Flashes By Rick Griffin 2.25.19
KSWB-TV Fox 5 San Diego has announced it will broadcast nine 30-minute shows on various dates in March, April and May featuring highlights from previous San Diego Seals indoor lacrosse games (games consist of four, 15-minute quarters). The TV shows, called “Seals in 30,” will air March 10, 23, 30, April 7, 13, 14, 19, 27 and May 3. Times will vary. The San Diego Seals are an expansion team in the 11-team National Lacrosse League (NLL), the world’s only professional box lacrosse league. Fox 5 also has scheduled a live broadcast for the Saturday, March 2 home game at Pechanga Arena San Diego against the Vancouver Warriors starting at 7 p.m. The Seals’ broadcast team includes Jon Schaeffer for play-by-play, Doug Locker, a former NLL general manager as color analyst, and Tauli Anderson as sideline reporter. The Seals are the league’s first team in California since 2009, when the San Jose Stealth moved to Everett, Wash. The team’s first home game played Jan. 12 drew an announced crowd of 12,075. The Seals are among two NLL expansion teams, along with the Philadelphia Wings, increasing the membership in the league that began in 1987 to 11. Billionaire Joseph Tsai, the Seals owner, also owns 49 percent of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. The NLL season began in December and is scheduled to end in May.


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Radio personality Chris Cantore, heard weekdays, 6 to 10 a.m. on KFMB 100.7-FM, has added Meryl Klemov as co-host and Ted Woods as producer. Klemov is a former podcast host for Belly Up, a live music venue in Solana Beach and comedy writer for “What’s Good,” a ListenSD audio show. Woods spent the past 10 years as a producer at Westwood One, most recently for the Westwood One Podcast Network. Cantore has worked in the San Diego radio market since the early 1990s with several rock stations including XTRA-FM, KPRI-FM and KBZT-FM. He had been a fill-in on the morning show the past several months before taking over the slot permanently in January.


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The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) San Diego chapter is accepting nominations for two awards, including “Communicator of the Year” and “Junior Communicator of the Year.” Deadline is Friday, March 1. Visit the chapter’s website, http://sandiego.iabc.com/, for nomination forms and more information. IABC said the COTY honoree must be an IABC San Diego chapter member and exemplify the role of a leader in communication with proficiency in internal and external communications. The honoree also must implement a strategic communication plan that addresses the vision, objectives and priorities of the organization and participate in new and innovative methods of communication to diverse audiences. IABC said the criterion is the same for the Junior COTY award except the junior recipient must have less than five years of experience in the communications field. This is the IABC chapter’s sixth year for its COYT awards program and second year for the Junior COTY award. Previous COTY winners have included: Lisa Hunter, Booz Allen Hamilton; Anna Davison, Bridgepoint Education; Marilyn Olson, PPR North America; Cason Lane, Cason Lane Strategic Communications; Margie Newman, Intesa Communications Group.

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