(4/1/13) NORMAL, Ill. – Tom Sheridan, Chicago White Sox senior director of ticket sales and premium seating, will discuss sports and sales as a Communication Week 2013 Keynote Speaker at 2 p.m., Monday, April 8, in CVA 151 on the Illinois State University campus.
Sheridan, a 1990 School of Communication graduate, and his staff of 24 have presided over ticket sales which have clicked the U.S. Cellular Field turnstiles more than 22 million times in the past 10 years, including the 2005 World Championship season.
“COM Week has always been a great opportunity for Illinois State educators and students to converse and discuss issues and opportunities in the world of communication,” said Sheridan, who was inducted into the ISU College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 2012.
“I am very excited to finally participate in this wonderful week of events and look forward to interaction with the outstanding student body of ISU,” said Sheridan.
The former Redbird baseball player’s resume includes time with the Chicago Bulls, WMVP-AM 1000 (now ESPN Radio), Elite Sports Marketing and Balmoral Park racetrack.
During his tenure with the White Sox, he has developed and overseen the creation of the Magellan Scout Seats, Gold Coast Tickets Club, The PrivateBank Fan Deck and Warning Track areas during a seven-year renovation plan. Sheridan was also instrumental in the new all-inclusive Miller Lite Bullpen Party Porch as an added area for fans to enjoy.
Sheridan has served his profession as a board member of the Association of Luxury
Suite Directors and the National Sports Forum. He continues to serve education on the Bloom Township High School Foundation board and his alma mater as a member of the Illinois State University School of Communication Alumni Advisory Board.
For a schedule of events for COM Week click here.
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WGLT honored with four Murrow Awards
(4/22/13) The Radio Television Digital News Association has recognized the WGLT News Department with four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for broadcast excellence. Since 2005, WGLT has won twenty-four regional and three national Edward R. Murrow Awards. Last month, the Illinois Associated Press announced WGLT had won seven awards for broadcast excellence.
GLT’s coverage of the school shooting at Normal Community High School on September 7, 2012 won in the Breaking News Category. Included in consideration for the award was an exclusive interview GLT aired that afternoon with one of the students who helped disarm the shooter. No one was hurt.
Daniel Hajek’s report on Bloomington-Normal’s introduction to food trucks took the award for Best Feature. His story “Two Blokes and a Bus” featured Twin City residents sampling the food and explored the tension felt by traditional restaurants.
The GLT News team (Hajek, Charlie Schlenker, Jim Browne, Willis Kern and Laura Kennedy) won the Best News Series category for a second straight year with their look at the agriculture industry in “Farming: A Growing Concern.” Schlenker won in Best Sports for his story about a central Illinois speed skater.
“The GLT News team continues to represent a standard of excellence few can match. We are especially proud of recognition for the entire team in the Best News Series category. Every day each member of the news team works hard to deliver the highest quality reporting. These awards are confirmation of that hard work,” says GLT General Manager Bruce Bergethon.
GLT News is being honored in the region which includes small market stations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Communities are in the small market division unless they are larger than 1,462,000 people. With 4 awards, GLT News won twice as many as any other station in the region. Each regional award competes for national honors to be announced this summer.
Hear the GLT News award winning segments at www.wglt.org
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The GLT Summer Concert will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013, on the corner of Jefferson and Center Streets in downtown Bloomington, with the grounds opening at 3:30 p.m. Thanks to WGLT’s generous sponsors, the concert is free and open to the public.
The concert line up will include Pokey LaFarge at 5:00 p.m., Peter Karp & Sue Foley at 6:30 p.m., and the Guy Forsyth Band at 8:30 p.m. For more information about the concert, visit the GLT summer concert webpage.