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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


March 30, 2015

Mar 29, 2015 by     Comments Off on March 30, 2015    Posted under: Featured

He won’t be on the job until April 13th, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to send out the word about JON HELM, who has been named Assistant Creative Services Director at Pittsburgh’s WTAE, the Hearst-owned ABC affil. Mr. Helm will be moving east from Milwaukee’s WISN, where he’s been honing his creative and leadership chops under wonderful CSD LAUREN RIDGLEY. The U of Wisconsin – Oshkosh grad is going to love his new boss, fabulous CSD TRACY ACORD OLIVER, who brilliantly pointed out Jon is quick to smile and is quite the cameraman in addition to all his other plusses. Mr. and Mrs. Helm have their hands full at the moment, but let’s send out a hearty Well Dunne! 

Job Alert – Director On-Air Promotions Pac-12 Networks San Francisco

Call this a must-read: What are seven signs you need to look for another job? Even one is telling. Read, please people.


Think About This: “It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting the high technology from weaponry to livingry.”  ~ Buckminster Fuller

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent