Friday, August 12, 2005

Local Sales Director for KARK Named

Arkansas Business is reporting Mike Vaughn has been promoted to the position of director of sales at KARK. Vaughn has been general sales manager at KNWA-TV in Fayetteville and KFTA-TV in Fort Smith since 2003.

Nexstar Senior Vice President Brian Jones had this to say about Vaughn's promotion. "Mike has done a terrific job in northwest Arkansas. “He played a key role in relaunching the station and building an excellent sales staff that has excelled in that competitive and fast-growing market.”

Jones also told Arkansas Business the announcement of a new News Director will be coming in the next couple of days.


At 11:04 AM, August 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig Castrellon comes in and turns the sales ship around at KNWA as GSM. He does a great job and gets promoted to KARK LSM. But now he's out. Why not put him to work at another Nexstar station that's a better fit? I don't get the "throw-away" mentality.

At 4:03 PM, August 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nexstar didn't want him in the first place as GSM in Little Rock. They let Perry Chester take a chance on him when the previous GSM left and as we can see that didn't work out. Now they are both out of a job.

At 4:42 PM, August 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not exactly what happened.
Nexstar moved CC to Little Rock from KNWA as LSM. Perry Chester did not know CC prior to the Nexstar brass encourging the move.

At 4:42 PM, April 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

craig castrellon was the best thing that ever happened to the business. gold mines like him are rare and hard to find


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