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  • WIS Television

    WIS License Subsidiary, LLC d/b/a WIS-TV


    (August 1, 2011 July 31, 2012)

    Name of Initiative: Internship Program

    Date of Initiative: August 1, 2011 July 31, 2012

    Description of Initiative:

    News (Weather, Sports, Newsroom) Answer telephones, sort/rip scripts, distribute scripts/rundowns,

    assist show producers by gathering information from sources/stations, running tapes or information down

    to the control room, seat guests who are to appear on a news show, run teleprompter during show, clip

    newspapers and file.

    Production Operate studio cameras for live and live-to-tape productions, function in the role of floor

    director for live and live-to-tape productions, maintain studio equipment and day-to-day studio upkeep,

    possess a working knowledge of the WIS lighting consoles, possess a working knowledge of studio

    lighting, train in one additional area of production, i.e. audio, graphics, etc.

    Promotion Keep events on website current, add events daily, assist with station tours, research station

    history and re-write for the web (50th anniversary), organize and move old tapes to new location, answer

    phone and handle viewer requests for information, research and get price quotes on promotional items.

    Information Technology Help document network infrastructure, training in windows basics, assist

    manager with trouble-shooting computer problems.

    Sales Handle telephones, upkeep of the filing, completing reports, pulling avails, resolving make goods

    and work with category reports.

    Scope of Employment Units Participation:

    Interns during the reporting period included:

    Content Interns

    Laura Beggs, University of South Carolina

    Eric Black, University of South Carolina

    Matt Davidson, University of South Carolina

    Elena Farcia, University of South Carolina

    Keietta McKune, Claflin University

    Lauren Rountree, University of South Carolina

    Whitney Sullivan, Clemson University

    Erin Torbett, University of South Carolina

    Virginia Walters, University of South Carolina

    Bree-Ann Crawford, Claflin University

    Jenni Knight, University of South Carolina

    Kayli Asbill, Columbia College

    Brittany Storey, University of South Carolina- Aiken

    Quinton Wright, Claflin University

    Anna Williamson, University of South Carolina

  • Emery Benson, Benedict College

    Thomas Lanahan, University of South Carolina

    Kim Gaffney, University of South Carolina

    Lauren Fuip, University of South Carolina

    Olivia Frain, Columbia College

    Alysha Martin, Benedict College

    Sales- Interns

    Sarah Spigner, University of South Carolina

    Names and Titles of Station Personnel Involved in Initiative:

    Meagan Cauthen, Executive Assistant and Personnel Coordinator

    Reginald China, Director

    Russ Congdon, Chief Editor

    Brain Dresdow, Producer

    Randy Johnson, Assignment Desk Manager

    Rashida Jones, News Director

    Scott Sanders, General Sales Manager Chris Swope, News Operations Manager

    Shana Smith, Assistant News Director

    Denetra Walker, Executive Producer

    McKenzie Welsh, Digital Marketing Manager

  • WIS Television

    WIS License Subsidiary, LLC d/b/a WIS-TV


    (August 1, 2011 July 31, 2012)

    Name of Initiative: Speakers Bureau

    Date of Initiative: August 1, 2011 July 31, 2012

    Description of Initiative: WIS supplies speakers for events sponsored by civic and community

    organizations and schools. Each time a staff member is sent out into the community, the awareness level

    of broadcasting as a career option is raised, even when that is not the primary theme of the event.

    Scope of Employments Units Participation and Names and Titles of Station Personnel Involved in

    the Initiative:

    WIS Staff:

    October 12-23- SC State Fair

    Kelly Coakley

    September 28 Spoke at Blythewood Middle School Careers Day

    September 29 MC Child Evangelism Fellowship Banquet

    October 15 MC Bethany Christian Services Fundraiser Dinner

    October 16 Spoke at Union Lutheran in Leesville, SC

    October 27-Celebrity Ice Cream Scooper for Richland County Sheriffs Department Darescream


    December 7- spoke to the TV class at Meadow Glenn Elementary

    December 10- Read to students before the Columbia City Ballet

    December 12-Spoke to Womens Mission group at Leesville United Methodist

    January 31- emceed the USO Fundraiser Dinner

    March 29-celebrity reader at Oak Grove Elementary

    May 24- celebrity waiter for the SC Ovarian Cancer Celebrity Waiter Dinner

    Judi Gatson

    November 5- Governors cup

    December 3- MC for the Carolina Carillon Christmas Parade

    December 6- Hosted Youth Corps Visit to WIS

    December 8- Spoke at Trinity luncheon

    May 5 - Emcee, Brookland 5K

    May 19 - Honorary Chair & Emcee, Strides for Autism

    May 20 - Emcee, Family Service Center Gala

    June 20 - Emcee, NAMI Luncheon

    Joe Gorchow

    April 28- Providence Hospital Heart & Sole

  • Stephen Hooker

    June 19 -presentation to Army broadcasters

    June 20-presentation to Army broadcasters

    June 21-presentation to Army broadcasters

    Ben Hoover

    January 17- SC Chamber of Commerce Business Speaks

    May 18- Emcee All Health Team Awards Ceremony

    Hugh Jacobs

    February 2012- taught 2nd grade class Burnside Elementary School

    Rashida Jones

    May 17- Black Expo Reception

    July 10 -Claflin University Marketing/PR Department

    July 12-SC Public Relations Society of America

    Mary King

    January 19- guest ringmaster at the Ringling Bros. Circus at Colonial Life Arena

    Jack Kuenzie

    November 9-took part in media panel for the SC Municipal Association.

    April 15- spoke to Boy Scouts at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

    Meaghan Norman

    March 20- spoke to 3rd and 4

    th grade girls at Bishopville Primary School

    Joe Pinner

    August 2- Attended Columbia Chamber After Hours

    August 6- Little Mountain Reunion Parade

    August 10- Guest of 282nd Band Change of Command

    August 10- Bingo Caller Seven Oaks Recreation Center

    August 12- Friday the 13th Club Luncheon

    August 13- SCBA Merit Award Recipient

    August 14- Guest Speaker at Dr. Esters 25th Anniversary, First Baptist Church of Columbia

    August 22- Speaker at Baptist Hospital Primetime

    September 1- Guest of Sound/Images 30th Anniversary

    September 8- WIS Client Cruise- Lake Murray

    September 10- Emcee Christ Ministries Benefit

    September 11- Emcee 9/11 SC Philharmonic Concert

    September 13- Guest Hospice House Opening

    September 14- Palmetto Health B.O.D. Luncheon

    September 19- Emcee Awards at NAMI Golf Benefit

    September 20- Emcee West Metro chamber Annual Dinner

    September 22- Emcee Foundation for the Blind Benefit

    Septembers 23- Guest of General of Fort Jackson Party

    September 27- Bingo Caller Trinity UMC

    October 3-Participant in Crimestoppers Golf Tournament.

    October 4-Participant in WIS/CLIENT golf tournament.

  • October 7-Reader at Sandlapper Elementary School.

    October 11-Guest at State Fair Preview Party.

    October 12-WIS representative at Blowfish Baseball press conference.

    October 14-Attended quarterly Friday the 13th luncheon.

    October 16-Emceed annual Greatest Grandparents Awards at State Fair.

    October 16-At WIS booth signing autographs 230-5pm.

    October 19-At WIS booth signing autographs 230-5pm.

    October 20-Attended monthly Media Club meeting.

    October 25-Emceed GIRLS NIGHT OUT in Newberry for Greenwood Cancer Medical.

    October 28-Emceed BALLOONS, BLUES AND BARBQ event for Town of Blythewood.

    October 28-Reader at St. Peters Catholic Church childrens festival.

    November 3-Emceed SALT DAY for older adults at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church.

    November 4-Emceed Annual Veterans Ball for Fort Jacksons 171st Infantry Brigade.

    November 11-Emceed Veterans Day Dinner at Capital City Club.

    November 15-WIS tour guide for 35 visitors from Our Lady Of The Lake church group from


    November 17-Emceed fashion show benefit at AgapeSenior at Kathwood Agape facility.

    November 20-Childrens moments at Trinity UMC in Blythewood.

    November 20-Emceed Blythewood Christmas Tree Lighting.

    November 22 -Host for Columbia Music Festival presentation of THE NUTCRACKER at the


    November 23-Host for Columbia Music Festival presentation of THE NUTCRACKER at the


    December 4-Emceed annual Fort Jackson 282nd Army Band Holiday Concert.

    December 6-Personality for WIS After Hours client party.

    December 8-Emcee/member for Blythewood cultural council Holiday Market.

    December 9-Guest reader at Barnes and Noble Richland Mall.

    December 11-Co-announce Blythewood Christmas Parade.

    December 12-Emceed Combined Federal Campaign Victory Celebration at Fort Jackson.

    December 15-Reader at Sandlapper Elementary School.

    December 16-Singer at Christmas party for seniors at Lexington Agape Retirement village.

    December 17-Ringer/singer for Salvation Army Kettle Christmas campaign.

    January 10-Emceed Good Life affair at West