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March 28, 2014

Mar 27, 2014 by     Comments Off on March 28, 2014    Posted under: Featured

Let’s play a “where is he going” game. He ‘he’ in question is TONY REED, just now departing his slot as Promotion Manager at Hearst’s NBC affil in Orlando, WESH. The moving van comes early next week and he’ll be taking the Marketing Director position at…this is where we play the game. It’s a Midwest market. It’s larger than a bread box and largerer than Nielsen’s #42 market. It’s a FOX affiliate. It’s owned by a wonderful ownership group. The city where he’s going has the nickname Porkopolis (I am not making that up). The city in question does odd things with chile but has the best ice cream in the country (based on several foodie recommendations). Anybody guess  Cincinatti? Yes, Tony is going to Cincinnati where he’ll be wrangling the marketing for Raycom’s WXIX come April 10. Tony is a super guy…a passionate animal lover as well as a vegan, he has worked with Hearst in Albuquerque at KOAT (where he was CSD) and in Portland Maine for WGME and WMTW. Best thing is his sheepskin from University of Missouri in Columbia in Journalism. MissouRAH! Well Dunne! Tony.


Job Alert – Art Director WDSU New Orleans (click for details and work for BILLY PILGRIM!)


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You know how you just do NOT want to run into certain people (like an ex…of any kind)…well, you need the app Cloak

Think About This:  "All sins are attempts to fill voids." – Simone Weil

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April 18, 2013

Apr 17, 2013 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Featured

From one end of the Mississippi River to the other, that’s the path taken by one MATT DE KEYSER, a native of Waukesha, Wisconsin to be precise. OK, so it’s not exactly the source of the mighty Missisip (which is Lake Itaska in neighboring Minnesota) but it’s close enough for  today’s post. After Matt spent time and kept warm making awesome graphics and animations for Weigel Broadcasting in Milwaukee, including CBS affil WDJT TV 58, he floated down the most awesome river in the US and is now happily enscounced in that most unique of cities, New Orleans. He’s the new Production Manager/Design Director at Hearst’s NBC affil in Nawlins, working under CSD BILLY PILGRIM, who told us “Matt has already had his first taste of crayfish since arriving; and says he is really looking forward to enjoying the music and culture of the crescent city. “ Well Dunne! Matt.

Think About This: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln


June 20, 2012

Jun 19, 2012 by     Comments Off on June 20, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

BILLY PILGRIM is one of those names that one would expect to find in a novel assigned by an English literature class. It’s just that memorable and fun. The real Billy is the Creative Services Director for Hearst’s WDSU in New Orleans, the setting for many books assigned by English classes. He sent the following news – Our own ETHAN EDWARDS, Night-side Topical and Image  Producer, has been promoted to Ass’t CSD at our sister station, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That opens p a choice spot here at WDSU. Below is the official job description. 

Job Alert – Promotion Writer-Producer
Reports To:  Asst. Creative Services Director & Creative Services Director
Job Description:  WDSU-TV (NBC) is searching for an experienced Promotion Producer.  New Orleans is an exciting city with world class culture that plays it big.  You’ll spend part of your day cutting topicals for the region’s fastest growing news brand.  You’ll spend the rest of your day creating image and promotional spots as part of an Emmy award-winning creative team.  We’re looking for a strong writer / editor (Adobe CS experience preferred) who isn’t afraid to ask the anchors for “one more take” to get it right – and has the creativity and ambition to produce effective, high quality spots that advance our brand.  Best of all, you’ll become part of Hearst Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country.  Solid AE skills are a plus. Good videography skills are a big plus.

Job Responsibilities:
Write & Edit night-side topicals.
Write & Edit for station promotion and Image.
Assist as needed with daily logs.
Execute assigned multi-platform marketing efforts (Social media and Web)
Basic videography for news teases.
Assist in execution of on-air and off-air marketing plans

Experience Requirements:
Prefer three years’ experience as a Writer/Producer/Editor, preferably in local television.
Prefer three years’ non-linear editing experience.

Qualifications Requirements:
Strong news tease writing skills. (Sell, not tell, the story).
Strong short-format editing skills (Created impact in 15 or 30 seconds) .
Work well under deadlines and be a self-starter.
Basic skills in After Effects required, strong skills preferred.
Ability to work a flexible schedule

High School diploma
Bachelor’s Degree or some college preferred
Relevant work experience in lieu of college is acceptable
To Apply:
Send or email your resume along with a DVD or web-link to samples of your current work to: Billy Pilgrim, Creative Services Director WDSU-TV 846 Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113 bpilgrim@hearst.com

We’ll catch up with Ethan tomorrow. 

Think About This: “And you find as a writer there are certain spots on the planet where you write better than others, and I believe in that. And New Orleans is one of them.” ~ Jimmy Buffett



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jan 24, 2011 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Uncategorized


Enthusiasm is such a powerful state of mind and behavior. I hear that enthusiasm is running over in the new writer producer at CBS’ KOVR in Cali Capital Sacramento. Coming onboard the creative team headed by CSD DREW FOWLER is SHAD SELBY (great name btw) who is making the transition from an ad agency environment to the station-side. Shad, who hates to admit it but his first name is the name of a fish, hails from Pasadena, Santa Barbara and Lake Tahoe. Three fave locales. He was Creative Director at Astone/Crocker/Flanagan and was producer and director for all the TV and radio spots at the Sacto agency. He’s in good hands…when I talked with him, he was getting writing tips from Promotion Manager DON SMITH. Great station you have there, Shad. Well Dunne!

Hurray for JOHN MILLER  of NBC and his new slot. Read about what the NYTimes has to say about it all. Well Dunne! Well Dunne!

Oops…for quite some time now, I’ve listed a CSD open slot at WDSU down in New Orleans. Not true. And it was definitely not what the REAL CSD wanted to see at all. No kidding. Our most sincere apologies to BILLY PILGRIM, who is heading the creative efforts at Hearst-owned NBC affil in the Crescent City. Seems the confusion stemmed from a old web page listing the opening, and WD!TB checks open jobs via the web. Billy, I’ll buy the Hurricane next time I’m in town.

Happy belated birthday to WTVD’s CURTIS MILES! You never look any older. How do you do that?

Think About This:  "So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin." ~  W. Clement Stone

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