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September 21, 2016

Sep 20, 2016 by     Comments Off on September 21, 2016    Posted under: Featured

There’s just something about Midwesterners. It’s a solidness, perhaps. A sense of ‘doing the right thing’ and not expecting applause for it. A sensible approach to life that doesn’t eliminate crazy but knows when to go there. Yes, Midwesterners are an ideal cup of tea. JAMIE PETERSON is a Midwesterner who originally hails from Iowa (did you read that CURTIS MILES?). The Quad Cities to be more precise. He spent summers at Osage Beach, which this Missourian knows well. Jamie chose college at Arizona State in Phoenix, which was a real switch from the verdant spaces near the Mississippi’s banks – and he loved the desert. Stayed there. Jamie is the new Brand Manager of TEGNA’s NBC affil, KPNX,  in The Valley of the Sun, having come from his startup, RedCouch Studio, which focused on boutique TV production and creative concepting. With a background based in art (ask him about the Sistine Chapel of stained glass…no, ask him) he’s got fresh eyes and a lot of enthusiasm as well as a background in the agency biz. So great to meet him! Looking forward to those little Mexican food hole-in-the-walls. And best wishes to his new bride as well…lots going on with him. Well Dunne! Jamie.


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Today’s Think About This is not a plug for the amazing talent that Well Dunne! has on the roster, but about the importance of communication…..(the talent is just a bonus….)


Think About This:  “Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”  ~  Stephen Hawking


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

April 27, 2016

Apr 26, 2016 by     Comments Off on April 27, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Change is what keeps the planet going. Life is change. Every cell…every atom…every everything is changing constantly. When change stops, so does life. So change is good. Up in Portland, Maine, MIKE MARSHALL is about to make a change. After 40 plus years of being in the TV biz, he’s going to turn off the office lights, close the door and see what new adventures life will bring that don’t revolve around ratings and sweeps. Mike is an amazing guy who is currently Vice President of Programming and Marketing for Tegna’s NBC affil WCSH in Maine’s most lovely city. He walked in the door of WCHS in 1976 as Production Director after spending a year at WABI in Bangor as a director. He’s had a series of jobs and titles at the station, each one indicative of his talents and leadership. Above it all, he’s a gentleman.  And he’s gotten to work with one of the very best News Directors ever – MIKE REDDING. Can’t wait to hear what Mr. Marshall dives into next…it will no doubt be well worth watching. Well Dunne! Mike.

 

Think About This:  You start dying slowly – By Pablo Neruda

You start dying slowly
if you do not travel,
if you do not read,
If you do not listen to the sounds of life,
If you do not appreciate yourself.
You start dying slowly
When you kill your self-esteem;
When you do not let others help you.
You start dying slowly
If you become a slave of your habits,
Walking everyday on the same paths…
If you do not change your routine,
If you do not wear different colours
Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.
You start dying slowly
If you avoid to feel passion
And their turbulent emotions;
Those which make your eyes glisten
And your heart beat fast.
You start dying slowly
If you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love,
If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,
If you do not go after a dream,
If you do not allow yourself,
At least once in your lifetime,
To run away from sensible advice…


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

February 24, 2016

Feb 23, 2016 by     Comments Off on February 24, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Paul McCartney only has one vacation home. It’s in Tucson. Yes, Tucson is THAT wonderful. And come the end part of March, it’s where GENE ROBINSON and familia will be calling home. He’s another creative who’s taking leave of the affiliate TV biz, turning in his key at TEGNA’s KPNX, the NBC affil in the Valley of the Sun where he’s been Brand Manager. He’s also wrangled brand for indie KTVK, which is TEGNA. He’ll be clocking in at the University of Arizona where he’ll be Director of Marketing and Communications for Arizona Public Media.  Yes, that is a PBS affiliate, but let’s not spit hairs. Gene has the most gorgeous family – a lucky man indeed. He’s lived in Sacramento and worked at the Hearst station there and then spent two years as Director of TV Communications for the California Highway Patrol in the Cali capital. Here’s a big Well Dunne! Gene!


Think About This: “Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.”  ~  Stephen Covey


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent