has been punching newscasts for almost as long as I've been filling them with feel-good kickers. A pop culture disciple and self-admitted 'flock rocker', Ben - known to his many peeps as 'BamBam' - is a far nicer guy than I. While I like to think I had nothing to do with his decision to pursue broadcasting, we of the Canady clan have been proud of Ben for a very long time. A couple years back, he left the life of Technical Director to be TV guru for his beloved MegaChurch. Well, he's b-a-c-k. Now the Senior Director for NBC17 in Raleigh, Uncle Randy's boy calls the shots in Capitol City. Truthbetold, I rarely see him - but I never pass an NBC17 crew without asking about my younger cousin - if only so I can drop the name 'BamBam'. Without fail, my inquiries are met with smiles as they emphatically confirm he's a righteous dude. That I knew - but it's always good to hear it from unconfirmed sources. Now if I could only get him to STOP talking shop at family reunions...

3 comments:

FlutePrayer said...

Bam Bam. What's your nickname?

Meredith said...

Blogging about Elon and my big brother...it's like you've jumped into my world! ;-) Hope you and yours are doing well.

Benjamin Canady said...

First of all, Stew, thanks for the shout-out!

We were sitting around at Easter lunch and Mere said, "hey...did you see Stewart's blog?"...well, imagine my surprise to see me there.

As far as you, FlutePrayer, if BamBam is my first name, then my nickname would have to be Benjamin.