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May 13, 2016

May 12, 2016 by     Comments Off on May 13, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Let’s not let a Friday the 13th take us off a positive course. It’s TGIF afterall, with the most glorious of months at our fingertips. 


Out in San Francisco and Oakland, Fox affil KTVU CSD ERIK CANDIANI is like the former TV character Paladin, also headquartered in SF. Paladin would be ready to go when he had a great set of cards dealt to him…full hand so to speak. Erik is ready to go with a full creative hand, now that he’s got these three new folks. First off, there’s former WLS Chicago’s MATT DE KEYSER doing Graphic Design and 3D Design. Matt’s been in New Orleans at WDSU and  Milwaukee at WDJT. KOVR’s loss is  JOHNNY ROMAN who’s now producing for former KOVRer Erik. And handling the Senior Writer Producer duties is new-to-affiliate-TV-marketing guy JIMMY DIEBOLD whose creative passport has been stamped from New York to Dubai and points exotic. He’s gonna bring that national-look to the already national-look work KTVU is generating. A triple Well Dunne! to the gang.


It’s a boy! for WISN Milwaukee promo producer DAN COAD and his lovely wife. All wrapped up in blue and joy…what a lovely event. Well Dunne! to all involved.


Job Alert – Topical Promotions producer WKRN Nashville

WKRN in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee has an immediate opening for a news topical promotion writer/producer/editor to join our team. This position requires a candidate willing to work the evening shift.Must work closely with the Creative Services Director and Newsroom staff to conceive, write, produce and edit compelling news topicals that air on-air and online. Collaborate with and maintain close relationships with all newsroom Producers, Managers and Executive Producers, Talent, and Production Crew in creating news topicals. Responsible for the timely delivery of creative product. Transmits all finished product to multiple outlets as directed. Projects will include daily news topical promotion, proof of brand, as well as web and social drivers.Quickly recognize and defend highly promotable news topics. Help manage and maintain promotional inventory and traffic logs. Other duties as assigned by Director of Creative Services. For consideration: Send resume, DVD or link and cover letter to: WKRN-TV; Attn: Human Resources, 441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210 M/F/D/V EOE Pre-employment drug and background screening required. All applicants should apply online @ mediageneral.com.


Phoenix peeps…Google is hiring people who will test drive their self-driving cars. Huh? No, I don’t know exactly how that works and it might just be too ironic for words, but if you’re interested, I have deets. Meanwhile, before we all start having cars that drive themselves, anybody else want the flying cars they promised us?


Think About This:  “Little tiny dreams require little tiny thoughts and little tiny steps. Great big dreams require great big thoughts and little tiny steps.”  ~ Mike Dooley The Universe


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

April 7, 2017

Apr 6, 2015 by     Comments Off on April 7, 2017    Posted under: Featured

Producers are harder and harder to find. So when one has need to replace a Producer, it’s always good news when the difficult task falls into place quickly. It did for LAUREN RIDGLEY, CSD at Hearst’s ABC affil WISN in Milwaukee. She lucked out and has replaced JON HELM (who moved to Hearst’s WTAE in Pittsburgh as #2 to CSD TRACY ACCORD OLIVER – you read about it here) with someone who is already sitting at his new desk. Producer DAN COAD is a Midwestener, hailing from Rockford, IL originally. He comes to WISN from Scripps/Journal’s WTMJ in the same market. At WTMJ., he was involved in a variety of projects, promo and commercial production. Dan has been into TV promo since his days in college at Illinois State. There, he was Creative Services Manager for the school’s TV-10 News…a title they created for him and woke up to the importance of marketing. Good idea TV-10. Dan also worked in his hometown at Gray’s CBS affil WFIR. Let’s start spring out with an enthusiastic Well Dunne! Dan.


Something to ponder. Phoned a media outlet in London and was treated with such intelligent warmth and friendliness, they garnered a ‘fan for life’ as well as a receptive business partner. Happened not once but several times with UK and Irish outlets. How long has it been since you could say the same for a media call on this side of the Atlantic? 


Think About This: “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”  ~ Plutarch


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent