is Former Executive Producer at NBC
1260/96.1 FM and is working on a DTV network for
Veterans and Special Needs Chidren
is an Internet Broadcast Pioneer, among the first
to broadcast live on the air in Phoenix and simulcasted to
over a dozen high-profile game industry Web sites
using RealAudio 1.0 including PCGamer, Computer Gaming World
(Ziff Davis), HappyPuppy Games, and Gamasutra.
leads technology business workshops for, and accepts award
from, the Chandler
Chamber of Commerce for Community Involvement on behalf
of Verizon Wireless as Manager, Arizona Business Sales
FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ARE ON HIATUS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THESE PROGRAMS,
PLEASE CONTACT MARK SHANDER DIRECTLY.
Shander Radio Nationally SyndicatedPackage
Radio - Weekly BizTech Radio Block:
Former Executive Producer of Weekend Programming,
Entertaining Talkshows, Commercials and PSA's
Broadcast Syndication, Podcasts, RSS Syndication, TV, on-demand
IPTV & Mobile Device Delivery
MARK HAS EXTENSIVE RECRUITING EXPERIENCE
BOTH AS A SALES MANAGER AND AS AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Share Your Medical, Business or Technical Expertise Mark
is searching for guests, sponsors, and a few hosts for new, innovative
talk radio programs that provide entertaining weekend listening for
the Phoenix Terrestrial and Digital broadcast market.
Mark has been on the air and/or a former Executive Producer or behind
the scenes in an operations capacity for radio stations in the USA that
include NBC1260/96.1FM, NABC Radio Network 1100AM KFNX, WALE-AM Rhode
Island, 910-AM KFYI, KFNN 1510-AM, and several others, including a number
of FM radio stations TV stations. He served for 5 years at ABC-15 in
Phoenix, helping to put the station's first newscast on the air, backing
up the newsroom computer specialist, editing programs, shooting commercials
and promos, as well as running audio for the newscast. Mark was also
Acting Production Manager for TV-61/The MusicChannel, Arizona's first
Low Power TV station, which programmed 8 hours of music videos per day
nationally on cable TV via satellite, which Mark also Executive Produced
and corrective edited.
If you enjoy sharing subject matter you're passionate about, if you
are fun and entertaining to listen to, and if you have expertise in
your field, please contact Mark regarding the possibility of appearing
on a future broadcast program currently in development for the digital
and terrestrial live and on-demand broadcast markets.
***Note: Remember all of those little animated GIF's with construction
women and men working, with "Under Construction" on a Web
page that's being updated? Have you noticed that this Website is intentionally
like 1995-2000 never ended? More Changes are
just around the corner - stay tuned!!***
COMMERCIAL & PUBLIC SERVICE
PRODUCTION, VOICE WORK, VIDEOGAMES, APPS
PUBLISHING & DISTRIBUTION INTROS & REFERRALS
sounds unfocused, but it's actually the reverse! In today's digital
world of converged media, there has never been more value in people
with diverse backgrounds, as I have. Please contact me for innovative
and creative radio, TV, digital, streaming and live media production,
writing, producing and distribution, as well as live promotional and
entertainment and business events. I've done all of this successfully,
with a little help (a LOT!) from good friends!
If you own or manage a business and you would like to reach
residents and visitors in The Valley Of The Sun:
eMail me or call to levelyour competitve
whether or not you are near our football stadium!
Find out about innovative promotions listeners respond to!
Radio gets great results! Especially when tied
into social media and digital media campaigns, and even on its
own! It's very cost-effective!
People do business with people they like, and radio helps set
expectations and perceptions! Give your business the same marketing
advantages that your corporate competitors have! Focus your
"marketing spend" where you do business - right here,
locally, where your customers reside!
"The Mark Shander Show"
Formerly heard on Hot Talk 1100AM KFNX
"POSTAL" PC Game Developers UNEXPECTEDLY MEET Mark's
Guest from Parents of Murdered Children and "MINE"
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(Daily Radio Promo on NBC 1260/96.1FM)
an 80-lb. weight loss through the personal training efforts of his daughter
and son, as well as a healthy diet, Mark Shander now helps businesses
run better, and serves as Executive Producer for programming originating
LIVE at NBC 1260/96.1FM Photo Taken November 5th, 2011
November 29th 2013 - The weight loss is now 110 pounds. Thanks to the
support of my family and friends.
October 20th 2014 - The weight loss is up to 130 pounds. Thank you family,
friends and people I have been blessed to serve.
January 2 2015 - I hit a weight loss plateau for a few months that I
have had a great deal of difficulty breaking through. It happens - your
body adjusts and you have to change things up a bit. I'm changing the
diet a little and changing how I work out at the gym a little to help
get past the plateau and began losing slowly again.
January 20th 2015 - There's a hidden Easter Egg on the main Web page
here at Shander.com - have you found it yet? People enjoy laughing and
having a great time, and listeners to Today's Comedy 1260/96.1 appreciate
and patronize sponsors that can laugh with them and help make them feel
great fast. I like that even though I have just returned to the stations,
and their format changed whiole I was gone, I'm still putting shows
together like I used to on weekends, but now I'm able to do so much
more with marketing, commercials, promotions, and special events to
help drive people to your business, regardless of what or where your
business is! Even national advertisers should call me - there are very
cool, creative, innovative things we can do that other stations and
marketing firms are not, and there are no limitations to what we can
do together, except it has to be legal, in good taste (it doens't have
to taste good) and be fun! Drop me a line or call me...your business'
bottom line will thank you! (um...no snickering please!)
Voiced, Produced, and Edited by Mark Shander
Airs in Phoenix on 9 AM & FM Stations April and October 2015
Voiced, Produced, Shot and Edited by
Mark Shander Airs in Phoenix April and October 2015
Shander Meets & Greets Video Game Fans Autographs T-Shirts and Posters with Game Industry
Tommy Tallarico, Jack Wall, Don Bluth & Gary Goldman
(Dragon's Lair), Video Game Pianist Martin Leung
and 2 Mikes (fan camera phone photo above) January 12th-13th, 2007 - VIDEO
THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THESE PROGRAMS,
PLEASE CONTACT MARK SHANDER DIRECTLY
COMPUTER FUN SHOP
With Mark Shander
Shander hosts and syndicates "The Computer Fun Shop",
live on 1510AM KFNN Mesa/Phoenix.
a hat-tip to KPHO TV-5's Wallace & Ladmo, 5 "Shander
Packs" are given away to callers during each show. The
"Shander Packs" consist of games, prizes and other
fun stuff donated by electronic entertainment industry software
publishers and local and national businesses.
were game developers and publishers, with a behind-the-scenes
candid look at games in development. The content, and the "Shander
Packs" were responsible for a constant flow of live callers,
and an audience of 50-55,000 listeners per week. The program
was also syndicated to 10 of the Internet's most popular game
development and electronic entertainment industry Websites at
the time, including PC Gamer, Happy Puppy Games and Gamasutra.
games in the picture, Wacky Wheels and Raptor for the PC, were
provided by FormGen, which was later acquired by GT Interactive.
is courtesy of Fred Forino, Editor, Computer Buyer Magazine
above published by Moritz Jacob, a German electronic entertainment
journalist and author, following an interview with Mark Shander
in April, 2012 regarding the program.
game music custom created for Mark Shander and used for opens,
closes and rejoins for The Computer Fun Shop was written, produced
and performed by Steven Olenski.
to exclusive behind-the-scenes game development news affecting the Electronic
Entertainment Industry world-wide! Hear an example of game industry
news broken first on Shander's show, The Computer Fun Shop! The show
above was broadcast LIVE December 31st, 1995 on 1510 KFNN Radio in Phoenix.
produced and authored dozens of successful retail entertainment, health
& fitness and business and technology DVD's,
ESPN and Lifetime Network's fitness guru Denise Austin's first retail
DVD hit title. In addition to setting up e-Commerce sites
for two prominent record labels, he produced and authored dozens of CD
and DVD albums and music video compilations. He worked on
video reinforcement projects and concerts with Metallica, Ozzy Osborne,
Sheena Easton and other 80's and 90's popular entertainers,
and worked on remote sporting and news events for CNN, ESPN and other
broadcast and cable television networks.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JOEL SAMUEL, JS PRODUCTIONS
7-7-2015 - -This is Mark Shander, still a few years away from 20, in
the production crew position of Character Generator Operator,
in this video screen capture from Freelance Videographer Denny Carr's
ISO Camera 1, an Ikegami ITC-730A, a 3-tube Saticon™
video camera. Chip cameras were just becoming popular when this was
shot, but these Iki's" made beautiful pictures. Mark
alternated crew positions this night between audio and CG operator,
to TD (Switcher/Technical Director) and relief Director
when the Director needed a break. This was the production truck normally
kept outside our offices in Scottsdale. Mark Hale
did our camera shading through our CCU's (camera control units) so switching
between one camera to another looked seamless.
Backstage in Arizona Director Bryan Fails "punched up" the
ISO Router on the Program Bus, and brought
Denny's camera "up on program". You can see the "Program"
feed that's being recorded on Mark's monitor on the right -
it's a black and white monitor, though the program is being recorded
in color. We're recording a few minutes of the
production crew at work behind the scenes for posterity, as Executive
Producer and Host Joel Samuel and his co-host
Cindi Garrett prepare for their next act, having just spot-checked playback
of the previous act, Walt Richardson and the
Morningstar Band. Producer Sydney Schoeneman has been timing each segment
to make sure they fit their allotted spot.
Mark Shander is seen here in one of two production trucks owned by United
Cable Teleproductions. Mark is employed full-time,
by United Cable TV as it's Programming Coordinator, reporting to the
Production Manager, Bryan Fails. At the time United Cable TV is
Scottsdale Arizona's exclusive cable television provider. Data services
connecting to PC's at home were available (stock, news, etc.)
Under General Manager Nancy Myers, the city's cable TV franchise is
recognized as one of the most innovative technology
companies in the state. One of Ms. Myer's innovative business decisions
was to bring the desirable music video programming
originating from Low Power TV station TV-61 in Phoenix to a United Cable
TV Channel. Cable TV extended the range and coverage of a Low
Power TV station to reach an entire adjacent city, and the cable company
provided equipment to receive and rebroadcast the signal
and deliver iit to both physical head ends feeding the cable system.
TV-61 was also carried nationally on cable for 8 hours per day
Monday through Friday as "The MusicChannel" by the Satellite
Program Network, which later became Tempo Television.
Nancy didn't tape-delay TV-61's programming - she knew that the excitement
of live TV better served her customers, and
that's what she had her Chief Engineer, Ted Grycel and TV-61's Chief
Engineer, Brent Brentlinger, set up for them. And United Cable
was the first cable TV company to air some of the most innovative programming,
promotions, and commercials, many of which have
not been outdone today. By taking such innovative steps, Nancy Myers
helped her customers, helped the station, which was a
minority/women owned business just getting started, and it helped her
company serve her customers better at no additional charge,
an example of a win-win-win deal.
A third of Mark's time at United Cable was spent editing commercials
and scheduling commercial pods to run spots as
required on CNN, ESPN, USA and MTV, and do reconciliation and make-goods.
time was used to program and update the system's
Texscan/MSI Flexicaster Character Generator so customers will have program
guide services available. Mark was thrilled when, with Bryan's
support, Nancy Myers agreed to allow the switch to a more reliable automated
system that permitted Mark to spend more time in
production, increasing the potential for revenue generation back into
the cable system. Mark could then spend more than 75% of his time
directing, shooting and editing programming and commercials, including
writing and selling at times. We all wore a lot of hats, even
Graphic Artist Robert "Bob" Casciato. Bob brought Mark coffee
once the first day that Mark came to work to be nice. Mark tried ordering
from Bob over and over again until finally Bob told him it wasn't part
of the job of the Graphic Artist to get the Programming Coordinator
Bell ringing to help raise funds for the Salvation Army
December 11th, 2010
on Business & Technology
April 20th, 2010
and Small-Medium Business Solutions For the Same Business Issue, Different Solutions
May Be Best
solution sale is something that utilizes a great deal of talent.
addition to product knowledge, you really have to listen, and
ask questions so you have enough information to be able to make
an appropriate recommendation, or to provide your prospect with
the most efficient, and the most effective solution options that
accomplish their business and personal goals.
telecommunications, for instance, there are many different solutions
to the same challenges, or business needs.
example, in the past, owning your own business phone system meant
you had the option to purchase or lease.
the advent of advances in technology, virtual solutions are now
an option as well, and they're scalable, so they become an option
for Small, Medium and Enterprise-level business users, even across
multiple geographical work locations.
best choice, however, isn't based solely on technology and hardware
options - it's how solutions integrate into the way a prospect
currently does business, and how implementation not only solves
business issues, but adds productivity, potentially reduces cost
over time, and helps increase profitability as a result.
data solution sales, the choices for solving the same issue are
numerous. Cost is always a concern, but so is redundancy, security
and capital expenditure. How long is this solution expected to
remain in place, and will the business grow in this, or additional
geographical locations? Who are the customers of the business
and where are they located? How do they connect to the business
ROI isn't always measured in currency. Sometimes it's added peace
of mind, knowing your customers can always reach you, even when
you're out of the office. It's important to always give your customers
the perception you're able to be reached, even if they have to
leave a message for you.
bottom line is that serving your customers is a privilege, and
a lot of trust is placed in you to make sure you're taking the
very best care of them, just like the business was yours. A good
sale is one that works for everyone, and is win-win-win - it's
right for the customer, it's right for the company you work for
that serves the customer, and it's right for you as a sales person
as well. The more you know about your prospect's business, the
better position you're in to be a valued trusted advisor.
Talk Show Host/Trusted Business Advisor
Technology Journalist [email protected]
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