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Traffic Director Spotlight: Kae Buck, WLNS-TV & WLAJ-TV (Lansing)

Kae3_200Kae Buck
WLNS-TV & WLAJ-TV, Lansing

Kae Buck is the Media Coordinator for WLNS-TV and WLAJ-TV in Lansing, where she has been for the past 20 years.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Kae: Anything but sushi!

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Kae: Wonder Woman. My goal in life has always been to do my best at everything I do. As most people already know, working full time and raising a family is a tough thing to do while still trying to find the happy medium of spending time with extended family and friends. Having a great employer and supportive family definitely makes this easier to accomplish. I feel very blessed to have had both over the years! Wonder Woman can do all of this and then some. 🙂

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be…
Kae: Laying on a beach or poolside!

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Kae: My friends and family regularly.

Q5: Best advice you have ever gotten?
Kae: Have confidence in yourself. If you make a mistake, own up to it, fix it, and move on. Never burn a bridge. Life tends to come full circle at some point. Always be the best you can be.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Kae: I am a kidney cancer survivor.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Sally Rappette, Radio Results Network

Sally RappetteSally Rappette
Radio Results Network, Escanaba

Sally Rappette is the Traffic Manager for Radio Results Network in Escabana. She has been in traffic for over four years.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Sally: Cheese

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Sally: The Black Widow … she has a cool uniform.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be…
Sally: Farming

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Sally: My husband

Q5: Best advice you have ever gotten?
Sally: What goes around comes around.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Sally: I was in the Air Force.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Jessica Boerma, WSYM-TV

Jessica BoermaJessica Boerma
WSYM-TV (Lansing)

Jessica Boerma is the Senior Traffic Coordinator at WSYM-TV Fox 47 News, where she has been for the past three years.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Jessica: Pizza

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Jessica: Iron Man because he can fly and has awesome toys!

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be…
Jessica: Outside playing with my three dogs and husband or going to car shows.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Jessica: George W. Bush

Q5: Best advice you have ever gotten?
Jessica: Be yourself, and don’t try to impress everyone around you. Not everyone is going to like you, and you’re not always going to get along with everyone you meet; so there is no point in being fake.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know…
Jessica: I’m a sucker for biology and totally believe in ghosts and spirits.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Rebecca Bogin, WCFX-FM

Rebecca BoginRebecca Bogin
WCFX-FM (Mt. Pleasant)

Rebecca Bogin is the Traffic Director and Business Manager for WCFX-FM in Mt. Pleasant. She has been in that position for seven of her eight years there.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Rebecca: My favorite comfort food would have to be my grandmother’s persimmon cookies.

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Rebecca: I would pick Kitty Pryde, a.k.a. Shadowcat from X-Men, because she’s smart, can walk through walls, and she has a purple alien dragon for a pet.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be…
Rebecca: I’d rather be home playing either video games or board games with my best friend and husband, Daniel.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Rebecca: I would love to have lunch with Nathan Fillion! He’s such a fun actor, and he seems so nice.

Q5: Best advice you have ever gotten?
Rebecca: Just be yourself, the rest will come naturally.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know…
Rebecca: I play disc golf! My husband introduced me to disc golf a couple of years ago, and now I have my own discs and bag. We rotate between the two disc golf courses in our town.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Scott Czubak, WHTV-TV Lansing

Scott CzubakScott Czubak
WHTV-TV My 18

Scott Czubak is the Traffic Assistant/Producer at WHTV-TV My 18, where he has been since September 2010.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Scott: Apple pie with vanilla ice cream

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Scott: The Flash because I have so many duties I have to be quick to get everything done by the end of the day.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be…
Scott: Attending MSU, Detroit Lions, or Chippewa football games! I also love working in my vegetable garden or at the beach in Grand Haven, MI, or if I could ever go back, in Jamaica Mon!

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Scott: Barry Sanders. He’s my childhood hero.

Q5: Best advice you have ever gotten?
Scott: “Don’t complain, just work harder.” – Jackie Robinson

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know…
Scott: I’m a very handy guy. I love doing home improvements. I also love working in my garden.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Carey Jarvis, Fox 47

Carey JarvisCarey Jarvis
WSYM-TV

Carey Jarvis is the Traffic Manager at WSYM Fox 47 in Lansing, where he has been for ten of his twenty years in traffic.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Carey: Wendy’s

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Carey: Doctor Who because he uses his intelligence to beat the bad guys!

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be…
Carey: Spending time with my wife and daughter, reading, watching TV/movies, or playing video games.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Carey: David Tennant, my favorite actor who has played Doctor Who. He seems to be an incredibly nice guy, and he really brought the role to life.

Q5: Best advice you have ever gotten?
Carey: “The Paradoxical Commandments”, by Dr. Kent M. Keith:

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know…
Carey: I never ate a salad until I got married.

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Traffic Director Spotlight: Sheralyn Ganz, Cumulus Media

Sheralyn GanzSheralyn Ganz
WWWW-FM, WQKL-FM, WLBY-FM, WTKA-FM

Sheralyn Ganz is the Traffic and Continuity Director at Cumulus Media in Ann Arbor, where she’s been for seven years.

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Sheralyn: Homemade macaroni and cheese.

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Sheralyn: Crimson Curse, because she uses her magical powers to manipulate the elements of nature — a talent that would really come in handy to a resident of Michigan.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Sheralyn: Flexing my brain muscles, trying to beat my boyfriend in an epic board game battle.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with …
Sheralyn: Marc Maron.

Q5: Best advice you have ever gotten?
Sheralyn: “Every job you’ll ever work is a paid education.”

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