Sunday, November 28, 2010

What is Chris Andrade Up to Now?

You may remember him from the ARB graduating class of 1993! Now known as Chris Malone, in 1996 he moved to Panama City, Florida for a PM drive slot at country WAKT-FM.  Then he moved on to country WPAP-FM in 1998 as the evening host for the Clear Channel property.  Eventually, he moved to PM drive for WPAP-FM and Program Director for sister rock WFBX-FM until 2004.  He started with Entercom in Gainesville, Florida in 2004 as Production Director and currently he is PD and PM drive host for AC WKTK-FM in Gainesville, Florida and has held those positions for nearly 2 years. 
You can listen to Chris through the station's webpage: 
Thanks for sharing your info with us Chris, keep up the good work!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gary Lycan

Download Gary Pet ...jpg (42.3 KB)Our thanks to guest lecturer Gary Lycan for speaking to the radio students this week on "Introduction to Television." Here's Gary's information... remember students, you have now made a contact in this business!


Radio columnist, Orange County Register
Producer-Host, Pet Place TV Show
President, Elevad, Inc., non-profit producing Pet Place Radio Show, 7:30- am Sundays with Marie Hulett on Retro 1260 KGIL
Guest Instructor, Academy of Radio & Television Broadcasting, Huntington Beach, CA
Author, Foreword, "Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History" by Manny Pachecho, 2009.
Senior Producer-Writer, "Macabre  Theatre," TV series, 2004-2008.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Putting Their Best "Face" Forward

It's a discussion we've had in both the radio and TV classes, how companies aggressively protect their trademarks. Kleenex, Band Aid and Xerox are good examples of brand names that have gone generic.

Facebook is close to securing the word "Face" as a protected trademark in certain circumstances.  They have the money to secure their trademark... but it won't make them very popular. Do you think they'll have an about-face on this one?
New Facebook Trademark: “Face” and Online Chat Rooms

Monday, November 22, 2010

Social Media Takes Over the News

You know by now how important social media is to radio and TV stations. Here's a great spoof created by a Fox station in Texas...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Good Reason to Always Check Your Graphics Before Air

MSNBC in Miami was trying to cover the breaking news of Prince William's royal engagement and a local car chase. They decided to split the screen so viewers could monitor the chase while continuing on with the news.

Unfortunately, here's what viewers saw:

Princess Diana, of course, was killed in a car crash while being chased by news paparazzi.

Are TV News Anchors Becoming Obsolete?

Tribune station KIAH Houston will debut an anchor-less newscast in January.  Called "NewsFix", it's described as a cast that will rely more on pre-produced stories and will have a faster pace than traditional TV news. 

But what will distinguish the newscast is the absence of anchors, a fixture in TV newscasts for decades.  “There will always be a voice and lots of personality,” Lee Abrams says in an interview withTVNewsCheck. “There just won’t be two people behind the desk.” 

Lee Abrams resigned from Tribune shortly after coming up with this idea;  he had earlier been suspended for sending out an email that contained offensive content. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Welcome Academy Friends!

This is where you will be able to find expanded information on Academy happenings and "where are they now" profiles of Academy graduates.  Plus I'll add plenty of news about the Radio and TV business to keep you in the know.

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