Veteran TV news manager Jake Minger is beginning his second year with KUSI-TV as manager of news operations with the additional responsibilities of booking in-studio guests for live segments airing on the station’s popular “Good Morning San Diego” program. Minger, who joined KUSI in November 2017, is adding to his workload following the departure of Pam Davis who is joining a local nonprofit as communications manager. Minger, a San Diego native, grew up in North County and graduated from Encinitas’ San Dieguito High School (class of 1988). He earned a degree in journalism from the University of Pacific. His first job out of college was in media relations with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. After four years at Del Mar, he spent five years in radio news before joining NBC 7 San Diego as an assignment editor and writer in 1995. His career also has included stints at KSWB, KGTV and XETV, a station that shut down in May 2017. He rejoined KSWB for a year before starting at KUSI.
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Alternative Strategies, a San Diego marketing firm, has announced two new hires, including Molly Delmore as social media manager and Faisal Imami as media relations manager. Delmore recently completed an internship at Alt Strat. Imami has a degree in Communication Studies from San Diego State University.
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OBIT: Paul Menard, the “Harrigan” of the “Charlie & Harrigan” radio show that aired in the 1970s into the mid-1980s on KFMB-AM and KCBQ-AM, has passed away at age 81. He died Sept. 25 at Palomar Medical Center. The San Diego Union-Tribune wrote, “In their 20-plus years on the San Diego radio scene, Menard and his DJ partner, the late Jack `Charlie’ Woods, got listeners grinning and guffawing with their high-energy high jinks and memorable radio characters,” including Seymour Broomwad, inept newsman Herman Wurlitzer and other memorable characters created by Menard. Services were held Oct. 26 at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside.