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July 12, 2019

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What happens to all the ideas, the concepts…the magical one-of-a-kind constructs that inhabit the brains and souls of creative people when they shed this earth suit and take that mysterious adventure we call death? Life’s greatest enigma awaits us all, and when a creative departs, it does, indeed, leave a hole. We are the better for having known the person, but less that their individual spark is not readily visible to us. Last week, a heart attack took away DAN CUPAK. The son of Omaha, Nebraska, his marketing career took him to Florida where he exhibited his creative spark for Hearst’s WPBF in Palm Beach. He piloted marketing as Promotion Director for NBC in Charlotte as well as directed news promotion for WBTV, CBS in the Queen City. Like many of us, the lure of television was rather like a siren song and he struck out on his own to do, as he himself listed, ‘marketing stuff’ under his own banner. So very smart…he studied Physics at the University of Iowa. Sending out peace to his family and to LAURIE LAMASTER who shared this news.

Think About This:  “As far as I can see, grief will never truly end. It may become softer over time, more gentle, and some days will feel sharp. But grief will last as long as love does – forever. It’s simply the way the absence of your loved one manifests in your heart. A deep longing, accompanied by the deepest love. Some days, the heavy fog may return, and the next day, it may recede, once again. It’s all an ebb and flow, a constant dance of sorrow and joy, pain and sweet love.”  ~  Scribbles & Crumbs

July 12, 2019

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OK you folks in Texas, namely Dallas (love my Dallas)…what do you have on your weekend iCal? If you want some hot music, a fun time and the chance to see Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON, then you need to add an event. His band Boats Against the Current (reference F. Scott or Gatsby himself) is playing, and if you want to know more, you have to just ask. He’ll be hotter than the weather and a great way to enjoy some tunes by this multi-talented cutie. Well Dunne! KP.

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WBND South Bend

Think About This:  “You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colors fill your mind.”  ~  Jac Vanek

July 10, 2019

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Human nature, being what it is, finds people and places and even things that are more important, or exciting or treasured than others. It happens. So if this exciting news about ROBERT DWYER being named Marketing Director of WCNC, NBC in Charlotte, sounds a little over the top – just live with it. Mr. D is in the favorite category for several reasons, one being that he graduated from Ferris State in Big Rapids, Michigan. Anybody know that the Bulldogs have an amazing tennis program? Yep, they sure do. Not that Rob was enrolled in the tennis program, since he was focused on TV production. A man with an artistic eye, he ran his own freelance biz after producing and designing for Color Bars, Inc. before going south to Orlando where he honed his art at the WB station, WKCF. The WOFL operation in the Big O is where he spent time doing creative and getting the Promotion Manager slot before taking the Senior Director of Creative Services job at The Golf Channel. He moved north to handle Director of Marketing and Audience Development for Fox affil WHNS in Greenville, SC (the station is right smack dab on I-85) and now he’s off Billy Graham Parkway in the city named after Queen Charlotte. All so very exciting. Yes, there’s more but you get the idea he’s got a plum spot and he’ll shine. Well Dunne! Rob.

New Orleans folks…seems that this weekend might be mighty dicey. Water coming down from the sky, down from up north and up from the Gulf might be a bad combo. Lots of weather and news to cover, but….

Think About This: “Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”  ~  L. R. Knost

July 9, 2019

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Yeah, there does seem to be more than the usual amount of jobs around. And word is the ability to brand, market and be creative at stations is getting rarer. Huh…that would mean the skills and talents you bring to jobs are worth more. Yes indeed, that is free market economics right there…

Creative Services Director

KOVR – Sacramento

WFRV – Green Bay

KNSD – San Diego

WBBM – Chicago

KOAT – Albuquerque

KLFY – Lafayette

WLBT – Jackson MS

WTVY – Dothan

WVLA/WGMB – Baton Rouge

WSMV – Nashville

WHNS – Greenville SC

KTSM – El Paso

WFIE – Evansville

WMAQ – Chicago

Creative Services Manager

WNCT –Greenville NC

Marketing Branding Manager

KVUE – Austin

KENS – San Antonio

KSBW – Salinas

Assistant Creative Services Director

KETV – Omaha

Marketing Director

KPNX – Phoenix

KMSB – Tucson

WTLV – Jacksonville FL

KWES – Odessa

WFMY – Greensboro

Think About This: “Courage is knowing it might hurt and doing it anyway. Stupidity is the same. And that’s why life is hard.”  ~  Jeremy Goklberg

July 8, 2019

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If you want to do a complete 180 in regards to parts of the US, you might want to use Helena, Montana and Tallahassee, Florida. Yes, they are both state capitals. You get a gold star if you knew that. But one cozies up to the majestic Rocky Mountains and one is Florida small rolling hills about 20 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. One gets four seasons and their fair share of snow while the other is practically frost-free with the occasional hurricane. When BRADY MARSH takes over his first shot at running a marketing department at WTXL in Tallahassee, he’ll be the go-to- guy on the differences. WTXL is the Scripps-owned ABC affil in Tally, as some locals refer to their town. Brady is ready for the gig, after being both producer then Senior Producer at KSNV, the NBC affil in Vegas. He’s a graduate of Carroll College in Helena who has also worked at KTVH in Helena. Looking forward to hearing great things from him. Well Dunne! Brady!

Job Alert – Multimedia Marketing Producer KING Seattle (work with JAY YAVANOVICH!)

KING 5’s in-house marketing department has a rare opening for a passionate Multimedia Marketing Producer If you understand visual and creative storytelling and can work fluidly back and forth between traditional and new media, we would love to hear from you.  This is your chance to live and create in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Be part of an award-winning collaborative team to drive audiences for our television, digital and social platforms. You’ll use your marketing and production skills to write, produce, shoot and edit television news topical and image spots and conceptualize, write and create digital product promotion and social media content on King5.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. If you thrive on deadlines, are a great writer, love both news and marketing, search YouTube for great spots, have the drive to win, and have outstanding work to show, we want to talk to you.  If you would like to be considered for this role please submit an online video reel that displays excellent topical writing, photography and editing skills.

The ideal candidate is inherently creative and curious, living in a state of constant learning that can benefit the larger organization. They hold themselves to high professional standards, have a good sense of humor, check any ego at the door and can quickly earn the respect of their colleagues with a positive attitude.

Job requirements:

  • College degree with minimum 3 years of experience in promotions/marketing preferred.
  • Firsthand, working knowledge of on-air and digital promotion production techniques, and familiarity with current production and photography trends.
  • Experience translating broadcast designs and concepts to interactive digital and social media campaigns.
  • An intimate understanding of and honed skill set around design, copy, production and other areas of creative.
  • Proven understanding of brand.
  • A desire to consistently innovate your work.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WLBT Jackson MS

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WVLA/WGMG Baton Rouge

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WTVY Dothan AL

Think About This:  “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”  ~  Kahlil Gibran

June 25, 2019

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Getting a bump up the management ladder…let’s hear it for the lovely RONDA WHITE, whose title and responsibilities are now under the Marketing Director banner  at the CBS and indie duop in Phoenix, KPHO and KTVK. She comes to the ‘corner office’ by working and learning about TV at the one and only WFAA in Dallas. She’s an Oklahoma Sooner who knows how to wrangle a brand and brand stations. She spent time at her competition KPNX as Brand Manager before following BLANCA ESPARZA PAPP, who recently got upped to Station Manager at Meredith’s operation. Very Well Dunne! Ronda!

Job Alert – Senior Promo Producer WFTV Orlando (work with RON DEJOSEPH!)

Job Alert – creative Services Director KLFY Lafayette LA

Think About This: “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” ~  Kahlil Gibran

June 24, 2019

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That whole circle of life thing…anybody else struggle with that? Not the new life part…the beginning of it all part, but the end part. The departure. How does one NOT miss someone that you loved, or liked, or worked with, or made you laugh? It’s always such an honor to write about a TV creative who has departed. Not because they have departed, but because they left those creative parts of themselves behind in the form of their work, and memories, and connections. One such departure of late was ROY ROGERS MAINE, JR. In addition to his totally fab name, he left a legacy of being, as described by co-creative BOB WOOLEY, a one-in-a-million guy. As Bob shared, “Smart as they come, a true renaissance man if I ever met one. Roy had studied quantum physics for a time before I believe switching to film studies at UNLV. He was a gifted creative who had travelled the world running AV and producing video on several large cruise ships. He was the father of a young son, and he will be missed by everyone who ever had the privilege to work with him.”  He took his light into another room unexpectedly on June 8. He and Bob worked together at KLAS in Vegas. Today, remember this light that’s now gone, and strive to have your life be remembered with such glowing affection and admiration. He worked in Seattle and a celebration of life is planned for there July 7th. Contact me for details.

Think About This:  We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”  ~  Chuck Palahniuk

June 13, 2019

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Before we get down to business, let’s be happy for the best sports town in the country – St. Louis. Home of the Stanley Cup winning St. Louis Blues. Sweet.

Moving our attention to California and a new creative who has moved to California.  Say hello to the new Director of Marketing and Community Affairs of ABC’s very own KFSN, BRANDON RIDGE. Fresno will be home to the Midwesterner after about 12 years in Evansville, Indiana at Grays NBC affil WFIE. He worked his way up from producer while there – ran the department – and also worked at WTVW in the market. Did we mention his freelance and art? Sounds like a great new chapter. Well Dunne! Brandon!

Job Alert – Art Director KDKA Pittsburgh

Think About This: “One of the benefits of being a mature, well-educated woman is that you are not afraid of expletives. And you have no fear to put a fool in his place. That’s the power of language and experience. You learn a lot fro Shakespeare.”  ~  Dame Judi Dench

June 11, 2019

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Watz goin’ on? Been waiting to use that line and today it’s happening. The Watz in question is LARRY WATZMAN, the highly creative promo pro who is moving to the desert. Yes, he’s going to enjoy the no humidity warmth that makes you feel so good…never sticky…that Las Vegas offers. He’s headed to Scripps to head up the marketing efforts of KNTV, ABC in Sin City. He’s leaving behind the head job at WBNS in Columbus, Ohio, where his lovely #2 JENNY DOLPH has been tapped as Interim CSD.  Actually, Larry’s title at WBNS was Director of Marketing, Design and Creative Services. I didn’t ask the official title at the new place. He’s worked with my favorite editor when he was VP of Creative Services in Philly at Comcast. Other titles along the way include VP of Marketing and Brand Development at NBC’s KXAS in DFW, and Marketing Director for Tegna’s Buffalo and Atlanta operations. He’s gonna love Vegas and gonna heat up the marketing even more than the summer temps. Well Dunne! Larry.

Job Alert – Promotions Manager KMID Odessa TX

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer/Artist WKMG Orlando (work with a GREAT TEAM)

In one of the most dynamic television markets, you’ll have the opportunity to design and create visually engaging graphics and promotions to appear in newscasts, on-air promotions, commercials, print, billboards, the list goes on!  Do you know 3D, After Effects, can edit and are uber-creative?  Then this could be the job for you!

Qualified candidate must be a strong designer, creative thinker and editor with eye for layout.  The position requires a person who can conceptualize and edit promos, create, design, animate graphics and create print and animated ads for all platforms.

Mastery of non linear editing, preferably, Premiere and the Adobe Creative Cloud (including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects).  Strong proficiency in Cinema 4D a must.

  • Responsibilities Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned.
  • Expertise on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure and manage multiple projects.
  • Key qualities are the ability to create, edit, apply creative direction, animate, work well with other people and contribute to a team effort.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the Company.

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of experience that includes non-linear editing and videography at a local television station or equivalent experience.
  • Experience creating motion, web and print graphics.
  • Conceptualize, write, produce and edit news/station image, entertainment and community service project promos as assigned for platforms including radio and digital/social media.
  • Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects
  • Writing for television a plus.

To Apply   Reel of work is required.  Qualified applicants submit cover/resume to: kpeoples@wkmg.com or clickorlando.com    No Phone Calls Please   Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of pre-employment drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.

Think About This: “You are all the places you have been, the sights you have seen, the marvels you have achieved and every soul you have touched. Each passing moment is another brushstroke on the canvas. So rise, live always with passion and heart, and someday you will look back on your life and see a work of art.”  ~  Beau Taplin, The Masterpiece

June 7, 2019

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Show of hands…who likes the movie Dirty Dancing? Now, more hands, who has seen it? Lots of hands. Well, did you know that the upstate New York town of Wortsboro was the real site of the story, even though, as Hollywood is wont to do, it was filmed elsewhere? This bit of “I might need this to win Jeopardy” info comes to us from native Wortsboro daughter, LEIGH SCHINAIA, who has taken the Creative Services Director slot at Nexstar’s WAWV/WTWO the ABC and NBC affils in Terre Haute, Indiana. Only in place a week, she knows her way around not only the station, since she has been there 12 years, but is a storyteller from the get go thanks to her work as a news photog. Most fun story she covered was interviewing, solo, Ed Asner. She tells me he’s a flirty, nice guy. Leigh has lived in Florida as well as Oklahoma while growing up and, like Mama Bear, chose Indiana because it wasn’t too hot nor too cold.  A great big Well Dunne! goes out to Ms. Leigh.

Job Alert – Art Director KDKA Pittsburgh

Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer WAWV Terre Haute

Job Alert – Senior Promo Producer WFTV WRDQ Orlando

Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer KTVT Dallas Ft. Worth

Think About This: “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”  ~  Maud Hart Lovelace

June 6, 2019

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What fun to hear about ELIZABETH HAMM and her new job. Before we go further….alas no, she is not any relation to John Hamm, the uber handsome actor, but more importantly, the St. Louis Cardinals fan. Yes, he has a ton of class. And taste. Back to Elizabeth who is the new Creative Services Director of Red River Broadcast’s KVRR in Fargo. It’s Fox in Fargo, which is fun to say. She began last week and came from Nexstar’s CBS operation in Minot, KXMC. She’s a happily self-professed Minot lady who worked at an ad agency there (Results Unlimited) as her first job after studying at Minot State. A big Well Dunne! Elizabeth.

D-Day was 75 years ago. So many brave American men stormed those beaches in France to eradicate the hateful Nazi ideas that had taken form and brought so much sorrow – so much.  It seems that 75 years is a long time – and yet it isn’t. The men who gave their all on those beaches not only need our thanks – our humble remembrances – but they need our strength to ensure the darkness of hate and repression never rise again. My father was already in France on D-Day…building bridges for the Allied forces to use. If you’ve seen Saving Private Ryan, my father was that guy…already there doing his job. He would no doubt like all you readers to remember the men who got us through that time. Carry on.

Think About This:  “Advertising used to track customers (viewers), not we stalk them.”  ~  Professor of Advertising at major western educational institution

June 3, 2019

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Summer is the perfect time to do all sorts of things. Travel. Move. Get a new job. Perhaps one of these is what you want.

Director Programming & On-Air Marketing

KCTS – Seattle

Creative Services Director

KOVR – Sacramento

WFRV – Green Bay

WTXL – Tallahassee

WTWO – Terre Haute

KNTV – Las Vegas

KNSD – San Diego

WBBM – Chicago

KOAT – Albuquerque

Creative Services Manager

WNCT –Greenville NC

Marketing Branding Manager

KVUE – Austin

KENS – San Antonio

KSBW – Salinas

Assistant Creative Services Director

KETV – Omaha

Marketing Director

KPNX – Phoenix

WCNC – Charlotte

KMSB – Tucson

WTLV – Jacksonville FL

KWES – Odessa

Digital Marketing Manager

WTVF – Nashville

Think About This: “A hungry stomach, an empty pocket and a broken heart teach you the most valuable lessons of life.”  ~  internet,  someone somewhere

May 22, 2019

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Vanderbilt alum SUSANNE MCAVOY has a tasty new slot at Food Network where she’s been tapped to be Senior Vice President of Marketing. Excellent. She comes over from an 11 year run at Crown Media Family Networks where she held a series of duties and titles like EVP Marketing, Creative an Communications. She has a solid background in the biz having handled Affiliate Marketing for MTV as well as at Oxygen and has lent her expertise to the marketing efforts to Bravo and Comcast Spotlight. Of course she’ll stay in NYC. Well Dunne! Susanne!

Job Alert – Marketing Director KWES Odessa, TX

Job Alert – Marketing Director KMSB Tucson

Job Alert – Creative Services Director KTEN Denison, TX

Think About This: “Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”  ~  Neil deGrasse Tyson

May 21, 2019

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There must be a wonderful southern expression that covers the terrific news out of Meredith that kicked off the week. I think the closest one is ‘that just dills my pickle’ meaning it’s all good. Meredith promoted not one, not two but three (!) wonderful marketing women (!) to Station Manager slots. Well Dunne! to TERRI PECK at Las Vegas’ KVVU, BLANCA ESPARZA-PAP at KPHO/KTVK in Phoenix and COREY HANSON at KPDX/KPTV in Portland, Oregon. All three lovely ladies are smarter than room allows and are now going to use the insight and background they have honed doing creative marketing to really lead. Could not be happier. Who at Meredith made that decision? Gold star to you. Great way to start a week. Again, Well Dunne! ladies.

Job Alert – Writer Producer WKMG Orlando (work with a great team and KYM PEOPLES)

Think About This: “When people say they can’t see anything good in you, hug them and tell them life is difficult for the blind.”  ~  no idea who said/wrote this

May 20, 2019

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This time of year, there’s a great many life changing events going on off the job. Let’s catch up on them.  Also, let’s note that it’s now official, General Managers and News Directors are changing jobs WAY more frequently than Creative Marketing types. That is the inverse from the past when the ‘crazy creatives’ changed markets frequently. Theories on this seem to track with large ownership group purchases and how the job of Marketing Director is viewed in the corporate big picture.

But first, Well Dunne! to COURTNEY KUGEL, who is now Director, Publicity at Warner Bros Entertainment. She’s done a great job at her former publicity roles at Disney ABC Television Group and at NBCU.

Looking for something to watch?  Former TV promo pro WAHEED ALQAWASMI has a movie on Amazon for your viewing pleasure. Check out Lives Restarted and it’s uplifting message that love wins over hate. He was the Director. Here’s a friendly little link to help you out.

If any of you know Well Dunne! Talent’s SEAN CALDWELL, you might want to send his mom some healing thoughts and prayers. It would be most appreciated.

Think About This: “Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy.”  ~  Sir Richard Francis Burton

May 10, 2019

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Another creative pro has joined the ranks of VP and GM for a station. Drum roll please…and a huge Well Dunne! got DIANE HANNES, who is headed to Hartford (bonus – Connecticut has two great Senators!) to take the Big Chair at WVIT. She’s been VP, heading creative at NBC’s Chicago operation, WMAQ for the past 16 years and before that was Promotion Director for WPWR. She graduated from Benedictine College in the greater Chicagoland area, so this move east will no doubt find her missing the famous Chicago pizza and hot dogs. Luckily there are several such places listed on TripAdvisor to help her make the switch. All the best, Diane.

Think About This:  “While we may be individually strong, we are collectively powerful.” ~  Rakhi Voria of Microsoft

May 9, 2019

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It’s good to see ADRIANNE ANDERSON keeping a nice slot in the LA media world. She’s been named VP of Marketing at KABC coming ‘across the street’ from KTLA where her title was similar –  VP of Marketing and Creative Services. Adrianne is an alum of FIT (look it up) and Hofstra and has worked for KYW and WCAU in Philly before heading west to helm creative at Fox TV stations and Warner Bros TV. Well Dunne!

The multi-talented MELANIE HAYNES (who is very Well Dunne!) is a woman who can do just about anything. For instance, dealing blackjack. Yes, she can. And to prove it, tune in to tonight’s episode of Young Sheldon and watch her yourself. No really. Tune in. She’s on it. Yeah, very cool. Well Dunne! Melanie.

Yesterday was a big day for Well Dunne’s lovely SHELLEY HOULIHAN, who tied the knot with long time love in Pittsburgh. Awww, it’s so heartwarming to see two such happy people. Mazel Tov and Congrats!

So KFC has a new approach to Mother’s Day. Ladies, check out chickendales.com and see if this Mother’s Day gift is one you enjoy. (hahahaha…you’ll either enjoy this or you won’t.  How you feel about it as a marketing tool is another thing altogether.)

Think About This: “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit; stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There is no rules of this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it.”  ~  F. Scott Fitzgerald

May 8, 2019

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Former TV promo pro KEVIN KOLBE, now running his own shop is doing a live Facebook today…Wednesday May 8…at 10am Eastern. So check it out. It’s about video marketing and before you say “isn’t that what we all do now?” remember it’s always a good way to sharpen your arts with input from a different source. If you don’t have Kevin on your FB list, now is a great time. Same for moi… Well Dunne! Kevin.

The Kentucky Derby was particularly interesting this year, to say the least. If you lived in the Utica, NY market….which is horse crazy, being Saratoga adjacent….the Utica viewer was unsure as to why WKTV ran a local commercial break, complete with PSA, at the start of the race. Yes, read that…spots running over the start of the race. Basically, they got to see the last part, which is, no argument, the most important. But wow… According to the social post by GM STEVE MCMURRAY, it was a technical failure and a computer malfunction. The entire race was not shown from start to finish, so there’s that.  Ouch.

Job Alert – VP Marketing KABC Los Angeles

Think About This:“Birth and death, old and new, mourning for what was while waiting expectantly for what is to come. “In-between times” can have an abundance of opposites. It is best to be in such times of transition gently and quietly, not rushing the process but taking it a day at a time.”  ~  Ruth Hanna

May 7, 2019

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And this makes the Seattle news a hat trick…Run Studios has hired former WFAA promo pro BILL CASTELLO to be part of their creative team. Run works with Amazon to produce video and training materials for world wide customer service reps who take calls about Amazon hardware, like Kindle, Alexa, FireTV and soon to be others.. in 14 languages. That means I might have talked to one of them. Love the Kindle…reading a lot more with it. Back to Bill, who has been on the job and has worked on a project in Italian and beginning one in French. Bill calls Waco home and has helmed the creative departments  at KWTX, where he worked his way up form entry level tasks. He also helped Baylor doing multimedia productions before leaving Texas to find happiness and love in Seattle. Yes, he’s a Baylor Bear. Very Well Dunne! Bill.

Voice pro DAVID TYLER lost his father last week. He will be laid to rest atop Mount Royal, next to his wife and David’s mother. The flags will be lowered at McGill University in Montreal in honor of the former professor. We send our condolences, David.

Job Alert – Promotion Event Specialist KSTP Minneapolis

Think About This:  “Happy are the painters, for they shall never be lonely; light and colour; peace and hope will keep them company to the end – or almost to the end of the day.”  ~  Winston Churchill

May 6, 2019

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As promised, more news from Seattle. This is about KIRO where CHLOE HOUSER has hired a bright #2 in the form of PETER SEIFERT. Peter will make the coast-to-coast move from CBS affil WBTV in Charlotte where he’s been writing and producing as well as growing his talents under CSD ROBBY THOMAS’ skilled leadership. I’m sure Peter stop off in his home state of Iowa on the way west. KIRO will be his third job in ‘the biz’ having also worked as Marketing Director of KYOU in Ottumwa, Iowa. Bonus points for those who know Ottumwa is the hometown of Radar O’Reilly. Peter has a degree – a Masters – from Northern Iowa U and has had his own ongoing concern named Brickroad out of Cedar Falls. A lot of great experience headed to the Cox CBS in the hometown of Starbucks. Well Dunne! Peter.

Sincere condolences to KRONON producer and former marketing pro CHUCK HARRELL whose lovely mother passed away rather suddenly Sunday morning.

Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer WBTV Charlotte

Job Alert – Promotion Manager KSWB Salinas/Monterrey CA

Think About This:  “You aren’t just the age you are. You are all the ages you ever have been.”  ~  Kenneth Koch

May 3, 2019

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Sure, you know that DEILIA RAY WILLIAMS is headed to KTRK, ABC in Houston. Sure, it’s a top 10 market. Sure it’s a step up from her current spot heading up creative for KOAT in Albuquerque. But let’s focus on the aspects of Deilia that make her special and wonderful. She’s a Southern lady by birth and probably by choice. Thank you notes. And she makes a mean pimento cheese, if we’re to believe her, which I’m sure she does. A lover of shoes and Frida Kalho, Ms. Deilia loves pretty things. A mom and wife, she’s raising children that are encouraged to be adventuresome and confident. Not spoiled or timid. She’s a fabulous boss and a creative mastermind. And a nerd girl, a title she happily owns. She is leaving Hearst where she’s been at their stations in the aforementioned Albuquerque, KSBW in Monterrey, CA and WLKY in Louisville. She’ll bring a Ray of sunshine (see what I did there?) to Houston. I hope she’ll ask them about the swimming pool the station once had. Well Dunne! Deilia.

Job Alert – CSD KVRR Fargo ND

Job Alert – Producer – Social Engagement WPVI Philadelphia

Don’t forget that Saturday is Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you.

Think About This:  “If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, and the men better let them.”  ~  Sojourner Truth