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RESUME for TELEVISION & RADIO

Tara Lopez
 
Email: [email protected]  

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Major Market Broadcaster in Ontario, B.C., and Alberta (Canada)

TV & Radio Announcer & Reporter / Producer & Editor / Promotions

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Education:

B.C.I.T - Vancouver, Radio Broadcast Management Certificate 2004
R.M.B - Toronto, Certified Radio Advisor 2005
N.A.I.T - Edmonton, Television Arts Diploma 2009

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Work Experience:


* Midday Show Host & Promotions Director - 107.7 PULSE FM , Metro Vancouver, 2017- Present.  Report News, Traffic, Sports, Weather every half hour, arrange stations contests & street team events


* Midday Show Host - 107.7 PULSE FM, Metro Vancouver & South Fraser

Announcing for #TheMiddayWorkday, 11am - 3pm , 2016- 2017


* Morning Show Co-Host & News Anchor -Life 100.3, CJLF Greater Toronto Area & Central Ontario, 2011-2015

The Breakfast Club, 530am-9am - plus read/write news every 30 minutes


* Midday Radio Show Host - 105.9 Shine FM - CJRY Edmonton, AB - 2009 - 2011

Live Announcing from 10am-2pm, Artist Info, On Location Events


* Skywords Traffic - Afternoon Drive Traffic Reporter - Edmonton & Vancouver - Summer of 2010

Traffic Cameras , Border Crossing Updates, Ferry Terminal Line Up updates


* Morning Talk Show Producer & News Anchor - AM930 The Light - CJCA Edmonton, AB - 2009 - 2010

Schedule Live Guests/Interviews, Report News, Radio Board Operations


* Freelance TV Journalist & Segment Producer - CTS Crossroads Television - Edmonton, AB - 2009

Writer/ Editor/ Shooter for Various Segments of local TV show "Event Weekly"


* Freelance Instructional Video Voice Over - Knowledge Construction, Edmonton, AB - 2009

Voice Recording for Safety Training Video contract with the Government of Alberta


* Airborne Traffic Reporter - The Canadian Traffic Network 2007 - 2009

Monitor Police/EMS/Fire Scanner, Live Reporting, Updates, Traffic Cameras

for... 105.9 Shine FM, AM 930 The Light - Edmonton, AB (Ground Reporter)

also for... AM 770 CHQR News/Talk/Sports, Country 105, Classic Rock Q107 - Calgary, AB (Helicopter Reporter)
 

* Promotions Director & Morning Show Co-Host News (Swing) - Jim Pattison Broadcast Group 2006-2007

PGTV (CKPG) , 101.3 The River, 99.3 The Drive - Prince George, BC

Contests, Prizes, Ratings Promos, Update Websites, Radio News Reporter Vacation Relief

Tip Sheets & Jock Talk Updates, Schedule Promo Interviews, Book Live-On-Location Remotes,

Schedule Prize Team & Station Cruiser

 
* Morning Show Co-Host - 105.9 Shine FM - Edmonton, AB 2004-2006

Live Announcing, Traffic, Weather, Morning "Bits" & Show Prep, Interactive Contests, Show Elements

 

* Account Executive (Radio Advertising Sales) - CJRY & CJCA - Edmonton, AB 2004-2006

Sell Air Time, Prospect New Clients, Create Proposals, Build Long-term Relationships,

Schedule Live-On-Location Events, Consistent Top Sales Figures on the team

 

* Live on Location Operator - Rogers Broadcasting, 104.9 Clear FM, Vancouver 2004

Weekend Broadcasts, Media Touch Operations, Voicetracking air-checks

 

* Streeter Reporter Volunteer- NOW TV - Trinity Broadcasting, Surrey 2003

Interview people in Streets/Towns/Cities, content for Local Vancouver Show called ONLINE

 

* Promotions /Announcer/Copywriter/Producer - 107.9 CFML 2003 - BCIT Campus Station, Burnaby 2003

Live Announcing, Show Prep, Board Operations, Promo Proposals, Voice/Write Commercials, Voice-Track


 
* Freelance Audio Producer - Convedia Corporation - Burnaby, 2003

Produce Audio Tracks in various languages on Soundforge/ Cool Edit Software & In-Studio

(Spanish, Thai, Arabic, etc.)

 

* Production Assistant Volunteer - CTV,  Vancouver 2002

Check Closed Captioning, Teleprompter, Audience & Props Assistant for the Vicky Gabereau Show

 

* Extra-Actress - Film Production - Axium Entertainment 2002

Independent film production, Thralls on Langley, BC set

 

* Music DJ & Host - Digital Impact Marketing, Lower Mainland BC 2002

Disk Jockey Music & Bingo Host at following locations around Lower Mainland, Vancouver, BC:

Sawbucks (White Rock), Golden Spike (Port Moody), Darbys ( Vancouver ), Brewsters ( Surrey )

 
 

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Media-related Assets:

REPORTING

- TV Reporting - produced segments on relevant topics, Edmonton- CTS TV

- Radio Reporting - interviewed politicians, community organzations: Life 100.3 Greater Toronto & Central Ontario

- TV Journalist & Anchor: Nait Newswatch -ACCESS TV - Edmonton

- Swing Ground-Helicopter Traffic Update- Global TV Edmonton (c/o CTN)

- Radio Station Live Traffic & News Reporter, Edmonton - Shine FM & AM930 The Light

- Helicopter Traffic Reporter, Calgary- AM770, Country105, Q107

- Police/ Fire/ EMS Scanner Monitoring

- Assemble reports in a timely and accurate manner

- Gather Interviews & Streeters, Vancouver- NOW TV and Edmonton - CTS TV

- Morning Show News Anchor Vacation-Fill In- Prince George- 101.3 The River

 

 

LIVE ANNOUNCING

- Morning Show Co-Host - Life 100.3

- Midday Host & Morning Show Co-Host - 107.7 Pulse FM

- Midday Host & Morning Show Co-Host- 105.9 Shine FM

- Morning Show Co-host (vacation relief)- 101.3 The River

- News Reporter - AM930 The Light

- Helicopter Traffic Reporter: Morning Show + Drive Home- 770 CHQR, Country 105, Q107, CJRY , CJCA

- Evening Announcer, Voicetrack - 107.9 CFML

- Voicetrack Aircheck- 104.5 Clear FM

- TV Voice-Overs - PGTV Commercials / CTS-TV Stories

- ACCESS TV - Nait Newswatch - Anchor / Reporter

 

NEWS WRITING

- Broadcast News: Burli System, Newsroom 5.1

- Research info from Press Releases to create 30 45 60 second stories  

- Interviews

- Covered Rallies and Press Conferences

- Familiar with Script Formats for both TV & Radio

- Stand Ups , Live-on-location Broadcasts, Live Hits

- Documentary Research and Production

- Entertainment & Sports

- Experience with Teleprompter

- Report local news every half-hour, or upadates every 10 minutes

 

REMOTE BROADCASTS

- Live-on-location cut-ins for both radio & TV

-  Client / Interview Relations

 

RADIO/TV OPERATIONS

- Scott Studios, Media Touch (radio systems)

- Set up of Marti, ISDN (on-location broadcasts)

- Adobe Audition, Cool Edit, Soundforge, Saw Pro (sound editing)

- Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier (video editing)

- PhotoShop, Live Type (graphics for TV)

- Broadcast Pix (Studio Switcher- TV)

- Sony Anycast System (Portable Switcher - TV)

 

VIDEOGRAPHY + TV EDITING

- White balance

- Iris, Focus, Balanced Audio

- Shot Framing

- Tripods

- 3-point Lighting

- Video Referencing, Sequencing, Transitions

- Gathering B-Roll for Stories

- On location audio: NATS/ VO-SOTs

- TV News + Commercial Scripts for editing/shooting

- Shot + Edited on Final Cut Pro + Sony XDCam Editing Software for TV Show Event Weekly- CTS-TV

- Shot + Edited News Stories on JVC Cameras + Final Cut Pro Software for Nait News Watch- ACCESS TV

 

SALES

- CRA: Certified Radio Advisor Graduate (Radio Marketing Bureau)

- Client Sales and Account Maintenance: long term/seasonal contracts

- Consistent Top Sales Figures, Meet Sales Targets

- Contra & Prizing

- Booking/ Billing via Broadcast Calendar

- Traffic booking for both TV and Radio

 

PROMOTIONS DIRECTING

- Ratings Ideas, Contest Execution , Scheduling Prizing for Radio & TV

- Prize Sheets, Create Tip Sheets/Jock Talk for Announcers

- Arrange Events, Wrap Reports, Promotions Meetings with Announcers

- Websites, Pictures, Tshirts, Banners, Stickers, Balloons, Station Vehicle

- Arrange Event Promotions and Artist Meet-and-Greets

- Manage Street Team Shifts at Events

- Book Cruiser Girl/Guy Shifts for the Weekend

- Find lucrative & exciting radio/tv prizing by using "airtime values" VS cash

 

EMCEE & PUBLIC SPEAKING

- Emcee Concerts, Station Events, Charitable Events

- Local Community Events/Parades

- Wedding Emcee at Revolution Entertainment DJ Company

- Music Bingo Host at Bar/Pubs/Restaurants


 

CREATIVE WRITING

- Write 15-30-60 Commercials & Feature Packages for Radio and TV

- Client Relations/Approval of Scripts

- Booking Shoots for TV ads/features

- Wizard of Ads & "Theater-of-the-Mind"

- Writing & Producing Bumpers/ Teasers / Promotions / Station IDs

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Other Assets:

Drivers License & Vehicle / Computer Programs - Microsoft Word / Excel / Power Point

St. John's Ambulance First Aid Course / Internet-Web site Development (Dreamweaver, FTP)

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Community Involvement/ Volunteer Work:

- Pan Am & Parapan Am Games- Toronto - Broadcast & Social Media Updates
- Fed the homeless weekly at The Hope Mission Shelter
- Was a "Big Sister" with Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Volunteered taking care of at-risk children at the Kids Kottage 
- Kettle Campaign Volunteer, Salvation Army
- Participated in Fundraising Radio-thons, including: The Mustard Seed, Prince George Regional Hospital,
Kids Kottage, Compassion Canada, Teen Challenge
- Emceed for various charity events including: The Owen Sound Crisis Pregnancy Center,
The Welcome Wagon, The Festival of Trees, Capital Ex Parade, as well as at local Canada Day Parades
- CTV Canada AM - Produced an Election Ad Promoting Youth to Vote in the '08 Federal Elections
- World Vision "One Life" Poverty Exhibit & Interactive Tour - West Edmonton Mall - Team Leader


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Skills:

BCIT - Radio Management Diploma Program

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver , BC- 2004

- Radio Announcing & Show Preparation

- News, Weather, Traffic Reporting

- Radio Industry Operations  (CRTC Regulations)

- Audio Production/Editing

- Documentary and Commercial Production

-  Radio Sales & Marketing

- Board Operations (Media Touch) & Voice-tracking

- Promotions Proposals & Events Set-Up

- Copywriting & Ad Voicing

- BBMs

- Music Programming

- Traffic (scheduling commercial air-time)

 

RMB Certified Radio Advisor Diploma Program

Radio Marketing Bureau, Ontario - 2005

- Sales Proposals,  Sales Research,  Relational Selling Techniques for Radio/Media Advertising

 

NAIT Television Arts Diploma Program

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology , Edmonton , 2009

- Broadcast Journalism, Story Development & Writing, Live Stand-Ups

- Script Formats: VO-SOT / RDR / PKG, News Line-Up

- Television Anchoring & Reporting

- Studio Production, VTR, Switcher, TelePrompter, Fonts

- Editing (Final Cut Pro) & Graphics

- Lighting, Floor Directing, Studio Camera, Audio

- Videography, Professional Cameras, Tripods

- Coverage of News, Sports, Entertainment, Feature Stories

- Production of Commercials, Promos, Openers, Bumpers

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Other Education:

Kwantlen University (PT classes), BC

Political Science, Financial Accounting

Newman Theological College (PT classes), AB

Religion & Contemporary Spirituality

High School Graduation WGSS, Langley

 

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Scholastic Achievements:

Township of Langley Scholarship ,Top Student in Spanish 12 , Top Student in Video Production,

Freshman President: Assumption Convent all girls school, Junior City Councillor of Makati City, PEP Squad Gold Medalist- Highschool Cheerleading,

Gold Medalist Class Play Writer & Director- Assumption Cultural Week,

AC Junior Volleyball Varsity Team Captain - Gold Medalist , Junior Student Council Treasurer,

Features Editor: Student Newspaper “The Beacon”,

Elementary Inter-Scholastic Childrens Story Telling Contest Gold Medalist

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Travels:
Canada - Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George, Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City
USA: Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Arizona, Hawaii, Seattle, Buffalo, Niagra Falls, Grand Canyon 
Asia & Pacific: Hong Kong, Philippines, Cambodia, Taiwan, Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, The Gold Coast)
Caribbean: Mexico, Cuba, Cayman Islands

Europe: UK, France, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Germany


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References:

Matt Stockal- Creative Manager- CJCA - 780 919 1746
Jon Erdahl - McVay Media - Radio Consultant -603-234-4158 / 603-798-3121

Terry Reid - Morning Show Host (former)- QMFM & CISF - 604-551-9225

Jamie Moffat - Director of Business Devp - Stream On - 780-803-3067

Jack Marion - News Director (retired) - CKWX & CJJR - 604-833-4597
Jonathan Stretch- Program Director- CJRY - 780 468 3370
Chris Durham or Jeanette LaBrie - Nait Newswatch (NTV) - 780-471-8638