Work History

Work History
Nov 2006 - present

Radio Morning Show Host/News Announcer/Traffic Manager

Centennial Broadcasting LLC
  1. Production of weather and news stories from local and national headlines.
  2. Voice track of afternoon hourly news segments.
  3. Programming of national commercial spots
  4. Liaison for state and federal officials, receive studio guests and contact person for prizes 
  5. Updating website on headline news.
  1. Programming and producing of Morning drive segments for contemporary & classic rock format;
  2. Prep and conducted Interviews, news, weather, contests and  other announcements for hourly content.
  3. Fact finding, story research and call screening.
  4. Remote appearances.
  • Collaborated in marketing and promotional decisions for the station. 
  • Traffic Responsibilities ( for three sister stations):
  1. Maintaining and Input of sales orders.
  2. Scheduling of local and network spots. 
  3. Upkeep of affidavits and logs.
Jun 2004 - Oct 2006

Announcer/Promotions/News

AM 1000 WKDE
  1. Reported and produced bi-weekly Board of Supervisors Report.
  2. Maintained all Public Service Announcements and Obituaries.
  • Involved in all aspects of promotions both on air and for on location events:
  1. Responsibilities included creating and hosting The “Annual Sweethearts Game Show” and the weekly talk program “Profiles”.
  2. Represented the station on economic development, various not for profits and tourism boards as to recruit amusements and attractions to the County.
  • Hosted a Sunday Morning  Sunrise Program.
Apr 2002 - May 2004

Executive Dir. Tourism

Appomattox Chamber of Commerce
  • Was responsible for all aspects and practices of a chamber office.
  • Supported local merchants through various business oriented seminars, trainings, events, advertisements and fostering community relationships.
  • Actively developed and implemented short and long-range goals and strategies to promote the area as a tourist attraction and travel destination.
  • Designed and produced all marketing material, campaign designs, media advertisements and public service announcements.
  • Coordinated all chamber events including fundraisers, ribbon cuttings, parades, festivals, seminars and concerts.
  • Wrote, compiled and printed weekly correspondences, bi-monthly newsletter and quarterly mass/bulk mailing inserts.
  • Procedural upkeep of billing, accounts payable, utilities and maintenance of the building.
  • Administrative duties included coordinating operation and staffing of volunteers for the Visitor Information Center.
Jan 2000 - Apr 2002

Program Director

Alliance for Families & Children
  • Administrator for the Marriage Before the Carriage program:
  1. Was the lead spokesperson for the campaign.
  2. Soliciting participation from the target audience while creating an awareness of MBtheC to the public in general. Representing the program’s objectives before several committees, boards and civic groups
  • Facilitator of intervention initiative, marketing committee & Leadership Board:
  1. Involved in the future planning aspect of the Alliance for Families & Children.
  2. Conceived campaign logo, theme and slogan.
  3. Designed program’s brochure and registration forms, as well as flyers and posters.
  4. Implemented involvement for community events through associations with coordinators and/or directors of local fairs and Festivals. 
  5. Researched and prepared monthly and quarterly activity reports.
May 1994 - Nov 2001

Morning Show Host

105.5 KD Country
  • Creator and Co-Host of the Manic Morning Show.
  • Recipient of the 1999/2000 V.A.B. (Virginia Association of Broadcasters) Best Morning Show Award. Along with awards for production on commercials.
  • Served as a Publicity Consultant for contest and station events.
  • Production ranging from copy and script writing to mixing of sound bites, music beds and voice-over for commercials.
  • Hosted promotional and live broadcast remote appearances.
  • Served as Mistress of Ceremonies/Emcee for concerts, fairs and benefits featuring National Recording Artists.
Mar 1996 - Dec 1999

Special Events & Projects Coordinator

City of Lynchburg/Community Market
  • Planned, organized and assisted in the implementation of up to 15 annual special events yearly.
  • Directed all projects from concept to materialization.
  • Managed public relations and supervised crowd control.
  • Worked with various accessories, decorations, props and costumes.
  • Fashioned set/stage adornments in order to embellish the concept of a particular event.
  • Administered volunteers, ground crews and security personnel. 
  • Designed and compiled the monthly Market newsletter, as well as designs for the newspapers, area journals, magazine advertisements, brochures, posters and other marketing literature. Also wrote script for media releases and/or public service announcements.

Skills

Skills

Tools of the Trade

SOCIAL NETWORKS: Facebook,  Twitter, StumpleUpon, FB Group, RockBlog,  LinkedIn, E-mail, Youtube and alike.    COMPUTER PROGRAMS: AudioVault, Adobe Audition, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel and Access,  PageMaker, WordPerfect, Image’Pro, Paintbrush).   PRODUCING APPARATUS: Marti and Symetric Broadcast equipment, Emergency Alert System, Sound/level Board, Reel-to-reel, Cart recording and other programming equipment. Mic/Headphones and landline/cell phone remotes. CREATIVE MATERIALS: Displays, paint & canvas, Kiln, Printing Press, drafting tools, Chalk, pencils/pens, camera, photo & developing and various computer design programs. OFFICE TECH PARAPHERNALIA:Computer, switchboard, copiers, adding machine, typewriter, fax machines, printers, scanners, and cash register.    

CLERICAL :

Costumer service, sales, reservations; Filing, , data entry, ordering and receiving; Bookkeeping to include operating reports, income receipts, journal and auditing reports; Payroll billings and accounts receivable Inventory control and stocking, Computer communications  

WRITING:

Ad copy (radio, television and print) Publications (articles, newsletters, greeting cards and invitations) Creative Works ( poems, short stories and song lyrics)      

TEACHING:

  Taught private Art Classes for the Framery Art Supplies (7 years) Instructor of Ballroom Dancing for Fred Astaire Studios  (2 years) Mentored young adults and children with better decision practices for Partners in Prevention (3 years )  

PERFORMING ARTS:

Acting - * WKDE television commercial *Central VA Community College commercial *Various costume characters/mascots.  Modeling -*Subject for drawing classes* Figure  form for stained glass window paintings *Fashion participant in local fundraisers. Spokesperson - * Lynch's Landing Downtown Revitalization *Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs * Virginia Tourism efforts.  

ON-AIR PERSONALITY:

THIS IS A LISTING OF RADIO GIGS PERFORMED ON A FREELANCE BASIS... 96.1 Litefm ~ Contracted copywriter, afternoon air-talent for VerStandig Broadcasting (March 2011) 101.5 The Music Place ~ Weekday afternoon voice track (from Sept. 2009 until Jan. 2010) The Morningline, WLNI Talk Radio ~ Temporary News Editor &  Morning Show Co-Host (from Sept. 2004 until Jan. 2005) WLQE/WLVA The Lake Radio~ Guest Host for Christmas Special ( Nov-Dec 1999) & (Nov-Dec 2000) WGOL Oldies Stations~ Weekend mornings voice track (from Jan.2007 until Jan. 2008)   

FREELANCE/SELF EMPLOYED:

  Sole Proprietor of For You To Muse Visit 4U2Muse website Promotions, Marketing and Creative Ideas that Sell!; Voice-over talent, Freelance Writing & Special Events Expertise  

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Education

Education
Jan 1991 - Dec 1993

Marketing

Central Virginia Community College
Jan 1990 - May 1993

A.A.S Graphic Design

Central Virginia Community College