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November 30, 2018

Nov 29, 2018 by     Comments Off on November 30, 2018    Posted under: Featured

Besides knowing how to write, edit, plan, concept, do meetings, write reports and manage other creative people (think herding cats)…there are those TV marketing folks who take to the boards. Last night , WCIA’s PETE BARRETT was on stage in Champaign, IL, singing those Abba hits in the musical Mama Mia. Yes, he sings – and dances as well.  Pretty amazing. Up Detroit way, DAVE BAUMANN, who is the Marketing and Creative Director of Stephen Arnold Music, has himself let his inner thespian loose this year when he was in Guys & Dolls. The photos were priceless. Back down in Maine, JOHN SCHRANK is a regular on stage in Portland when he’s not working promo-side at WGME. LEE COOLEY turned his CSD knowledge and now directs plays in the Phoenix market. Won a big award for it as well – a Zonie. So ladies, any of you have the actress bug?

Think About This: “Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.”  ~  Seneca

October 5, 2016

Oct 4, 2016 by     Comments Off on October 5, 2016    Posted under: Featured

There are some people that do their jobs with such ease, it seems as if they are as vital a part of their operations as the building and the machines. They seem indispensible. Such a person is AKILAH MONIFA, who has been the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for CBS in the San Francisco Bay Area. Akilah has been the whirling dervish of the City By The Bay…described by one of her co-workers as ‘the most energetic person I’ve ever known and she knows EVERYbody’. That she does. But even the most ideal pairing has a life span…a new adventure calls and we choose a new path to trod. Akilah is going to take some time off and travel before getting new business cards. In the meantime, she’ll be sorely missed but will continue to write for the Huffington Post and The Progressive Media Project. Everything she does is Well Dunne!

There’s so few words that seem right when someone loses their father. No matter what, losing Your Dad leaves one swamped with emotions, memories and taking care of everyone else first, which is what most Dad’s did for us. When news of a loss is shared, there needs to be a better way to express that you feel the loss as well, even if you never met the person who has transitioned. Sincere condolences go to PETER CARLSON and LINDSAY BLEDSOE on the recent loss of their fathers. 

Think About This: “When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I will no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors. I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else. I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country of no return. Disbelief becomes my constant companion, and anger follows in its wake. I answer the heroic question ‘ Death where is they sting?’ with “it is here in my heart and mind and memories.’ ~ Maya Angelou


August 4, 2016

Aug 3, 2016 by     Comments Off on August 4, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Talent is part of the DNA strand, so of course it can be handed down generation to generation like blue eyes or height or musical ability. Some of us have the most interesting, artistic, one-of-a-kind offspring and a few of those offspring have gotten bitten by the TV bug. Now before we stop and argue about what the meaning of TV means in today’s multi-platform world, let’s hear from PETE BARRETT, the man who loves working in this crazy world more than anybody you will ever meet. 

KATIE BARRETT has finally landed a job in TV! The KU Grad (she directed the college newscasts) now is Social Media Coordinator for Weigel Broadcasting’s "Heroes and Icons" network, as well as their network "Decades" (both based out of Chicago). Proud Dad would like to relate that their social media activity went up 383% last week! Her primary responsibility has been to promote all the syndicated Star Trek series from "STOS" to "Enterprise," which launched with a big social media splash! She’d based at WCIU in Chicago, and here I am based at WCIA!

Pete is the Production Manager of Nexstar CBS affil WCIA in Champaign, IL, which is a mere 134 miles from Chicago. Well Dunne! Dad and Well Dunne! Katie. I hear a Well Dunne! also goes out to TERRY KOWALSKI for his contribution.

Wanted: Topicals. Reward: Starbucks coffee. Details: Sydney Ruben. Instructions: Do it.

Think About This: “Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet.”  ~ Unknown

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


June 23, 2016

Jun 22, 2016 by     Comments Off on June 23, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Seems to be a few more than normal jobs open…take a gander:


KCPQ – Seattle

KTHV – Little Rock

WIAT – Birmingham

KCTV – Kansas City

Sr. Director

WMAR – Baltimore

Marketing Director

WIVB – Buffalo

WHAS – Louisville

WFMY – Greensboro NC

WTVQ – Lexington

KSDK – St. Louis

WCSH – Portland, ME

KCBD – Lubbock

KENS – San Antonio

Assistant CSD

WXII – Winston Salem

WBAL – Baltimore

WMTW – Portland ME

Promotion Manager



WSOC – Charlotte

KMOV – St. Louis

Creative Director

Newsy – Chicago

Digital Marketing Manager

WAVE – Louisville

WMBF – Myrtle Beach

WVUE – New Orleans

Quick Takes: The man who is most in love with doing television (present day) is PETE BARRETT, who has been at Champaign, IL’s WCIA as Production Manager. Promoted today to using his more creative side as Supervisor of the afternoon show “CI Living”. And DOUG DONAHOO is, indeed, back in Kansas City but, alas, not at KCTV. So all you KC people who value talent, creativity and a great sense of humor, look him up and see what he can do for you. TV jobs not required. Well Dunne! Ya’ll.

Think About This:  “It’s not a persons mistakes which define them – it’s the way they make amends.” ~ Freya North (Chances)

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent