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Mark Strachota named new General Manager of Weigel Broadcasting Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE -- Weigel Broadcasting Co. announced today the appointment of veteran Milwaukee broadcaster Mark Strachota as vice-president and general manager of its Milwaukee properties. He will have oversight of Weigel’s WDJT-TV CBS 58, WMLW-TV, WYTU Telemundo Wisconsin, WBME-TV Me-TV Milwaukee, MOVIES! Milwaukee, This! TV Milwaukee, Bounce TV and TouchVision.
“Mark is the perfect fit for our Milwaukee stations,” said Weigel Broadcasting Co. Executive Vice President-Local Media Bob Ramsey. “His leadership skills and knowledge of the Milwaukee market makes him the right person to lead our stations forward.”
"I am excited to have been chosen as the new leader of the Weigel Broadcasting stations in Milwaukee,” added Strachota. “I look forward to being a part of the future success of these stations and to promote their continued growth."
Strachota currently serves as general manager of Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. Prior to that, he spent 28 years with Journal Broadcast Group’s WTMJ-TV, starting as an account executive. He progressively advanced through management roles at WTMJ, first as national sales manager and then as general sales manager. Strachota served as WTMJ-TV’s vice president and general manager from 2003 through 2007. He holds the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Strachota will begin his duties with Weigel Broadcasting Co. on March 12, 2014.