Tuesday, August 02, 2005

KARK Gets New General Manager

Arkansas Business.com is reporting Rick Rogala, a career television veteran, is to take over the General Manager's post at KARK effective immediately.

Brian Jones, a senior vice president at Nexstar’s Irving, Texas headquarters, tells Arkansas Business.com, “Rick has experience running some of the finest television stations in the country,” Jones said. “Add to that his excellent motivational and leadership skills, and we have hired someone uniquely qualified to grow KARK into a market leader.”

Rogala most recently has been running his own media-consulting firm in Carmel, Ind. The firm,
Rogala & Associates, a consultancy that provides executive coaching, sales and marketing training and other services.

Rogala has previously served as general manager at WXIN-TV (Fox) in Indianapolis, WFLA-TV (NBC) in Tampa, Fla., WLWT-TV (NBC) in Cincinnati and WZZM-TM (ABC) in Grand Rapids, Mich. Rogala also worked in various sales management positions at television stations in Dallas, St. Louis and Pittsburgh.


Rogala replaces Perry Chester who was fired in June.

Read the full article HERE.

UPDATE: Read Rick's complete bio HERE.

12 Comments:

At 4:54 PM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what LR TV needs is a GM with a history of staying in places 1-3 years and moving on . . . Good luck!

 
At 8:24 AM, August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has worked in some bigger markets... so why has he now come to a smaller market?

Hmmmmmm.

 
At 9:18 AM, August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Rick's Website

Rick Rogala is an expert on success and achievement.

Rick Rogala believes that we have the power to create and accomplish the extraordinary!

We help people and businesses understand:

The importance of Focus
The significance of Urgency
The power of Enthusiasm
The meaning and value of Leadership, Courage and Faith
We will inspire and empower you to:
Dream big, reach high, expect excellence and make your life and the lives of those around you Extraordinary!™


I wonder if he's going to make everybody at KARK read his book.

Wow, staff meetings and a test. YIPEEEEE! May give old Man Nicholson a run for his money in the ego department.

 
At 9:38 AM, August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His career... and the above quote.. doesn't show a lot of commitment. He's bounced around to a lot of places. Maybe his brand of management burns out fast among employees.

Or maybe he's GREAT... just have to see.

 
At 11:21 AM, August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I have to read his book. I better get a discount.

 
At 12:21 PM, August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did a KARK worker post that above comment? :o)

 
At 6:20 PM, August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This new general manager is going to be EXACTLY what KARK needs! An Uplift in spirit! They need someone that can motivate that place!

 
At 8:05 AM, August 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jancey has already motivated the place... she's a winner

 
At 5:09 PM, August 22, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for Rick in Tampa. To date, he's one of the best guys I've ever worked for or with.

Congratulations and get ready to run fast, have fun, focus on customers, create/live your brand and win.

 
At 12:44 PM, October 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The statement above was obviously posted by someone with a personal vendetta... and someone who does not understand libel and slander law.

Don't believe what this idiot wrote about Rick... he's one of the best in the business.

 
At 8:26 AM, October 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ignore the above statement... it was in reference to another comment. Thanks to the editor!

 
At 5:19 PM, January 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas, and WTWO-TV in Terre Haute, Indiana, announced Wednesday they would pre-empt "Daniel," when it premieres Friday at 9 p.m. Both are owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group."

Yeah, KARK-TV has now become the extension of the American Family Association.

Did you guys get bought by the Christian Broadcasting Network?

 

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