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Director of Engineering – Broadca...

Local Address: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
LIN Media LLC
701 Brazos, Suite 700
Austin, Texas 78701
United States

Company Description: LIN Media, along with its subsidiaries, is a local multimedia company that owns, operates or services 32 network-affiliated broadcast television stations in 17 U.S....   more
Background

Employment History

  • Director Engineering and Broadcast Systems
    LIN Media LLC
  • Director of Engineering
    Broadcast Systems
  • Director of Engineering
    WVBT-TV
  • Director of Engineering
    WAVY

Education

  • Bachelors of Science degree , Electrical Engineering Technology
    Old Dominion University
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2008 News Releases
phx.corporate-ir.net [cached]
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2008--LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), a local television and digital media company, today announced that Les Garrenton has been promoted to Director Engineering/Broadcast Systems. Garrenton will be responsible for evaluating new broadcast technologies and applications for LIN TV's 29 television stations, overseeing broadcast studio systems integration and implementation, researching technology that will improve LIN TV stations' efficiency an...
News Release
phx.corporate-ir.net, 20 Mar 2008 [cached]
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2008--LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), a local television and digital media company, today announced that Les Garrenton has been promoted to Director Engineering/Broadcast Systems.
Garrenton will be responsible for evaluating new broadcast technologies and applications for LIN TV's 29 television stations, overseeing broadcast studio systems integration and implementation, researching technology that will improve LIN TV stations' efficiency and productivity and sharing in the oversight of LIN stations' day-to-day engineering operations. He will report directly to John Viall, LIN TV's Vice President Television Engineering and Operations.
Garrenton previously held the position of Director of Engineering for WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV in Norfolk, where he managed the Engineering department and oversaw the operational budgets for the duopoly stations. In addition, he designed and implemented several capital improvements in preparation for high definition conversion and optimized the stations' news and master control rooms for peak efficiency with server based systems. His broadcasting career began with the Company in 1980, and since then, he has served in a number of different engineering positions. Garrenton received his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
"Les brings nearly 30 years of valuable experience and dedication to this position," said Viall.
...
I look forward to working with Les in his new corporate position at LIN TV."
Garrenton will be based at WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV in Norfolk.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March ...
phx.corporate-ir.net [cached]
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2008--LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), a local television and digital media company, today announced that Les Garrenton has been promoted to Director Engineering/Broadcast Systems. Garrenton will be responsible for evaluating new broadcast technologies and applications for LIN TV's 29 television stations, overseeing broadcast studio systems integration and implementation, researching technology that will improve LIN TV stations' efficiency an...Â
VARTV.com | News Archives - March & April 2008
www.vartv.com, 1 April 2008 [cached]
LIN TV Corp. (sic) announced that Les Garrenton (former Director of Engineering for WAVY and WVBT) has been promoted to director, engineering/broadcast systems. Garrenton will be responsible for evaluating new broadcast technologies and applications for LIN 29 television stations... (read more - TVNEWSDAY)
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Les Garrenton , Dir. of Engineering , WAVY-TV , WVBT-TV , Norfolk
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