WGN Morning News is having its sixth annual drive-thru food drive, with all donated food going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, tomorrow morning from 5 to 10 and is inviting viewers to stop by.
Not a misspelling, ‘soles’ as in gym shoes. The month-long campaign encouraged Chicago residents across the city and suburbs to donate gently worn or new gym shoes to distribute to those in need by their community partner, Share Your Souls.
The free fair will feature food, fun, health screenings, safety tips and everything parents need to get kids ready for school. There will be plenty of entertainment including live music, face painting, a petting zoo, mascots, inflatable bouncers, and a dunk tank.
Both Graham and Nexstar have openings in their respective corporate headquarters in Chicago and Dallas for a chief technology officer and a senior vice president of local content development.
A cutting-edge study, Video News Research Project, will test the use of new forms of animation, graphics, and data visualization in video storytelling. Year-long, paid fellowship positions will be created as part of the project, one position at each of these stations in Chicago and Boston.
At the Promax Station Summit last week in Las Vegas, attendees filled the room for the session Zero Budget Magic, to see how imagination, and little more, is the only currency allowed in spots submitted from stations across the country. Here are all 40 of them.
This past week was a busy one on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, as Cox, NBC, Gray and Insite Wireless posted ads for openings in sales, news, marketing and engineering in Chicago, San Diego, Columbia, Boston and New York, and one opening where you can live anywhere you want.
Bozo is back on the air in Chicago for a two-hour special, Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, Sunday night on WGN. It’s been 50 years since it originally aired. Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, will air unedited segments made up of sketches, guest circus acts and the Grand Prize Game, featuring the original cast.
Most people who work in local TV marketing come to the position by happenstance. A new program at the NBC/Telemundo owned stations fast tracks candidates with the right stuff to step right into a position at their stations. “We really should be growing our own,” said Dianne Hannes, creative services director at WMAQ, NBC’s Chicago O&O.
Chicago’s WMAQ positions its news chopper, Sky 5, as above it all. Here are a couple new promos. Diane Hannes, the station’s VP of creative services, sent these along inspired by the Market Share two-part series, Marketing Local TV News Choppers.