Well, the Super Bowl frenzy is in full gear. What better way to segue to our news from Indianapolis. Yep, home of the Colts, who’ll be taking the field down in Miami against the Bears. That last part was for the non-football types amongst you. Back to Indy, where KURT TOVEY is the new Creative Service Director for FOX affiliate WXIN, owned by Tribune. Kurt is new to the CSD slot, but is a 20-year veteran of the station. Way back when, he began in their production department where he spent 10 years doing commercials. Then, over the next 10 years, he handled production and ops and finally segued to the creative services world. When DICK GOGGIN left, Kurt stepped in and the rest, as they say, is why Well Dunne! does this blog. Yes, Kurt is a huge fan of the Colts and is 100% sure they will take the Super Bowl title. He’s also from Vero Beach, Florida and gets to visit the white sands at least twice a year. Perfect.
Big congrats to former promo guy FRANK BIANCUZZO, who has been GMing the Hearst station up in Milwaukee, WISN, the ABC affil. Frank is headed back to NYC where he’ll be a Sr. VP as well as Group Head of the 26 stations Hearst TV group, sharing the oversight with PHIL STOLZ. Well Dunne!
A great talent has passed. BOB CARROLL, JR died in LA over the weekend. Mr. Carroll might not be a household name, but for those of us who love writing comedy, Mr. Carroll is the tiptop of the pyramid. He was the creator and writer for the I LOVE LUCY Show, which I consider the best ever to grace the small screen. And NO, I won’t be returning any Seinfeld fan email comments about it. Bob and his partner, Madeline Davis (who teaches at UCLA) wrote ALL the shows, with a little assist after year four. It was a goal to meet and talk with him. It would have been great. Luckily, his humor will be with us for a long, long time.
Think about this: “At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” ~Jean Houston