Broadcast ViewsGAMBIER, Ohio (February 7, 2011)
Television consultant Rick Spinner '63 will share lessons learned from the broadcasting industry and the liberal arts on Thursday, February 10, at 11:10 a.m. at Olin Auditorium.
Spinner was a psychology major at Kenyon. He founded Capacities International Broadcast Management, based in North Haven, Connecticut, in 1997. His appearance is part of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation Lectureship Series. Spinner's topic is "Ice is not cold," and he will discuss the importance of embracing change, bringing passion to profession, and having the courage to speak out.
Spinner worked in sales and general management at U.S. television stations for 30 years, including as president and general manager of WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. He went on to become president of European operations for ABC Cable and International Broadcast, headquartered in Munich, Germany. He has also provided consultant services for ABC as managing director of special projects. In recent years Spinner has managed, assisted or consulted with a number of television operations in Western and Eastern Europe.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation is based in Hudson, Ohio, and is dedicated to encouraging the free enterprise system. The foundation supports a series of lectures at Kenyon during the academic year.