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March 7, 2018

Mar 6, 2018 by     No Comments    Posted under: Featured

ROBYN KEENEY was a standout from the get-go. A star at the Topical Boot Camp, she was doing promo for Sinclair in San Antonio, at Fox KABB for TERRY McFARLANE at the time. Shortly thereafter, she made the switch to CBS’ KOVR in Sacramento but, once you fall in love with Texas (and she loves horses and is quite the equestrian) it’s always luring you back. And it has. Robyn begins the later part of the month at CBS in Houston, KHOU. It will be a real challenge, since she’ll be around while they build a station, their Allen Parkway locale having been flooded then sold. If anybody is up to the task, it’s Robyn. So thrilled for her. Well Dunne! Robyn.


Meanwhile, another Houston item deals with the long-empty slot at WLS-TV in Chicago vacated by now-GM CURTIS MILES. It’s finally filled. ABC is bringing up DAVID LEE from their station in …wait for it…Houston. David will be wrangling the local programming in addition to the marketing and creative for the Windy City news and programming. Official title will be VP Audience Development and Creative Services. He’s a guy from the great American west (namely a grad of Montana State U) who’s worked for ABC in Fresno and been with KXLY in Spokane as well as KMSP in Minneapolis. Well Dunne! David.


Job Alert – CSD KOVR Sacramento

Job Alert – Creative Director KHNL Honolulu


Think About This:  “Don’t put limitations on yourself. Other people will do that for you.”  ~ James Cameron

Copyright©2018 Bacon Well Dunne!

November 4, 2016

Nov 3, 2016 by     Comments Off on November 4, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Feel knee deep in political…everything? Well, the very talented folks at Austin’s KC Strategies have produced another ‘not your typical political ad’ ad…and CHAD CROW was kind enough to share. Nice backstory…A neighbor of Gerald, the Austin TX candidate whose wife begged viewers to elect him to office, well, the neighbor knows the lady running for office out in California. Gerald and the candidate, Casey Lucius, talked, and Gerald recommended Chad’s crew to her. Nothing as good as a happy client helping get you more clients! Chad used much of the same in feel, font, music, but the spots can be stand-alone. Big fan here…Passing the effort along for ya’ll to enjoy. Well Dunne! KCStrategies! 

Job Alert – Promotion Manager KABB/KMYS San Antonio (work with TERRY MCFARLANE!)

The award winning creative team in San Antonio is searching for a Promotion Manager who will drive marketing efforts for our Fox and CW affiliates. Working with the CSD, you’ll lead your team through a variety of marketing opportunities  – including brand building for strong local Fox newscasts and promoting local lifestyle programming. If you are into sports, we have a Thursday Night Lights football franchise and local college sports partnerships. News, Entertainment, Events and Sports…this job offers it all!     Apply: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers


WGN America will carry the Chicago Cubs World Series Victory Parade today (if you read this on Friday Nov 4). 11 Eastern…10 Central…9 Mountain and 8am Pacific. What a nail biter great game that was. Both teams were awesome.  Well Dunne! baseball.

Think About This:  “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”  ~ Voltaire

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent



June 30, 2016

Jun 29, 2016 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Featured

As a most lovely June winds down and we’re all poised to kick off the July 4th festivities and holiday, had to interrupt some time away with news of one of the best. You can take the boy out of Texas but there’s always a hankering – yes, hankering – to get back to the Lone Star State, politics aside. You don’t have to be born in Texas to be a Texan (but you do have to have a Texas locale on your birth certificate if you want a Native Texan car plate, which you can actually purchase), but you have to have been a resident and loved it and want to return. That’s what Lake Charles, LA native DON SMITH is doing…he’s setting free his Inner Texan and returning to San Antonio and the Tegna CBS affil there, KENS. He’ll be top wrangler for the creative, the official title being Marketing Director. He’s no stranger to SA, having worked at KENS once before when it was a Belo station. Don and his lovely family (his little boy is the cutest thing you can imagine!) will love living there. Confession – my son was born there and it’s a great place for little ones. Mr. Smith is departing his current role as Director of Creative Services at CBS’ KOVR/KMAX in California’s capital, Sacramento. Along the way, Don’s done promo for KHOU in Houston and his first job was at KBMT in Beaumont.  Let’s not forget a stop in Salt Lake City and Stun Creative in NYC. So very excited to hear about a very happy creative talent and a city most loved. Get a big place..need a bedroom for next year’s Fiesta! Well Dunne! Don.

Job Alert – Executive Producer 12 Creative (WKRC) Cincinnati (work with SHEILA OBERMEYER!)

Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets after pending transactions. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believes in a vision and is dedicated to making Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. a communications powerhouse. We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

Local 12/WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, OH is currently seeking an Executive Producer/Creative Services.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Shooting, producing and potentially editing station news and entertainment promotion including, in addition to, long form programming and commercials.
  • Special focus on being a team player, who is attentive to deadlines, thrives in a fast paced work environment and is inspired to bring creative visions to life.
  • Handling multiple projects from concept to completion, both daily & on an ongoing basis for each of the three television stations as needed.
  • Responsible for creating, writing & producing on-air promos for the station that fit within & echo the Local 12 News brand as required.

This position reports directly to the Creative Services Director.

Required Skills:

  • Familiar with ENG style video cameras (JVC 850, Sony FS7, Canon C300 and Canon 5D Mark II)
  • Still photography experience
  • Superior Lighting skills, both in-studio and on location
  • Field audio experience
  • Ability to lift 40-50lbs on a regular basis
  • Ability to communicate/work in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Valid Driver license

Required Experience:

  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of two to five years of videography and or producer experience.
  • Non-Linear editing experience a plus (Premier Pro; Avid).
  • A college degree is preferred.
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Alert  – Promotions Producer WOAI San Antonio (with with TERRY MCFARLANE)

WOAI – NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO has an immediate opening for a Promotions Producer. The News 4 San Antonio creative team has a great opportunity for an exceptional promotion producer who loves marketing news. This is not an entry level position. We need a pro who can engage with the news department, write copy that sells, and has production skills to turn the finished product into great nightly spots. The ability to write, shoot and edit are essential. Must love a fast paced environment, and work with nightly deadlines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Producing nightly news topical promos and targeted special report promos
  • Assisting with station sponsored events
  • Contributing ideas and concepts as part of our team

If you have the required experience and skills, please apply below or visit www.sbgi.net and include your salary requirements while completing our on-line application. In addition, include a link to your latest work. Work examples should showcase strong editing and writing skills. If you do not have a link to your work, apply on-line and then send your non-returnable DVD to: WOAI-TV, Attn: Terry McFarlane, 4335 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229 

Think About This: “There was never a good war or a bad peace.”  ~ Ben Franklin

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent




May 17, 2016

May 16, 2016 by     Comments Off on May 17, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Sarasota, Florida is like the American Riviera. Cannes with fried chicken and biscuits (head to Blue Rooster) and they have a film festival there as well. Working at that festival is just one of the many exciting creative endeavours that SCOTT FELSDENFELD has been part of and what caught the eye of CSD GAYLE BEATTY. She was on the hunt for someone who could add sparkle to her promotion efforts for WWSB. Scott sems the right choice; he’s the new Producer at the ABC affil south of the Sunshine Skyway. Scott is coming from Michigan, where he freelanced as well as did his part for WDIV. He’s done film, shot and generally learned the craft by doing all kinds of projects. He’s eager and has caught on so fast, it earns Mr. Scott a major Well Dunne! 

Job Alert – Marketing Director KENS TV San Antonio

Job Alert– Topical Producer KABB San Antonio

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KABB-Fox29 San Antonio has an immediate opening for a Topical Promotions Producer. KABB-Fox29  San Antonio, is looking for a talented topical producer for our highly competitive 9pm newscast. Our ideal candidate will be a master at writing compelling copy, and has the shooting and editing abilities to deliver on the Fox brand. The ability to thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment is a must. Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills are a must.  

Responsibilities include:Producing targeted special report promos for Fox News at Nine Providing field production assistance as needed Assisting with station sponsored events Must be able to write, shoot, and edit promos while managing deadlines

Experience: At least two years of promotion experience is required Proficiency with Avid, Premiere and Adobe programs 

This is not an entry level position. If you have the required experience and skills, please apply below or visit www.sbgi.net and include your salary requirements while completing our on-line application. In addition, include a link to your latest work. Work examples should showcase strong editing and writing skills. If you do not have a link to your work, apply on-line and then send your non-returnable DVD to: Terry McFarlane 4335 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229   Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


Well Dunne!’s own KELLY PIDGEON is a fab talent whose voice is making TV marketing types’ copy even better than envisioned…but wait – there’s more. He’s a musician and here’s a taste of his upcoming new release…enjoy Warm Summer Morning. Kelly’s the one on the bass (LAUREL PORTIE pay attention!) and the drums are played by Ron Butler, hubby to Well Dunne!’s  ALLY BUTLER


Think About This:  "To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating;  to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;  to be thrilled by the stars at night;  to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life."   ~ John Burroughs

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


December 17, 2013

Dec 16, 2013 by     Comments Off on December 17, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Have you ever been to San Antonio during the holiday season? It’s not the Currier & Ives winter scene so many of us associate with Christmas, but it’s the most lovely blend of historic and religious Mexican and Texan traditions. Their Riverwalk is all gorgeous lights and the La Posada reenactment in the King William district is moving and beautiful. All said to lay the groundwork for TERRY MCFARLANE’s return to Texas. Terry is headed to SA to be Creative Services Director for Sinclair San Antonio, which means NBC affil WOAI-TV, FOX affiliate KABB and CW affil KMYS. He’ll be taking leave of Palm Beach (just as The Season gets underway!) on this his second time as a Texan – he was CSD in Dallas-Ft. Worth at KTVT/CBS and KXAS/NBC. Other promo stops along the way for Terry include WISN Milwaukee, KLAS in Vegas and KTVX in Salt Lake City. Well Dunne! Terry. 

Meanwhile, AZALIA HOELTING is starting up her own biz. She was CSD at KABB/KMYS and has a terrific background in marketing and special events honed at such locales as Dallas and Oklahoma City. So it makes perfect sense for her to get a special events concern going in a tourist and convention town! Yes, she’ll keep in touch with us. Can’t wait to hear great things. Well Dunne! Azaila.

Think About This: “If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.”  ~  Claudia Ghandi


August 27, 2013

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Getting around Hot-lanta is not going to be any trouble at all for LARRY WATZMAN. Of course, traffic is going to be worse than he remembers it. He’s going back to the Georgia capital as the Director of Marketing and Creative Services at Gannett’s WXIA. The move is actually a promotion from within the Gannett family, since he has been the head creative at their Buffalo, NY NBC affil, WGRZ. Larry and family are going to love the hub of the South and he’ll be returning to a city he knows from the days of working for CNN. He’ll be back in Dixie by the middle of September. Well Dunne! Larry.

Job Alert – Promo Producer at Palm Beach for WPEC and TERRY MCFARLANE
CBS 12 in West Palm Beach is looking for the next news topical star. What’s it take to land this job? It all starts with great copy. Taking news stories and developing compelling, tightly written copy to sell them. The words come first. FCP skills and the ability to think beyond a topical news template are essential. Spreading the message via social media is also part of the job. Shooting skills are a plus.
As a bonus, you’ll have warm weather, beautiful beaches and an outstanding team to work with. Sound like you? Let us hear from you! 

Job Alert – Senior Graphic Designer KOVR Sacramento and DON SMITH 

Smart?  Talented?  A little “off-center”?  Read on! 1331Creative, the marketing team at KOVR/KMAX in Sacramento, CA is looking for a highly creative artist to join our award-winning group. This CBS-owned duopoly is not your typical(boring) TV station.  Nope.  We have fun.  We take chances.  We even make a few misatkes.  We do it all in the spirit of creativity.  Our goal is to produce smart work, exceed client/viewer expectations and have a blast doing it.

This position will work on high-end projects with the station’s commercial production team as well as the promotion and art peeps.  We’re a little weird.  A lot geeky.  And we love to laugh… often. Sounds like your kind of place?  Before you march into your boss’s office and quit… here’s what we need from you:

  • A killer reel! (you’d be surprised how many resumes we get without a reel… we need to see what you can do!) 
  • Expert knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro and Star Wars 
  • A passion for producing motion graphics that break through the clutter 
  • You MUST be a team player who enjoys collaborating and brainstorming while discussing Sharknado 
  • C4D & compositing experience bumps you to the top of the list 
  • Ability to shoot video and still photography along with experience directing talent is a huge plus 
  • Sharp attention to detail and accuracy;  ability to make tight deadlines 
  • Agency or post house experience preferred

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On behalf of SHORTY BACON and the latest edition to the family PATCH, hope you had fun with your pup on NATIONAL DOG DAY!

Think About This: "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel."  ~  Steve Furtick



April 2, 2013

Apr 1, 2013 by     Comments Off on April 2, 2013    Posted under: Featured

TERRY MCFARLANE is trading mountains for sand dunes with his new slot at Palm Beach’s WPEC, the Sinclair CBS affil hard on the Florida Atlantic coast. Terry’s decamping Salt Lake City’s ABC affil KTVX where he had been Creative Services Director. Other management slots in TV marketing include being Promo Manager at WOI/Des Moines, CSD slots at KLAS in Vegas, WISN Milwaukee, KXAS Dallas, KTVT Dallas and he was a Creative Account Manager for Studio 121. You’re going to love all the palm trees and the beaches, Terry. Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Promo Producer Memphis

WPTY/WLMT has a rare opportunity for you to join one of the best marketing teams, in a top 50 market.  We’re seeking a self-motivated, creative junkie with outstanding writing skills and a passion for connecting people with stories through the power of the perfectly chosen word.

This position is responsible for writing, shooting and editing image campaigns, POB spots, and daily newscast topical promotion. Must also be well-versed in social media.

Are you great and want to be outstanding? Enjoy living in one of the most affordable cities in the country, Memphis, while growing and learning from the best. We want someone with a drive to excel in a fast-paced, high-volume department. 2-3 years experience as a promotions producer required.

Please send resume, writing samples, video link(s) to:  fmilton@abc24.com  No Phone Calls Please   Equal Opportunity Employer   A NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP STATION

Got control freak genes? Guilty. Well, here’s some helpful hints on how not to be a total micromanager. Yes, it’s OK to share with those who are…




Think About This: “Any one who may wish to profit himself alone from the knowledge given him, rather than serve others through the knowledge he has gained from learning, is betraying knowledge and rendering it worthless.”  ~  Haile Selassie


August 12, 2011

Aug 11, 2011 by     Comments Off on August 12, 2011    Posted under: Uncategorized

There’s a wonderful feeling and completeness to returning to a job at a company you once worked for. Such is the case of HEATHER SYMMES, who is rejoining Atlanta-based GMC. They were once called the Gospel Music Channel but streamlined the name. Heather is now Director of Affiliate Relations, which his a lot like her first slot there, which was Director of Affiliate Marketing, Western Region. She isn’t moving per se…she has been at Turner as Director of Marketing and Network Ops. She’s also been with MTV. Definitely an Atlanta lady, she has a degree from Oglethorpe. Well Dunne! Heather.

Job Alert – Promotion Manager slot at WNCN, NBC in Raleigh. Let CSD Steve Patrick know you’re the one. 

Job Alert – ABC 4 Salt Lake is looking for a Promo Preditor who can raise the bar on our 9/10p news topicals. Contact: terry.mcfarlane@abc4.com

So basic, it should be required reading by everyone: 5 things to say to win over a customer

Think About This: “Be a sweet melody in the great orchestration, instead of a discordant note. The medicine this sick world needs is love. Hatred must be replaced by love and fear by faith that love will prevail." ~ Peace Pilgrim


December 9, 2010

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Snowy Salt Lake City, sitting just south of the upcoming Sundance, is where TODD MCGOWAN is the new Writer Producer at ABC affil KTVX. The Newport station is not new to Todd, he’s worked there before, in the news department, where he was an editor and handled programming and marketing for "The Hive", one of the digital channels. In his new role, he’ll be the evening topical producer for the 9 and 10p newscasts. He’s definitely a NW kind of guy who has also worked in Spokane. Thanks to his CSD TERRY MCFARLANE for the info.
Read about the upcoming WMAQ Chicago brand makeover, thanks to the
Sun Times. Snaps to the writer who is not quoting the GM, but the CSD, in this case JAY WADHWA.

Lifetime has some very compelling promos airing for their upcoming Craigslist Killer movie.

Job Alert – CSD slot at Heart’s WTAE in Pittsburgh.
Job Alert – CSD slot at Time Warner Cable in New York, New York.

Think About This "We each have the choice in any setting to step back and let go of the mind-set of scarcity. Once we let go of scarcity, we discover the surprising truth of sufficiency. By sufficiency, I don’t mean a quantity of anything. Sufficiency isn’t two steps up from poverty or one step short of abundance. It isn’t a measure of barely enough or more than enough. Sufficiency isn’t an amount at all. It is an experience, a context we generate, a declaration, a knowing that there is enough, and that we are enough." ~ Lynne Twist