Chris Biggs and Jason Barr are leaving HTZ-FM (CHTZ-FM) St. Catharines to replace the retiring Doc & Woody at Rogers’ 106.1 CHEZ Ottawa. Biggs & Barr have been helming mornings at HTZ-FM for the past eight years.
Lindsay Jackson is leaving her program director role at UP! 93.1 (CIHI-FM) and New Country 92.3 (CFRK-FM) Fredericton, but staying within Stingray and heading to Edmonton to take on PD and afternoon drive duties at The Breeze (CKRA-FM). Jackson had been with Up! And New Country since Jan. 2018.
Mark Prasuhn is the new president and general manager of WPBS-TV Watertown, New York, starting in June. Prasuhn is currently president of CMU College of Makeup Art and Design in Toronto. He has also served in senior leadership positions at Gusto TV, Jumpwire Media, Zoomer Media, Vision TV, Mind’s Eye Pictures, Saskatchewan Film and Video Development Corp., and TV Ontario. He succeeds Lynn Brown, who had been with WPBS for two decades, and president and GM since 2013.
Erin Setch is now the imaging voice of Rogers’ KISS-branded stations, including CKIS-FM Toronto, CKKS-FM Vancouver, CHBN-FM Edmonton, CHTT-FM Victoria, CISS-FM Ottawa and WLYK-FM Kingston. Setch joins Trevor Shand as the brand’s other voice.
Mel Woods has joined HuffPost Canada as an associate editor in the viral/trending portfolio. Based in Vancouver, Woods has been a freelance contributor to CBC, The Globe and Mail, and Slate, among other publications.
Rhett Mappin has joined Broadcast Pix as a regional sales manager, effective May 1, overseeing Central Canada, the Southeast and Central U.S., as well as the Caribbean and Mexico. Mappin started his career as a broadcast engineer for local TV, moving into sales in 1989 for Abekas Video Systems. Since then, he’s served as regional sales manager for Telestream, Vizrt, Discreet, and Pinnacle Systems, and most recently was VP of sales for ONE CONNXT. Mappin has been an active member of SMPTE since 1986.
Rich Zabel is Riedel Communications’ new VP of Sales for North America. Reporting to Joyce Bente, president and CEO of Riedel Communications North America, Zabel will take the helm of the entire sales organization and also focus on expanding Riedel’s presence in key vertical markets. Zabel joins Riedel from Evertz Microsystems, where he was Director of Sales, Northeast and Strategic Accounts. He also previously served for more than two years as Director of Sales, Eastern Region, for Grass Valley.
Slav Kornik has left Global Edmonton to serve as head coach of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) men’s basketball team. Kornik had been with Global for the last nine years, starting as a reporter and producer in 2010.
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