Wayne Rabishaw serves as Director of the Broadcast Operations area of CHCH TV in Hamilton, which was acquired by Channel Zero Inc., on August 30th, 2009.
Mr. Rabishaw is in the unique position of having worked over 39 years for the same institution, beginning his career in the Properties Department at CHCH in 1982, the same year he graduated from the Mohawk College Television Broadcasting program. He moved on from his first few years of sweeping floors, pulling cables, and filling water glasses to the responsibilities of Program Editor, Videotape Operator, Mobile Production Supervisor, Operations Supervisor, Broadcast Operations Manager, and in September 2011, became Director of Operations.
Highlights during his career so far include being the Technical Director (TD) on the Swimming & Diving crew at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria B.C.; Technical Director on the World Figure Skating crew for the 1999 event in Helsinki, Finland and for 2000 in Nice, France; TD on the Curling crew at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake as well as TD on the Beach Volleyball and Weight lifting crew at the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
In his current position, Mr. Rabishaw oversees the News Operations department, facilities, and eight transmitter sites. For the past five years he has been hands-on working towards building a new television facility in Hamilton for CHCH, overseeing the upgrading of six transmitter sites, and helping design a 26-foot state-of-the-art production mobile scheduled to be on the road in 2021.