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April 6, 2018

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Don’t you just love Philadelphia. Besides the cream cheese, Philly is home to outstanding food, historical one-of-a-kinds, gorgeous neighborhoods, quaint and expansive shopping, an active arts life, and great people. From the Main Line to the sketchy neighborhood where Anthony Bourdain found a to-die-for Thai soup place, Philly rocks. When you call it home, you never really wander, even if you don’t live there for years. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to find a job that allows creative expression AND is in Philly. That brings us to HENRY VAZQUEZ, who is a Philly man and is returning to the City of Brotherly Love at the end of the month. Sadly, his talents and leadership skills will be lost to the world of TV but he’ll be joining a former TV marketing pro in his new slot. Henry’s going home to be Creative Services Director for the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, working with former NBC CSD LAUREN BACIGALUPI. It’s been five years since Henry got to do day-to-day there, and his wife is going to be much happier now that they’re no longer splitting their zip codes. Henry has a stellar TV marketing background as VP Director of Brand and Digital Development at Hartford’s WTIC, CSD at Vegas’ KLAS, and Promo Manager at WCAU. The man has interned at Paramount through the WGA and written all kinds of marketing for the folks in Philly TV. He even has an MBA…he reads all the time. Yep, he does. Obviously a favorite, let’s all shout Well Dunne! Henry.

Job Alert – CSD KBOI/KYUU Boise

Think About This:  “They told me that to make her fall in love, I had to make her laugh. But everytime she laughs, I’m the one who falls in love.”  ~ Tommy Ferraris

Copyright 2018 Bacon/WellDunne

April 5, 2018

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Adventures come in all sizes and shapes…and they present themselves at times when we sometimes don’t expect them. Enter attitude. With the right attitude, they become life changing and joy producing. Yeah, that does sound a little over the top, but it’s actually true. ERIK CANDIANI has the right positive attitude as he embraces a new adventure that sees his family become trés modern. Bi-coastal actually. Mr. C is headed from the west coast to the east coast. Adieu VP Creative at KTVU in the Bay Area and Aloha to Raycom’s NBC affil WWBT in Richmond, VA. GM KYM GRINNAGE and he got along, to quote Forrest Gump, like peas and carrots, which leads to ERIK’s new role wrangling the creative staff in the city where they know the value of southern hospitality. He’s been CSD or VP Creative in Minneapolis and Denver plus was at KTLA in LA as well as KOVR in Sacramento. This will be an adventure – east of the Mississippi. Erik is a writer who turns out screenplays and has more energy than one can summon on a normal day. Great to hear it’s all going to be magnolia-covered and happy as soon as he drives all the way across the country. Now THAT is how you get the pulse of what’s going on. Huge Well Dunne! Erik.

Job Alert – VP Director of Brand and Digital Development  WTIC Hartford

Job Alert – CSD WNCN Raleigh

Think About This:  “Thre is no certainty; there is only adventure.”  ~  Roberto Assagioli

Copyright ©2018 Kate Bacon/WellDunne!

April 3, 2018

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Ah spring, when a young man’s fancy turns to love. And said man gets an engagement ring and asks his love to make it permanent. It happened just this weekend in Memphis when MIKE CUNNINGHAM popped the question. Mike is the CSD at Nexstar’s ABC affil, WATN, in the city that houses both a pyramid and Graceland. Of course, his intended said yes, thus becoming his intended. Everybody is all smiles and happiness. Mike is a Purdue grad who has done TV for such stations as KCCI in Des Moines and KTUL in Tulsa. Has a wicked sense of humor, and a gorgeous fiancé. Well Dunne! soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. C.

Meanwhile, as life does, another soul has been called away. Let us all send our condolences and kind thoughts to ZOHRA ALNOOR POWANDA, who spins promo magic for WJLA in DC. Her father passed away….and he had the kindest eyes. He’ll be watching over his wonderful daughter from heaven.

Think About This:  “Every so often your loved one will open the door from Heaven, and visit you in a Dream. Just to say “Hello” and to remind you they are still with you, just in a different day.”

Copyright©2018 KateBacon/WellDunne!

April 2, 2018

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Some birthdays are more memorable than others. This particular birthday for JIM KOONCE is memorable is that he’s alive and well, which was utterly challenged when he was involved in a head-on car crash on the eve of his cake-with-candles day. He walked away in one piece and will no doubt remember this birthday for more than presents and a number. Jim is Promotion and Production Manager at Apple Valley’s KAPP-KVEW in Kennewick, WA. He’s made his mark serving on ABC promo boards as well as heading up creative at KTNV in Las Vegas KGUN in Tucson, KXLY in Spokane, KCPQ in Seattle and KVOS in Bellingham. He even spent time in Alaska as owner and GM of KVOK in Kodiak. Talk about adventure…that might be his middle name. Happy Birthday and Well Dunne! Jim.

In the South, they have this wonderful thing called Easter Monday. It extends Easter one more day and you don’t have to work. Hope you are observing it…Well Dunne! is.

Think About This: “Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love.”  ~  Sitting Bull

March 29, 2018

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Lovely LEAH MAYS is about to save a lot of time, a lot of gas and gas money, as well as wear and tear on her car. She’s returning to Raycom’s WLOX in Biloxi as the Brand Manager. She’s been commuting from her Oceanside home there to Hattiesburg for the last few years. The 75 miles drive takes about an hour. Hattiesburg is home to CBS affil WHLT where she helmed the marketing,and creative. Except for her first job in Bismark, ND (where she went to college), Ms. Leah has been in love with the Gulf Coast and has worked doing broadcast and station marketing for Meridian’s WGBC and Gulfport’s WXXV. Sticking closer to the ocean is going to be a real “ahhhh” feeling. A great big Well Dunne! Leah.

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WTVY Dothan AL

Job Alert – Preditor NBC Sports Philadelphia

Job Alert – Director of Marketing and Audience Development WSFA Montgomery

WSFA NEWS 12, the #1 brand in Montgomery, Alabama seeks a Director of Marketing and Audience Development to lead the station’s marketing department. This role provides expertise and support to News, Digital, Sales and all other local content efforts for multiplatform creative strategies, and commercial production services for WSFA.

  • This is the perfect role for someone who is currently a Director of Marketing, Marketing Director, Creative Services Director, Promotion Manager and/or Senior Producer looking for the next move in their career.
  • This individual is a hands-on leader, skilled in multi-platform marketing, outside media delivery, client creative services projects, and communications and community relations activities. Exceptional organizational and strategic thinking required to implement market research recommendations and achieve goals in audience development and revenue growth.
  • The Director of Marketing and Audience Development manages a creative team to produce award-worthy, audience-motivating promotion that will expand the station’s rapidly-growing broadcast and digital media presence. The Director of Marketing and Audience Development is also responsible for the station’s overall marketing strategy, including outside media planning and buying, budgets and employee training modules.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Film/Video or related field preferred. 2 years’ experience in a marketing leadership position preferred. Send creative reel demonstrating advanced knowledge of video production, especially Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and DSLR cinematography. Qualified applicants only, apply online and attach resume, cover letter, and link to your most recent work.  Drug screen and Motor Vehicle Record check required. EOE-M/F/D/V
  • https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/8335/marketing-director/job

Spring is when nature wakes from a dormant state and reaffirms life in colorful, vibrant ways. It’s much like beginning a new job. That’s why Well Dunne! blog is so much fun to write. Getting to share and then share again the excitement and anticipation of newness…possibility. Happy Spring! Keep moving forward (Bacon motto).

Think About This:  “Always have your hook baited. In the pool you least think, there will be a fish.”  ~  Ovid

Copyright©2018  KDBacon/Well Dunne!

March 23, 2018

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PRODUCER LIST (3-22)

KERO – Bakersfield*

WPTV – Palm Beach*

WTAE – Pittsburgh*

WFTS – Tampa*

WSAV – Savannah*

WEHT – Henderson KY

WIVB – Buffalo*

KOIN – Portland

WYFF – Greenville SC

KSNT – Topeka

KING – Seattle

WTXL – Tallahassee

WLBT – Jackson, MS

WMAQ – Chicago*

WJZ – Baltimore

Golf Channel – Orlando

 

Job Alert – Freelance Podcast Producer WRAL Raleigh

Think About This:  “If you avoid war to keep the peace, you ignite war within yourself.”  ~ Louise Thompson

March 22, 2018

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Way out in the Pacific Northwest, there’s the Yakima Valley, home of wineries and apple orchards and KNDO TV. Yeah, it’s a stretch but work with us here…KNDO has a new Marketing Manager. Welcome WENDY LARLEE to the Cowles owned station. She has a background in product management and we’ll have to catch up with her later this week…busy calendar – no time.

MARYANN BALBO (her picture) is adding VP to her title and heading west to pick up those biz cards. With an impressive background in marketing, she’ll be in Wichita at Cox Media. Her old slot as GM in Huntsville at the CW is gonna miss her! Well Dunne! friend!

Job Alert – Creative Services Manager KSNT Topeka

Job Alert – Art Director Trailer Park Hollywood

Job Alert – Programming and Marketing Strategy Manager KSTU Salt Lake City

Think About This:  “Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘let’s party!”  ~ Robin Williams

March 16, 2018

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Want to spend the weekend looking at the possibility of a new job? OK, but wouldn’t it be more fun to be outside, or watch March Madness, or …..

 

VP

KTBC – Austin

KTRK – Houston

 

Audience Development / CSD / Director of Marketing

WWBT – Richmond

WAPT – Jackson MS

WKYC – Cleveland

KNHL – Honolulu

WTSP – Tampa

WBIR – Knoxville

KOVR – Sacramento

WLOX – Biloxi

WRTV – Indianapolis

WMC – Memphis

 

Creative Director

KPNX – Phoenix

KSDK – St Louis

 

Assistant Creative Director

WJCL – Savannah

 

Brand Manager / Promotion Manager

KIRO – Seattle

WHBQ – Memphis (work with Ron DeJoseph! )

WBNS – Columbus

WXMI – Grand Rapids

 

Think About This: “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious..” ~ Stephen Hawking

 

 

March 15, 2018

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Seems a lot of very creative people are getting jobs outside the TV marketing world. Another loss to that pool is RACHEL PAPP, who has been at Palm Beach’s WPTV since ’08 writing and producing and doing all kinds of magic. She’ll be vacating her Sr. Writer Producer slot to go work for The Buzz Agency as their Director of Social Media.  She’ll be taking everything she learned at the NBC affil as well as WKMG in Orlando to the new position. CSD JAMES GRIFFEL is going to miss her when she start at the new place April. No foolin’ – Well Dunne! Rachel.

Hmmm…lots of jobs open. Lots of great people. And there isn’t anybody looking into why the best and brightest are simply not biting. It’s not always money, although that has been a factor.  As in any well run business, retaining talent is imperative. So….balls in your court folks.

Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer WJZ Baltimore

Job Alert – Senior Producer Editor Golf Channel Orlando

Think About This:  “There is no greater threat to the critics, cynics and fear mongers than a woman who is willing to fall because she has learned how to rise.”  ~ Brene Brown

March 14, 2018

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They’re beefing up the WUSA creative team in the nation’s capital…and the ace in today’s sights is DYLAN WILBUR, newly tapped but on the job Art Director. He’s transitioning from CBS in Minnesota where he was AD under CSD CASEY KESPOHL and Promo Director SCOTT WOOLRIDGE (two heavy talents). The move to DC will reunite Dylan with SKYE BEITLER, newly named Creative Director; the two previously worked together at KTVU in Oakland. Dylan has also worked in Milwaukee for both Hearst and Weigel as well as in Vegas for Journal (now Scripps). Sounds like it’s a gathering of some exciting work in progress….Well Dunne! Dylan!

The gene pool…it’s an amazing fabrication. The way talents and interests and physical features can be passed down…wow. One such example is in Kansas City, where marketing pro DAMON BRYANT has a son who is wildly musical. Give him a listen..buy the music. Love putting the spotlight on new emerging talent – especially ‘in the TV family’ kind. Well Dunne! proud dad and BLAIR BRYANT.

Job Alert – Local Sales Manager KSWO Lawton

Job Alert – Senior Communications Strategist Bloomberg NYC

Think About This:  “There will be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in a matter of minutes. These moments will change you. Let them make you stronger, smarter, and kinder. But don’t you go and become someone that you’re not. Cry. Scream if you have to. Then straighten out that crown and keep moving.”  ~  Erin van Vuren

March 13, 2018

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Working somewhere for 40 years is an amazing achievement. Working for 40 years at the same TV station is a rarity indeed,  but it happens. WFAA’s Production Manager JERRY CADIGAN has done it. And he deserves our kudos. But its our condolences that are needed now. Jerry’s son was one of the people killed in the helicopter crash this weekend in NYC. TREVOR CADIGAN had been a WFAA News Intern and had moved to NYC to take on the world of real journalism. His future was unlimited. Handsome, smart, enthusiastic….he had it all. The WFAA Family has a Go Fund Me campaign which in a few short hours has over achieved, which is exactly the kind of person Jerry is. The guy who always comes through for everybody. If you can, show Jerry that TV people stick together. There’s nothing well dunne about this….

Think About This:  “If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to others, then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself.”  ~  Nikita Gill

March 12, 2018

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He’s been busy for a few months now, but it’s never too late to give support and attention to people with new jobs, like SCOTT STUDACH, who’s doing Topical magic at KCPQ in Seattle. Topical Magic…hmmm…a new body spray? Scott has that innate love of media that allows his talents to make him what used to be called a triple threat: writer, editor, photog. Yep, he’s amazing. His official title is Sr. News Brand Producer at the at-the-moment Tribune Fox. He’s been involved with some exciting companies, like Red Bull and Seattle Media House. His specialty…filming on snow. He’s even got a bona fide IMDB listing. Let’s all give Scott an enthusiastic Well Dunne!

Today would have been LEE MINARD’s birthday. This Saturday, his amazing and talented family invited those who could make it to celebrate his life. It was glorious. In a room overlooking a cloudy and misty Arizona day, the mountains looking like watercolors, people remembered this man and all that he brought to us. Whether you were connected via work, family, music, photography, neighborhood or friendship, he was always present, always honest, never made one feel like time was being squeezed to listen and help. SO in honor of Lee, would you make a vow to pick up the phone (or text if you must) and reach out to someone you might have lost touch with…or someone who reached out to you earlier (it’s never too late to return a call even if you think it is) …or someone you want to compliment. Just do it. And remember, life is short so eat dessert first.

Think About This: “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to humiliate and to humble.”  ~  Yehuda Berg

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March 8, 2018

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SKYE BEITLER doesn’t just have the chilliest name – he’s got a ton of talent to boot. A ton. Had eyes on him since his days writing and producing in Baltimore. Well, Skye has got a new gig and it’s very exciting. He’s going to WUSA to be the Creative Services Director working with ERIN MCCAHILL who’s Marketing Director at the Tegna CBS. It won’t be until the end of the month (when do the cherry blossoms bloom? Anybody? Buehler?) so he can finish out his CSD slot in Florida and bid adieu to the palm trees just about the time folks head north from the Sunshine State. Skye has worked his way up from running camera at WEYI in Flint to commercial writing and producing at WSMH in Flint. Then he officially entered the world of creative services in Lansing at WILX. He got scooped up by Baltimore’s WMAR and then headed west to KTVU in Oakland. Got his own corner office as Director of Marketing at WTSP and now he’ll be in the capital. Very good news for a very good guy. Well Dunne! Skye. (inadvertent rhyme…)

Job Alert – CSD WTSP Tampa/St Pete

Job Alert – Community Manager  NBCU/Rotten Tomatoes Beverly Hills

Think About This:  “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life which our country has been blessed.”  ~  Richard Nixon

Copyright©2018 Bacon Well Dunne!

March 7, 2018

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ROBYN KEENEY was a standout from the get-go. A star at the Topical Boot Camp, she was doing promo for Sinclair in San Antonio, at Fox KABB for TERRY McFARLANE at the time. Shortly thereafter, she made the switch to CBS’ KOVR in Sacramento but, once you fall in love with Texas (and she loves horses and is quite the equestrian) it’s always luring you back. And it has. Robyn begins the later part of the month at CBS in Houston, KHOU. It will be a real challenge, since she’ll be around while they build a station, their Allen Parkway locale having been flooded then sold. If anybody is up to the task, it’s Robyn. So thrilled for her. Well Dunne! Robyn.

 

Meanwhile, another Houston item deals with the long-empty slot at WLS-TV in Chicago vacated by now-GM CURTIS MILES. It’s finally filled. ABC is bringing up DAVID LEE from their station in …wait for it…Houston. David will be wrangling the local programming in addition to the marketing and creative for the Windy City news and programming. Official title will be VP Audience Development and Creative Services. He’s a guy from the great American west (namely a grad of Montana State U) who’s worked for ABC in Fresno and been with KXLY in Spokane as well as KMSP in Minneapolis. Well Dunne! David.

 

Job Alert – CSD KOVR Sacramento

Job Alert – Creative Director KHNL Honolulu

 

Think About This:  “Don’t put limitations on yourself. Other people will do that for you.”  ~ James Cameron

Copyright©2018 Bacon Well Dunne!

March 6, 2018

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Kicking off the first March Monday with two, count ‘em two, promotions of former marketing promo pros to GM helms. VP GM’s to be specific. Wahoo! Let’s begin about the new General Manager in Cape Girardeau MO. It’s CHRIS CONROY who will take the corner office at CBS affil KFVS and sister station WB affil WQWQ, both owned by Raycom. He’ll be leaving his GM slot at KAIT in Jonesboro, Arkansas, his first GM slot. The Florida native has some heavy weight marketing chops from his work at WAGA in Atlanta where he was Promo Manager, WBRC in Birmingham where he was VP Creative Services and WMC in Memphis where he began as Marketing Director and was then upped to Regional Director of Marketing. He’s got what it takes. Big Well Dunne! Chris.

Our second exciting GM announcement is for PETER NOLL (pictured) who has been named General Manager of WNBJ, NBC for Western Tennessee licensed to Jackson. Pete has been with Waypoint Media heading up their corporate Marketing and Promotion. His first GM slot was in Bakersfield at the Scripps affil there, KERO. Pete’s been with ABC Net Affiliate Relations as well as spinning creative marketing in Cleveland and Tulsa. Big Well Dunne! Peter!

Job Alert – Sr. Promo Producer WRC Washington DC

Job Alert – Director of Digital Marketing DISH Network Denver

Think About This: “It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with the problem longer.”  ~  Albert Einstein

Copyright 2018© Bacon Well Dunne!

March 2, 2018

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And in this corner…northwest major market…hailing from Roseburg, Oregan and on her way up the ladder is – ding ding ding – NANCY MacDONALD. Could you picture the referee and feel the boxing concept there? Read it again and see if you do. OK, good. Nancy is the recently promoted News Brand Manager at currently-Tribune’s FOX affil Q13 in Seattle. She had been Creative Services Coordinator but got the bump in the last few weeks. Yeah, during the February book, so that means she was swimming in deep water off the bat. The lovely lady started out in TV as the Creative Services Production Assistant at KPIC in the afore-mentioned Roseburg. She confides that she doesn’t own a dog or cat, but has a Godzilla action figure on her desk. Alright alright alright! Did we mention she works with the amazing SYD RUBIN who wrangles News promotion there at KCPQ? Well Dunne! Nancy.

Job Alert – Sr. Marketing Producer/Creative Director KSLA Shreveport

This is a great position for a Creative Services Producer or Marketing Producer ready to move into a leadership role.  We are changing our approach to ad sales and commercial production and we need a dynamic producer to help make our clients successful!

KSLA, a leading content brand in Shreveport, LA, needs a creative thinker with a go-getter attitude.  This is a “hands-on” position.  The person in this role must be able to speak to our clients to ascertain their marketing needs, effectively set lights to create the best video possible, operate a DSLR camera, design graphics and edit the final product.  The ideal candidate is an expert visual storyteller with strong writing skills. Experience with the Adobe Creative suite, particularly with Premiere and After Effects, is required.   Exceptional organizational skills are also required to handle a growing workload.  Knowledge of digital and social media marketing trends and platforms is a plus. KSLA, a Raycom Media Center, offers a stable working environment, outstanding benefits, and the potential for growth throughout all of Raycom.   Additional Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Film/Video or other related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years proven working experience.
  • A link to your creative reel demonstrating advanced production knowledge.
  • Pre-employment drug screen required.

Qualified applicants should apply online and attach resume with cover letter.   No phone calls please.  EOE-M/F/D/V  https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/8260/marketing-producer/job

Think About This:  “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  ~ Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Copyright©2018 Bacon Well Dunne!

March 1, 2018

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Thursday is getting a “This and That” treatment today. Just a lot of things happening and no time to talk and verify new jobs landed, like the two at Q13 (FOX in Seattle…that info is for tomorrow). So here’s a few items, a job and something for your heart…

Have you ever heard “the gates are wide open”? In an Irish household, the phrase was used when more than one person passed away in a short amount of time. At the moment, the gates are w-i-d-e  open and St. Peter must have gone high tech to process all the souls. Nexstar in Rochester’s ED CRONY has the greatest family. Send them your best thoughts and comfort…his two daughters and his lovely wife have lost their grandmother and mother. Well Dunne! Talent’s JOEY V’s father passed away earlier in the week on the west coast. And TIM SANDERS of WTWO lost his grandmother Wednesday.

Former Promo Pro MARTY SCHLESINGER, who now is the bicycle king of San Antonio (my title, not his…he’s too cool for that moniker) is on the mend from a health scare. But all is well and his sense of humor is totally mended.

Holy cow…a newly placed head of marketing – one with no TV experience – actually asked her staff what a Topical was. Yep, that sure did happen. OMG. I’ll never tell where.

This weekend, AMANDA FORD of WPTV in Palm Beach is getting married…as is former promo pro LAUREL PORTIE (The List, KTVT)  who ‘s tying the knot in Malibu. Happiness.

Job Alert – Retail / Promotions Producer KCPQ/KZJO/KRCW Seattle

Job Alert – Marketing Director WKYC Cleveland

Think About This:  “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”  ~  Mary Anne Radmacher

Copyright©2018 Bacon Well Dunne!

February 27, 2018

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Heading to a new job and much better weather is one of the best around, J.R. VANWASSENHOVE. Unashamedly a favorite. He’s taking the Promo Manager slot at Graham Media’s WKMG, the CBS station in Orlando. Extra bonus points for those who know that WKMG stands for Katherine M Graham, the female media exec who really knew what leadership meant. She was amazing. If you don’t know about her…google it. Better, read a book about her or, if needs must, watch The Post and marvel at how much Meryl Streep looks like her. Back to our man J.R. who left a sweet slot at one of the best TV shops around, WBNS in Columbus. He had a great boss (talking to you LARRY WATZMAN) so why did J.R. leave? To take care of his dad who fought a very brave, very long cancer battle. As a matter of fact, J.R. has made several decisions based on family needs…and that makes him what Midwesterners call ‘good people.’  J.R. is one of those amazing Full Sail creative who has put the magic in work for Fox Sports South, WXIA in Atlanta, and WLWT in Cincinnati. WKMG CSD KYM PEOPLES has gotten tres lucky and all good things are going to happen. Shout out to HR person deluxe DONNA ANSLEY. BTW,  J.R., the Big O has grown like mad since you were last Winter Parking but you’ll know your basic way around.. . Well Dunne! J.R.

Job Alert – Promo Producer WMAQ Chicago

Job Alert – Promo Producer WTAE Pittsburgh (work with Tracy Acord Oliver!)

Think About This: “Teach them the quiet words of kindness, to live beyond themselves. Urge them toward excellence, drive them toward gentleness, pull them deep into yourself, pull them upward toward manhood, but softly like an angel arranging clouds. Let your spirit move through them softly.” ~ Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides

February 22, 2018

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Birmingham is about to explode in spring flowering trees and will look like what spring is supposed to look like. Good thing that DANIELLE JOHNSON is going to be there to enjoy such natural beauty. Ms. Danielle is the new Assistant Creative Services Director of Hearst’s NBC affil WVTM. She’s been down at Scripps WPTV in Palm Beach doing multi-media producing for CSD JAMES GRIFFEL. Before that, the University of South Florida grad was over at Scripps Tulsa operation KJRH. As they used to say in the days of Billboard Magazine, she’s one to watch. And I know her work will be as well. Let’s give Danielle a big Well Dunne!

Think About This: “However many holy words you read – however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?”  ~  Buddha

Copyright © 2018  Kate Bacon/Well Dunne!

February 21, 2018

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Up the ladder….that’s what BRET HAVEY has been up to. He’s been tapped as Senior Vice President Brand Creative for Turner’s TBS and TNT. The University of Michigan grad had the title and responsibilities of VP On-Air Creative for TBS and had the same title at ABC Family. He started his promo marketing career as a writer producer at VH1. Of course he’s Atlanta based.

All you musicians out there. And there are a ton of you. Here’s a pretty cool contest to enter. The great folks at NPR are doing a Tiny Desk contest. It’s all about the music, and yeah, you do have to play it from behind a desk. Check it out. Sounds like a blast. http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/open/

Think About This: “Fear is a reaction; courage is a discovery.”   ~  Winston Churchill

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February 20, 2018

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The beautiful Pacific Northwest’s jewel is Seattle. The co-jewel is Portland. CHLOE HOUSER is the lucky lady who has worked and lived in both locales, and just recently she solidified a new position that will keep her amongst the trees and the tossed fish at the Pike Place Market. Ms. Chloe was promoted to Creative Services Director at CBS affil KIRO. She had been Promotion Manager so she knows her way around the place. A grad of Eastern Washington U, she got her feet wet as Promo Coordinator then Promo Manager in Spokane at KAYU. Then a jump to Portland where the lovely Chloe was an on-air host as well as promo producer then Promo Manager for KPTV before being promoted to CSD. A great big Well Dunne! to Chloe and her new slot.

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WPTV West Palm Beach (work with wonderful JAMES GRIFFEL!)

Think About This: “I will restore unto you all the years the locusts have eaten away…”  ~ Joel 2:25

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