Monday Memo – October 9, 2017

 MONDAY MEMO
      TO:  ALL STAFF
FROM:  KATHLEEN
  DATE:  9 OCTOBER 2017

WELCOME ABOARD!

Welcome aboard to Sean Frost.  Sean joined our News Team as a part time Studio Tech last Monday.  He is working towards his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Media Production and a minor in Film at SU. He completed an Associates of Arts in Communication at the College of Southern Maryland in Prince George’s County.  Sean is currently working part time for the Salisbury University Television and is on their Executive Board.  Please join me in welcoming him to our Team.

SAVE THESE DATES!

•    Friday, 1 December (5-6:30PM) at Reign Conference & Event Center = Hope you can come to this Happy Hour and wish me a happy retirement.  All Station personnel and Weather Watchers will be invited.  Details and invitations to follow.
•    Saturday, 13 January 2018, at EVO = Station New Year’s Party for Employees.  This event is instead of the traditional Christmas Party and will, hopefully, ease everyone’s holiday schedule a bit!  Details will follow.

CONGRATULATIONS TO Drew Prouse and Shawn Conaway, winners of the McDonald’s travel mugs.

FREE AND DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITIES:

•    Our Station Freebie for this week is another $25 Starbucks gift card courtesy of Entertainment Studios.  The signup sheet is on the bulletin board across from the time clock and, of course, the winner will be announced in the next Monday Memo.
•    Discounted coupons for Kings Dominion’s Haunted Halloween are in a packet on the Station bulletin board across from the time clock.  Help yourself!
•    Any size coffee for a dollar at Wawa continues this week and next.
OUT IN THE COMMUNITY:

•    Last week, we received a thank you note from Holly Grove Christian School for our donation of a WeatherCaster WannaBe for their auction which took place this past Saturday
•    This Saturday is
o    Pick a Pal Day (and)
o    The Seagull Century

UNITED WE WIN!

You should have received your United Way payroll deduction forms from your Supervisor last week.  If you did not, see Tracy Shrieves for one.  As you consider what charities to consider for 2018, you would want to keep in mind that 100% of your contributions stay local and you have the benefit of a team of local United Way Volunteers who ensure your contribution is making a measurable difference in someone’s life.  To those of you who have already turned in your paperwork, I say, “thank you”.  For those of you still trying to decide, you can go to www.unitedway4us.org for more information.  Completed forms should be turned in to Tracy.

IT’S A WEEK OF ALL PREMIERES ALL THE TIME ON DELMARVA’S CW3!

•    Monday at 8 = “Supergirl”
•    Monday at 9 = “Valor”
•    Tuesday at 8 = “The Flash”
•    Tuesday at 9 = “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
•    Wednesday at 8 = “Riverdale”
•    Wednesday at 9 = “Dynasty”
•    Thursday at 8 = “Supernatural”
•    Thursday at 9 = “Arrow”
•    Friday at 8 = “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
•    Friday at 9 = “Jane the Virgin”

CHANGES IN LOCALLY PRODUCED PROGRAMMING ON 47 ABC FOR THIS WEEK

•    On Saturday
o    No 6PM Newscast
o    DSI moves from 7PM Saturday to 12:30PM Sunday
o    Late News will air (about) 11:30PM

 “BIG DEALS” THIS WEEK INCLUDE
 
•    Monday = Planet Maze/Ocean City, MD ($40 voucher for $20)
•    Tuesday = Cemetery House in Laurel, DE ($20 voucher for $10)
•    Wednesday = East Coast Pizza Connection in Pittsville, MD ($20 voucher for $10)
•    Thursday = Executive Transportation in Bridgeville ($528 voucher for $264)
•    Friday = OC Golf in Ocean City ($84 voucher for $40)

OCTOBER IS

•    National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
•    National Dental Hygiene Month
•    National Disability Employment Awareness Month

THIS WEEK IS

•    Fire Prevention week (10.8.17 < 10.14.17)

SPECIAL DAYS THIS WEEK INCLUDE

•    Today we celebrate Columbus Day (Thursday, 10/12, is the actual date)
•    Wednesday is
o    National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
o    National Coming Out Day
o    National Stop Bullying Day
•    Thursday is Farmers Day
•    Friday is the 247th anniversary of the founding of the US Navy
•    Saturday is the 70th anniversary of the breaking of the sound barrier

WE CURRENTLY HAVE FIVE IMMEDIATE OPENINGS:  
•    MCO (part time/ fill in; potential for full time):  see Ken Evans
•    Media Specialist (full time):  see Phil Bankert
•    Studio Technician (part time):  See Matt Sigler
•    Commercial Producer/Editor (full time):  See John Ebert
•    MMJ/Producer (Full Time):  See Sarah Truitt
In-house candidates are encouraged to contact the respective Supervisor 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 these openings with them.  Brief job descriptions are posted on both bulletin boards and applications and more information can be found on our website.  Marquee Broadcasting, Inc., along with its holdings, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Make it a great week!