SOURCE: McKinley Reserve Media Group

McKinley Reserve Media Group

August 10, 2009 12:20 ET

McKinley Reserve Media Group Launches "24 in the O.C."

New OC Channel Show Features Former CNBC-TV Host Mike Hegedus

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - August 10, 2009) - McKinley Reserve Media Group (MRMG), the award-winning video communications and public relations agency serving clients across a variety of sectors, today announced the start of production of a new, half-hour television show titled "24 in the O.C.," in cooperation with local PBS affiliate station KOCE-TV and the OC Channel. Mike Hegedus, MRMG's executive producer and host of "24 in the O.C.," will produce a variety of television segments which profile notable CEOs and businesses within the borders of Orange County.

Mike Hegedus, former CNBC-TV on-air personality, brings his 30-plus-year career in broadcast journalism to Orange County. His international storytelling experience will bring valuable, locally produced content with an engaging main focus on interesting CEOs, shop owners, and businesses that are the core economic drivers in Orange County.

"The program '24 in the O.C.' will be a breath of fresh air to Orange County with in-the-field interviews, live-action scenes and thoughtful commentary. Mike Hegedus will be traveling around Orange County to get an inside look at companies and organizations with a unique edge or constructive relationship with the surrounding community," said John Thatcher, president of McKinley Reserve Media Group.

"After completing thousands of company and CEO television profiles in my career, the one thing I know for sure is that companies everywhere need exposure within their community," said Hegedus. "If the community knows about the interesting local businesses and personalities, they tend to support those businesses. We believe '24 in the O.C.' will stimulate the local economy."

About McKinley Reserve Media Group

McKinley Reserve Media Group (MRMG) is a Newport Beach-based award-winning reputation management, video communications, and public relations agency and the exclusive media communications partner of the McKinley Reserve family of companies. MRMG serves the media relations and training needs of clients from a variety of industry sectors, including finance, retail, consumer products and manufacturing. For additional information regarding McKinley Reserve Media Group, please visit

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    John Thatcher
    McKinley Reserve Media Group