In November 2016, the Operations Manager at a four station cluster in Big Rapids Michigan unexpectedly resigned to become a teacher, leaving owner/GM Jeff Scarpelli only two weeks to find a replacement. Rather than make a rash decision, or stretch his already small staff even further, he called Mark. Over the next six weeks, Mark took residence at the station, filling in all the roles (PD, OM, Production and Morning Show Host), keeping the station operating smoothly. In early December with Mark's help, Mentor Partners found the right person to hire and asked Mark to remain involved briefly to assist in the training of the replacement. And was very pleased at the results.
"Mark, thank you for coming in and helping with the programming and management transition at Mentor Partners, Inc.'s radio group in Big Rapids, MI. When our long time operations manager/morning drive talent gave us two weeks notice before leaving here, we knew it would be a daunting task to replace him at all much less in two short weeks. Your immediate help and ability to stand in for that position, bought enough time to conduct a though search for a replacement. You were steady, calm, insightful and made yourself immediately familiar with all of our systems and this made the transition the smoothest imaginable. Great job! Thanks again."
Jeffrey J. Scarpelli
Mentor Partners, Inc.
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