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Anne Arundel resident to retire from ‘Wheel of Fortune’; Sage Growth Partners is ‘Small Agency’ of the year

by | Jun 13, 2023

Pat Sajak, master of spin and a resident of Severna Park in Anne Arundel County, has decided to bid farewell to the Wheel of Fortune stage. His upcoming 41st season will be his last after receiving 19 nominations for the prestigious Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, winning three times.

Sajak got into the local media game during the course of his career, owning Annapolis AM radio station 1430 WNAV. As Capitol Communicator reported in November 2022, Sajak sold the radio station he had owned for more than 20 years to a pair of Maryland investors, including WTOP production department employee Chris Roth, for $1,000. WNAV has been in the same building on Admiral Drive since 1949.

“As the host of ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ Pat has entertained millions of viewers across America for 40 amazing years,” said Suzanne Prete, EVP of game shows at Sony Pictures Television.

“We are incredibly grateful and proud to have had Pat as our host for all these years and we look forward to celebrating his outstanding career throughout the upcoming season,” she said in a statement. “Pat has agreed to continue as a consultant on the show for three years following his last year hosting, so we’re thrilled to have him remaining close to the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ family!”

Following the announcement, Sajak tweeted:

Well, the time has come. I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last. It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Many thanks to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll keep the clickbait sites busy!).

Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a nationally recognized healthcare research, strategy, and marketing firm based in Baltimore, says it is pleased to announce that it has been honored as a 2023 Top Small Agency of the Year by Ragan’s PR Daily. The annual industry awards recognize the country’s most outstanding PR agencies, teams, campaigns and communication efforts. The Small Agency of the Year category specifically honors companies with annual revenues between $5 and $15 million. Winners are chosen from thousands of entries submitted by both national and international agencies.

“We are proud to continually be recognized for our agency’s strategy, creativity and results,” said Boh Hatter, Sage Growth Partners Chief Marketing Officer and one of the firm’s managing partners. “Our ongoing PR success is a result of our ability to first develop undeniably strong and engaging content, and then couple that with longstanding editorial relationships to secure extensive media coverage and unparalleled placements for clients.”

Photo: Sony Pictures Television

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Maryland regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. Jeff is the regional representative of the national Public Relations Consultants Group (PRCG). He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.


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