Talked with a most fascinating guy this week. Changing stations is ADAM THIELE, who’s the new Promotion Manager at the Quincy Newspaper’s NBC affil WGEM in Quincy, IL. He’ll be working with CSD SHAWN DICKERMAN. Adam comes from “across the street” as they say from the CBS affil, KHQA in the Hannibal-Quincy market. Anybody want to win a Starbucks card for giving me info on Hannibal? Literary info on the Mississippi river town? Think…all you literary types. Back to the fascinating Adam. He’s a grad of Columbia College in Chicago and has been working in TV since he graduated about 5 years ago. Loves TV. And TV isn’t his only talent pool. He’s just finishing up a film that he hopes to finish editing in time for Sundance submission (which is September 28 fyi). Name of the film is “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum” and yes, we all have punch lines and people who this movie could be about, but we digress. It’s very “Last Picture Show” in feel and Adam is the writer, producer and will be editing. I wrote down the edit system he’s using, but can’t read my own notes. Sorry you techie types. But wait, there’s more! He’s also an oil painter who paints landscapes and portraits. Just affording oil paint in today’s world is amazing. Yeah, it went up as fast as gas prices. What a talented guy who hails from Bushnell, IL (near McComb). A big ol’ Well Dunne! to you Adam. Can’t wait to follow your career.
Joining the team at FSN West and FSN Prime Ticket is ERIC BURAK who will now be the Director/Marketing. He calls STEVE SIMPSON, SVP and GM boss.
Are you into cooking? If you are (and I know some of you who are excellent enough to open your own restaurants) you want to know about what the Food Network is doing with a site called cooking.com. The two are working together to offer products to buy that you see on Food Network shows (I recommend AllClad pots and pans if you can) and all kinds of great foodstuffs. It all begins October 1, but if you start now, you can inventory your needs and be ready!
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” ~ Edward Everett Hale