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WCNY appoints Kyle Laatsch, Carly Violante

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster announces the following appointments:

Kyle Laatsch, senior designer. Laatsch previously was custom print and graphic design manager at Boxcar Press, prepress specialist at The Image Press, and production manager at BCT of Upstate New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the State University of New York at Oswego. He is from Camillus, NY.

Carly Violante, digital marketing coordinator. Violante is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego where she earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. She is from Utica, NY.

About WCNY
WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT member magazine, and social media. Through online stream technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Towers are located in Watertown and Utica, and WCNY’s radio programming extends into Canada. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed music.

Educational services include workshops; a 10,000 square-foot building with dedicated Education Center; Read Out, a radio reading service for the visually impaired; Enterprise America for middle school students; and a media and marketing communications program for high school students.

WCNY is LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest certification level achievable in Leadership, Energy & Environmental Design. Other achievements include Business of the Year in the nonprofit category in 2014 by CenterState CEO.

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