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May 1, 2014

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Everybody is busy, so there’s no main ‘new job’ write up today. However, it gives me a chance to list some jobs as well as do a shout out to SEAN CALDWELL, one of Well Dunne! Talent’s marvelous voices. Sean is being heard on The Golf Channel and Fox Sports, and he’s got the ideal news promo read you should think about. So there. Well Dunne! Sean.

Job Alert – Executive Producer to work news promo and commercial production WGCL Alanta

Job Alert– Promo Producer Katz Broadcasting Atlanta (Bounce TV)

Job Alert– Producer for The List, Scripps Phoenix  


*Write and produce innovative daily topicals for TV, radio, cable, internet, social media and print materials to promote the show

*Write and produce non-promotion projects, including sizzle reels, sales materials and social media content (we like to do spoofs, take funny pictures, and be conversational) 
*Begin the work day at 6:00am 
*Be a nice, fun person

*Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Final Cut Pro and After Effects, and  shooting with DSLR
*Perform other duties as assigned by the Marketing Manager

Must present sample reel (DVD or online).  

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & ABILITIES  *College degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or applicable field *A minimum of 2-4 years experience promoting a TV station, national or syndicated show * Valid Driver’s license and proof of insurance *Must possess fundamental computer skills (Word/Excel) and type well. *Must understand basic TV production skills, such as scripting, composition, production and edition. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: *Ability to sit/stand/walk for extended periods *Ability to lift up to 15 pound *Some driving is required

To apply for this position, please visit us at http://scripps.com/careers/jobsearch.html and search for requisition #7784

Think About This:  “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”  ~ Bertrand Russell

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 29, 2014

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Chicago seems to be where everybody is moving. At least it seems that way. The latest new Chicago resident is WILL GIVENS, who is leaving gorgeous San Diego where he was over at FOX 5 as Director of Branding and Marketing for the Tribune station. His new title and adventure finds him a member of the VP club for Weigel Broadcasting. Officially he’s Vice President of Network Marketing. Will’s a very interesting guy…he studied polisci and philosophy as well as communications a Cal Luthern U in lovely Thousand Oaks before kicking off a broadcast career at VCC Television Production. His first station-side promo slot was a KADY in Oxnard (yes, where the outlets are on the way to Santa Barbara) then on to KMPH in Fresno. Then he did a fun gig as President of NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter. Definitely a SoCal guy, the switch to The Windy City will be a big step in the excitement direction. Well Dunne! Will.

For those of you so inclined, and as a shout out to a high school friend, click and read about how you…yes, you…can help fight world hunger through a project called Living Below the Line. Can you live 5 days spending only $ 1.50 a day for food? Donate if so inclined and thank you for clicking and investigating. JOHN COONROD is one of the really good guys. How cool would it be to do this…get your news department to do a story on it. Really make a difference….

Job Alert – Creative Services Director KSWB San Diego

Think About This:  “Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.”  ~ Naguid Mahfouz

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 28, 2014

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Those in the know recognize High Point, NC as the furniture capital of the world, even with Ikea and China doing their best to end it all. High Point is part of the Greensboro Winston-Salem TV market in North Carolina and is where STUART SMITH has been heading up the creative efforts for WGPH, the Tribune owned FOX affiliate since March. He learned about broadcasting at the University of Wisconsin Stephens Point and got his first TV job at WAOW in Wausau. His next stop was at WTSP in St Pete where he was Writer Producer then he hit The Big Easy as Assistant Creative Services Director at WDSU. Not only is the new job a plus for him, but he’s a new dad, too! An 8 month old! Despite he lack of sleep, he’s pumped and happy. Well Dunne! Stuart.

Tomorrow, find out what WILL GIVENS is doing…and it’s very exciting! 

Job Alert – Fox 8 WGHP is seeking a night-side Graphic Artist.  It’s a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to work in a top 50 market.  This position requires an advanced level of competency to deal with the fast pace of daily news graphics production.  Duties include creating on-air and off-air graphics for all departments.  Applicants need to be proficient in Vizrt, Viz Curious World Mapping Software, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator and have the ability to learn our website content management system (CMS).  3D design skills help you stand out.  Experience with 3D Studio Max and Cinema 4D are a major plus.  Creative design, accuracy and attention to spelling and grammar are necessary, as well as constant interaction with news producers, reporters and managers.

Qualified candidates should forward resume, cover letter and demo link to: amber.shuler@wghp.com.  Please include GRAPHIC ARTIST RESUME in the subject line and include where you found the position.  No phone calls please.

MICK EBLING is amazing, and not just for his terrific productions, ideas and talks that inspire. He’s taken 3D printing to uses that landed this part of his life on the front page of the LA Times. Click to see what Not Impossible, his philanthropic endeavour, is doing.  http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-c1-0425-3d-printing-prosthetics-pictures,0,912202.photogallery#axzz3013VNwo8

Think About This:   “It is better to walk alone than with a crowd headed in the wrong direction.”  ~ Diane Grant

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 25, 2014

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Time flew too fast to get this properly written. But fear not….things will improve. First, know that PAUL CHAPLIN is Assistant Creative Services Director at WESH if that wasn’t clear from yesterday. Second, shout out to ABC VP CURTIS MILES and the best phrase of 2014 – rank flubbery. Carry on.

Job Alert – Sr. Promotion Producer  WBAL-TV  Baltimore, MD 

It’s a brave new world of marketing where every platform matters, and the most agile and versatile team wins. WBAL-TV, the Heart Television NBC affiliate in Baltimore, MD is seeking a highly creative hands on Sr. Promotion Producer to create dynamic daily news promotion across a variety of platforms. 

The Sr. Promotion Producer is a key team member and must have a track record of executing successful targeted topical and image campaigns, be able to handle projects from initial concept to final production and find creative ways to connect viewers emotionally to a live, local, latebreaking news brand.  

Minimum requirements are 3-5 years’ experience in writing, producing and editing video for television and the web. Must be exceptional with non-linear video editing. (Adobe Premier & After Effects). 3d software knowledge will help you stand out. Must be flexible in regards to work schedule and be able to work well under pressure of tight deadlines. 

To Apply: Send resume with links to reel or a DVD (no emails or calls please) to Cory McRae, Promotion Manager, WBAL-TV 11, 3800 Hooper Ave., Baltimore, MD 21211. EOE. WBAL-TV is a Hearst Television Inc Station. 

Good news…no fantastic news…for Monty Python fans who can’t make it to their last performance London this July. 


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

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 24, 2014

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A station so nice, people work there twice….we’re talking WESH in Orlando, where PAUL CHAPLIN is going to return. The former writer producer is going back as Assistant Creative Services Director, leaving the ACSD slot at WLKY in Louisville. Or as he phrased it, trading bourbon and bats (which Kentucky is known for) for Mickey and Minnie. He’ll of course be in L’ville for Derby, which is all the better. More exciting news from Paul…he and his wife are expecting. He is, and it’s a quote, beyond excited. Happiness wins! Well Dunne! Paul.

Job Alert – Assistant CSD WLKY Louisville

Job Alert – writer prouder WITI Milwaukee

Think About This:  “There is a place in each of us that is so beautiful, angels smile in its presence.  That presence is who you really are. When you can stand spiritually naked, look at yourself and like what you see, you have achieved a great feat.”  ~  Ron Rathbun

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 23, 2014

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THERESSA VIRGIL, who goes by the simple and elegant nickname “T”, is headed to Atlanta to be Senior Director of Creative Services at UP tv. Formerly known as The Gospel Channel, UP is a vibrant operation so she’ll be in the most perfect spot. T is a Florida State grad who is no stranger to Georgia’s capital – she worked there before, as Sr. Promo Producer at Gannett’s WXIA, as Writer Producer a Trib’s Creative Services Group and also doing promo at WAGA, WGCL and WATL. She’s departing Houston where she was Director of Marketing at KIAH. Here’s a big Well Dunne! Go T~! 

Job Alert – Writer Producer Scripps’ syndicated show The List, Phoenix


Job Alert – Promotions Writer/Producer  FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 in beautiful Denver, Colorado seek an experienced Promotion Producer with an award-winning reel to join our tight-knit and highly creative team.

In this position you’ll conceive, write, shoot and edit in a fast-paced news promotions environment. You must be able to work well with our team of producers and designers, as well as our news and sales departments while always being the model of professionalism. 

The ideal candidate will be an innovative thinker who has experience in all areas of news and station promotion – from sweeps and image spots to topicals and PSA’s, you’ve done it all. You must thrive in a collaborative environment, be highly motivated and able to meet tight deadlines. 


  • Television Promotions Experience (2 years minimum)
  • Superior Writing Ability
  • Experienced Non-Linear Editor (Final Cut Pro preferred)
  • Camera Skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Canon 5D, Sony EX3, After Effects and Photoshop will help move your resume to the top of the list.

Send a resume and non-returnable DVD or link to demo reel:  Maia Brusseau   Creative Services Director

KDVR / KWGN   100 E Speer Blvd   Denver, CO 80203   maia.brusseau@kdvr.com

View samples of our work: https://vimeo.com/user12763475/videos  NO PHONE CALLS.  EOE/M/F/D/V

Think About This:  "Never refuse to do a kindness unless the act would work great injury to yourself, and never refuse to take a drink- under any circumstances." ~  Mark Twain’s Notebook

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 22, 2014

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Trading Fort Wayne IN for Toledo is JASON ASHMAWI, named Promotion Manager of Sinclair’s NBC affil WNWO in Frog Town (an actual nickname for Toledo…can’t make that up).  Jason was at Granite’s WISE where he handled commercial production. The Ball State grad gets a Well Dunne!


Job Alert – Marketing Producer & Social Media Coordinator  WTNH/WCTX – New Haven, CT 

Think About This:  “If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.”   ~ Gabriel García Márquez

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 18, 2014

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From the ‘Better Late Than Never’ category, we turn our attentions to HEATH OLDHAM, who has been doing creative for Media General’s WSLS, the NBC affiliate in lovely Roanoke, VA. Just how long he’s been Marketing Director …. does it really matter? Of course not. Let’s just leave it that he’s a super guy doing a myriad of creative tasks for them. Heath is an Elon grad (it’s between Greensboro and Chapel Hill…again, gorgeous country and an impressive school) who kicked off his TV career at WLFL/WRDC in Raleigh. After got his feet wet in TV marketing at WCWG as CSD, he took 95 north to Richmond where he helmed creative for WUPV then WTVR. He’s an avid photographer and a ham radio enthusiast to boot. Well Dunne! Heath.

Good bud  and Marketing Manager TONY REED not only got off to a fresh start at Fox affil WXIX in Cincy, but he just got a new set from the fab folks at FX Design Group. Shout out to BONNIE BARCLAY for the info.

Well Dunne! Talent’s MELANIE HAYNES is going to be in the WGN America series SALEM premiering Sunday night. Watch for her (and listen to her super voice). 



Think About This:  Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”   ~  Denis Waitley

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 16, 2014

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Hearts break all the time, and for many reasons.  They heal, but each break leaves its mark. Some say those marks make one stronger. But for those whose heart has broken, the promise of eventual strength is not enough; comfort is required. To that end, please send comfort to 2C Media’s CHRIS SLOAN, whose lovely 7 year old, Calder, was taken from the earth in a devastating accident on Sunday. Calder was a bright light…a smile that will forever be seen in the mind’s eye…a very beloved brother and son. There are no words. So, please send the Sloan family your comfort. Should you be in the Miami area, there will be a gathering. Let me know and I’ll get you details. Baruch dayan emet.

Word of more sudden heartbreak, from Salt Lake City. KTVX Creative Services Director MIKE SPIECHA, who friends call Spike, lost his wife unexpectedly yesterday. Please include him in your thought and prayers.

Think About This:  “It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”  ~ John Steinbeck

April 15, 2014

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TADD VAN CLEVE is staying in DFW, or as they like to call it, the Metroplex. The news is he has a new slot as the Promotion Manager for CBS’ KTVT. He’ll be sliding over from the FOX station, KDFW, where he was On-Air Manager. I wrote about a hilarious spoof spot he produced for the Lonestar Emmy folks last year:  The Windy City-educated Tadd, who studied at the prestigious University of Chicago, got his feet wet in TV marketing at WPWR before moving to Houston to be Promo Manager for KTXH. Seattle was his next stop as Director of Creative Services at KSTW then as EP at KIRO. He had his first DFW experience as Promo Manager for KTXA, so his new job isn’t really new, but a familiar one with CSD DAVID HERSHEY. Everybody is happy and that’s what its all about. Well Dunne! Tadd and merci David.

Job Alert – Creative Services Manager WCHS Charleston WV

Think About This:  “Wherever you have been, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are on a path that can connect you with being at home in the consciousness of God where all things are possible.”  ~  Mary Masters

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 14, 2014

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“Taking a bite out of the Big Apple, BECKY SMITH joins WNYW/WWOR as a Promotions Producer. Becky comes from WHNS FOX Carolina, in Greenville, SC. She was responsible for taking FOX Carolina’s digital and social media outlets from last place, to first in the market, in just under six months. Before coming to WHNS, Becky started her TV marketing career at another Greenville-based station, WSPA/WYCW. She was a daily topical producer for the 5, 6 & 11p newscasts, all of which maintained its number one position in market ratings. At each station, Becky has continued to exceed expectations and produce quality on-air and online promotions that support brand and product images. She’s excited to explore more of her creative talents and work with an exceptional group at FOX5.”  Thanks to KEN ASHLEY for not only sharing, but in writing about his new creative team member ever so well – and fun! Ken is Promotion Manager at Fox NYC. Well Dunne! Becky and Ken.


Think About This:  “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest.”  ~  unknown

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 10, 2014

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What comes to mind when you read Indiana, PA?  Some of you film buffs may answer ‘it’s James Stewart’s home town’ and you would, of course, be correct. He actually has a museum there. OK, so it’s Jimmy’s hometown. I’ll bet you didn’t know its also home to not one, not two, but three very cool TV creative people. Yes, from a town numbering about 14,000 souls, three are doing TV marketing. First is SHERRY CARPENTER, CSD at Post Newsweek’s WJXT. Second is Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON; his voice is one you hear all over the place from his Pittsburgh KDKA studio or from Indiana PA itself where his studio is located. The hat trick is JIM THOMAS, the VP of Local Programming and Marketing for the Journal Broadcast Group. Jim is going to start a new chapter in his life when he joins Magid as head of their marketing efforts. I’ll get the official title one of these days. Just know he’s a peach. All three are fabulous…says a lot. Mr. T gets a shout out and a Well Dunne! along with a Well Dunne! to Indiana PA itself.

Job Alert – Promotion Producer KSNW Wichita KS

Think About This:  “Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.”  ~ Lily Tomlin

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 9, 2014

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When you’re onto something that works, keep it up. A more positive way to say ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”? Kind of…it’s also a way to describe the new Promotion Manager hire at Raycom’s Columbia, SC NBC affil, WIS-TV. CSD JIM HAYS has tapped LAURA HENSLEY to be the new Promo Manager – she starts Monday. This isn’t the first time Jim has hired Laura, who will come across the street from CBS affil WLTX in South Carolina’s capital city. He hired her once before when he was heading up creative efforts at WLTX. Like cookies and cream, some combos are just meant to be. While Laura takes time off before starting her next job adventure, we’ll say Well Dunne! to her and catch up later.

Job Alert – Writer Producer KPIX San Francisco job 16409BR

Job Alert – Marketing Manager KOFY San Francisco

This is a spot that is so beautiful, it requires nothing more than your attention.


And this spoof spot using HBO’s red hot Game of Thrones is just too funny not to check out.


Think About This:  "Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument." – Desmond Tutu

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 7, 2014

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CATHERINE HELEAN has landed a very important and interesting new job…one in which all her TV marketing background will make her shine. She’s been named Vice President, Group Accounts Communications for the American Heart Association|American Stroke Association. Very important work for an amazing cause. Cathy has handled and been the head of marketing and promotions for KARE in Minnepolis, WFLA in Tampa as well as worked creatively for Turner in Atlanta. A hearty Well Dunne! Ms. Helean.

Job Alert – VP Communications Al Jazeera America NYC

Job Alert  – Director Online Editorial and Social Media Sundance TV NYC job 00430

Job Alert  – Graphic Artist KCNC Denver


Research shows that women talking to each other improves a film’s profitability. Find out about the Bechdel Test and ask yourself how you could use this for better on-air work.

Gotta read this illuminating article about story telling and branding, from The Guardian

Think About This:  “In April, we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we might say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds, and when they look at the bare hills, they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean that they do not exist..”  ~   Thich Nhat Hanh

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 3, 2014

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Every now and then, you stumble across something you never knew about a person/friend you felt you knew well. Happened with Well Dunne! Talent’s NICK SANAMBRIA. (His voice is just marvelous!) His father and uncle were amazing inventors who specialized in the technology that made TV possible. He’s promised to write about it later. When his dad was in WW2, one of the projects he did was set up communications for the Allies in D-Day. Working from England, he was assigned a billeted living quarters and a driver. The driver turned out to be QUEEN ELIZABETH, who at the time was Princess Elizabeth. Wow…amazing. Should I say Well Dunne! Your Royal Highness? Not appropriate, actually.

Job Alert – Promo Coordinator (entry level – topicals) WPRI Providence

Think About This:  “Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.’  Spirit says ‘Find peace and then everything will fall into place.’”  ~ Marianne Williamson

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

April 2, 2014

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Moving one’s career ahead is such an exciting endeavour. Yes, everyone everyday moves their career along, taking steps both big and small just by keeping the lights on. Certain forward progress is noted with new cities, new duties, new titles. One young lady moving ahead is now the Assistant Creative Services Director for CSD PAUL MONTGOMERY at Scripps’ ABC affil WRTV in Indianapolis. LINDSAY BLEDSOE is the lady in question and she’s making the move from Indy’s WXIN where she handled topicals. Ms. Lindsay has worked doing promos at WTMJ in Milwaukee and is an Indiana girl, born there and holding a sheepskin from Valpariso U. No doubt we’ll be seeing great things from her. She started Monday and from the sounds of it, will be working days not nights. Well Dunne! Lindsay.

Job Alert – Director of Creative Services WPIX New York City

Love the new Redbox moodmatch colors…helps you find the kind of film you want much faster according to, what else, your mood and assigned color. Great tool for those who don’t live and breathe film.

Think About This:  "What I am in the eyes of most people – a nonentity, an eccentric or an unpleasant person – in short the lowest of the low … even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show what such a nobody has in his heart"  ~ Vincent Van Gogh.

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


April 1, 2014 No foolin’

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Living on Tulsa time isn’t just a song sung by Don Williams…it’s what RACHEL PAPP is going to be doing once she settles into the job of Creative Services Director at Scripps’ NBC affiliate KJRH located in the aforementioned T-Town.  It’s her first turn at heading up creative efforts and she’s learned from hands-on experience. Her last slot was at Scripps’ sister station WPTV, NBC in West Palm Beach, FL where she was Sr. Promo Writer Producer having started as writer producer for CSD JAMES MCKAY. Ms. Rachel also worked at Post-Newsweek’s CBS affil WKMG in Orlando where she interned and then took a seat as Senior Sales Assistant. Rachel is going to be in great hands in Tulsa, where her GM is former promo pro DONNA WILSON. Well Dunne! Rachel. (PS – Rachel’s new job broke the nearly all-male streak we had going in March)

Fresh from a panel a SXSW comes more excitement from DAN SILVER who has been tapped VP of Creative for Riptide Music Group out of Culver City. They do music for trailers (most recently Noah and Wolf of Wall Street) and ads and promos, etc. They do all kinds of great music and you should check them out. Well Dunne! Dan.



Job Alert – Writer Producer CNN On-Air Promotions Atlanta Job 139692BR

Think About This: "May I be medicine for those who are sick, a partner for those who are lonely, a bridge for those who need to cross over, and a light for those who are blind."  ~ A prayer of the Bodhisattva

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

March 31, 2014

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BRYCE RICHARDS is taking a new career step. The Columbia College of Chicago grad has taken the promo writer producer slot at Fox affil KDVR in The Mile High City, Denver. Bryce is coming over from sister Tribune station WITI in Milwaukee. His new boss, the lovely and talented MAIA BRUSSEAU, is looking forward to his start date in mid April. But wait…there’s more. KDVR will also welcome STEPHEN RYLE as their new commercial producer. Mr. R is coming from Raycom’s CBS affil WTOC in historic Savannah, GA. Stephen starts today (if you read this on Monday).  Thanks MAIA and Well Dunne! Bryce and Stephen.

Job Alert – Marketing Producer WAFF Huntsville

I know a lot of you have pets, so you should know about the latest app from, of all places, The American Red Cross. It’s a 99 cent download app that is perfect pet first aid info, for cats and dogs

Think About This:  “If your compassion doesn’t include yourself, it is incomplete.”  ~ Buddha

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


March 28, 2014

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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!)


Job Alert – Sr. Promotions Producer KNME Albuquerque NM

Job Alert – Director Network Marketing MSG Entertainment NYC #14-5963

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

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


March 27, 2014

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The Mile High City is where you’ll be finding GARTH FRANKLIN, now that he’s taken the Vice President of Creative Services slot for The Outdoor Channel. Yes, he’s trading Chicago for Denver and leaving Weigel Broadcasting where he was Network Creative Leader for MeTV Network and Movies! Garth’s background includes heading creative at Fox Cable Nets, CBC TV in Toronto and even the Playboy Channel. Plus other juicy film marketing assignments. He’ll be loving Colorado in the spring. Well Dunne! Garth.

KYLE KLEINEKE has left the day-to-day world of affiliate TV behind but is taking all his talent and creativity to the oldest and most respected ad agencies in Louisiana – LeGrand and Associates in Bossier City. He’ll handle their video production while Fox affil KMSS in Shreveport will miss him. Well Dunne! Kyle.


Job Alert – Writer Producer (Topical) KGO San Francisco

Voice talent DENA YASNER’s father passed away last evening, his lovely daughter by his side. Think of her kindly the next few days. 

Think About This: “Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, take another shot.”  ~ Everybody

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


March 26, 2014

Mar 25, 2014 by     Comments Off on March 26, 2014    Posted under: Featured

This country seems to define itself by what body of water is nearest. The Atlantic means the east coast….the Gulf refers to the southern states which get to have more shrimp than the rest of us…the Mississippi divides us in half…and the Pacific calls out to come across the vast empty west and watch sunsets in the land of opportunity. Heading from the banks of the Mississippi (metaphorically speaking) to the golden west is JOEL FLOWERS, who is embarking on a trek from Sikeston, MO to Thousand Palms, CA, where Mr. Flowers will be hitting the world of TV marketing as a writer producer for CSD KENT KAY at KESQ. The University of Tennessee at Martin grad has been polishing his marketing craft working in radio, where deadlines and marketing messages are the same as TV. In his new job, Joel will be reunited with his old radio on-air co-host, SALLY SAPUTO; the two of them were a hot item and from the sound of things, they will continue to be for News-Press & Gazette Co’s operations. Well Dunne! and safe travels Joel. Don’t fall over when you see the price of petrol in Needles.  

Congrats and Well Dunne! to WKYC’s MICKI BYRNES with her new title VP/Station Manager at  Gannett-owned NBC affil..  She’s a creative – been a marketing pro in Boston, Atlanta and San Francisco as well as most recently VP of Advertising and Promotion in Cleveland.  Always loved her work and working with her on the NBC Promo Board. She also did a campaign that still ranks as one of my favorites ever.


Thoughts and prayers going out to Well Dunne! Talent’s DENA YASNER‘s father recovering from heart surgery. 

Think About This: “Three simple rules in life. 1) If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it.  2) If you do not ask, the answer will always be no.  3) If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.”  ~ novelist Nora Roberts

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