MMI Associates, Inc. Writer Participates in Internet Radio Interview

Chapel Hill, NC, December 17, 2008 --( Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based public relations firm, has announced that Wesley Hyatt, senior writer for the firm, will participate as a featured guest on Shokus Internet Radio Wednesday, Dec. 17 to discuss the history of daytime television. Hyatt will review the highlights of soap operas, game shows, talk shows and other programming on ABC, CBS and NBC since the 1970s with Stuart Shostak, host of “Stu’s Show,” live from 7-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Joining them will be game show authority Steve Beverly, as well as select calls from listeners. This appearance follows a well-received discussion by the trio in August covering daytime television in the 1950s and 1960s. The program will be rebroadcast daily at the same time the following six days except on Sunday, Dec. 21, when it will air from noon-2 p.m. ET. To listen to the interview, visit

A Chapel Hill native and resident, Hyatt has written six nonfiction books including his first, The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television in 1998. His other titles are The Billboard Book of Number One Adult Contemporary Hits, Kicking Off The Week: A History of Monday Night Football, Emmy Award Winning Nighttime Television Series, 1948-2004, A Critical History of Television’s The Red Skelton Show, 1951-1971, and Short-Lived Television Series, 1948-1978. He has been interviewed by many media outlets as a TV historian, including The Arizona Republic, Bloomberg Radio News and

“I look forward to talking about daytime television with Stu and Steve,” said Hyatt. “We are all quite familiar with the shows and the people involved in them since the 1970s, and we each have definite opinions about them, so it should make for a lively and fun discussion.”

About Wesley Hyatt:
Wesley Hyatt is a Writer at MMI Associates, Inc., a full-service marketing and public relations firm. Wesley is responsible for a wide range of duties at MMI, including writing press releases, biographies, and other collateral, as well as proofreading copy, editing copy and tracking news clips. Prior to joining MMI, Wesley worked as a Senior Editorial Assistant with Divers Alert Network, a nonprofit scuba diving and dive safety association affiliated with Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He has served as editor for weekly newspapers in Hillsborough, N.C. and Jamestown, N.C. Wesley is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communications and English. A North Carolina native, he resides in Chapel Hill.

About MMI Associates, Inc.:
MMI Associates, Inc. is a full-service public relations firm offering a wide range of services to help clients achieve measurable results in brand awareness, name recognition, market penetration and crisis management. Established in 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona, this award-winning firm was named one of the top 10 public relations firms in the state. In North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal’s Book of Lists has recognized MMI as one of the top five public relations firms in the Triangle. The firm has received numerous awards for its work and was awarded the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 and 2008 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability, and was named a Best Place to Work by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information, please call (919) 233-6600 or visit the Web site at

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