Category Archives: Traffic Director Spotlight

Traffic Director Spotlight: Fran Campbell, WHMI-FM (Howell)

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Jamie White at ncsadata@michmab.com.

fran-campbellFran Campbell is Traffic Director for WHMI-FM in Howell.  

Fran has been in traffic for 30 years!

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Fran: Bacon cheeseburger with “the works.”

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Fran:  Superman. I would love to fly.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Fran:  On a beach with my toes in the sand.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Fran: Oprah.

Q5: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Fran:
Be kind to everyone.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Fran:
I lost 250 pounds.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Jolie Wavrunek

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Jamie White at ncsadata@michmab.com.

jolie_275Jolie Wavrunek is Traffic Director for both WFRV-TV (Green Bay, WI) and WJMN-TV (Marquette, MI).

Jolie has been in traffic for 3-1/2 years.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Jolie: Cookie Dough Ice Cream.

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Jolie:  Superman – traveling to any destination would go much quicker.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Jolie:  At my cabin on the lake.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Jolie: Jackie Robinson.

Q5: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Jolie:
Don’t look back saying, “I wish I hadn’t” because the mistakes made direct you to where you are supposed to be.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Jolie:
I starred in three local TV commercials when I was 5/6 years old.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Dorothy Maxwell

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Dan Kelley at dkelley@michmab.com.

dorothy_maxwell_275Dorothy Maxwell is Regional Traffic Director at iHeartMedia in Detroit, including stations WMXD-FM and WJLB-FM.  In addition, Dorothy oversees traffic operations for three other markets. 

Dorothy has been in traffic for 20 years and with her present company for 13 years.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Dorothy: Mashed potatoes.

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Dorothy:  My own self – to show people that being yourself is a good thing. You don’t have to pretend to be a hero to feel important.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Dorothy:  Reading.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Dorothy:  My Mom in heaven one more time.

Q5: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Dorothy:
Do not spend all you have or sleep all you want.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Dorothy:
I’m a science geek.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Shari Money

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Dan Kelley at dkelley@michmab.com.

ShariMoney_300Shari Money is Traffic Director at Townsquare Media in Flint, including stations WCRZ-FM, WFNT-AM, WLCO-AM, WQUS, WRCL-FM and WWBN-FM.

Shari has been in traffic for 20 years and with her present company for 10 years.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Shari:  Pizza.

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Shari:  Professor X from the X-Men….so I could use my telepathic powers to get our salespeople under my control.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Shari:  Relaxing by my pool.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Shari:  Channing Tatum.

Q5: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Shari: 
Have faith and always stay positive.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Shari:
I really do love what I do for a living.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Mary Garrow

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Dan Kelley at dkelley@michmab.com.

MaryGarrow_275Mary Garrow is Traffic Director at True North Radio Network in Alpena and stations WHSB-FM, WHAK-FM and WWTH-FM.

Mary has been in traffic for 20 years and with her present company for 21 years.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Mary:  Pasta.

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Mary:  Wonder Woman – Because most days, with how busy I alway am, I already feel like her!!!

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Mary:  Spending time with my grandchildren and children.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Mary:  Garth Brooks.

Q5: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Mary: 
Delegate!!!

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Mary:
There is nothing really to tell, my life is pretty much an open book.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Julia Little

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Dan Kelley at dkelley@michmab.com.

Julia-Little-275Julia Little is Traffic Director at Big Rapids Radio Network in Big Rapids and stations WBRN-AM, WYBR-FM and WWBR-FM.

Julia has been in traffic for 36 years and with her present company for 8 years.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Julia:  Mashed potatoes.

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Julia:  Supergirl….so I could fly.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Julia:  On the beach!

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Julia:  Cher.

Q5: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Julia: 
 When one door closes another opens.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Julia:
I wear blue contacts.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Rose Dunlap

RoseDunlap_300Rose Dunlap is in the  Traffic Department at WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM in Grand Haven, MI.

Rose has been in traffic for over 2 years now and with her present company for 16 years.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Rose:  Fritos.

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Rose:  Wonder Women! I have always admired her ever since I was a little girl. She’s uber tall, doesn’t age, has all sorts of cool outfits for any Superhero occasion, has amazing accessories that are not only stylish, but highly functional and flies her own Invisible Jet! Plus when she needs a break from her double life as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman she can go to Paradise Island.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Rose:  Spending time with my family- my High School Sweetheart/Hubby and our two teenagers- Aubrey 16 and Eric 14. Or Running! Love to Run.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Rose:  Simon & Garfunkel!

Q5: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Rose: 
Traffic is Always Right! I refer to this in a “lighthearted” manner, as did my predecessors. Keeps me smiling even in the face of putting in mounds of orders, cranking out 9 logs each Friday to get us through Monday or attempting to decipher a complicated order submitted by a third party.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Rose:
I actually had my own Radio Show (when I was 14) on WEHB, a small community Grand Rapids, MI station. It was an hour long show every Tuesday that featured all Native American music. I was spinning actual vinyl! It helped me to not only to learn about radio but also forced me to not be shy and allowed me to gain a deep appreciation for my heritage. Ironic that I ended up in the radio biz! I started out in sales. I was very good in sales, but I feel traffic is my true Great calling. Never a dull moment in traffic!

Traffic Director Spotlight: Molly Anderson

Mary-Wasielewski_300Molly Anderson is Traffic Director for Bay Cities Radio/Bay City Multi-Media in Marinette, WI/Menominee, MI and stations WMAM-AM, WSFQ-FM, WAGN-AM, WHYB-FM and WLST-FM.  She has been with her current company for four years, the last three years in traffic.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Molly:  Garlic mashed potatoes and beef or venison tips.

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Molly:  Storm – She has a variety of abilities, including the ability to control the weather. My family farms – and they would be ecstatic if I could control the weather! 🙂

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Molly: Reading, Gardening, Farming, Photography, going on the ATV trails, snowmobiling or fishing.

Q4: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Molly:  Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

Q5: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Molly: 
Clint Eastwood.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Molly:
I was on a chess league in grade school. I won 2nd place.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Jamie White, MAB

Jamie White_300Jamie White, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Lansing

Jamie White joined the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) in June as NCSA/Membership Assistant.  Among her duties is handling NCSA/PEP (Public Education Program) traffic.

Jamie replaces Pam Cutler who recently went to work for MAB member stations WLNS and WLAJ-TV in Lansing.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Jamie:  Cheesecake.

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Jamie:  I’ve already been one of the greatest Superhero’s ever: a single mom. So if I had to pick another, I would say one that cures cancer.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Jamie: Racing or playing in the mud. Dirt track racing and mud bogs are where I go to have fun. Getting to share that enjoyment with my kids, makes it even better.

Q4: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Jamie:  My Papa always gave the best advice. One time on the front porch, he shared this little chat with me:  “Always shake someone’s hand like it might be the last time and you mean business. Say what you mean and mean what you say. When you make a deal, look them in the eye. No one owes you anything, if you want it, get up and go earn it. Holding on to anger is like holding on to a hot coal, it only burns you. When you find someone to love, love them with all you have. Don’t hold someone’s past over their head when they are trying to improve their future. “

Q5: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Jamie: 
My sister who passed away in 2009. To many missed opportunities to spend time with her. You have no idea what your siblings mean in your life until they are gone.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Jamie:
I am going to be a Grandma for the first time in February of 2017.  Beyond blessed and excited.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Paula Paul, Greater Media (Detroit)

Paula-Paul_300Paula Paul
Greater Media, Detroit

Paula Paul is the Traffic Director at Greater Media in Detroit (WCSX-FM, WRIF-FM, WMGC-FM), where she’s been for the past 13 years. Paula was nominated for a spotlight by her former boss, Dick Kernen.

Q1: How long have you been in traffic?
Paula:  I have been in radio since 1983, and traffic since 1988. Back when we started, everything in traffic was manual – we had a big dry erase board to write the hours, and then typewriters to do the daily log. And actually, it didn’t take that much longer than it does now, because I had most of it memorized.

We thought that it would take so much less time when it was automated, but now there are all these reports to run so it doesn’t save me much time.

Q2: What is your favorite comfort food?
Paula:  Hot turkey sandwiches … I can’t wait for Thanksgiving! And stuffing — a nice big triptophan and carb overload sounds so nice.

Q3: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Paula:  I’d either like to be Stretch Armstrong, or the guy from Fantastic 4 that can stretch — so that I can reach down to the sales floor and either slap the person I’m trying to reach, or drag them back to my office to figure out what’s going on with their order.

Q4: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Paula:  I would rather be cooking a huge meal for my huge family! If nobody’s around, I’d love to hit the road and explore somewhere new. I love the National Parks, and would love to continue visiting the ones I haven’t seen, now that the kids are grown and in college.

Q5: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Paula: 
Stay positive, keep smiling — otherwise you’ll end up in the weeds. If you get all tangled up in gossip, it just drags you down. I try to stay positive!

Q6: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Paula: 
My mom! She passed away six years ago; she was the heart of our family. I would love to see her again.

Q7: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Paula:
I’m a really good sport, and everybody’s biggest cheerleader: until it comes to cards. I HATE TO LOSE. I’m a bad sport at cards because I want to win, and I’m super competitive!