Raycom Director of Research BILLY MCDOWELL isn’t just a great guy (worked with him long ago…) and an insightful research pro, it seems he’s also a musician! ReverbNation has his song performing in the top 3% so he will be a featured artist with them for the next couple of weeks. Give it a listen.
Kudos to WENDY MCMAHON for being elected to the Board of Directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Wendy is, of course, President of the ABC O&O Station Group and a former promo pro deluxe. Well Dunne!
Anybody watch the premiere of Yellowstone with Kevin Costner on the Paramount Network? BEAR MENOR, the most handsome and talented young actor is in it. That’s a shout out and a tease at the same time…see how that happened? Anyone needing a young man with a natural read, well he doe that too.
Lots to ponder. Let’s hear a big Well Dunne! for them.
Think About This: “The problem isn’t that more people hate than love; the problem is when those who hate, hate with greater conviction than that displayed by those who love. Our love needs to rise up now like a mighty wave that will not stop building: passionate, convicted and applied to everything.” ~ Marianne Williamson
‘Luck is what happens with preparation meets opportunity.’ Yeah, you’ve seen that on some poster near the HR department. But it’s true. And JEFF AIELLO is living proof. He’s a promo pro who’s written, produced and managed at such great stations as WFAA in Dallas, KPIX in SF, FOX in Dallas, WBTV in Charlotte and was CSD at Disney’s KFSN in Fresno. That Disney connection morphed into him producing a show on the Live Well Network. Yes, making the show was even more fun than promoting them. When Live Well said adieu, his prodco had decided to push their documentary side in addition to their commercial and industrial work. Through a series of events, Jeff met a man who had purchased a photo at a central Cali sale and the picture was of…Billy the Kid. Yes, you’ve seen that story all over media. At one time, it was out trending Lamar Odam, baseball, and football on social sites. Wow. And you might have seen the doc, Billy the Kid New Evidence, on National Geographic Channel. Yes, the one narrated by Kevin Costner. Telling the story of how to prove a photo was a real one takes real talent. Jeff loved the production and, as that first sentence asserts, has led to his next project, which you’ll find out about as soon as all the ducks are in a row. In the meantime, check out the show – available online. And send Jeff a huge, Wild West Well Dunne! So proud of him!
For all you Simpson’s fans out there, here’s the opportunity of a lifetime – the auction of Sam Simon’s personal collection from the series. Thanks to Sothebys, you can own any number of the most wonderful art work, items or cels. Starts October 22 and details are here.
Wish the NY Television Festival was on this year’s itinerary. They kicked it off with a wonderful Manhattan Special Event, which no doubt made the Tribune folks very happy. Great show which you should be catching. Look for GRIFFIN DUNNE. Shameless family plug.
Think About This: "You know the Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: "Did he have passion?". ~ from the movie Serendipity written by Marc Klein
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