MPT Ups Travys Montague To Chief Engineer

He is responsible for a team of four, managing all of six of the Maryland Public Television broadcast facilities and transmission tower sites across the state.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Opening For Chief Engineer In A Cool City

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a chief engineer at a Gray station in one of the best small cities and coolest urban spaces in America.

DMA 1: NEW YORK

WNJU Promotes John Gonzalez To Tech VP

Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) has named John Gonzalez vice president of technology and operations. An industry veteran with more than 30 years of professional experience as a photojournalist, digital editor and technology supervisor, Gonzalez led the design of WNJU’s state-of-the-art broadcast transmitter and oversaw its launch from One World Trade Center in June […]

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Meteorologist Kosek, 4 Others Out At WGCL

Just four days after News Director Frank Volpicella was abruptly let go with no tangible explanation, Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Atlanta dropped five more employees Friday in the latest house-cleaning move. The list: chief meteorologist Jim Kosek, managing editor Paul Caron, operations manager and chief engineer James Estes, noon producer Jason Becknell and Volpicella’s news administrator Amanda Smith.

Cordillera Names Sean Franklin Tech VP

The station group promotes him from operations manager at WLEX Lexington, KY., to succeed the retiring Andy Suk as vice president of engineering and technology.

DMA 26: BALTIMORE

WMAR Names New Engineering Director

The Baltimore ABC affiliate promotes Sal Iacia, its assistant chief engineer, to replace the retired Paul Wilkinson.

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

KGO Taps Brandon Carleton To Head Tech

Carlton comes from ABC-owned KABC Los Angeles where he was assistant director of engineering. At ABC’s San Francisco O&O, he will be VP of broadcast and digital technology.

DMA 7 (BOSTON)

Stefan Hadl Named WCVB Engineering Dir.

The longtime Hearst tech executive, and veteran of the United States Air Force, will head broadcast engineering and operations at Hearst Television’s Boston ABC affiliate.

DMAS 1 & 4

CBS Names New Top Techs In New York, Philly

Rich Paleski joins CBS-owned WCBS-WLNY New York from the company’s KYW-WPSG Philadelphia where he’s being succeeded by Marc Musgrove. Both have the title of director of broadcast operations and engineering.

CHIEF ENGINEERS SURVEY 2013

CEs Expect Budgets, Staff To Remain Steady

A recent TVNewsCheck/Playout survey shows that most chief engineers expect their operating and capital budgets and engineering staff levels to remain about the same in 2013.

CHIEF ENGINEERS SURVEY 2013

CEs Downbeat About Mobile DTV Propects

In February survey of station techs, more than 80% say are pessimistic or ambivalent about mobile DTV becoming a consumer success.