Managed by Texhoma Broadcasting, LLC.
Ulysses (Uly) Carlini Jr. -
Manager, Hastings, Nebraska.
Mr. Carlini began his broadcast career in 1974 while working for his father at KNOP-TV an NBC Affiliate in North Platte, Nebraska. He served in many capacities learning the business of television literally from the ground up. After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1985, he accepted a sales position at KNOP-TV and became Local Sales Manager/General Sales Manager in 1990.
In 1994 he became General Manager of KNOP-TV. A year later, he was instrumental in licensing a second station in the market,
KIIT-TV a FOX affiliate. In 1997, he accepted the position General Manager
of KHAS-TV in Hastings, Nebraska.
Lewys Carlini -
President/General Manager, North Platte, Nebraska.
Mr. Carlini has been in broadcast television his entire career and with the same NBC station. His career with KNOP began in 1978 at the age of 13! He has learned the broadcast industry from the ground level in every department. He began directing newscasts and producing commercials in 1982. In 1992 he became the Production Manager.
After two years as PM, he became the Operations Manager. In 1998, he became General Manager of KNOP and KIIT, a low power FOX affiliate. He continues to direct newscasts when needed, produce commercials and most importantly sell advertising time while managing the stations.
Jim Berman -
Sioux Falls – Mitchell, South Dakota
Before coming to KSFY, Jim served as General Manager of WVEC in Norfolk, VA, WHP/WLYH in Harrisburg, PA, WSAV in Savannah, GA and WETM in Elmira, NY.
A native of New York City, and a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, Jim began his broadcasting career in research and programming, working for Katz Communications and Group W Television Sales in New York City, followed by stints at WGAL in Lancaster, PA and then WBBM in Chicago, IL.
Wareham: President/General Manager - KVLY/KXJB TV - Fargo,
Prior to joining KVLY-KXJB-This TV in Fargo, Jim
was a General Manager at KIDK/KXPI, Idaho Falls/Pocatello
Idaho, WLAJ Lansing Michigan, and WTVM Columbus Georgia. He
was the Station Manager at WSEE, Erie Pa, and the General
Sales Manager at WWMT, Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo and KFVS, Cape
Girardeau/Paducah. Jim also served as an Account Executive
with Katz Continental Television Sales in Chicago.
Jim is a
native of Chicago Illinois, and a graduate of Loyola University
of Chicago, where he was the News Director and then General
Manager of Loyola’s WLUW-FM. During and after college, Jim
worked as an on air host at WMET-FM Chicago, and as a desk
assistant at the Chicago Tribune, plus he was the voice and
editor of the Chicago Tribune Scoreboard telephone service.
Before going into television, Jim worked in radio at WDWS
Champaign Illinois and WXJY Milwaukee Wisconsin. His first
television job was as an account executive at WTVO, Rockford
Dick Heidt -
President/General Manager, Bismarck, ND
Mr. Heidt has spent his entire electronic media career at KFYR-TV in Bismarck. He began working as a producer, reporter and photographer in 1969. He became the news assignment editor in 1976 and was named news director in 1979.
He served in that position until October of 2004 when he was named general manager of the operations in Bismarck, Minot, Williston and Dickinson. He attended the University of North Dakota and the University of Mary and has a degree in Media Studies from the University of Mary.
Randy Stone –
President/General Manager, Grand Junction/Montrose, Colorado.
Randy has been involved in broadcasting since high school. He began in radio – taking weekend and holiday on-air shifts in North Alabama. After obtaining his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Alabama, he was back in radio working as both a News Director and salesperson in Tuscaloosa at WNPT. Randy moved to Huntsville, Alabama as Sales Manager of WAAY radio – then to TV with the launch of Independent station WZDX.
He was named GSM as the station picked up the Fox affiliation. Randy moved to Mobile, Alabama as GSM of NBC affiliate/Clear Channel owned WPMI before traveling back to Grant Broadcasting as DOS for KLJB – the Fox/WB affiliate in Quad Cities. Randy served as DOS in Springfield/Decatur/Champaign, Illinois for GOCOM owned WRSP/WCCU before moving to Grand Junction, Colorado as GM.
Michele Godard -
President/General Manager KALB – Alexandria, Louisiana
Michele has worked at KALB-TV since 1993 beginning her career there as the weather anchor for News Channel 5’s morning show “Jambalaya”. Her experience in the news department includes time spent in the position of General Assignments Reporter, Education Reporter, Evening News Anchor, and Executive Producer. From 2002 until 2009, Michele was the News Director. Under her leadership, the KALB-TV News Channel 5 newsroom won numerous state awards, including Associated Press recognition of the station's coverage of major disasters like Hurricane’s Katrina, Rita and Gustav.
In the sales department, Michele spent two years as an Account Executive giving her the experience of both news and sales. In September of 2009, Michele was named General Manager of KALB-TV, which operates the NBC and CBS affiliates in the central Louisiana area.
Born in San Francisco, she spent much of her early years growing up in Brentwood, Los Angeles and attended college in Boston, Massachusetts at Emerson College.
Terry H. Cole –
President/General Manager, Panama City, Florida
Mr. Cole began his broadcast career after graduating from The University of Oklahoma and serving four years in the United States Army. He continued in the U.S. Army Reserves for seven years and left the service with the rank of Major. In 1988, he started in television sales at KCBD in Lubbock, Texas. After four years, Mr. Cole obtained the position of Sales Manager at WTAP in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
He stayed with Benedek Broadcasting until 1995 when he went to work for Gray Television in Panama City Beach, Florida. He served as Sales Manager at WJHG for a year. He then went to WRBW in Augusta as Sales Manager in 1996. Mr. Cole returned to WJHG in Panama City Beach as General Manager in 1997. In 2003, Gray Television moved Mr. Cole to KOLO in Reno, Nevada to serve as General Manager. Later that year, he was sent to Wichita, Kansas as General Manager of KAKE, KUPK, and KLBY.
Ed Ortelli -
KNOE-TV/KAQY-TV; Monroe, LA
Mr. Ortelli has 30 years of
Broadcast Sales, Sales Management and Station Management
experience Ed began his broadcast career in 1981 at WBNS
Radio in Columbus,Ohio as an account executive.
In 1983 he joined WEWS TV in
Cleveland as an account executive and has been selling and
managing at some of this country’s premier broadcast operations
ever since in the following markets. Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa,
Raleigh, Houston and Albany, NY. Ed is a native of New Jersey
and a graduate of Villanova University in Philadelphia.