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The CW Columbus Presents: The CW Star Contest 2012-2013

Columbus, Ohio - The search is on for The CW Columbus' next CW Star. 

Have you dreamed of being on television? Do you think you have the look and the skill to be the face of The CW Columbus?

If you answered yes, mark your calendar for Buck-i-Frenzy at Ohio State University on AUGUST 21.

The CW Columbus will be at the event"lower amphitheater inside the RPAC"hosting an open audition to find the next CW Star.

Excitement prevails at the CW Columbus offices about this years search, which Ellen Daly, Station Vice President/General Manager, says will out-shine the previous six years of auditions.

"We are dedicated to finding our next amazing talent and growing the franchise in 2013 to dazzle and entertain our audience like never before," she says.
As the CW Star, you are the link between our television station and the Columbus community. You will embody the CW networks hip, fresh appeal locally. From public service campaigns and sideline sports reporting, to backstage interviews with top music acts and rubbing shoulders with the Columbus Crew, The Star utilizes his/her position to promote network shows, produce exclusive on-air and web-based content and keep the pulse of who, what and where is hot in the city. The CW Star also works directly with our clients as a brand ambassador/spokesperson, increasing public awareness for our clients products, events and services.

Megan Kingston, Advertising and Promotions Manager of The Columbus Crew, put it simply. "Kaitlin has worked to generate buzz in the Columbus Crew by truly giving her fans an inside look at the Columbus Crew team, organization and stadium.  She has been a great brand ambassador, and we are pleased in the way she portrayed our organization within her blogs and through her interviews."

Being CW Star also enhances your career path.
"Serving as CW Star for a year is a phenomenal opportunity for anyone who wants to launch a career in the entertainment, broadcast or media-relations industries," says David S. Guion, Executive Director of The Dublin Arts Council, an organization that has worked with multiple CW Stars. "The video clips, blog posts and overall social media presence are certain to launch each CW Star with a portfolio advantage that will last a lifetime."

What are we looking for to fill this position, you may wonder? Anything and everything! We need people with personality for days. We need social butterflies who aren't afraid to take chances and make connections throughout the city's many communities and demographics. Were looking for a man or woman with the tech savvy to produce and edit video features and generate buzz in a meaningful public relations sense. Were looking for a humble, grounded individual who our audience can connect with, enticing them to tune in to see what adventure The Star is getting into next. The Star must possess unbridled motivation and creativity.

John Paton, Owner of J.Bentley Studio and Spa, acknowledged the spectrum of skill it takes to be CW Star, saying it is like being immersed into the worlds of broadcast media, marketing and business in general all at once.

"If the CW Star really invests the time and energy to cultivate the relationships and learn from the pros, it is the first step to success," Paton says.

You can prepare for auditions by visiting and clicking the "CW Star Contest" link under the "Contests and Promotions" section.  There you will find detailed information, including an OSU event parking guide and contest eligibility and application forms. You can print and fill out the application ahead of time and bring it to the audition, or simply fill them out in person at Buck-i-Frenzy August 21.

CW Columbus Corporate Caring Honoree

The CW Columbus :: CW Buzz - CW Columbus Corporate Caring Honoree
CW Columbus (WWHO-TV) was honored as one of the fourteen Corporate Caring Award winners at Business Firsts annual awards ceremony and luncheon at The Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus.

The CW Columbus was recognized by a distinguished panel of judges as a small business that is dedicated to environmental causes through employee volunteerism, the stations internal green efforts and support of local environmental groups in the Columbus community. Accepting the award on behalf of the station was Vice President/Station Manager Ellen Daly.

Our teams compassion and dedication allows CW Columbus to be a wonderful, caring corporation. This award reflects the enthusiasm and hard work that I witness every day, said Ellen Daly, Vice President/Station Manager for CW Columbus. I am delighted that they have been recognized in such an extraordinary way and among other truly amazing companies.

The CW Columbus was honored to stand among other prestigious award winners including: Cardinal Health, Columbus Crew, Check smart Financial, Abbott, PNC Financial Services, Alliance Data Systems and Progressive Medical.

The judges used the following criteria to select the small business category honorees:

Corporate profile " total employees (under 100), number of volunteers, volunteer programs
Community engagement " charitable donations both cash and in-kind
Philanthropic spirit " 2010 projects or programs participated in or organized

The CW Columbus also received recognition for Get Real, an educational program that guides over 500 Columbus City School students through a lesson in financial literacy. The station just executed its eleventh Get Real event on April 5, 2011, at Northgate Center with the extraordinary support of Nationwide as the title sponsor.

WWHO-TV, a CW affiliate, is a LIN Media television station.

About LIN Media
LIN Media, along with its subsidiaries, is a local multimedia company that owns, operates or services 32 network affiliated broadcast television stations, interactive television station and niche web sites, and mobile platforms in 17 U.S. markets. LIN Media's online advertising business, RMM, leverages unique technology, new product innovation and customized interactive and mobile advertising solutions to deliver measurable results to local, regional and national clients.

LIN TV Corp. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange

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