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November 6, 2018

Nov 5, 2018 by     Comments Off on November 6, 2018    Posted under: Featured

Yes, it’s election day, but we know that. Boy do we know that. Let’s relax today, allow the people to vote. What we’ll do head north…to Alaska. It’s what CHRIS HUSSEY has done now that he’s ensconced as Marketing Director of Dinali Media’s KTVA, CBS in Anchorage. Yes, he will see moose, as JOHN RICE did when he was in the 49th state. Hopefully pix will be posted. Chris, who has a degree from University of Wisconsin at Superior, is a wordsmith, who has been a freelance writer as well as a TV promo guy. He learned TV marketing at KBJR Quincy Media’s NBC in Duluth where he was Promo Manager as then CSD. He’s marketed newspapers, written about gaming, done podcasts and was a fitness instructor.  He comes from his slot as Marketing Director of Quincy’s KWWL, NBC in Waterloo, Iowa. Well Dunne! Chris!

Think About This: “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that is you show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work; you don’t give up.”  ~  Anne Lamott

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June 12, 2018

Jun 11, 2018 by     Comments Off on June 12, 2018    Posted under: Featured

What was the last big adventure you took? JOHN RICE went to Alaska. Sure, he was doing a media job there, which is the same career path as in the lower 48.  He’s been CSD at KTVA in Anchorage, but actually overseeing creative for the Denali stations throughout the state, which is bigger than Texas. It’s been a major adventure. Just driving to Alaska is worthy of a binge watch series. That was a few years ago, and as exciting as the adventure has been, it was 4,381 miles, give or take, away from family.  Family was the draw that is bringing John back to North Carolina. He’ll begin in mid-July as the CSD for Nexstar’s WNCN in the North Carolina capital. NC is a familiar haunt for him – he was in Charlotte at WCNC heading creative before going up South Street to WBTV in the same role. John’s a Texas Longhorn who has been in the promo biz for KHOU and various freelance callings in Houston. An avid cyclist, he’ll enjoy the rolling terrain of the Triangle but I know he’ll miss the moose. Well Dunne! John.

Don’t scratch KOVR off your Jobs Open list…there might be a new development. Ah, facts. So elusive in the Trump era….

Job Alert – News Promo Producer WFLD Chicago

Job Alert – Senior Director Creative Services Comcast Spotlight NYC

Think About This:  “What we have enjoyed, we can never lose… all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”  ~  Helen Keller

December 21, 2017

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What better place to get the Christmas spirit than Alaska, where JOHN RICE’s neighbor has a pet reindeer. Yes, in Anchorage. John, who is heading up the Denali Media properties marketing and such, even had a close encounter with a 9 foot moose in his driveway. The moose was chill, in more ways than one, and took a nap nearby. For those Christmas-holics amongst us, Anchorage should be on your list. Christmas Eve weather forecast is for snow. Doesn’t that sound lovely! Well Dunne! John and Happy Christmas.


Definitely need more hours in the day. All in favor? Let’s take a moment from logs, last minute family matters, grocery emergency runs and traffic to think about the amazing good your operations can bring about. Take, for instance, CHRIS and CARLA SLOAN of 2C Media. There isn’t anybody who puts their heart into helping like these two and their whole company. They have made the children of Puerto Rico happy after a horrible hurricane. Chris and Carla et all have tirelessly raised funds, wrangled airlines and even delivered presents themselves – all to make a difference.  It’s what getting up in the morning is all about. To say Well Dunne! is just not enough.


Read the beautifully written obituary for LEE MINARD. There will be a celebration of his life in the spring. He is more than missed.


Think About This:  “If you want to find richer meaning and purpose in your life, just keep loving.”  ~  Alan Cohen

March 3, 2016

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St. Louis – home. Gateway to the West. Hard on the Mississippi, as they used to say. Where they play winning  baseball by the classiest of baseball clubs. And over On The Hill, one can get the Italian food one’s tastebuds usually only dream of unless you find yourself actually in Italy. All this is prelude to news from KMOV, the CBS affil. Yes, the KMOV that has the best views of any office in ‘The Lou’, what with them overlooking the base of the Arch, the river, several bridges and The Old Cathedral. Checking into his new office with this million dollar view is TONY GETTS. The Ohio U grad is definitely a Midwesterner (high compliment indeed) who began his TV journey in Toledo where he wrote and produced promos at WTVG. From there it was on to WBNS in Columbus and then WHIO in Dayton, a mere 70 miles west. He’s been down at Cox’s ABC in Orlando under the palms before trading Lake Iola for the Mighty Mississip. A big St. Louis Well Dunne! Tony.

‘Ride where you are planted’ might be JOHN RICE’s motto. When he was at WBTV in Charlotte, John raised funds and pedaled his bike to help cure cancer. Now that he’s calling Alaska home and wrangling the creative for Denali Media Holding’s stations across The Last Frontier, John isn’t giving up his bike or his fundraising. Mr. Rice is participating in the Alaska’s Clean Air Challenge Cycling Event done in concert with the American Lung Association. He’s got the whole station involved as Team KTVA. You can help him out if you feel so moved by clicking here. Well Dunne! John and I bet your scenery this year will beat the stuffings out of the Charlotte environs (no offense Charlotte, but have you seen the Chugach Mountains?). 


Think About This: “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”  ~   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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January 11, 2015

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How’s this for a way to start a new year: watching fireworks explode over snow-covered mountaintops – and in the background, shining through, the Northern Lights. Yeah – one of those perfect life moments stored in the permanent memory section of your soul. This is how JOHN RICE started 2016. John is doing what most of us say we want to do – he’s changing it up and seeing what happens. Repotting himself is the phrase that comes to mind. In this case, changing it up means a move to Anchorage, Alaska from Charlotte, NC. It’s 4,335 miles according to Google maps, and if you would want to drive it (not in winter) the trip would be the basis of a documentary. John is the new Director of Marketing for Denali Media, the company that owns and runs several stations in the largest state.  In his new role, he’ll be visiting and exploring The Last Frontier, including Sitka, recently named one of the prettiest small towns by Travel and Leisure. John’s main office is at KTVA, CBS, and from the sound of things, the place is gorgeous – all the latest equipment and even an award-winning Devlin Design news set. Alaska is an exciting difference for Mr. Rice, who’s a Texas boy with a degree from UT Austin. He’s done production (including documentaries) and headed up marketing efforts since he got that diploma. Call letters on his resume include KHOU in Houston, WCNC and WBTV in Charlotte. Join me in celebrating a very exciting chapter in John’s life adventure. Well Dunne! Mr. Rice.

Job Alert – Creative Services Director KMOV St Louis

Job Alert – Promotion Manager WTSP Tampa-St Pete

Think About This: “Life is a banquet and most poor SOB’s are starving to death.”  ~ Auntie Mame

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February 4, 2015

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Playing catch up since hires during the February book aren’t tres abundant…let’s hear it for KATHARYN DEVILLE who was upped to Corporate Director of Marketing for Raycom. Katharyn is an LSU tiger who earned her degree from LSU in Shreveport. After a first job as a jack-of-all-trades newspaper pro, Katharyn became a News Producer for KSLA in Shreveport then went over to WGNO in New Orleans, still in News where she became an Executive Producer. From there, she went to Big D and WFAA where she grew into a Digital Producer then Digital Marketing and Product Manager. Before making the leap to Raycom corporate, she was Marketing Director at KTBS in, where else, Shreveport. A big Well Dunne! Katharyn.

Former Promo Pro BRAD MOSES has been GM’ing it and has a new station to wrangle. Hope all the folks at KAKE in Wichita welcome him warmly. Well Dunne! Brad.

JOHN RICE at Charlotte’s WBTV is all cool with a new news set. Yeah BONNIE BARCLAY and the talented folks at FX Designs for the new digs. 

Job Alert – Executive Promotions Producer WTXF Philadelphia

Think About This: “Angry is just sad’s bodyguard.”  ~ Liza Palmer


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July 12, 2012

Jul 11, 2012 by     Comments Off on July 12, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

WBTV CSD JOHN RICE is riding to raise funds for cancer again this year. He’s dedicated and this event is his third year (I’m pretty sure…could be 4th).  Check out John’s page – and if you have a few extra dollars that need a good place to go…well….

ANN EPSTEIN is the newest member of BE the Creative Source, JEFF BOORTZ’s NYC-based design focused company. Well Dunne! 

Clockwork VFX used The Force to introduce a new toy line that was on The Hub as webisodes. Very cool. Well Dunne! to the Dubai-based creatives and JASON TOMLINS, the Clockworks founder.

Talk about thinking outside the box (or coffin) check out the Walking Dead Escape, a hands-on (or actually you want to NOT have hands on you) experience at Comic Con. It’s not cheap to dodge real dead zombies ($75) but for $15 you can watch. All info is here.  Everything but the AMC logo….hmmmm….

NOBODY is more of a fan of JON HAMM’s looks than this writer. He’s even from St. Louis, which is more bonus points to add to that chiseled chin. However, those who hire him to do voiceover only really need to think again. His VO work is just barely adequate. The opinions expressed are mine and this is my blog, so deal with it. Kisses anyway, Jon.


Think About This: "Faith does not rely on knowing anything with certainty. It requires only the courage to accept that whatever happens is for the highest good.”   ~  Dan Millman


July 15, 2011

Jul 14, 2011 by     Comments Off on July 15, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

 I know times are tough. But imagine how tough it must be to fight cancer. You can help WBTV’s CSD JOHN RICE make a difference when he climbs on his bicycle to peddle 200 miles around Charlotte, NC. It’s his annual 24 Hours of Booty ride – a fundraiser for cancer research. Yep, you can even click here and donate. It doesn’t seem merely enough to say Well Dunne! John. 

"What if we saw those who irritate us as the beginning of creativity, collaboration, or even a thing of beauty?" Think about it and click here

GARY WANN’s job for a Senior Designer/Animator at KXAS in DFW: 

Senior Designer / Animator 

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.


Position Summary: Supervise / Create Promotion, Sales, and Station Graphics. Create graphics for branding and image projects. Day of Non-Standard News Graphic Requests



Design and create animations and graphic materials using Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Cinema 4D. Act as Design Lead and maintain logos, graphic files for the station, and create graphics for all departments as needed. Communicate and interact effectively with other departments. Complete projects as assigned by Vice President of Marketing and On-Air Promotion Manager. Position is directly supervised by On-Air Promotion Manager.



Five (5) years local television design experience required. 

Four (4) year college degree with emphasis on advertising/marketing/television design preferred. Excellent organization, communication, animating/designing, and editing skills are necessary. 

The ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects is essential. 

Supervisory experience, field production, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Creative Suite 6 are a plus.

Eligibility Requirements

Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered 

Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

Must be willing to work at the station in Fort Worth, Texas

Must have a valid driver’s license 

Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation

Must be 18 years or greater

Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Think About This: "Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made by questioning answers."   ~ Bernhard Haisch, astrophysicist


Apr 6, 2010

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Don’t you love it when two favorites end up working together? Such is the case with WBTV, the CBS heritage station in Charlotte, where JOHN RICE heads up the marketing efforts. He’s hired BRIAN BALTOSIEWICH to be a Writer Producer for the Raycom station. A Michigan native (Detroit area fyi) Brian is moving to the Piedmont from Tucson, where he was with the Belo FOX affil, KMSB. Brian is making the drive with his wife this week…he’s already made the trek east once. Think Route 66, Brian. Well Dunne! and give a high five to News Director DENNIS MILLIGAN.

Is the iPad the ideal high tech device for advertisers? And why would that be? Click here.

NatGeo is isolating people to promote their special called “Solitary”. Interesting concept.

Is Ronald McDonald really headed for the retirement home? Really people?

Show of hands…who knows that April is National Grilled Cheese Month?

Think About This: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, "Let’s party!"   ~ Robin Williams