CIPP-TV Channel 116 is putting together an unreal programming schedule that will have viewers tuning in to tune out – of reality.
Sports Director: Marshall Law. Marshall is a former CFL player and is affectionately called “The Bone Head” by most of his friends. After his successful playing career was cut short by concussion related symptoms, Marshall began doing sports radio. He is thrilled to be moving to the bright lights of television, as long as they don’t give him headaches. If the lights become a problem Marshall will be seen wearing sunglasses while doing his nightly sports round up. Originally, a Hamilton boy, he feels adjusting to a small town will be easy after his time with the Regina Roughriders.
News Anchors: Jack Hoffman & Iona Stonehouse. Jack is a 30-year newsman from Swift Current Saskatchewan who has been the news anchor in Truro Nova Scotia for the last 9 years. Iona is a Cree journalist with 15 years of experience in television, blogging and radio. Her and her husband look forward to moving to Manitoba from the Montreal area.
Photo: Andrea Higham – https://www.flickr.com/photos/andreahighamphotography/
Midday Hosts: Mike Sweeney and Betsy Sass. Mike comes to us from Medicine Hat and has been working as a TV reporter in small markets for 13 years. He’s never been able to land an anchor gig until now. Betsy Sass escaped Thunder Bay after 8 years as their weather expert. After sending out hundreds of audition tapes to places as far way as Turkey she secures her first anchor position at a medium-sized Canadian market TV Station.
Photo: Chris Metcalf https://www.flickr.com/photos/laffy4k/
Morning Show Hosts PP In The Morning: Sarah Bellun & Oliver Sutton. Sarah is a recent Creative Communication grad and happy to get her first job in television. She has no idea how soul sucking it will be getting up at 4am everyday. Oliver Sutton is a former radio DJ and improv comedian. He has been getting up before 4am for ten years and has no soul left.
Photo: TVZ Design – https://www.flickr.com/photos/sirtrentalot/
Sales Manager: Robin Banks. Rob has sold everything from shoes to sail boats. The thing he sells best is himself. Rob fast-talked his way into the sales manager job without spending one day inside a TV station. He’ll be sure to generate a lot of business and create a whack-load of chaos inside the station. He’ll be charming at times, bored and distant at other times and lash out when he doesn’t get his own way. Clients will love him and the staff will despise him.
Photo: Sergie 5of7 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/5of7/
Traffic Manager: Tara Cherry. Tara has five year of IT experience and meek, slightly beaten down personality that will serve her well when dealing with programming, sales and promotions people. We don’t know any personal details about her because we just don’t care.
Photo: Kurt Bauschardt – https://www.flickr.com/photos/kurt-b/