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Robert Ramsey

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Radio and Televison, 1980

Former VP and General Manager

Weigel Broadcasting Company's


Robert J. (Bob) Ramsey is a 1980 graduate of SIU-C with a BS in Radio-Television.  Ramsey has been in the television industry for 33 years.  He currently serves as Vice President and General Manager for Weigel Broadcasting Company’s WCIU-TV in Chicago.  Additionally, he oversees the company’s operations in South Bend, Indiana and operational activities for Weigel’s national digital networks. 

Ramsey worked with Chicago based Tribune Broadcasting for 17 years, the last eight as Vice President and General Manager for Tribune’s Sacramento and San Diego stations.  He also served as station manager at flagship WGN-TV in Chicago. 

At SIU Ramsey was active in the Radio-Television Department.  He served as Student News Director and Student Sports Director for WSIU-TV and Radio.  

Ramsey is a Chicago native and lives on the city’s north side.