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August 31, 2012

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The big news out of Arkansas  is…well, yes, it’s Isaac and all that prayed-for rain…but it’s also the new Assistant Creative Services Director at Hearst’s KHBS/KHOG in Fort Smith. CSD KEN BAUER (who you all know is a favorite) is looking forward to September 17 when CLINT GOOCH arrives to be his right hand man. Clint will be coming from his slot at KLRT in Little Rock, where he was Sr. Writer Producer for the Fox affil. Clint’s resume also lists an ad agency and KIAT, so he’s got his chops and will be ready to hit the ground running. Well Dunne! Clint.

Job Alert – Creative Services Post Production Editor at KVUE in Austin, TX

Job Alert – Creative Services Designer at WFAA in Dallas.

Job Alert – Creative Services Writer/Producer/Editor at KREM in Spokane

Have a fun Labor Day weekend. 

Think About This:  "We all have favorite haunts, places to which we retreat from relationship with ourselves, God and others. One popular hideout is a place called busyness. When we spend time here, we don’t have time to relate to anything but the next item on our agenda."   ~  Mary Manin Morrissey


August 16, 2012

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Tulsa, OK has had a very long, hot summer. Triple digit temps and fires breaking out that wipe out whole neighborhoods. It’s a great market despite it all, and it’s about to get even better. BRANDT DOTSON is heading to T-town to be the new Sr. Creative Services Producer for Scripps’ ABC affil KJRH. He’ll be working with the talented SAMANTHA KNOWLTON, CSD, which is another plus. Brant is making the switch from working at Hearst’s NBC affil  KCRA in Sacramento after spending a little time with family in the southwest. Mr. Dotson is from Arizona and has worked in Tucson and Phoenix in his TV marketing career. He’s one of the good guys and we can’t be happier for him. Plus, he will be working with Well Dunne! Talent’s  RICH VANSLYKE. A huge Well Dunne! to Brandt.

Job Alert – One of my fave CSDs is KEN BAUER, who not only is happy to welcome a great new News Director in the form of GREG SHEPPERD (he’s a great guy to work with) but is looking for an Assistant CSD, Great chance for a step up. Go for it.

Job Alert – Writer producer Editor WXIN/WTTV Indianapolis

Play a Pivotal Role in Building the FOX59 Brand  You’re insanely creative and realize that every great edit hangs on the way you tell the story. WXIN-TV, home to the top-rated FOX59 News and one of the leading FOX affiliates in the country is looking for an Indianapolis-based writer/producer/editor to develop and execute high impact on-air promos for our award-winning newscasts. Creativity, spirit of innovation and ability to cut together powerful edits with a cinematic flair will make you an excellent fit for our in-house team. We are a Mac-based work environment. 

 You should have 3-5 years of experience within the creative services environment in cable or broadcast television. Proficiency with Final Cut Pro and strong writing skills are required.  Candidates with working knowledge of After Effects and DSLR videography move to the front of the line.  

Job Description:   The Creative Services Writer/Producer/Editor (WPE) will write, edit, and produce image & sweeps tune-in promos for Fox59 News.  Excellent writing & Final Cut skills required.  Able to work independently, take direction and meet tight deadlines.  Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications Necessary:   Proficiency in Final Cut nonlinear editing software, plus outstanding conception and creative writing skills. Experience with After Effects, DSLR videography, and basic lighting a plus. Organizational skills a must.Send resume and cover letter, plus link to current work examples to Human Resources, WXIN, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  EOE.

Favorite new company name award is going out to the Valley-based valet parking service: Valet of the Dolls. I would SO hire them for a special event in Hollywood! 

Think About This: “The tragedy of life is not that it ends too soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”  ~ Anon



January 26, 2012

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KRISTIN SOKOLOWSKI wears many hats at KKTV, the Colorado Springs CBS, now that she’s moved from Lincoln, Nebraska where she graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Journalism Degree and with minors in Spanish, English and History.  She writes, shoots, and edits commercials for KKTV’s clients but is also adept at creating graphics in all the Adobe software programs. her former co-workers and superiors gave her high marks for her teamwork, organization and overall skills. Kristin’s found herself at home in the mountains there in the Springs, situated at around 6000 feet, with her beloved dachshund, Bella. Well Dunne! Kristin.

Job Alert – Paul is still on the hunt for a great w/p. A growing operation, that’s what he’s got going.

Job Alert DONNA WESTON at WRC is still searching for a great nighttime Topical.

Job Alert KEN BAUER is expanding his department. Excellent! Here’s the scoop:

Promotion Manager

Reports To: Creative Services Director


Hearst Television’s CW affiliate in Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Arkansas, is looking for a Promotion Manager to oversee The Arkansas CW. We’re one of the country’s fastest growing CW stations and we rank in the Top 20 for prime time ratings, but with success comes even more expectations and you will be one of the key contributors in 2012 and beyond. The candidate must be highly creative with excellent multitasking skills.  This position will help with strategic planning and brand management for The Arkansas CW.  In addition to brand management, image, program and website promotion, the person will also implement contesting, sales support campaigns, special partnerships and community outreach projects. They will also plan and execute outside marketing and grass roots marketing efforts for The Arkansas CW. This is a hands-on position that writes, shoots and edits.  Entertainment programming promotion experience is preferred.

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Oversee daily marketing needs for The Arkansas CW
  • Produce multi-platform promotion for The Arkansas CW.   
  • Produce and execute community outreach events, including on-air promotion and event planning/execution
  • Produce client commercials, as assigned
  • Assist with daily logs for CW stations

Experience :


Prefer at least two years of experience as a media promotion Writer/Producer 

Prefer two years of experience shooting, lighting and non-linear editing.

  • Experience with Adobe applications a must.

Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Work well under extreme deadlines, manage multiple projects at once and be a self-starter
  • Strong writing and organization skills  
  • Must be able to shoot and edit their own projects
  • Graphic design skills are preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule


  • High School diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree or some college preferred
  • Relevant work experience in lieu of college is acceptable

To Apply:  Please forward your résumé and a portfolio of work to:  

Ken Bauer

Creative Services Director


2809 Ajax Avenue, Suite 200

Rogers, AR 72758



Think About This: “The word ‘reconcile’ means to restore to friendship or harmony. In each of our pasts there is something that might be restored to friendship or harmony. For some it’s a relationship that became difficult. For others it might be a lost opportunity or unmet expectations. It can be an old hurt or misunderstanding that has never been resolved.” “Whatever has not been reconciled in our mind we carry forth as a part of us that is lacking in order or harmony. Often the solution rests in allowing ourselves to perceive in a new way that is unencumbered by old ideas or outdated concepts.” “The good news is that each of us is totally capable of reconciliation – and absolutely in charge of our ability to bring this about.” ~ Ron Scott


June 8, 2010

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CSD KEN BAUER, who’s with KHBS and KHOG, Hearst’s ABCs in the Ft. Smith Arkansas market sent this along: “I’m pleased to announce that JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ will be joining 40/29 as our new Graphic Artist.  Joseph has extensive experience designing using Photoshop and Illustrator, while also familiar with Adobe Premier and After Effects. Joseph has recently produced design for Rockfish Interactive and A & B Reprographics in Rogers, Arkansas.  A graduate of the University of Arkansas with a BA in Graphic Design, Joseph currently resides in Bentonville.  Please welcome Joseph when he begins on Thursday, June 10th!!!!!”  Well Dunne! Joseph and thanks Ken.

Speaking of June 10, if you’re at ABC in NYC, LA or Atlanta and see groups of people passed out in front of your buildings, don’t dial 911. It’s fans of Flash Forward staging a protest – ABC cancelled the show. Variety has all the deets – click here  Oh, they just added KOMO in Seattle.

Think About This: "Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. The rest will be given." ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

February 19, 2010

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Taking the GM chair for the first time is DOMINIC MANCUSO, who was named to head Sinclair’s FOX affiliate, WZTV-TV in Elvis’s town, Memphis. Dom was most recently the head of Marketing and Programming at FOX Chicago, WFLD.  Dom’s also had lots of great experience as Station Manager at WGN in the Windy City. He’s a Notre Dame grad who also has his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, noted for their excellent ad and marketing bent. Well Dunne! Dominic. You’re gonna love that bar-b-q…as good as Carson’s Ribs.

Directing the news (not News Director…the director OF the news….the guy who puts those shows together in the Control Room and knows what all those buttons do) is no longer what MIKE ARMSTRONG is doing for KHOG and KHBS in the Ft. Smith, AR market. That’s the Hearst-owned ABC’s in the market. Thanks to CSD KEN BAUER and the supportive Hearst environment, Mike was promoted out of the control room but not away from creating things – he’s now doing graphics. Taking to it like a champ I hear. Well Dunne! Mike.

AUDRA JOHNSON gets to add a new title to the one she already has: Promotion Manager at Fox 47 WMSN in Madison WI. She’s doing promo patrol at Fox 17 KDSM Des Moines, even though her office is in Madison. Cool. Both stations are owned by Sinclair. Well Dunne! Audra.

Think About This: "Walk in peace. Be undisturbed and unperturbed: all is in God’s plan. Never doubt this. Bring God into your life, and you will see miracles." ~ White Eagle