Archive for April 2009

Bob Behanian

April 14, 2009

Congratulations to Live5’s Bob Behanian for being WCSC’s Employee of the Quarter!

Bob is a fine young man who comes to work every day with a smile, and an attitude that says “put me in coach!”

Bob was selected for the honor for the way he’s handled the transition from sports reporter to news reporter and fill in anchor. Many days, Bob shoots his own video and conducts his own interviews, writes his own copy, and edits his story ahead of deadline. He brings creative and interesting stories to Live5 Newscasts every day.

His co-workers admire him for his strong work ethic and friendly demeanor.

Way to Go! Bob!

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Tar Heels Win! So do late news viewers!

April 7, 2009

The Tar Heels won the Big Dance!  Hooray!

That’s great for UNC fans, and for late night news viewers. March Madness draws a huge audience to Live5 every year. Don’t get me wrong, we love it! But it also derails and delays our program schedule.

Now that the Big Dance is over, our 11pm newscast returns to its regularly scheduled time consistently.

For the last month, we’ve had noon newscasts, 4pm newscasts, 7pm, 11pm, and weekend newscasts, all pre-empted by basketball games. For a couple of weeks, we broadcast our 7pm and 11pm news on time, on our web channel.

It was an experiment. It worked. Dozens of folks logged on to watch a live newscast in cyberspace. We would have liked more users to watch it. They will as our users get more used to live web programming and we do more of it.

Now that the games are over, appointment news viewing is back. Viewers like that, and so does our team. 12AM newscasts take their toll after a month!

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Cooper River Bridge Run 2009

April 7, 2009

My sore muscles and aching shins are finally recovered after my first Cooper River Bridge Run on Saturday.

What an awesome experience! It was a classic, beautiful Charleston today. And a classic Charleston event: 38,000 + people running, jogging, walking through Mt Pleasant across the landmark Ravenel Bridge, and through the streets of Downtown Charleston.

It took me, my friend, and Live5’s Hatzel Vela an hour and 50 minutes to walk the 10k.

Looking back on the experience, I realize even though we walked only 6 miles, we really criss crossed our entire market.

We met all types of people, young and old, rich, poor, and struggling. College students, professionals, hard working guys and gals, the unemployed and laid off, and retired folks. We passed locals, out of towners, and natives who came back to town just for the Bridge run.  We saw people in great shape, and those who aren’t. Even a few extra pounds didn’t keep them from giving the Bridge their best.

We started in Mt Plastic’s upscale shopping and restaurant district, made our way across the landmark bridge that’s’ the symbol of our city, down into the poorest neighborhoods of downtown Charleston, and ended up in the shadows of the city’s historic buildings in Marion Square, the small town square in the midst of our big bustling city.

When I signed up for my first bridge run, I didn’t know what I was getting into.

Now I know its one of the best things about the city of I love. I won’t miss it next year!

If you haven’t seen our great coverage of the 2009 Cooper River Bridge Run, click back to our homepage for an awesome collection of video and personal stories, the winners, the participants, and a great slide show.

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