Category Archives: Tcom Public Event

TCOM Career Day March 22 with President of Ohio Cable & Telecom. Asso as keynote speaker

TCOM Career Day Friday, March 22nd

The TCOM Student Association, the Department of Telecommunications, and the BGSU Career Center are jointly organizing the 2nd TCOM Career Day on March 22 Friday with alumni career panel, company presentations, luncheon, and on-site interviews.  The alumni career panel and company presentations are open to the public.  Students sign up for on-site interviews via WorkNet.

Alumni Career Panel- 10:30 BTSU Room 315

Faculty Moderator:  Dr. Ewart Skinner

Annamarie Iannetta- marketing associate, MedCity Media, Cleveland, providing support for the company’s events, marketing and business development.

Jeffrey Warnement- Director of Photography of Bartha, an events production company in Columbus, OH

Jon Sinton- Co-Founder and the President, Progressive Voices, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization whose initial product is the Progressive Voices App for smartphones and tablets, Atlanta, Georgia.

Anthony Bellino- Co-Host/Producer of “Drive Time” on CBS Sports Radio 106.5 The Ticket, Radio PxP Broadcaster, & Public Address Announcer, Toledo, OH

Gil Gonzalez – Director, Conference and Meetings, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), Washington DC

Andree Kinnee –  Assignment Desk Manager, WJW-TV, Cleveland

Company Presentation 11:30 BTSU Room 315

Faculty Moderator:  Mr. Stephen Merrill

Sinclair Broadcasting WKEF 22 ABC, WRGT Dayton: Wes Finley, News Director

Toledo 05  CW- Cheryl Lightfoot, Fulfillment Coordinator, Local Stations

WKFM/WLKR (Radio) Milan, Ohio – Bill Forthofer, General Manager

WMNT-TV Toledo – Melyssa Knight, General Manager

Time Warner Cable: Cheryl Ridgway , Time Warner Cable

Luncheon 12:30 BTSU room 228 (prior registration required)

Menu- Served Lunch: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Greens and Herb Salad, Soup of the day, Fresh Fruit, Mini cookies and brownies, Lemonade and water. Vegetarian menu available.

Keynote speaker- Ed Kozelek,  President of the Ohio Cable and Telecommunications Association

On-site interviews for jobs and internships

WTOL, Toledo (BTSU307)

CW/WT05, Toledo (BTSU309)

WKFM/WKLM, Milan, OH (WH200)

WKEF-TV, 22 ABC, WRGT Fox45,  Sinclair Broadcasting, Dayton, OH (BTSU318)

WMNT- TV Toledo (BTSU407)

Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Washington DC (WH023)

Two guest lectures in TCOM from WQRN and alumni Joe Philport and Ryan Zangrilli

1.  Dan McClintok of WQRN who will speak to the TCOM4610 Audience Research THIS WEDNESDAY, September 26, 2012 at the TCOM 4610 Audience Research class, in room 226 Olscamp Hall from 6pm-9pm.

Mr. McClintok will talk about current radio research, how it is gathered and applied on a local basis.

A question and answer session will immediately follow his talk.

2.  TCOM alum Ryan Zangrilli (National Sales Director,blip.TV) and University Distinguished Alum Joe Philport (President and CEO of Traffic Audit Bureau, NY)will speak to the TCOM1030 class on Friday 9/28 from 9:30-10:20 at West Hall 121.

March 19 TCOM Career Day Schedule, at Bowen-Thompson Student Union & West Hall


First BGSU TCOM Career Day, March 19 Monday Bowen-Thompson Student Union
(organized by the Telecommunications Student Association, Department of Telecommunications, and the BGSU Career Center)

TCOM 1030 Alumni Guest Lecture 9:30-10:20 (WH121) : Dave Dobson (Producer, ESPN), Ryan Zangrilli (Vice-President Mid-West, blip.TV), Bill Forthofer (Station Manager, WKFM/ WLKR Radio)

Alumni Career Panel 10:30-11:20 (BTSU201) : Ryan Zangrilli (blip.TV), Elissa Henry (Associate Media Director, Marcus Thomas Advertising, Cleveland), Tom Farmer (Vice-President of Programming and Executive Producer, Fox Sports Ohio), Bill Forthofer (WKFM/ WLKR Radio), Jay Schell (IT Engineer, WTOL-TV). Faculty Moderator: Mr. Stephen Merrill

Company Feature Presentations 11:30-12:20 (BTSU 201): CJ Hoyt (News Director, WTOL, Raycom Media), Tom Farmer (Fox Sports), Joe Jensen (Executive Vice-President, Block Communications, Inc.,- Cable & Telesystem; CTO, Buckeye Cablesystem), Jennifer Hilzner (Recruiter, Disney), Dan Mellon (Group Manager, Sinclair Broadcast Group), Mike Holman (General Manager, WFIN-Radio). Faculty moderator: Dr. Gi Woong Yun

Minority Hiring and Challenges Panel 11:30-12:20 (BTSU 207): Bethany Kereszturi (OCTA, Regional Manager, Talent Acquisition and Movement, Time Warner Cable West Region), Jillian Wiggs (Sales Manager, Urban Broadcasting), Melyssa Knight (General Manager, WMNT-TV), Keilon Ratliff (CEO, Bottomline Management), Terence Sigers (on-air personality POWER 107.5, Columbus, Ohio). Faculty moderator: Dr. Tom Mascaro

Luncheon 12:30-1:20 (BTSU 228) – pre-registered attendees only: Keynote speaker OAB President Christine Merritt: “Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Generation of Broadcasters”

Tour of West Hall Facilities (1:30-2:00)

Interview, Demo and Career Fair Tips Panel 2:00-3:00 (BTSU 207): Dave Dobson (ESPN), Lee Conklin (News Anchor, WTVG-TV), Ryan Zangrilli (blip.TV), Bill Forthofer(WKFM/ WLKR Radio), Andrea Domachowski (BGSU Career Center). Faculty moderator: Mr. Ken Garland

On-site Interviews (3-5 p.m. BTSU 228, BTSU208, WH310, & WH023): Pre-registered students will interview with employers on campus for internships and job openings.

Networking Reception 5:30-6:30 p.m.(BTSU 228) : Open to all School of Media and Communication faculty, TCOM/RTVF alumni, current students and employers registered for the BGSU Career Center Spring Expo

Tcom Award Ceremony & TCOMSA Production Contest, April 22nd, 2:30 – 5:00

Tcom will have two events on April 22nd from 2:30 to 5:00 (West Hall 121). Please join the events and celebrate another successful semester. There will be some food and entertainment.


* 2:30 – 3:00 Reception & Social (light snacks and beverages provided)

* 3:00 – 4:00 TCOM Student Association Production Contest

* 4:00 – 5:00 Tcom Award Ceremony

88.1 WBGU-FM presents “Knowledge Brewing” a live radio quiz show celebrating 100 years of BGSU trivia!

88.1 WBGU-FM presents “Knowledge Brewing” a live radio quiz show celebrating 100 years of BGSU trivia!

This live radio show highlighting trivia you may and may not know about the University will take place at the Black Swamp Pub in the BTSU on Monday December 6th at 7 pm. You can play along with our panelists and

win prizes! This quiz show will be broadcast live on 88.1 WBGU-FM and online at Join us at the Black Swamp Pub for the fun.

As part of the program there will be a special appearance by WTOL 11 News Anchor Jerry Anderson.

“Knowledge Brewing” is sponsored in part by The Baehren Company and Johnny Rockets.

Please share with whoever might find this interesting! WBGU-FM and TCOM3680 – Radio Workshop, are partnering for this production.

ESPN VP TCOM alum to speak on Nov 10 at 4:30 p.m. Olscamp 213

Bob Braunlich, VP of ESPN Event Operations, and a 1976 TCOM Alumnus, will speak to Dr. Liggett TCOM4390 class in Olscamp 213 this Wednesday Nov 10 at 4:30 on his career path and work at ESPN. All TCOM students and the public are welcome to attend.

Below is a biography of Braunlich:

At BGSU for Grad School from Fall 1974 to Fall 1978. Masters degree and work towards Doctorate. Extensive work at WBGU radio and WBGU TV, plus was a TA for undergrad TV Production classes. January 1978 to Dec 1981- on the faculty in the Broadcasting Dept at Central Michigan University. Taught classes plus managed two campus radio stations and a campus CATV operation. Started a company with 2 other gentlemen at that time doing industrial and PR oriented video. Also worked for regional CATV company. Packed up and moved from Michigan to NYC in March of 1982. Started at ABC network in April of 1982 as a Production Manager. Did mostly in-house studio type wrap shows for first 2 years, then did field work as a PM for 8 years. Hit over 150 days annually on the road and decided to jump to management side when an opportunity arose. Became a Production Executive at ABC Sports. Involved in the planning and execution of events from idea through completion- Above and below the line. In 2003 became VP of Remote Operations for ABC Sports. In 2006 Disney merged ABC Sports into ESPN. Became a VP in ESPN Event Operations. Now based out of Bristol, Connecticut (ESPN’s headquarters) rather than NYC. Past shows include- 2 Olympics, Pan Am Games from Cuba, Auto Racing, Monday Night Football, 2 SuperBowls, Horse Racing, College Football, Baseball, NYC Marathon, Golf. Present shows under my watch include- College Football, Basketball and Baseball. BCS Bowl Games, College GameDay, Horse Racing, Entertainment events, Golf and any show involving air on ABC.

Kodak’s latest “Higher Definition” presentation – Oct 4th. 105 Hanna Hall from 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m

Mr. Jose Cardenas, lecturer of the TCOM department who is on leave this year, organized this one-day presentation on October 4 Monday in conjunction with the BG Reel Productions and the TCOM Student Association, will start off at the Gish, 105 Hanna Hall from 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. with discussions on current trends as well as look into the future of high definition visual acquisition.

Cost factors, speed, reliability, and quality will be addressed looking into Kodak’s latest “Higher Definition” stock.

With technology changing at an exponential rate – what is a good equipment investment?

There will be a hands-on portion In the afternoon, this is scheduled at South Hall’s Film Studio on 4th floor (weather permitting we may do this outside). The day will conclude at 018 West Hall with the total post work-flow in High Definition. Areas discussed will include equipment investment, time, lab, total cost factors and final product delivery not only domestic, but international requirements as well.

There will also be a variety of “give-aways” throughout the day with opportunities to network and ask questions regarding production work flow

The guests will be: Scott Stevens from Kodak and Bill Pivetta from First Avenue Films Inc.

For more information, contact Brad Wocnicki  at or Mr. Cardenas at

Cooper-Smith Advertising Agency Guest Lecture – Oct. 7th, 2:30-3:45 PM

Cooper-Smith Advertising Agency Guest Lecture

Time: Oct. 7th, 2:30-3:45 PM
Place: BA 1000
Details: Jim Copper, the President of Cooper-Smith Agency in Toledo, will visit TCOM 4670 Advertising Principles and Practices to talk to the students. He will be accompanied by his three colleagues from the agency, two of whom are recent BGSU graduates (08 and 09 each). Cooper-Smith agency is a highly successful full service advertising agency located in Toledo and serving both national and local advertisers. The guest lecture is open to everyone.

Contact Dr. Park if you have questions.

BGSU Centennial Alumni Award Recipient Dr. David Kenndy’s lecture

BGSU Centennial Alumni Award Recipient Dr. David Kennedy’s lecture.

Radio, Televison and Convergence, Brought to You by the Web

Presenter: Dave Kennedy, CEO of Flycast Inc.

April 23, 2010
Length: 51:00

Link to the lecture:

Lin to the power point presentation: Dave.Kennedy.BGSU Presentation 0410