Monday Memo – July 25, 2016
TO: ALL STAFF
DATE: 25 JULY 2016
Haley Milon joined our Sports Team on Tuesday of last week. She comes to us most recently from Monumental Sports and Entertainment in Washington, DC, where she wrote, produced and hosted the Wizards pre-game show, “American Express Home Court Advantage”. She wrote, produced and hosted the pre- and postgame shows for the Washington Capitals, “Capitals Report Live”. Haley served as Production Intern for Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic in Bethesda, MD and as Sports Department Intern at WCSC Live5 in Charleston, SC. She worked as a real-time correspondent for MLB Advanced Media in Washington, DC. A graduate of George Washington University in Washington, DC, with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, Haley is looking forward to learning the schools, teams and players on Delmarva.
Justina Coronel joined our News Team on Wednesday of last week as a Reporter/ Producer/ Anchor. A graduate of the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Justina is bi-lingual in English and Spanish. She has a wide range of experiences including Contributing Culinary Editor for Miami Shoot Magazine. She served as a Media Production Intern for Miami Heat’s “HEATv”, as on-air talent for the University of Miami’s “NewsBreak” a videographer for the University of Miami’s Distraction magazine. Justina also has experience as a Staff Writer and Sports Writer. She is relocating from Florida to join our Team.
Please join me in welcoming the two newest members of our News Team.
FREE SHOREBIRDS TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR JULY AND AUGUST GAMES!
We’ve got tickets for some great Shorebirds’ games still available. Come on out and enjoy a good game of baseball and cheer on the Shorebirds as they shoot for finishing up a successful season! Tickets are available as follows:
o Tuesday, 26 July
o Thursday, 4 August
o Sunday, 7 August (5:05PM)
o Monday, 8 August
o Tuesday, 9 August
o Wednesday, 10 August
All games start at 7:05 unless otherwise noted. Call Elaine (x 340) for tickets or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be distributed on a first come basis.
OUT IN THE COMMUNITY
The 40th Annual Tawes Crab and Clam Bake roared back onto the political scene this past Wednesday with a Who’s Who of elected officials in attendance. 47 ABC partnered with the Insurance Market to celebrate the start of the political season as well as enjoy some really good food and entertain many of our clients. Despite an intermittent breeze off the water and more moderate temperatures than normally occur during the event, it was still plenty hot! The town of Crisfield, as always, was organized and everything went off without a hitch. We had an Early Team (pictured) go down at 7:30AM that morning to set up and get everything organized. By the time I arrived shortly before 11, we were just about ready to go. The event ran from noon to 4PM. Thanks to the entire Team for all you did to make this client-centered event a huge success.
The Delaware State Fair kicked off this past Thursday and, if you’ve never worked on the project, you’ll have to take my word for just how much work it takes to get ready to deliver our evening newscasts live from a remote location for ten straight days! It was extra challenging this year because we had to deliver it without benefit of our live truck. Jeff scrambled to work out an alternate delivery system with the folks at the Fair and Drew was everywhere, working with Mike and Josh to ensure that all the details were taken care of. I was able to get up there Friday and snapped this shot when Senator Carper dropped by for an interview with Lenita. Daniel and Lili braved the heat to deliver reports from outside and Randy (from Froggy) did an impromptu promotion with us for Family Feud. David and Emily anchored from Salisbury. Everyone on the news team had an integral role to play to make it happen and everyone was right on point. Today is the half way mark of the Delaware State Fair. I hope you all have an opportunity to get up there at least once. The Fair closes down on the 30th.
THE NIELSEN SWEEPS PERIOD REMINDER: The Nielsen July Sweeps Period wraps up on Wednesday. Thanks to everyone who pulled together to deliver a quality product.
VACATIONING BROADCASTERS INCLUDE
• Don Gaul will be on vacation all week
• Leland Miller will be off tomorrow and Jessica Simpson off tomorrow afternoon
• Travon Miles will be off Thursday through 1 August
• Shaun Tedder will be off Friday through 1 August
• Austin Johnson will be off Sunday and next Monday
ENGINEERING SCHEDULE THIS WEEK:
• Bill is Early Guy
• Drew is Late Guy
• Jeff is At-The-Fair Guy
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING ON 47 ABC THIS WEEK INCLUDES
• Monday through Thursday at 10PM = Democratic National Convention
• Tuesday at 8 = “Bachelorette: The Men Tell All”
• Saturday at 10 = Season premiere of “Boston EMS”
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING ON DELMARVA’S CW3 THIS WEEK INCLUDES
• Tonight at 8 = “MADtv: 20th Anniversary Reunion” (if you miss it, it will re-air Friday at 9PM)
ANNIVERSARIES OF NOTE:
• Lissette Nunez will be with us one year on Wednesday
• Michael Lawrence will be with us sixteen years on Thursday
Thanks to both of you for your many contributions.
• Today = El Coqui in Frederica ($20 voucher for $10)
• Wednesday = Roadie Joe’s in Salisbury ($20 voucher for $10)
• Friday = Restaurant 213 in Salisbury ($40 voucher for $20)
STATION FREEBIES: Congratulations to Brian Ortiz, winner of the Tiger Mart gift bag. This week’s Station Freebie is a collection of commemorative beer glasses from the Tawes Crab and Clambake (many thanks to Teri Monahan who gathered up those that were left behind, took them home and ran them through the dishwasher!). We have ten glasses and we will have ten winners. You can sign up for your chance to win on the Station bulletin board located across from the time clock. The drawing will be Friday, 29 July, and the winner announced in the next Monday Memo.
In addition, we have winners of the WWE ticket drawing for the big Saturday night event. They are Carmen Frazier, Darryl Baxter, Travon Miles and Shawn Conaway. Enjoy!
SPECIAL DAYS THIS WEEK INCLUDE:
• Today is “Mandela Day” (and)
• Sunday is “National Drive Thru Day”
WE CURRENTLY HAVE ONE IMMEDIATE OPENING:
• Studio Tech (part time): See Josh Lynch
In-house candidates are encouraged to contact Josh at their earliest convenience. If you know of someone who has the necessary qualifications and would be a good addition to our Team, please share the information about this opening with them. A brief job description is posted on both bulletin boards and can be found on our website. 47ABC, Delmarva’s CW3 and Me-TV: An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Make it a great week and stay cool!