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November 21, 2017

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Growing up in the Midwest near St. Louis offered many insightful life lessons. One was experiencing all four seasons. In the depths of winter, nothing was more enticing than the thought of sun shining through palm trees in Florida. The Cardinals had their spring training camp in St. Pete, and the stands were full of baseball fans who rather gleefully basked in the warmth while commenting on the frigid temps back home. Some of the most fervent winter avoiders were able to work and live in the Sunshine State, and one such Midwesterner is GAYLE BEATTY. Ms. Gayle is heading to Orlando, where she’ll be working with VP Creative CHRIS FRIEDRICHS at Fox’s  WOFL as a writer producer for the combo stations, WRBW and WOGX.   Gayle is no stranger to Florida – she’s worked for TV operations in Sarasota at WWSB where she was CSD as well as   in Tampa where she was Promo Manager for WFTX, the Scripps’ ABC. The SIU Carbondale grad got her start in TV at KSNW in Wichita as Marketing Coordinator and Promo Producer and was lucky to work with DALE LOCKETT at KHOU in Houston. She’ll be celebrating a Disney Christmas for sure. Well Dunne! Gayle.


Job Alert – Creative Services Director WSYM Lansing


Think About This:  Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it’s a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it’s a long way from here. Hold on to your life, even if it’s easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, even if I’ve gone away from you.  ~  Pueblo Indian Prayer

May 26 2015

May 26, 2015 by     Comments Off on May 26 2015    Posted under: Featured

What would bring about vacation interruptus? A new major move in market #2, which happened thus causing VI. And bringing about the news that lovely ADRIANNE ANDERSON has been tapped to be head of Creative Services for LA’s KTLA. She’s a VP in fact. Sweet. The Hofstra grad has held some pretty impressive titles, like Director of Design and Promotion for WCAU in Philly, then Director of Creative Services for KYW in the city of brotherly love. She moved to LA to be VP of Creative Services for the FOX Television Stations then added VP Marketing Telepictures and Warner Bros TV. Now she’s taking MARSHALL HITES old slot now that he’s head honcho for the entire Tribune chain creative efforts. A big Well Dunne! Adrianne.

Whew…that was close. KHOU’s DALE LOCKETT sent a picture showing the horrible Houston flood waters nearly lapping at the station’s front door. They’re located near a bayou. Sidebar: It’s so upsetting to see such devastation and recognize the places. 

Think About This: “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”  ~ Aberjhani

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


January 22, 2015

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DALE LOCKETT is one of those guys that makes the business of TV marketing a better one. Not because he is always telling you about his latest achievement, but because he exhibits a laundry list of traits that make him a good person. He recognizes possibilities (in ideas and in people) and is generous with his knowledge and time. No wonder Dale, who is Director of Creative Services at Gannett’s KHOU in Houston, was recently honored by the North Houston Frontiers Club Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award. It was a very classy event, and a very classy speech by Dale. Well Dunne!  

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WFXR/WWCW Roanoke VA


Job Alert  – Creative Services Director WJET Erie PA


Think About This: On being asked why she chose the things in her home, Maira Kalman replied: “The pieces that I chose were based on one thing only – a gasp of DELIGHT. Isn’t that the only way to curate a life? To live among things that make you gasp with delight?"


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

July 2, 2014

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When two talented, sparkling and wonderful creative come together, its such a happy and possibility-filled moment. And we have such a moment upon us…..DC’s CHRIS CICATELLI is heading to Houston to work with DALE LOCKETT and his team at Gannett’s KHOU. Chris has been in DC quite some time, even has his degree from University of Maryland at College Park. He’s been on-air and behind the scenes, at one time as CSD at BET and most recently doing creative at ABC affil WJLA. And yes, if you were at the DMV and saw  DC On Point, that was his baby and yes, he did a super job on-camera. WJLA’s BONNIE WOOD will definitely miss him when he decamps the capital and heads towards the Bayou. Lovely news….Well Dunne! Chris.

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Job Alert  – Creative Services Producer Time Warner Cable Albany NY 157874BR

Think About This:  “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to he abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent 


September 12, 2012

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The Sacramento-Phoenix connection is pretty strong. Two Phoenix Marketing Directors come direct from Cali’s capital…plus one GM, and now BOBBY RIGG is part of the Sacto Crowd. Mr Bobby is the new Marketing Manager for Scripp’s syndicated show, THE LIST, which launches Sept 17 across the USA. Very exciting. Bobby comes out of Houston’s KHOU where he was Sr. Writer Producer for CSD DALE LOCKETT at the Belo-owned CBS affil. The Sacramento connection lies with his work at Hearst’s KCRA. He started his TV marketing career at KZTV, the CBS affiliate in beautiful Corpus Christi. The University of Houston grad also attended UT in Austin. Well Dunne! Bobby.

BIGSMACK has a new Creative Director. Welcome aboard to MATT HALL, and it’s a reunion with ANDY HANN, the guy who owns BIGSMACK. The two worked together at Concrete Pictures in LA not all that long ago. Matt is going to bring all the creative heat that he’s built up working with such entities as NBC Sports, A&E and NatGeo.  Matt’s also been a creative director at 3Ring Circus (loved their work). Well Dunne! Matt!

Job Alert – KOAA in Colorado Springs is still on the hunt for a Graphics Designer. Hurry up – ski season is on the horizon.


Job Alert – Promo Producer for WFTS down Tampa way. Hurry, winter is coming.

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Think About This: "It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see."  ~  Henry David Thoreau


March 23, 2012

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Well Dunne! to KHOU’s DALE LOCKETT. He’s been promoted and had his duties – and title – expanded. Dale is now Director of Creative Services and Community Marketing. If you don’t know Dale, that’s a shame.  He’s one of the really good – and totally creative – guys. 

A delighted welcome to Chase Burton who made his world debut March 21 in San Francisco. He’s sharing his birthday with the lovely Estes Crony (Dad is WROC’s ED CRONY). Chase will be calling two promo pros parents. Mama WENDY McMAHON, VP of Creative and Programming at KABC and Dad BILL BURTON, VP & GM of KGO, who has a promo background himself. All best wishes to the growing Burton clan!

Well Dunne! Talent’s ISSA LOPEZ and her wisdom teeth are parting ways today. It’s an amicable split. She’ll be back to reading scripts shortly. 


Job Alert – WRIC in Richmond is looking for Writer Producer.

Does your iPhone make you a TV journalist…or even a stand-alone newsroom? Answer might be yes. Read about it here, thanks to TVNewsCheck. 



Think About This: "The wonder of any land is not in the land but in the mind seeing it.  If you have wonder in your mind, you will see wonder in your life. …Leave not the wonder of your childhood behind. When the wonder of your childhood has become the wonder in your adult life the world has gained one more wonder."  ~ Ron Rathbun


January 25, 2012

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Even those non-weather-heads amongst us have heard what a tough winter they’ve had so far in Alaska. Snow so deep people get out of their houses via upstairs windows.  Yeah, really. So, with that in mind, it makes perfect sense that KENT KAY would choose this very moment to decamp The Last Frontier and land in the gorgeous Palm Springs desert. Sure, he’s been up at WITI in Milwaukee but its none too warm there.  Let’s hear it for Kent, who is now Creative Services Director of KESQ, KDFX and KSWQ, the ABC, FOX and CW affiliates in Palm Springs. Kent, who grew up in Alaska, hasn’t always been living there. He’s been freelancing as well as having been Executive Producer Client Services and Local Programming at Belo’s CBS affil KHOU in Houston. Shout out to wonderful DALE LOCKETT. Kent has also been a promo producer and commercial producer in Vegas at ABC KTNV in Vegas. Shout out to JIM KOONCE. Kent is an amazing photographer and will no doubt find ways to show off the Palm Springs area that will beg for framing, as well as draw eyeballs to his stations. Well Dunne! Kent.

Everybody recognizes “Danger Will Robinson! Danger!” from Lost in Space. Sadly, the voice actor responsible for making this phrase part of America’s pop culture lexicon has died. 85 year old Dick Tufeld passed away in Hollywood Tueday. 


Job Alert! – CSD at WPEC in West Palm Beach.


Job Alert!– new TV channel signing on needs an experienced CSD. Sports Tour in Stamford, CT.

Think About This: "If we all tried to make other people’s paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on." ~ Myrtle Reed