Personnel Section:

KEY PERSONNEL

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QUALIFICATIONS

Over 40 years of hands-on experience in cable television local programming management and development. Responsibilities have included:

  • System Design
  • Community Outreach/Relations
  • Policy Formation
  • Volunteer Training
  • Financial Administration
  • Program Production
  • Staff Supervision
  • Promotion
  • Membership Development
  • Public Opinion Research

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

December 1991 - Present

Vice President, The Buske Group; Sacramento, California
 

July 1985 - November 1991

Executive Director, Access Sacramento; Sacramento, California
 

June 1983 - June 1985

Director of Membership Services and Finance, Alliance for Community Media; Washington, D.C.
 

June 1981 - May 1983

Corporate Director of Community Programming, United Cable Television Corporation; Denver, Colorado
 

September 1980 - May 1981

Eastern Region Director of Community Programming, United Cable Television Corporation; Denver, Colorado
 

1975 - 1980

Public Access Coordinator, United Cable Television of Mid-Michigan; East Lansing, Michigan
 

1974 - 1975

Director, Local Origination Department, United Cable Television of Mid-Michigan; East Lansing, Michigan
 

1973 - 1974

Cable TV Coordinator, Michigan State University Housing; East Lansing, Michigan

RELATED EXPERIENCE

1977 - Present

Life member of the Alliance for Community Media (Alliance).
Member of the Alliance Board of Directors (3 years), Treasurer (1 year), Central States Regional Coordinator (1 year), founder and chair of the Colorado Front Range Chapter in 1982. Coordinator of the 1980 Alliance National Convention and two regional conferences (Central States in 1979, Mountain in 1982). Member of the original Alliance By-Laws Committee (1978). Selected as a speaker at many of the  Alliance National Conventions and regional conferences of the Central States, Midwest, Mountain, Mid-Atlantic, Far West, and Northwest Regions of the Alliance.
 

1977 - 1979

Co-founder/Steering Committee member of the Michigan Association for Community Cable Development.
 

1977

Co-founder of the Cable Television Committee of Lansing, Michigan.
 

1972 - 1974

Founder and Director of the Michigan State University "Video Workshop."

AWARDS AND HONORS

2009

"Dirk Koning - George Stoney Award for Humanistic Communications."  Alliance for Community Media.
 

2005

"Brian Wilson Memorial Award for Outstanding PEG Access Mentorship."  Alliance for Community Media -- Western Region.
 

1985 - 1991

During tenure as Executive Director, Access Sacramento received 23 First Place awards in national and regional competitions, including "Overall Excellence in Public Access" from the Alliance's "Hometown Video Festival" in 1989 and 1991.
 

1983

Selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in Local Origination Programming."
 

1980

Selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in Cable Television."
 

1977

"First Place Award" for sports special, "Bull Bowl '76." Presented by the National Cable Television Association.
 

1975

"First Place Award" for documentary special, "The Handicappers: An Equal Rights Movement." Presented by the National Cable Television Association.
 

1974

"Outstanding Student Award." TV/Radio Department, Michigan State University.

EDUCATION

1980

M.A. degree in Telecommunication, Michigan State University
 

1974

B. A. degree in TV/Radio, Michigan State University

The Buske Group
4808 T Street - Sacramento, CA  95819
Phone: (916) 441-6277