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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.

CBS Television Stations today named Rich Paleski director of broadcast operations and engineering at its WCBS (CBS) and WLNY (independent) New York. He will be succeeded at CBS-owned KYW-WPSG Philadelphia by Marc Musgrove.

While in Philadelphia, Paleski supervised the design and construction of the stations’ high-definition facility, which opened in 2007. He was also responsible for designing the CBS 3 Mobile Weather Lab, the market’s first state-of-the-art weather station on wheels.

Paleski began his broadcast career in 1981 as a UHF transmitter engineer and encoded video specialist for WWHT Newark, N.J. In 1983, he began pro-bono work on a special project for the New Jersey State Library, which was researching a method to distribute a radio reading service for people with impaired vision.

In 1985, Paleski joined WNYW New York, where he spent 16 years as an engineer who specialized in electronic newsgathering and DTV. He was involved in some of the earliest tests of the feasibility of digital microwave in midtown Manhattan.

He also worked for Fox News Service as its engineer-in-charge for coverage of the 1992 and 1996 political conventions. In 2000, Paleski joined the CBS Television Stations group as director of engineering at WFOR Miami.

Marc Musgrove, chief engineer of KYW-WPSG Philadelphia since 2004, has been promoted to the duo’s director of broadcast operations and engineering. Musgrove led the broadcast engineering design team for the construction of the stations’ all high-definition television facility. Musgrove was also responsible for engineering and logistics for the termination of analog TV transmission and the conversion to full time HDTV transmission for KYW-WPSG.


Musgrove began his broadcast engineering career in 1987 as assistant chief engineer of WEZB-FM in New Orleans. He later worked as chief engineer for Clear Channel Communications’ stations in New Orleans.

In 2001 Musgrove joined WUPL-TV New Orleans. While there he redesigned and rebuilt the station’s technical facility during the transition from the Paramount Station Group to CBS Television Stations management. In 2004 Musgrove was transferred to the CBS Philadelphia stations.

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