Jim Doblin

Jim Doblin has more than 40 years in the broadcast journalism profession, including television and radio reporting, anchoring, producing, editing, and a wide spectrum of internet services.


Based in the Kansas City area, I serve clients worldwide. I do it all, and rarely if ever disappoint. I work with many of the top cameramen, sound techs and talent in the country, and have been a mentor to many during my career.

Yea, I know what the hell I’m doing.

Memory Lane

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At KAKE-TV in Wichita and recently ran into this display in a conference room. I’m old enough to have worked with most of this equipment, yes even the microphone (there was one in the old 580 radio studios for the Pleasant Valley Gang).

OK, maybe not the phones, but the rest is proudly part of my working past.

About Jim Doblin

SKILLS
*Comprehensive knowledge of radio, television and internet news/content delivery
*Proficient in major video, audio, and web publishing software and operating systems
*Extensive logistical skills with breaking news, emergencies, and special events
* Broad based knowledge of network, desktop, laptop technical issues and repairs
* Experienced in LAN installations/maintenance
* 30+ years of writing and editing experience

EXPERIENCE:

1997 – present
Web Hosting, Publishing and Design
WBWORKS, Topeka KS  wbworks.com

1997-present
Network Television News Field Producer

Produced segments for major U.S. networks, including: ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery
Channel, E!, Food Network, RTL and Pro Sieben German Television.
Clips at http://www.wbworks.com/reel.html

2006-2012
Morning Radio News Anchor
WIBW-AM, Topeka KS

-2007 Kansas Association of Broadcasters: Best Newscast and Best Series/Feature
-2008 KAB Best Series/Feature: “Patient Safety: A Deadly Decision.”
Samples at http://www.wbworks.com/radio

2004
Media Coordinator
AAA Kansas

Public relations spokesman, corporate newsletter publisher
Organized AAA Auto Skills KS/MO Competition

2002-2003
Corporate Video Producer
DHTV Productions, Overland Park, KS  (dhtvproductions.com.)
Producer, writer, and voice talent for corporate videos and a weekly business program

1986-1996
Executive Producer/Assistant News Director
WIBW-TV, Topeka KS

Produced newscasts, series reporting, and weekly Crime Stoppers report.
Oversaw operation of the UNIX computer system serving all news, radio, and networks
Managed daily web site
Coordinated election result gathering for local and state elections and special reports.

1985-1986

Reporter/Anchor
KTRH Radio, Houston TX

EDUCATION:
University of Missouri-Columbia,  B.A., Journalism,  1980

ASSOCIATIONS:
Crime Stoppers of Greater Topeka Board of Directors(1997-present)
Salvation Army of Topeka Advisory Board Member (2009-present)
Washburn University Running Club (2010-present)