Greg Obata, CEO - World Class Media

Greg Obata is currently starting a new company in the media, marketing and production field utilizing his 25+ years in broadcast sales, marketing and management. He plans on building the company the old fashioned way with, results, trust, great communication, exceptional service and some fun.

Greg’s last project position was the role of Sr. Director of Corporate Operations for the Water Channel (MCE Television Networks), a new direct satellite/cable network that caters to the water enthusiast (boating, fishing, scuba, resorts, etc.). The Water Channel is on the DISH network with offices in Everett and Fremont/Seattle.

Prior to moving back to Seattle in late 2004, Obata was the General Sales Manager at Meredith Television’s new flagship duopoly KPTV/FOX and KDPX/UPN in Portland, OR. He was responsible for consolidating and re-structuring the Local/National/Regional Sales, Traffic, Research and Marketing departments. Obata was named the Chief Operating Officer for Streamopolis, Inc., a multi-media company in 2000. Streamopolis, Inc. subsidiaries include a publishing division, syndicated radio talk network and website that currently serves the California gardening market. The company went through a merger in 2001 and currently does it’s business in San Diego.

In 1992, Obata became the General Sales Manager for KCPQ, Kelly/Tribune’s flagship FOX television station in Seattle, WA. He led the station to 7 straight years of revenue and market share growth. KCPQ is where Greg spent his early sales years as Sr. Account Executive handling major agencies and developing TV campaigns for new and established clients. Prior to KCPQ in 1989, Obata was the Vice President/Director of Sales for Major Market Radio/Interep, Los Angeles, one of the nation’s largest radio representative companies. His team at MMR represented 200+ radio stations and Obata was responsible for West Coast station solicitation.

Obata received his bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Washington in 1979, and has graduated from the Broadcast Sales Management Program at the Wharton School of Business 1991. He was a full time Summer Intern at the Seattle Times (display) in 1980 and served as Business Manager for the UW Daily in 1979.

Obata serves or has served on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of WA (EC), Boys and Girls Clubs of KING County (EC), Nikkei Concerns (EC), Seattle Area Youth at Risk and Board of Trustees for the U of W Alumni Association He has also served on committees for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Seattle Downtown Association, Sports and Events Council, Seattle/Portland/Los Angeles Advertising Federations, LATRA and the FOX Sales Advisory Council.

Greg currently resides in Seattle with his wife Katrina and son Rovel.
He enjoys working out (tennis, running, basketball), traveling, movies, collecting sports memorabilia and playing ball with Rovel.

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