Thane Phelan

Thane Phelan

Work History

Work History
Oct 2005 - Aug 2010

Program Director

Townsquare Media/Gap West/Clear Channel

Directed and coordinated day-to-day operational aspects of the radio station in accordance with established procedures. Carried out commercial and news copywriting and editing as well as online brand management. Spearheaded on-air staff, prepared work schedules, and delegated specific duties and responsibilities. Delivered informative PowerPoint presentations on innovative strategies. Served as a Morning Show personality, producer, and lead. Prepared promotional proposals and implemented on-air and online contesting.

Notable Contributions:

üCreated, recorded, and edited promotional video, which resulted in achievement of the highest online viewer engagement

üMaintained and produced website content while overseeing all facets of station online listener loyalty club and social networking sites

üCreated a favorable public image by scheduling personal appearances and orchestrating programs with various community groups and organizations

üCommended for building program clocks and maintaining smooth production for a 24-hour programming

Jan 2000 - Oct 2005

Production Manager/Program Director

New Northwest Broadcasters

Assumed full responsibility for commercial and news copywriting and editing as well as recording voice tracks for on-air programming. Worked collaboratively with diverse clients to determine advertising needs and priorities. Delegated production duties to staff and scheduled production deadlines and priorities.

Notable Contributions:

üDisplayed unsurpassed expertise in managing all audio productions for six radio stations

üSimultaneously produced on-air announcing in four FM radio stations

üRecognized for producing promotional video and public service announcements

üKeynoted for hosting station and non-profit organization events, promotions, and public appearances

üCreated and implemented digital production suite to optimize the production process

Sep 1988 - Dec 1999

General Manager/President/Owner

Music Station Inc.

Applied dynamic leadership talents to effectively manage daily aspects of a successful small business. Provided expert oversight of Music Station Discs and Tapes. Evaluated financial statements and reports to measure goal achievement as well as to determine areas needing cost reduction and improvement. Prepared employees’ work schedules, determined salaries, and processed payroll. Fostered a positive working environment among employees to develop competencies and achieve the highest level of performance. 

Notable Contributions:

üUtilized strong negotiation skills in all normal and cooperative advertising as well as with leases and lease improvements

üConceptualized innovative marketing strategies, point-of-purchase promotions, and advertising campaigns

üServed as the Executive Producer for promotional CD compilations and held responsible for coordinating with talent, recording studios, distributors, manufacturers, printers, and graphic artists

Feb 1985 - Sep 1988

Program Director

Earlier Career

Program Director Z93-KZHR, Yakima, WA

Research Director 106 KRPM, Tacoma, WA

Education

Education

Bailie School Of Broadcast

Graduate of Radio and Television Broadcasting Courses

Core Strengths

�Outstanding Public Speaking and Relations

�Exemplary Media and Broadcasting Skills

�Superior Interpersonal and Presentation Skills

�Social Networking and Corporate Branding

�Community Outreach and Public Awareness

�Problem Resolution and Decision Making

�Strategic Business Development

�Digital Content Creation

�Comprehensive Research and Analysis

�Marketing and Promotional Campaigns

�Leadership, Training, and Team Building

�Articulate Oral and Written Communication

Qualifications Profile

Amazingly creative, results-driven, and tenacious senior executive professional complemented with significant skills in all aspects of radio broadcasting, marketing, and web content development, interested in pursuing advancement within an organization to continue the promotion of skills, knowledge, and leadership in Business Management, Broadcasting and as a Public Relations Expert. Demonstrate keen expertise in leading public relations campaigns and crisis management programs across diverse industries. Well-respected and active community volunteer powered with proven positive results in participating in civic projects and fundraising events. Extremely capable to work and multitask in challenging and stressful situations while juggling multiple priorities.

Community Involvement

üBoard of Directors / Executive Board Treasurer, Wellness House–an organization that offers community counseling outreach programs regarding cancer and life threatening illnesses

üProducer / Host, Country Cares for St Jude Kids–Radiothon to support St Jude Children's Research Hospital

üCoach, Selah Parks and Recreation Soccer / Selah National Little League

üExecutive Producer, Rotten Apples CD compilations for aspiring local musicians

üVolunteer Host, Yakima Valley Pet Rescue, Make a Wish Foundation, Yakima Greenway Case of the Blues, Yakima Chamber of Commerce Awards, Wags To Riches

Recomendation and Certification

Skills

Skills

Software Programs

Adobe Audition|Pinnacle Studio Video Editing|Pro Tools Audio Software|Sony Vegas Video Editing Microsoft Word|Publisher|PowerPoint|NextGen| Selector|Photoshop