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August 18, 2014

Aug 17, 2014 by     Comments Off on August 18, 2014    Posted under: Featured

The Palm Springs market just got more artsy; SCOTT NOVASIC is the new Art Director of KESQ, the ABC affil et al in the lovely desert town so beloved by Bob Hope, Sinatra and golfers of all sizes. Scott found a place that has the most gorgeous pool in which to float when he’s not doing his animation and design work. KENT KAY looked high and low for someone, and the wait paid off – sounds like it’s a perfect match. A Milwaukee and Wisconsin native, Scott has a diploma from UW-M and has worked at Fox Chicago and CBS in LA. His own company, SuperNova, isn’t shuttered and he loves to show off the work he did for networks and the John Tesh TV show (exact name escapes me). Let’s hear a big Well Dunne! for Scott.

Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer Cox Media Group Orlando          As Senior Writer Producer you will be a key creator on a talented and hand-picked team, dedicated to producing advertising and creative for our most important brands. From image campaigns to sweeps you’ll help craft spots and other advertising for top-rated brands like Eyewitness News, Severe Weather Center 9, and more. 

At Cox Media Group, our brands are built and evolved with rigorous testing and research.  You will be part of a team that uses language and creative tradecraft to connect those brands to regular people in a powerful way. We are looking for a highly skilled writer, editor, motion graphic designer, and digital cinematographer. If you have a strong combination of these skills, and a reel that demonstrates them, we want to talk to you.  For more information, or to apply, click here

Yes, when one is persistent enough and the company drops the ball enough, one gets a new computer. Finally. Back up, childrens. Back up. Make it your mantra. 

Think About This:  “Please…don’t worry so much. ‘Cause in the end, none of us have very long on this earth.  Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night – and when a shooting star streaks through the blackness turning night into day. Make a wish and think of me.  Make your life spectacular.  I know I did.”  ~ Robin Williams


March 26, 2014

Mar 25, 2014 by     Comments Off on March 26, 2014    Posted under: Featured

This country seems to define itself by what body of water is nearest. The Atlantic means the east coast….the Gulf refers to the southern states which get to have more shrimp than the rest of us…the Mississippi divides us in half…and the Pacific calls out to come across the vast empty west and watch sunsets in the land of opportunity. Heading from the banks of the Mississippi (metaphorically speaking) to the golden west is JOEL FLOWERS, who is embarking on a trek from Sikeston, MO to Thousand Palms, CA, where Mr. Flowers will be hitting the world of TV marketing as a writer producer for CSD KENT KAY at KESQ. The University of Tennessee at Martin grad has been polishing his marketing craft working in radio, where deadlines and marketing messages are the same as TV. In his new job, Joel will be reunited with his old radio on-air co-host, SALLY SAPUTO; the two of them were a hot item and from the sound of things, they will continue to be for News-Press & Gazette Co’s operations. Well Dunne! and safe travels Joel. Don’t fall over when you see the price of petrol in Needles.  

Congrats and Well Dunne! to WKYC’s MICKI BYRNES with her new title VP/Station Manager at  Gannett-owned NBC affil..  She’s a creative – been a marketing pro in Boston, Atlanta and San Francisco as well as most recently VP of Advertising and Promotion in Cleveland.  Always loved her work and working with her on the NBC Promo Board. She also did a campaign that still ranks as one of my favorites ever.


Thoughts and prayers going out to Well Dunne! Talent’s DENA YASNER‘s father recovering from heart surgery. 

Think About This: “Three simple rules in life. 1) If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it.  2) If you do not ask, the answer will always be no.  3) If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.”  ~ novelist Nora Roberts

Copyright 2014 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


February 21, 2014

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What a brilliant bunch of folks they are at Dallas-based AR&D. They tapped someone who really knows marketing to be their Marketing pro…someone who has a track record that impresses – and she knows what she’s doing. Yep, hats off to the AR&D folks who will welcome ROBIN HOFFMAN to their lineup come March 10. Ms. Robin hates to leave the good people at Scripps’ KMGH in Denver…after all, she’s worked with the GM there, Byron Grandy, for 12 years beginning when McGraw Hill was the owner. But when opportunity calls, it’s a sign to write a new life chapter. She’ll stay in Denver to boot. Ms. Robin has worked in the Hampton Roads market as well as Toledo – in TV marketing of course. A big Well Dunne! to her.

Let me correct an error made last week….I posted about SALLY SAPUTO and her CSD KENT KAY. Well, their station is not affiliated with the network I said…their station is KESQ is an ABC affil. And they’re located in Thousand Palms, not Palm Desert. So there.

Moving to LA? In LA and looking for new digs? Then I have the man for you. MARC GRAYSON, formerly with Universal (and a legend in how good he could cut deals) is now part of the The Collective Realty. Right on Santa Monica just east of La Cienega.  You’d be in the best hands in LA and he understands this biz.

Think About This:  “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

February 14, 2014

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Valentine’s Day. Should we have a discussion as to whether this is a Hallmark holiday (shout out to the good friends at The Hallmark Channel) or just a day in which eating chocolate is encouraged (which is not a bad thing whatsoever)? Discuss amongst yourselves.

Palm Springs is a wonderful place. Little white sparkly lights wrapped around palm trees – stretching for miles. Ah….delightful. For those into no humidity climates, even better. Such is the locale for Ms. SALLY SAPUTO who just got a promotion. She’s now the Sr. Creative Services Writer Producer for CSD KENT KAY at KESQ, the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs. OK, it’s officially in Palm Desert, which must be exactly like Palm Springs without the springs. Anyway, Sally is a Univ of Tennessee at Marin grad who has interned in Lexington at WTVQ before heading out west where she was writer and producer for Kent. Excellent news and Well Dunne! Sally.

Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Director WESH Orlando

Well Dunne! to the savvy marketing folks who sent out emails perfect for a snowy day. Heard from needlepoint stores, pet stores…any TV station have the time or manpower to send out "now that you’re snowed in, it’s a perfect time to watch our channel"?

Think About This:  “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  ~ Charles Darwin


February 13, 2014

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LA’s The Hit House has two new talents to add to their musical offerings. DANNY EXUM has been named Director, Music Supervision and Business Development and DAN DIAZbecomes In-House Composer. Exum is a rock star when it comes to music for film trailers. He’s a former DJ who loves the tunes for sure. Diaz is noted for trailer music, network marketing music and even game promotion. Yeah, you’ve heard their work…think Iron Man 3, Call of Duty Ghost Protocol…you know, those uber cool ones. Very impressive. No doubt SALLY HOUSE, EP a Hit House is thrilled by the two Dans. Well Dunne! 

Job Alert – from our buddy KENT KAY out in GORGEOUS Palm Springs (where there is no ice or snow whatsoever)  Sr. Writer Producer Promos KESQ 

Job Alert – On-air Promotion Writer Producer WMOR St. Petersburg FL

Job Alert  – Promo Producer WSTR Cincinnati

Job Alert  – Graphic Designer KPHO Phoenix

Job Alert – Sr Writer/Producer A&E NYC

Job Alert – Producer KNRV Reno

Think About This:  "A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. – Abraham Maslow

March 27, 2012

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The blue grass of Lexington, KY is going to be traded for palm trees and sand when SALLY SAPUTO joins the creative crew at KESQ/KPSP, the NBC and CBS affils in Palm Springs. She won’t begin until May, but just knowing she’s on the way is exciting for CSD KENT KAY. Ms. Sally will be a writer producer in the creative services department. She’s been at WTVQ in Lexington and also did an internship at WOGY, a news talk radio operation in Jackson, TN. She calls The Volunteer State home and is an alum of University of Tennessee at Martin.  A big Well Dunne! Sally.

Job Alert – Director of Digital Media and Marketing – Salt Lake City’s KUTV

Well, someone has to bring this to someone’s attention: alcohol actually enhances creativity.  

Think About This: “You’re more open-minded when you know you’re not listening to ideas with a gun to your head.” ~  actor/producer Griffin Dunne


March 8, 2012

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MICHAEL ZIMBARD is living his dream. He’s the new owner and president of Edit1 in NYC. His first move was to hire the talented MIKE DONOVAN as Executive Producer, who will make the switch from Launch where he was doing all that head of production stuff. It’s all about the animation. Going to be interesting to see how Mets’ fan Michael and Yankee’s fan Mike do as the baseball season gets underway. Well Dunne! you two.


Job Alert – Work for the lovely SHELLY LESLIE at WRAL. Sr. Writer Producer is needed. What are you waiting for?

Job Alert – Palm Springs’ KESQ is looking or a super writer producer on the other side of the country. KENT KAY is the man to convince.

Job Alert – Associate Manager of Marketing Speed Channel Charlotte NC job FNG0000943 

Job Alert – Sr. promo writer producer neeed at Discovery job#5385 Silver Spring MD

Job Alert – Director on-line creative G4 & E! in LA 4408BR

Well Dunne! Talent’s KELLY PIDGEON has done his first movie trailer. And it’s cracking great! Yeah, I’ll share it with anyone who wants to listen and watch. Just let me know!

Think About This: “A friend is someone who knows your song, and sings it to you when you’ve forgotten it yourself.” ~ Alan Cohen


January 25, 2012

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Even those non-weather-heads amongst us have heard what a tough winter they’ve had so far in Alaska. Snow so deep people get out of their houses via upstairs windows.  Yeah, really. So, with that in mind, it makes perfect sense that KENT KAY would choose this very moment to decamp The Last Frontier and land in the gorgeous Palm Springs desert. Sure, he’s been up at WITI in Milwaukee but its none too warm there.  Let’s hear it for Kent, who is now Creative Services Director of KESQ, KDFX and KSWQ, the ABC, FOX and CW affiliates in Palm Springs. Kent, who grew up in Alaska, hasn’t always been living there. He’s been freelancing as well as having been Executive Producer Client Services and Local Programming at Belo’s CBS affil KHOU in Houston. Shout out to wonderful DALE LOCKETT. Kent has also been a promo producer and commercial producer in Vegas at ABC KTNV in Vegas. Shout out to JIM KOONCE. Kent is an amazing photographer and will no doubt find ways to show off the Palm Springs area that will beg for framing, as well as draw eyeballs to his stations. Well Dunne! Kent.

Everybody recognizes “Danger Will Robinson! Danger!” from Lost in Space. Sadly, the voice actor responsible for making this phrase part of America’s pop culture lexicon has died. 85 year old Dick Tufeld passed away in Hollywood Tueday. 


Job Alert! – CSD at WPEC in West Palm Beach.


Job Alert!– new TV channel signing on needs an experienced CSD. Sports Tour in Stamford, CT.

Think About This: "If we all tried to make other people’s paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on." ~ Myrtle Reed