WATERTOWN, NY –– WWNY-TV, the north country’s leading television station, is announcing the retirement of veteran WWNY employee and department head Jim Corbin.
The changes were announced to the staff today (Thursday, August 6 th ) by Eric O. Krebs, Vice-President and General Manager, WWNY/WNYF/MeTV.
Jim Corbin will retire at the end the month, marking a career of over 42 years in the broadcast industry with close to 40 years of dedicated service to WWNY.
“Jim Corbin has been a great resource to the station over the years, wearing several hats and serving many roles including Photojournalist, Commercial Producer, Director of Broadcast Operations, and the last 24 years as the Webmaster/Program Director/ and Director of FOX Broadcasting.”
“Jim also involves himself in several community organizations and serves as Chairman of the Board for the 1000 Islands Regional Tourism Development Corporation and served as past President and Treasurer for the Sackets Harbor Area Cultural Preservation Foundation.”
“His wisdom and his presence will be greatly missed, and we wish Jim all the best in his retirement.”
“Jim is a big reason why WWNY has seen success, year in and year out,” said Scott Atkinson, who recently retired as News Director.
“He did it by always thinking first about what viewers want, and what the station should do. That kind of community spirit is the heart of WWNY.”
“WWNY & WNYF provided many opportunities for professional growth, from working on the street in news to station management. I have been part of a team that has launched a new station, adopted new digital technologies, and provided great content and community service to the north country,” said Corbin.
“ I never envisioned a career so long at one station, but those opportunities and the people and beauty of the north country made this home. “