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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 17, 2016

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Sarasota, Florida is like the American Riviera. Cannes with fried chicken and biscuits (head to Blue Rooster) and they have a film festival there as well. Working at that festival is just one of the many exciting creative endeavours that SCOTT FELSDENFELD has been part of and what caught the eye of CSD GAYLE BEATTY. She was on the hunt for someone who could add sparkle to her promotion efforts for WWSB. Scott sems the right choice; he’s the new Producer at the ABC affil south of the Sunshine Skyway. Scott is coming from Michigan, where he freelanced as well as did his part for WDIV. He’s done film, shot and generally learned the craft by doing all kinds of projects. He’s eager and has caught on so fast, it earns Mr. Scott a major Well Dunne! 

Job Alert – Marketing Director KENS TV San Antonio

Job Alert– Topical Producer KABB San Antonio

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KABB-Fox29 San Antonio has an immediate opening for a Topical Promotions Producer. KABB-Fox29  San Antonio, is looking for a talented topical producer for our highly competitive 9pm newscast. Our ideal candidate will be a master at writing compelling copy, and has the shooting and editing abilities to deliver on the Fox brand. The ability to thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment is a must. Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills are a must.  

Responsibilities include:Producing targeted special report promos for Fox News at Nine Providing field production assistance as needed Assisting with station sponsored events Must be able to write, shoot, and edit promos while managing deadlines

Experience: At least two years of promotion experience is required Proficiency with Avid, Premiere and Adobe programs 

This is not an entry level position. If you have the required experience and skills, please apply below or visit www.sbgi.net and include your salary requirements while completing our on-line application. In addition, include a link to your latest work. Work examples should showcase strong editing and writing skills. If you do not have a link to your work, apply on-line and then send your non-returnable DVD to: Terry McFarlane 4335 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229   Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


Well Dunne!’s own KELLY PIDGEON is a fab talent whose voice is making TV marketing types’ copy even better than envisioned…but wait – there’s more. He’s a musician and here’s a taste of his upcoming new release…enjoy Warm Summer Morning. Kelly’s the one on the bass (LAUREL PORTIE pay attention!) and the drums are played by Ron Butler, hubby to Well Dunne!’s  ALLY BUTLER


Think About This:  "To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating;  to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;  to be thrilled by the stars at night;  to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life."   ~ John Burroughs

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


January 18, 2016

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Hitting Sarasota Sunday – tornadoes. Starting at Sarasota’s WWSB Monday – GAYLE BEATTY. No need to guess what major story will be the focus of her first day’s promo efforts. Ms. Gayle is heading up the marketing for the Calkins-owned ABC in one of America’s most gorgeous cities. Yes, despite the tornado problem, which is extremely rare, Sarasota sits on the Gulf of Mexico and reminds one of Monte Carlo. After a stint as Promo Manager for Scripps’ WFTS, ABC in Tampa-St Pete, Gayle is taking the Sunshine Skyway south, maintaining her desire to keep palm trees in her life. The Benton Illinois native has a degree from SIU Carbondale and her first ‘real’ TV job was at KSNW in Wichita. She headed south to Houston after that, working and producing at KHOU, KHBW, and KIAH.  Gayle is creative and persistent. Excellent. A very well deserved Well Dunne! Ms. Beatty.

Viva Jose! From the Creative suite to the Executive suite…it’s a wonderful journey. One that JOSE SUAREZ is on. He’s the newly named General Manager of KDVA, Telemundo in San Antonio. He’s coming over from Miami where he’s been Director of Creative Services and Programming for WTVJ, the network-owned NBC station in The Magic City. He’s no stranger to Texas, having worked in San Angelo at KSAN. Along the way, he’s honed his TV knowledge and skills at WSFL and WFOR in Miami, WUPW in Toledo and as Director of Digital Programs for the Telemundo Station Group. Well Dunne! Jose. Just in time to get ready for Fiesta!

Mistake that needs fixing – KSTP is looking for a CSD. Not what was posted. Sorry for that. Here’s the link. http://kstp.com/jobs/

Think About This:  “And it’s a human need to be told stories. The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.”  ~ Alan Rickman

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


May 19, 2015

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Where would research-based creative be without the folks who love to do research? Gotta love ‘em.  Winter Park, FL-based Kre8 Media has found a way to bring data to life vis-à-vis their new VP of Data Science and Analytics, TINA WISER. Ms. Tina looks far to young to have her background of work with clients like Toyota, Mattel and 3M. The University of the Phillipines grad is moving east from LA where she was with Hawthorne Direct. Well Dunne! Tina.

Job Alert – Social Media Strategist KGTV San Diego (work with STAN MELTON!!)

COME DO SOCIAL IN SUNNY SAN DIEGO  KGTV, the ABC affiliate in America’s Finest City, is looking for the most creative, driven, brilliant Social Media Strategist in the nation to join our Marketing team.  Said genius will become our social media evangelist, in both tactics and tools, for the station’s news, programming and sales initiatives, helping grow KGTV’s audience across multiple digital channels.

You should have a demonstrated track record of building connections with social media users, employing smart news and creative marketing judgment and best practices, while naturally geeking out over current events and social performance metrics in equal measure.

Responsibilities include:

  • Train and guide station staff on social media efforts, sharing best practices and helping grow social influence
  • Strategize, administer, monitor and and report on performance of all KGTV primary accounts along with on-air talent accounts
  • Manage marketing content and inventory across all digital platforms
  • Track industry trends, changes and updates across the social media landscape
  • Maximize social media opportunities for daily news, special events and station initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Required Skills:
  • Deep knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms, and best practices for each
  • Experience with social media monitoring and tracking tools
  • Local and national news junkie with enthusiasm for a broad range of stories
  • Expectional resourcefulness and attention to detail in a fast-paced, high performance news environment
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus 
    We’re not asking much…as long as you eat, sleep and live social you’ll fit in fine. Apply


Have you noticed that when one is blessed with one talent, like writing or editing or the like, one is also blessed with another talent. Happens a lot to the people in marketing. Give it up for (which means click the link and listen) to KELLY PIDGEON, who is always Well Dunne!, and his musical group Boats Against the Current. Extra points to those who get the name reference.


Oops…GAYLE BEATTY of the broken wrist story from yesterday was at Scripps’ WFTS, not Gannett’s WTSP. Yes, there is need for a good editor…or babysitter…or something like that. LOL. 



Anybody like those articles that have a number and then headlines about how to do something? You know, like this one (which is pretty good…) 10 Great Things Great Leaders Know and Do


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 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


May 18, 2015

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San Francisco has the most vibrant video production needs. Freelancing there is quite exciting. Just ask ANDREW ECKMAN, former Promo Manager of Hearst’s KSBW along the central Cali coast. He moved a little north to the Bay Area where he married his lady love and hung out his shingle. Life is good for Mr. E and happy endings are the best way to kick off the week. Well Dunne! Andrew.

Monday is also a good day to fix problems, as is the case with former Tampa WTSP Promo Manager GAYLE BEATTY. Ms. Gayle is a doll, and after a good workout, she tripped down some stairs and broke her wrist. Ouch and day-um. Operation is Monday, so send her healing thoughts. She’s super and one must remember that a broken wrist does not in any way impede the creative ideas pouring from her brain. Soon we’ll be sending a Well Dunne! to her MD. Bet her sling will be artistic.

Job Alert – Promotion Manager KBOI Boise 

Think About This: “Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is life that; one stitch at a time taken patiently, and the pattern will come out all right, like embroidery.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent