Indianapolis..Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) today announced that Shawn Oswald, General Sales Manager of Emmis’ WFTX-TV in Fort Myers, has been named Vice President/General Manager of KSNW-TV in Wichita, Kansas.
“Shawn has led a tremendous turnaround in Fort Myers and has proven to be an effective leader,” Randall Bongarten, President of Emmis Television, said. “He has been instrumental in WFTX’s growth, and his new role will allow him to have an even broader impact at KSNW.”
Oswald has been GSM of WFTX since July 2000. Prior to that, he worked as National Sales Manager at WISN-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (December 1997 – July 2000), as Local Sales Manager of WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin (April 1996 – December 1997), as Regional Sales Manager of KKCD-FM in Omaha, Nebraska (August 1994 – April 1996), and as a marketing representative for both KETV-TV in Omaha, Nebraska (March 19991 – August 1994) and KDNL-TV in St. Louis (July 1990 – March 19991.
Oswald is a graduate of John Brown University in Arkansas (May, 1990) with a degree in broadcasting. He begins his new responsibilities immediately.