631 SW Commerce Place
Topeka, Kansas 66615
Roger has been working with clients in a variety of media for more than 30 years.
Roger has been with WIBW and wibw.com for the last 10 years and loves sharing ways to utilize the most powerful and highest reach vehicle in Northeast Kansas.
Before coming to WIBW, Roger worked with Valley Shopper, KMSD Radio, KNOX/KYTN Radio, The Grand Forks Herald, AGWEEK Magazine, Kansas City Star, Aberdeen American News and the Topeka-Capital Journal.
“Can you drive stick?”
“Yes!” I said. I never had. But I was sure I could.
They threw me the keys to an over-sized ice cream truck. After a few close calls with ill-timed red lights and gravity, I got into the swing of things. I was 16-years-old, and I sold A LOT of ice cream.
That was my first job; 50 years ago. I’ve been marketing ever since.
I love putting my experience to work for businesses in Northeast Kansas. Managing radio, cable and broadcast advertising over the years, I’ve made a lot of amazing friends. Your business has specific needs. I want to make sure I find the best resources to meet those needs.
Everyone knows I bleed crimson and blue. I started the first talk show for women’s basketball with Marian Washington, and was the “Voice of the Lady Jayhawks” for more than 20 years.
I love what I do, and I can’t wait to work with you.
Eric specializes in developing unique, customizable advertising opportunities across multiple platforms to help local advertisers connect with and engage local customers.
Understanding your business clients or customers helps him develop marketing plans and track the effectiveness of the campaigns.
These marketing solutions include but are not limited to: Broadcast television, digital sub-channels, hyper-local websites, wibw.com, mobile and community event sponsorships.
Eric utilizes 13Marketing to offer the content consumers use most, from high-definition programming to one of the top local websites in NE Kansas.
Welcome to my reality! Having grown up in the market, WIBW-TV has been, and always will be the station I turn to for news and entertainment. Now, with a degree from Washburn University in Marketing and Management, I am able to put my knowledge to work for my clients, helping businesses thrive utilizing the market powerhouse WIBW-TV for promotion.
My journey with the station started to take shape from an event I hosted at Washburn University with Danni Boatwright, winner of ‘SURVIVOR GUATEMALA.’
That was just the beginning. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to attend each of the SURVIVOR finales in NYC and LA. I have grown to know many of the different CBS reality show cast members personally and have even met Jeff Probst. CBS is the most watched network and in my home!
I have been involved with a number of local organizations like the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Topeka Inc, Topeka Youth Project, United Way, and the Sales and Marketing Executives of Topeka to name a few.
Jim is thrilled to be part of the 13Marketing family and loves using over 30 years of sales experience to help develop, customize and grow your business utilizing a wide variety of marketing solutions. Those of you that know him, know that he always has your best interest at heart and is committed to you and your business.
He was born and raised in Topeka, lived all over the country, but has come home to the community that he loves. He has served as an ambassador with the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, has been involved with the American Cancer Society as a multi-year Relay for Life team captain and works with The United Way.
Jim has acted since he was 8, mostly in theatre, but has also acted in television, film, industrials, commercials and has even do some voice over work. His passion, however, is live theatre. Having worked professionally, he now does it just for “the fun of it” and was proud to be inducted into the Topeka Civic Theatre Hall of Fame in 2010, where he is very active with his wife and children.
He is married to the love of his life, Shelley, has 9 children and 7 grandchildren…the reason he exists!
By combining out of the box thinking and 14+ years of marketing and event planning experience, I am able to provide real time digital and event marketing solutions that perform for my clients. I am a service oriented individual that enjoys planning and executing well put together social and marketing events that all guests walk away from with a smile.
I’m an active member of the community and have worked with the YWCA, Girls on the Run, Center for Safety and Empowerment, Kids Quest, United Way, Community Foundation, AWBA, THBA, TAAR and Topeka Chamber.
Some of the ideals I remember and instill in my interactions:
1. Listen, Listen, Listen
2. Always give 110% with everything you do
3. “Creativity without strategy is called art, Creativity with strategy is called advertising!” – SER Media Group
Other things I enjoy:
Fitness- I wish I was a runner but I will claim the title of safety crew at any race.
Sports- Watching my son over the years play soccer, football, basketball and baseball.
My family- Husband, 3 teenagers and a toddler, she is the boss.
Real Estate- Who doesn’t love the thrill of the housing market?
Good Food & Great Wine- Need I say more?
Pinterest Junkie- So many ideas and not enough time!
DIY projects- A result of Pinterest.
Entertaining- My all time favorite thing to do is to make new memories.
Al recently joined the WIBW team and brings over 30 years of digital consulting, sales and marketing experience. He is eager to begin helping Topeka area businesses identify and execute successful marketing plans, especially for digital marketing.
The internet can be a big challenge for the average business to understand. Knowing which direction to go or how take full advantage your digital assets you’ve already invested can be difficult. Al’s approach is to simplify the process and all the jargon and keep clients ahead of the rapidly changing digital world.13 Marketing’s products and tools are designed to do just that, make it simpler and less expensive to dominate your category of business.
Make sure you contact Al or anyone on the 13 Marketing team to set up your no obligation digital audit. Our knowledge, tools and research, matched with a thorough understanding of your needs and objectives can produce powerful solutions that bring RESULTS.
Dylan Schoonover joined WIBW in 2007 to create commercials and promotional campaigns for the the station. From 2011-2014 he hosted his own TV show, The Artist Spotlight, which featured famous musicians from KISS to Luke Bryan, and every genre in between.
Dylan has earned numerous KAB awards throughout his time at WIBW, as well as an American Advertising TV Addy Award. He enjoys freelance projects, and has worked on productions with HBO, MTV and the Speed Channel.
Dylan graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and spent a summer studying abroad at Salzburg, Austria’s German Language Institute. If he’s not working he can be found spending time with his wife Jessica , son Brecken, and dogs Milo and Oakley.
At 10-years-old Dave fed his interest in video production by saving up his allowance to rent a VHS video camera for a weekend; editing by hooking two VCRs together. Since then, Dave has worked for over 20 years creating compelling video for both broadcast and online. His work has earned numerous awards, including ten 1st place KAB awards, 4 Telly awards, several AAF-Topeka ADDY awards, and was a part of the team at CJOnline.com that won 5 Editor & Publisher “Edgie” awards.
A graduate of Emporia State University in Theater and Washburn University in Mass Media Broadcasting, Dave enjoys participating in several national 48-Hour film competitions, of which he has taken the top prize more than once. He was also Executive Producer for “Tough Grit – The Rural America Challenge” which was nominated twice for regional Emmy awards.
Dave’s wife Laurie is a long-time educator, and is currently the resident costumer for Helen Hocker Theater in Topeka. Together they are at least partially responsible for the actions of 5 tech-savvy children.