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November 13, 2018

Nov 12, 2018 by     Comments Off on November 13, 2018    Posted under: Featured

Seeing as there’s already snow in many markets, which seems to be ahead of most schedules, one thinks of warmer climes where ice is in glasses not on steps or roads. Which leads to the news that the long-unfilled Marketing Director slot at ABC in Tampa-St. Pete  has been filled, affording ANDREW CALIENDO a winter of palm trees sans DeIcer. He’s transitioning from WCNC in Charlotte to WTSP, keeping the same title.  Mr. C has lived in both ocean-side locales as well as deserts, having been promo head at KVIA in El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix and Birmingham. He also was News Promo Manager for KABC in LA, whose fire coverage was enhanced with technology that showed street names. Wow. It was so impressive. But back to the subject – Well Dunne! Andrew.

The day was ideal for Well Dunne!’s DENA YASNER’s coverage of the Phoenix Veteran’s Day Parade. She loves this assignment and shines in so many ways.  You should call on her for smooth reads and projects. 

Job Alert – Creative Services Coordinator KITV Honolulu

Think About This:  “It’s not about being powerful, but finding your calling when you least expect it.” ~ Stan Lee

June 8, 2016

Jun 7, 2016 by     Comments Off on June 8, 2016    Posted under: Featured

The movie Uncle Buck…big favorite, right? Absolutely. Remember the high school where Buck drops off his very embarrassed niece? That’s New Trier High in Winnetka, IL and it’s where ANDREW CALIENDO went. Fast forward to now, and with New Trier far behind him,he’s going to Charlotte to fill the long-vacant Creative Services Director slot at Tegna’s WCNC, NBC in the Queen City.  He’ll be making the switch from LIN/Media General’s WIAT in Birmingham. Andrew’s got a great background in TV marketing, starting as Creative Services Manager at KVIA in El Paso. He went to Meredith’s KPHO in Phoenix and would return there as Promo Manager.  Stops along the way include Los Angeles’ KABC as News Promo Manager and CSD at KVOA in Tucson. He’s on the Ones To Watch List, so expect to see some exciting work on air in NC beginning in late June. He’ll be in Vegas at PROMAX, so look him up to say a Big Well Dunne! Andrew. 

Job Alert – CSD WIAT Birmingham

Major kudos, gold stars and Well Dunne! to NBC TV Network. They send an email to those who apply for jobs via their website. Wow…a communication company that communicates. How bout that! Making candidates feel wanted, even if they don’t get any further than sending in their info. This is a simple, inexpensive (read mainly free) way to improve the image of your company. Do it, as Nike says. There’s really no reason not to.

Think About This:  “Anything that annoys you is teaching you patience. Anyone who abandons you is teaching you to stand on your own two feet. Anything that angers you is teaching you forgiveness and compassion. Anything that has power over you is teaching you how to take your power back. Anything you hate is for teaching you unconditional love. Anything you fear is for teahing you courage to overcome your fear. Anything you can’t control is for teaching you to let go and trust the Universe.”  ~ Jackson Kiddard

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


February 23, 2015

Feb 22, 2015 by     Comments Off on February 23, 2015    Posted under: Featured

It’s Showtime…to quote the late, great Bob Fosse. Another one to quote Mr. F is CRAIG PLATT who is now SVP of Creative Advertising for Showtime Networks. He comes over from the same title at mOcean (such a clever name) and from LA where he also a VP and Producer at Trailer Park and did publicity and marketing for Warners. He’s a Tulane grad. Didn’t find out if he’s headed to NYC, whch would be cool since he’s a Jersey guy. Well Dunne! Craig.

Also at Showtime comes word that EMILY GOULD has been upped to SVP of Consumer Marketing. Ms. Emily also hails from Jersey and at one time worked doing digital marketing for the US Tennis Association. Very cool. Well Dunne! Emily.

Job Alert – Producer WIAT Mobile (warm, Gulf Coast living! And a great boss – ANDREW CALIENDO)


This has been the roughest month…hats off to all the folks who have had to battle snow as tall as houses, ill health made worse by the winter, loss and even odd (I mean really odd) events that go without notation. It’s the last week of the month…let’s all hold on and come March, we’ll see what excitement can make us smile again.

Think About This: “Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.”  ~ Thomas Carlyle

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


October 10, 2014

Oct 9, 2014 by     Comments Off on October 10, 2014    Posted under: Featured

ANDREW CALIENDO might miss the cactus of the Arizona desert but he the lush beauty of Birmingham, Alabama to keep him happy after transitioning from Promotion Manager of KPHO in Phoenix to CSD of WIAT in B’ham. He’s chalked up time in Tucson as well as earned a degree from Indiana’s Butler U all in the name of broadcasting. Well Dunne! Andrew. 

Have you seen the delightful spot for Google where a little girl talks about the moon? Makes one stop and watch – and enjoy it – every time. It’s absolutely enchanting. Hunting down the agency to give them a Bravo and Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Promo Producer KCTV Kansas City



Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 167 stations located in 77 geographically diverse markets after pending transactions. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believes in a vision and is dedicated to making Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc a communications powerhouse. We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

Sinclair’s Fox San Antonio is looking for a seasoned, cutting edge News Promotion Producer.

Our ideal candidate should be a news junkie who is extremely skilled in marketing news on both traditional and digital platforms. Primary focus will be marketing our successful 9p newscast, with room to tackle other projects on a case by case basis. No stuffy or cookie cutter concepts, we’re looking for someone to make some magic in this very livable, fast growing, sunbelt market!

To apply, you need to have at least 3-4 years of television promotion and production experience. Our ideal candidate has advanced Avid or Premiere editing skills, After Effects and Photoshop experience, the ability to light and shoot in a newsroom environment, and excellent verbal, written and organizational skills.

To apply: go to www.foxsanantonio.com or www.sbgi.net for this position. While completing the online application, please include a web link to your work. 


Think About This:  “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world.”  ~ Harriet Tubman

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


September 10 2010

Sep 10, 2010 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Uncategorized


Stand up to Cancer! That’s the headline today and a reminder of the importance of the show and it’s focus tonight. No excuses for missing it, since it will be on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, Showtime, The Style Network and TV One and over 30 online streaming partners like AOL, Yahoo! and YouTube. 8 E & P/ 7 C. Well Dunne! to all the brilliant management behind the decision to air.

The highway between Phoenix and Tucson is well traveled. The 116 mile trip seems further than it sounds (think traffic and mountains) but ANDREW CALIENDO will not only be taking it when he wants, not because he has to. Andrew has taken the Promotion Manager slot at CBS affil KPHO in Phoenix. He’s going to be working with CSD MATT HYATT and my favorite Art Director CHRIS AYERS. Andrew’s been down wrangling the creative at KVOA, the NBC affiliate in Tucson. The Phoenix slot will be like old home week for Mr. C…he once worked there writing and producing. Well Dunne! Andrew.

Get a lot of rest this weekend. Monday will be the start of the new season, what with Martha Stewart unpacking for her new slot at  Hallmark Channel (I wish Martha would help me move…I bet she never  breaks anything and isn’t one of those people who ends up with boxes that never get opened) and Oprah kicking off her last season. There’s tons more, of course, so grab your vitamins and realize now is indeed the time to rationalize buying that 72 inch hi-def.

Think About This: “Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

July 2, 2010

Jul 2, 2010 by     Comments Off on July 2, 2010    Posted under: Uncategorized

Despite all the troubles Louisiana has been dealing with, there’s cause to celebrate down New Orleans way over the upcoming July 4th weekend. BILLY PILGRIM has just been promoted to Creative Services Director at the Hearst owned NBC affiliate, WDSU. Billy has been Promotion Manager there and now has the title and bigger office to go along with the creative work he’s been doing.  Besides having a first class name, Mr. P has also worked in Montgomery, AL. Well Dunne! Billy. Enjoy every moment.

What are they going to do about the now-vacant Promo Manager job in the Crescent City? Fill it. So those who are interested…start your engines.

From the bayou to the desert…word from NBC affil KVOA Tucsan is that CSD ANDREW CALIENDO has hired not one but two writer producer types. Trading the lovely Atlanta seacoast for a dryer saguaro cactus clime is HEIDI OSGOOD, coming from Sinclair’s CBS affil WGME in Portland, Maine. JEREMY HEATH is coming over from FOX affil KLRT in Little Rock. Great team, Andrew! Well Dunne! to Heidi and Jeremy.

July 3 is SHORTY BACON’s birthday. July 4th is UNCLE SAM’s birthday. This summer is flying by too quickly, so don’t look for another posting until mid next week. Everybody take some time and enjoy. I suggest one rediscover the joys of lightening bugs.

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” ~  Ada Louise Huxtable