Station Manager


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Highlights
John Conte on the responsibility of a small market television station general manager
Alan Perris on managing local stations budgets
Ward Quaal on his book "Broadcast Management"
Who talked about this profession

John Conte

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John Conte on the responsibility of a small market television station general manager

Alan Perris

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Alan Perris on various local shows he programmed and his hiring process
Alan Perris on managing local stations budgets
Alan Perris on what he looks for when hiring staff
Alan Perris on advice to aspiring television executives

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on the demographics and audience of WGN
Ward Quaal on being appointed the head of WGN Continental Broadcasting in 1960, and on his management style in broadcasting
Ward Quaal on his book "Broadcast Management"
Ward Quaal on the establishment of The Ward L. Quaal Company
Ward Quaal on continuing to work, and on his great success at a television executive
Ward Quaal on what makes a good program and on the then-future of broadcasting
Ward Quaal on his most important decisions as an executive
Ward Quaal on the importance of the NAB and on career regrets
Ward Quaal on advice to aspiring television executives
About

The position of station manager was originally designed to alleviate some of the pressures placed on the general manager. ... the general manager focuses on long-term strategies, budgets, community networking, business building, advertiser relations and policy making, while the station manager concentrates on the day-to-day operations, interfacing with department heads and handling personnel issues. - NAB's Guide to Careers in Television, Second Edition