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February 7, 2017

Feb 6, 2017 by     Comments Off on February 7, 2017    Posted under: Featured

TONY PIERCE isn’t in Kansas anymore. He went to college there…at Washburn where he studied Marketing. He worked in Kansas as Production Manager – twice – first at Topeka’s WIBW then at KTMJ. He was Promotion Manager at Scripps’ KSHB in Kansas City. But now he’s moved to Florida heading up his first Creative Services Director job at Scripps’ WFTX, FOX in Ft. Myers. Trading sunflowers for palm trees. Most gorgeous market for a very busy guy. Well Dunne! Tony.

More good news, which the people affected by the recent tornadoes in the southeast are going to love. You know about WDAM’s Pine Belt Strong telethon, which also had a big hand from Jackson, Mississippi’s WLBT, Biloxi’s WLOX and Memphis’ WMC. Another Raycom station, WALB in Albany, GA held a one day phone bank that raised more than $202,000. Called Rise Up for Recovery – Give for South Georgia Tornado Relief.  The telethon is ongoing…which means you can go online and continue to donate. CSD JIM BERNHARDT of WALB says it all goes to the Red Cross to help get people back on their feet. Bravo and Well Dunne! to all the hard work that helped raise $585,000 so far! 

Job Opening – CSD KOKI Tulsa

Think About This:  “You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.”  ~ Winston Churchill

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

February 6, 2017

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This Monday is not going to be any ol’ Monday. Not the ‘gotta get to work why can’t weekends be longer’ Monday. No…it’s going to be happy. And what is happier than love? This Monday dawns finding the lovely ZOHRA ALNOOR (of WJLA promo fame) a married lady.  She eloped! And…wait for it…because it is February sweeps, she went back to work! OMG, does CSD STAN MELTON not have the most wonderful lady working for him!?! Notice to WJLA…think bonus. We are all sending the newlyweds our best!

Former CBS Boston promo pro JESSICA HENRICHS has added a new title to her resume: Mom. She and her handsome hubby welcomed a beautiful little girl to the world. Yes, all smiles and cuddles and happiness emanating from Chicago, where Jess is a VP at Digitas. 

Job Opening – Graphic Designer WSAV Savannah

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 © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


Feb 2, 2017 by     Comments Off on     Posted under: Featured

There is nothing more American than working one’s way up the job ladder…starting and learning and having your efforts noticed and rewarded. TAMARA ROST started at WTVG, ABC in Toledo in the biz office as an Accounting Clerk. She was Office Manager then Program Manager then Director of Programming then Director of Programming and Promotion then Director of Operations then Regional Director of Operations wherein she handled the station in Toledo and Flint, Michigan. Whew…that’s a lot of great work there. Now, Tamara has slipped across the street and has taken the Marketing Director slot at Raycom’s CBS affil, WTOL. This lady knows her stuff and knows how a station works! So good to hear. Big Well Dunne! Tamara.

Speaking of Toledo…earlier in the week, the post about RYAN SPEER who is heading up Tamara’s old slot at WTVG…the Bowling Green University in question is in Ohio, not Kentucky. Oops. Geography certificate being recalled….but still sending out a big smile to Ryan.

Update…WDAM’s final tally for their Pine Belt Strong telethon was $320,000. People have good hearts. Well Dunne! ERIC SNELL and all the WDAMers. , 

Job Opening – Graphic Designer WSAV Savannah

Think About This:  “I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I’m changing the things I cannot accept.”  ~ Angela Davis

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


February 2, 2017

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Denver and San Diego seem like very different places with little in common. Where Denver, the Mile High city, boasts winter sports and incredible mountains, San Diego is Oceanside with the best climate in the country. Yet both are vibrant, young-people towns swimming in high tech and entrepreneurs. They’re also two markets that JILLIAN OPPEGARD has on her resume, what with her new job and all.  The end of February, Jillian is going to KGTV, the Scripps ABC operation in SD to be the Marketing Manager. She’s been in Denver at CBS’s KCNC as Senior Creative Services Producer and considers Centennial, Colorado home, even though she was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She is gonna love working with KGTV’s PHIL KRAFT – they both report to LEILA STILLWELL. Thanks to Marshall Advertising’s LAUREN RIDGLEY for the scoop. Big Well Dunne! Jillian.

Well Dunne! to the entire WDAM TV family who did Pine Belt Strong, a full day telethon to raise money for the victims of the devastating tornadoes that hit the Hattisburg, Laurel Mississippi area.  Marketing Director ERIK SNELL announced they raised $200,000 as of 8 pm (when this was written) but there’s still three hours to go. Well Dunne! generous and caring Mississippi citizens. 

It’s Groundhog Day as you know, so, if you haven’t decided to make it a great day, then at least muddle through and watch Bill Murray so you can lighten up.

Job Opening – News Brand Producer WPBF West Palm Beach (HEATH MYRICK is a great boss!)  http://careers.hearsttelevision.com/ShowJob/Id/996765/News-Brand-Producer/

Think About This: “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon

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February 1, 2017

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Austin, Texas isn’t just home to UT and capital of the Lone Star State. It’s an amazing, vibrant city that loves music, bar-b-q, TexMex, SXSW…and Willie Nelson lives there. It’s where MARK WILLENBORG has been CSD (named changed to Director of Marketing) for KVUE for over 12 years, doing a magnificent job and being the greatest guy around. A gentleman – which is worth more than gold. Got word today from his GM, former promo pro KRISTIE GONZALES, that Mark is hanging up his TV hat so he can join The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, which is just down the road from Austin. (yes, the outlet mall there is THAT good…) Mark will be marketing their archives of writers, photographers and musicians from Texas and Mexico including the afore-mentioned Willie, plus luminaries like Cormac McCarthy and Sandra Cisneros. THAT sounds muy exciting. Mark worked for two other operations under the Belo banner, KHOU in Houston and Texas Cable News in Dallas. He’s got a degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Nobody deserves a new exciting path, but TV will be the less for it. Well Dunne! Mark. BTW, he’ll be at KVUE until February 4…give him a Well Dunne! yourself.

Job Opening – Director of Marketing KVUE Austin (best News Director in the country MIKE REDDING!!!)



Job Opening  – Sr. Promo Producer KSHB Kansas City 


KEVIN KOLBE, who heads up the creative at FOX50 in Raleigh, is embarking on what seems like an ideal promo, only he’s not really doing it as a promo.  Kevin’s a big fan of Keifer Sutherland and 24, and when it was on (before Kiefer became The Lone Survivor), Mr. Kolbe teamed with uber-popular Raleigh market MIX radio man BILL JORDAN to do Two Guys Talking 24 vlog.  Now that 24:Legacy is coming, in an exciting new form but some some of the same characters, they’re turning on the cameras again and are going to repeat the fun. What a great promo…FOX folks you listening? They’ll be posting their vlog on Tuesdays….I’ll be there. Well Dunne! Kevin and Bill.

Think About This: “Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.”  ~ Norman Mailer

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

January 31, 2017

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This Tuesday, we focus our sights on Toledo, Ohio. Home to M*ASH’s Max Klinger played by Jamie Farr, who himself was from Toledo! Casting lady take a bow. Toledo is where Katie Holmes and Gloria Steinham called home. Where National Lampoon founder PJ O’Rourke and the voice of cartoon characters like Deputy Dawg Dawes Butler came from. There’s been two switches in Toledo, but we’ll focus on one today and one tomorrow. Step in to the spotlight RYAN SPEER, who has been promoted to the lead creative, aka Promotions Director of WTVG, Gray’s ABC affil. Ryan’s been a writer/producer for them and this is the perfect step. He’ll be a home run hitter for sure. The Bowling Green, KY man (he graduated from Bowling Green U majoring in telecommunications) has also been Chief Video Editor at Goodwyn Production Group. A big Well Dunne! Ryan!

Job Alert –  Promo Producer KLAS Las Vegas (work with the wonderful HENRY VAZQUEZ!!)

Link https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/3656

Think About This: “There is no wrong time to do the right thing.”  ~ Charles Blow

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


January 30, 2017

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Chicago is a great city. A solid, vibrant town that loves food, family and doing a great job. And it’s quite the sports town, what with the Cubs winning the World Series just to name one sports achievement. It’s a good thing for NIKKI WASSERMAN, who’s heading to Chi-town to work with JAY WADHWA’s creative team at Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Yes, she’s a huge sports fan and a fab creative. CSD HENRY VASQUEZ is going to miss her as are all the folks at KLAS in Vegas. She’s a Ft Myers, Florida lady who went to college in Pennsylvania. She interned at WPVI in Philly and worked at WFTX in the Naples market. She’s a real go-getter. She’ll be staying in Vegas til the end of the February book, so there’s lots of time to hit her up with a Well Dunne! Nikki.

Job Alert – Promo Producer KCPQ/KZJO Seattle (working with the #1 best promo person around and that’s not up for discussion..SYDNEY RUBIN!) 


If you’re sleepless in Seattle, it’s because there are too many amazing things to see and do in this Pacific Northwest gem. Now’s your chance to join our Seattle based creative team at KCPQ/Q13 and KZJO/Joe TV. We’re looking for a promo producer who can bring their talent to driving late news viewership in primetime and across our social platforms. Topicals? Yes, but we’re not like other news stations. We have our own attitude and brand focus and our topicals have to reflect that unique viewpoint. If you can do it all – write, produce, shoot, edit – we want to talk to you. If you want to push new concepts to move audiences in social media, we want to talk to you. If you want to live in a city that offers oceans, lakes, mountains, and one of the most vibrant cultural scenes in the country, (and no state income tax!), you’ll want to talk to US! 

Show us why our team should be your team. Send your resume and reel (links preferred) to srubin@kcpq.com and apply online at tribunemedia.com/careers.

Think About This: “The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it.”  ~ Louis Kahn

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


January 26, 2017

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So far, 2017 has proven to be a fast-moving, bizarre, surreal few weeks. A well respected friend pointed out from his VP office, ‘all my childhood is fading away, one at a time.’ Yesterday MARY TYLER MOORE turned off the lights in the WJM-TV newsroom for the very, very last time. Her character Mary Richards painted a picture of TV news that attracted more than a few of us to get into the business.  But it wasn’t the job itself that was the extra spark that made MTM an icon. It was the fact her character was strong, single, brave, anxious, and feminine…and smart. That was not the picture of women in the US at the time. The happy ending for Mary Richards was a job well done, a friend helped, a statement made, all without an apron or a PTA membership. It was cutting edge in its day and it was done with top drawer humor. Well Dunne! Mary Richards.

If you don’t think a musical jingle has power anymore (btw – Who said that? Somebody floated that rumor..who said that?) just remember that everybody used the song’s words when Mary died. Who could turn the world on with a smile…


CBS is running a Mary salute Thursday night. PBS is and on Saturday, Sundance TV is running a Mary Marathon. .



In the real world…down in San Antonio, dear DON SMITH’s father, Don Sr., passed away today. Don was a Junior with a brand new son just a week old. The wheel of life keeps turning. Our love to Don and his family. Don is CSD at KENS.

Job Alert – Brand Manager WVEC Norfolk

Think About This:  “The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered…We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.”  ~ Elizabeth Edwards

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January 24, 2017

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You’ve all heard of the brass ring…well, this is about the gold ring. Grabbing it is CSD ALEX SHAW who heads up the marketing arm of WPEC, Sinclair’s Palm Beach CBS affil. In just shy of a week, his new Promotion Manager is going to check in, and that is the gold ring in discussion. The good folks at the station will be welcoming BARRY FITZSIMMONS to the fold, and they couldn’t have found someone who’ll bring more talent and zip than Barry. Plus they’ve gotten themselves a man with a wonderful sense of humor. Let’s fact it…a sense of humor is as important as oxygen in today’s world. Many of you know Barry by his author and podcast name, the Promo Cowboy. It’s a novel as well as a Must Hear..his iTunes podcast Promo Cowboys. Do it. The Boston U grad has worked promo magic at NBC, MSNBC, ONE World Sports and ESPN as well as ABC, MLB, etc. NYC has a lot of great work done by Barry (and folks who are Promo Cowboys). He’ll be a real asset to Alex and will be working with fun talented LARRY DOYLE, who knows a thing or two about what makes poppin’ TV. See you all soon…it is The Seaon you know. Well Dunne! Barry.

Job Alert – Graphic Artist WJTV Jackson MS

Job Alert – Writer/Producer Showtime NYC

Job Alert – Commercial Producer KRCR Redding CA

Think About This:  “Why do people hide love and express hatred so openly?”  ~ all over the Internet

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


January 23, 2017

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LAUREN RIDGLEY does not let grass grow under her feet. She’s no longer full-time station side where she headed marketing like she did at WISN in Milwaukee, but her marketing talents are not sitting in idle. As if being mom to a most adorable little girl under the age of 1 isn’t enough, she’s now working with Marshall Advertising, the folks who handle media buying for many stations. So when Lauren reaches out to you, reach back! Lady is fabulous. Lauren will stay in the Northwest, but isn’t it lovely we can all work from where we are most of the time now. Yes it is. Well Dunne, Lauren!


Horribly destructive weekend in the south. Tornadoes in many places. ERIK SNELL and his family had a very close call with a damaging twister. All is well with the Snells but not so with their neighbors. He’s the CSD at Raycom’s WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


Tomorrow, great news from WPEC in West Palm. 


Think About This: “Keep your eyes on the sun and you will not see the shadows.”  ~ Australian Aborigine saying


Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


January 20, 2017

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Ever have a time in your life when someone puts pressure on you to do something you don’t really want to do? They do it because they see in you something that you might now see at all. Happened to ROB ANDERSON and he switched from doing commercial production to doing TV promo – and he couldn’t be happier. It’s working out well for him and he is the new Creative Services Manager of WPTA/WISE, Quincy Media’s ABC/CW in Fort Wayne, where he started his career as a news photog. He’s a Huntington, Indiana native and went to  Vincennes University before grabbing a camera and doing the ‘news thing’. He switched to doing commercial production after 10 years in news, and he loved commercials. However, when his then-GM asked him if he’d switch to promo, he said no. Didn’t want to do the same ole thing day after day. A week later, the GM pressed the issue, and Rob said ‘sure’…and before you know it, he was a promo pro and a much happier man. Rob was a writer producer (who also was a shooter..duh) at the station but then took I-75 south to Florida where he promo’d for the NBC O&O in Miami. He was lured back home and is looking forward to marketing ‘above his marketing size’ (a phrase just now coined and I hope it sticks…). Lovely to know such enthusiasm and talent is getting a free reign in today’s world. Well Dunne! Rob.


Job Alert – Marketing Manager WPTA /WISE Ft Wayne


Think About This: “I want to urge you to make waves. I want to urge you to rock the boat. I want to urge you to get off your duff. I want you to speak out at whatever cost if it comes from your heart. You’re going to build this country in which my six grandchildren will grow up. And when you see what you have done, I hope you are proud of it.”  ~ Texas Governor Ann Richards (1991-1995)


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January 18, 2017`

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This and that…starting with a Well Dunne! going to Z Space Creative’s GLENN ANDERSON and ANTHONY FERGUSON, whose work for Cox’s WFTV in Orlando garnered all involved a recent Suncoast Emmy. The WFTV set was a Z Creative work. Niiiice. They worked with WFTV News Director MATT PARCELL. Big thanks to KATHRYN MOSHER-BOULE for the info.


If you feel generous, a fund has been set up for WILL HARRIS’ family’s expenses. Will passed away this week and it’s a wonderful way to remember him.


Job Alert – Commercial Producer WCVB Boston


Job Alert – Sr. Graphic Artist Fox TV LA


Job Alert – Marketing Producer WBTV Charlotte


Job Alert – Motion Graphic Designer WCSC Charleston SC


Think About This:  “Charity is that with which no man is lost, and without which no man is saved.”
~ St. Robert Bellarmine



Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon

January 16, 2017

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Cancer has robbed the world of another creative. Robbed the world of a friend, a husband, brother in law…of a unique presence. We are all the less for it. WILL HARRIS has passed away, adding another notch to the unrelenting numbers that cancer claims as its own. For the last four years, Will has been Creative Services Director of Cox’s FOX affil in Tulsa, KOKI. Along the way, he’s done marketing, creative and producing for Cox stations in the Northwest, and did amazing work at  KTVU in Oakland in the SF market. He attended Norfolk State U and called Virginia Beach home. So many lives will miss him. 


Think About This: “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”  ~ AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh


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January 13, 2017

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When a CSD promotes a producer with the words “greatly deserved’, it’s a doubly good thing. Good for the person getting the promotion and good for the CSD (and company) for nurturing talent. While they might not be able to read this because of the horrific ice storm forecast for their market, the good folks at Scripps in Kansas City have promoted ROBERT HESS ll to Promo Manager of NBC affil KSHB and independent KMCI.  He’s been a Senior Producer for CD RANDY THURMAN, and obviously did a fantastic job. Bob, as he is known, is a grad of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has a Masters in Communication fro University of Central Missouri.  He started in promo over at WDAF in KC where he was also a shooter and an MMJ, so he knows the news side of the coin. Great big Well Dunne! Mr. Hess.


If you aren’t a fan of RAY RICHMOND’s writing, then a suspicious eye is cast upon you. Ray is great – knows the biz and has written for Variety and The Hollywood Reporter and he’s funny and on target…yes, this is a fan talking. While you read this, if you’re in the LA area, open your scheduler and go to January 16. Now for 7:30 pm, put free reading at Lounge Theatre on Santa Monica of Transition, Ray’s play about the meeting between Obama and Trump. It’s going to run for 5 weeks starting in March, but this reading is free and I bet hilarious. Do it. Be the first. NBCU’s JORDANA HOUCHINS is gonna be there.


Think About This: “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”  ~ Albert Einstein


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January 12, 2017

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Never having to worry about a bad hair day again…yeah, that’s a life perk for sure. It’s just part of the new job for JEFF SCHROCK, Creative Services Director for Nexstar’s WBOY, NBC in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Jeff had until quite recently been a reporter and anchor for WBOY. So yes, he knows news inside and out. He’s stepping behind the camera, which has a few  advantages, like the hair thing, at the same time  it opens new doors for his artistic growth. Jeff’s a local guy who has worked for the CBS affil doing all the things one does in TV– he’s even run a live truck. For sure he really knows TV inside and out. He goes by another name as well: Lt. Colonel Schrock – he’s part of the Civil Air Patrol. Well Dunne! to Jeff!


Think About This:  "True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive."  ~   Mignon McLaughlin


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January 11, 2017

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A Texas lady always feels at home and ready to take on the world no matter where she is. But when she’s in the South, it’s even better. Such is the case with MICHELLE BEECH who is a TCU grad (that’s Texas Christian in Fort Worth for you Google-shy folks). Michelle is now Creative Services Director in Spartanburg heading up the creative efforts of Media General’s WSPA and WYCW, the CBS and CW affiliates in Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville market in the upstate of South Carolina and western North Carolina. Beautiful territory, and there’s a Pottery Barn outlet, too. Back to Michelle, who names America as her hometown, seeing as she was a military child and she moved all over. She has a most interesting background and was most recently at AR&D as Marketing Strategist and Station Marketing Consultant. She has led departments at KKCO and KKTV as well as produced promos for WJTV and WAPT. She’s a major win for WSPA…let’s all chime in and send her a big Well Dunne!

Speaking of Texas…down San Antonio way, Tuesday a very special little someone made his debut and the reviews are all raves! KENS CSD DON SMITH and his beautiful wife have a new baby boy who has a very adorable and proud big brother. Can’t wait to see more pictures…you should send Don a big congrats. No word on whether there are cigars on the horizon, but there is definitely a major spike in the cuteness factor in SA today.

Job AlertSr. Graphic Artist FOX TV LA (work with JEREMY CLAYPOOL – he’s an all-star)


Think About This:  “Fear less and hope more. Eat less; chew more. Whine less; breathe more. Talk less; say more. Love more and all good things will come to you.”  ~ Swedish proverb

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


January 9, 2017

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Just love writing about the very talented and energetic ROBYN KEENEY, who is now doing her best to keep dry in Sacramento, where she’s taken the job of Creative Services Director at KOVR. Yes, the Big California Deluge is happening and Ms. Robyn is helming the team at the CBS owned and operated station in California’s capital. She moved west from the Sinclair operation in San Antonio where she was Promotion Manager, the title she held at WGCL in Atlanta as well. In Atlanta, she was a promo producer for WSB which  marked the switch from being in day-to-day news, where she produced for WJW in Cleveland and WKBN in Youngstown. She’s smart, creative, and was a stand-out at Topical Boot Camp. She’s already found a place to ride horses, which is her favorite way to spend time when she’s not making stations look great. A big Well Dunne! Robyn!

MARY BETH McADARAGH just got promoted to EVP of Marketing for CBS TV Distribution. Whot whot! Sunny but soggy LA is a change of place from her University of North Dakota days. Show of hands on who remembers her from her MyNetwork TV affil relations SVP, or NBC U TV Distribution marketing VP. Yep, that’s a lot of hands. Well Dunne! Mary Beth!

Job Alert – Topical Producer TMZ LA

Job Alert –  Marketing Producer WBTV Charlotte

Think About This: “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”  ~  Scott Adams

Copyright © 2017 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


January 3, 2017

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Now that we can throw dirt on 2016, which did more than its fair share of throwing dirt….we should catch up with someone who slipped through the cracks and deserves a spotlight. Shine that beam on TIM McSPADDEN, who in June took on the Promo Manager slot at Colorado Springs’ KRDO. Tim’s a muy talented all-round story teller kind of exec who has personality to spare. Yeah, a homerun. He wrote, produced and directed Love A La Carte, which you can google and check out for yourself. He’s handled creative dubbed with all kinds of titles from WABC in NYC to KPNX in wonderful Phoenix, etc. Trading the desert for the mountains…lots of people do that. A belated but enthusiastic Well Dunne! Tim.

Loving the program show name graphics CBS is using. Will hunt down info on that…really stand out and pop…check ‘em out yourself.

Job Alert – Motion Graphics Designer  WCSC Charleston SC

Live 5 WCSC, the CBS Affiliate in Charleston, SC, is looking for a Motion Graphics Designer. The ideal candidate will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, animating and executing cutting edge graphics for news, broadcast promotion, digital, print and sales promotion. Candidates are required to have extensive experience with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Ability to shoot and edit video preferred. Knowledge of Chyron Lyric, Element 3D and NewsTicker is a plus. Candidates must be able to work in a fast paced environment while meeting tight deadlines. A college degree or equivalent work experience in the broadcast/design/ad operations field. Interested applicants should apply online and attach resume and links to your portfolio. https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/6224/motion-graphic-designer/job    No phone calls please.  EOE-M/F/D/V

Think About This: “Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.”  ~ Sonia Ricotti

Copyright © 2016 Well Dunne! Talent/KD Bacon


December 30, 2016

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Think About This:  Let’s trust the magic of beginnings. Let’s let go of petty grievances so we can surmount the actual challenges. Let’s liberally sprinkle the words ‘I love you’ into as many conversations as we can. Let’s remember to speak up when something moves your soul to do so. Let’s spend more time in nature and laugh more times than we feel irked. Let’s let our inner songs be heard and our uniqueness embraced. Let’s remember those who left us in 2016 and welcome new beings, new friends, new experiences and new ideas with gusto. 2016 – don’t let the door hit you on the way out. 2017 – come in and let’s be co-conspirators to new adventures.  ~  Kate Bacon


December 27 2016

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‘There’s no place like home for the holidays.’ When you sing this lovely song this year, think of SPENCER ERNST, who is home for the holidays and he’ll be sticking around because he has a job in his hometown. The hometown in question is one shared…St. Louis. Gateway to the West and city of the best baseball team in the world (refrain from contacting me about this truth, please – minds will not be changed) Spencer Ernst is the new Digital Content Producer at Meredith’s CBS affil, KMOV. Yes, the same KMOV where the office window views are the Mississippi, the Gateway Arch, the Old Cathedral and the eastern US horizon. Best in the continental US. (again, save the feedback…) Spencer has been down I-44 in Springfield at KYTV for the past several years, doing wonderful promo work and enjoying the Ozarks. But the job at KMOV is a homecoming, since he was once there managing kmov.com and doing all the social work as Broadcast Assistant. He’s a Mizzou grad and a grad of Lindbergh High as well. If you pay attention at all, you know the importance of the high school… Huge happy holiday Well Dunne! Spencer.

If you haven’t seen the Dunkirk extended trailer shown before Rogue One, you have missed the best trailer seen in perhaps ever. Hunting down the trailer house that did it…they deserve any and all kinds of celebration. For once, the word awesome is appropriate.

Think About This:  “Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”  ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

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Graphics are the icing on the promo cupcake. Art is any form is a gift – a talent – and even now an IT skill deluxe. When ERIK CANDIANI, head creative honcho at FOX’s KTVU in the Bay Area (San Francisco-Oakland TV market for the Argentine readers) went on the hunt for a new graphics pro, he had a high bar and great expectations (Charles Dickens reference noted). He’s thrilled at the new hire he made: LISA RUIZ. Even better, he’s worked with her before when they were both at CBS in Sacramento, KOVR.  Lisa is a FITM grad (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA) who has had some of the most interesting jobs, like being a design consultant for Jane Seymour Handbags…in Malibu no less. She’s done art for public television in Napa, freelanced and worked with the Madison Square Garden Company where she honed Photoshop skills. Now she’s bringing energy and excitement to the whole KTVU creative team. Just in time for Christmas. Well Dunne! Lisa.

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Think About This“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!”  ~ Dave Barry


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