What many of you may not know about Stu Weiss, the Executive Producer of Dish Nation, is his history in Northeast, PA. Stu grew up poor outside of Scranton. He went to Mid Valley High School and graduated from Mansfield University. While he originally wanted to become a math teacher, he was destined for something much greater.
Stu tells me that his passion is and always will be radio. He started out announcing for high school sports games at 15, and by 17 was a weekend disc jockey for a local radio station. He was a campus DJ in college. The trouble came when he had to complete his broadcasting internship, and he had no choice but to work for a television station. Stu begrudgingly accepted the unpaid position at WBNG TV in Binghamton, because it was either that or not graduating.
He quickly realized that he had a knack for creating television commercials. The station was so impressed with his work that they hired him after graduation. After working there for two years, Stu left for Dayton, OH. He stayed in Ohio for another two years and then sent his demo reel to stations in Los Angeles. Both NBC and ABC showed interest in Stu. Since he couldn't decide which network to work for, he chose both.
Working daytime at NBC and nighttime at ABC, Stu quickly learned a lot about the business. He soon left ABC and work only for NBC. He became the Vice President of Creative Services after a couple of years. Stu came to a point in his life where he was bored with what he was doing. He told his boss that he was leaving at the end of the year with no idea of what he would do. His boss suggested that he start his own company and that NBC would be their first client. With confidence in himself, and a million dollar contract to back it up, Stu started Studio City in 1995.
Studio City is now the largest and most Award Winning Broadcasting Marketing agency in North America. They are the official marketing partner of the Olympics. Studio City has worked with every major television network and studio in Hollywood.
Since Stu's true passion is radio, he came up with the idea in 2008 of melding television and radio into one. This masterpiece is known as Dish Nation. Dish Nation recognizes the comedy of pop culture and the entertainment industry. It features radio hosts satirizing Hollywood gossip and events. Dish Nation offers a unique perspective and gut wrenching humor on what's happening with celebrities. Their four hosts are: Kidd Kraddick, Rickey Smiley, Blaine and Allyson, and Scott and Todd.
Don't miss a chance to see the work of one of our own and catch Dish Nation on the CW WSWB Monday - Friday at 12AM.