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Big State Festival and SXSW with Trent Summar
One of country music's most prolific song writers, Trent Summar is one of the driving forces in country music. Yallwire and Trent have teamed up to bring viewers a look at today's best up-and-coming acts.
Roxwel.com's Toby Ryan comes from humble beginnings, but has matured…if that’s the right word…into a mini-media mogul, with his finger squarely on the pulse of the ever-expanding independent and alternative music scene.
Long Road to Nashville
Jonalee White is one of country music's fastest rising stars. The bubbly blonde vixen’s superb combination of traditional country music, smart lyrics, and sex appeal has helped her climb to the top of the crowded country music circuit in record time, which we document in her Yallwire.com series, Long Road to Nashville
Chiggedy-Chuck, as his close friends will often call him (at their own peril), does more than report the news and play the hits…he eats, sleeps, and breathes Metal. It’s not a lifestyle, it’s his LIFE. Chuck has spent the past decade spinning rock and Metal for the Austin faithful, holding down the late-night shift on KROX/101X-FM.
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Key Executives and Staff
Robert Campanell is responsible for music video programming, label relations, market research initiatives, and business analytics for Blastro. An initial innovator of the Internet video-on-demand (VOD) industry, Campanell has been programming videos online for over 10 years. He produced Austin, the first online soap opera and Cyberia, a top-rated computer animation television series for U Network. He has consulted for IBM, Eli Lilly and Company and held positions at prestigious academic institutions including University of California, San Francisco, University of Texas, and George Washington University. Mr. Campanell holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Ohio State University and a master's degree in engineering management from George Washington University.
- Chief Operating Officer
Fletcher Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Blastro, handles all financial and operational aspects of the business. Lee manages the day-to-day operations and has solidly built the Blastro profit margins and set the business up for long-term growth through fiscal responsibility since taking over the role in 2003. Lee holds a bachelor of business administration from Southern Methodist University while specializing in finance, accounting and economics.
- Director of Marketing
Ben Davis manages search engine marketing and advertising for Blastro. His expertise has brought a steady increase of free, highly targeted traffic to Blastro via Google, Yahoo, and MSN. Mr. Davis is also the Product Manager for LiveDigital.com, a social media platform with more than 2 million users. Previously, Davis worked for Valueclick, Inc. as a Media Buyer and E-Commerce Project Manager for their Hi-Speed Media Division, where he was responsible for e-commerce and incentive marketing properties. Additionally, Davis served as Senior Designer for SBC/Prodigy, where he was in charge of the Prodigy Shopping Channel. As an independent designer and consultant, his clients have included Motorola, Newell Rubbermaid, Sapient, and Dell.
- Technical Director
Casey Charvet has served as the Technical Director of Blastro since its inception. Charvet is the active project lead and manager of all major site developments and also manages the hardware and network infrastructure. Through Charvet's expertise, Blastro is able to work directly with telecommunication companies and implement novel solutions to utilize enterprise class infrastructure at small office prices. Mr. Charvet holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and has been recognized as an industry leader by several academic and trade conferences.
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