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February 7, 2017

Feb 6, 2017 by     Comments Off on February 7, 2017    Posted under: Featured

TONY PIERCE isn’t in Kansas anymore. He went to college there…at Washburn where he studied Marketing. He worked in Kansas as Production Manager – twice – first at Topeka’s WIBW then at KTMJ. He was Promotion Manager at Scripps’ KSHB in Kansas City. But now he’s moved to Florida heading up his first Creative Services Director job at Scripps’ WFTX, FOX in Ft. Myers. Trading sunflowers for palm trees. Most gorgeous market for a very busy guy. Well Dunne! Tony.


More good news, which the people affected by the recent tornadoes in the southeast are going to love. You know about WDAM’s Pine Belt Strong telethon, which also had a big hand from Jackson, Mississippi’s WLBT, Biloxi’s WLOX and Memphis’ WMC. Another Raycom station, WALB in Albany, GA held a one day phone bank that raised more than $202,000. Called Rise Up for Recovery – Give for South Georgia Tornado Relief.  The telethon is ongoing…which means you can go online and continue to donate. CSD JIM BERNHARDT of WALB says it all goes to the Red Cross to help get people back on their feet. Bravo and Well Dunne! to all the hard work that helped raise $585,000 so far! 


Job Opening – CSD KOKI Tulsa


Think About This:  “You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.”  ~ Winston Churchill


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Feb 2, 2017 by     Comments Off on     Posted under: Featured

There is nothing more American than working one’s way up the job ladder…starting and learning and having your efforts noticed and rewarded. TAMARA ROST started at WTVG, ABC in Toledo in the biz office as an Accounting Clerk. She was Office Manager then Program Manager then Director of Programming then Director of Programming and Promotion then Director of Operations then Regional Director of Operations wherein she handled the station in Toledo and Flint, Michigan. Whew…that’s a lot of great work there. Now, Tamara has slipped across the street and has taken the Marketing Director slot at Raycom’s CBS affil, WTOL. This lady knows her stuff and knows how a station works! So good to hear. Big Well Dunne! Tamara.


Speaking of Toledo…earlier in the week, the post about RYAN SPEER who is heading up Tamara’s old slot at WTVG…the Bowling Green University in question is in Ohio, not Kentucky. Oops. Geography certificate being recalled….but still sending out a big smile to Ryan.


Update…WDAM’s final tally for their Pine Belt Strong telethon was $320,000. People have good hearts. Well Dunne! ERIC SNELL and all the WDAMers. , 


Job Opening – Graphic Designer WSAV Savannah


Think About This:  “I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I’m changing the things I cannot accept.”  ~ Angela Davis


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February 2, 2017

Feb 1, 2017 by     Comments Off on February 2, 2017    Posted under: Featured

Denver and San Diego seem like very different places with little in common. Where Denver, the Mile High city, boasts winter sports and incredible mountains, San Diego is Oceanside with the best climate in the country. Yet both are vibrant, young-people towns swimming in high tech and entrepreneurs. They’re also two markets that JILLIAN OPPEGARD has on her resume, what with her new job and all.  The end of February, Jillian is going to KGTV, the Scripps ABC operation in SD to be the Marketing Manager. She’s been in Denver at CBS’s KCNC as Senior Creative Services Producer and considers Centennial, Colorado home, even though she was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She is gonna love working with KGTV’s PHIL KRAFT – they both report to LEILA STILLWELL. Thanks to Marshall Advertising’s LAUREN RIDGLEY for the scoop. Big Well Dunne! Jillian.


Well Dunne! to the entire WDAM TV family who did Pine Belt Strong, a full day telethon to raise money for the victims of the devastating tornadoes that hit the Hattisburg, Laurel Mississippi area.  Marketing Director ERIK SNELL announced they raised $200,000 as of 8 pm (when this was written) but there’s still three hours to go. Well Dunne! generous and caring Mississippi citizens. 


It’s Groundhog Day as you know, so, if you haven’t decided to make it a great day, then at least muddle through and watch Bill Murray so you can lighten up.


Job Opening – News Brand Producer WPBF West Palm Beach (HEATH MYRICK is a great boss!)  http://careers.hearsttelevision.com/ShowJob/Id/996765/News-Brand-Producer/


Think About This: “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon


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January 23, 2017

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LAUREN RIDGLEY does not let grass grow under her feet. She’s no longer full-time station side where she headed marketing like she did at WISN in Milwaukee, but her marketing talents are not sitting in idle. As if being mom to a most adorable little girl under the age of 1 isn’t enough, she’s now working with Marshall Advertising, the folks who handle media buying for many stations. So when Lauren reaches out to you, reach back! Lady is fabulous. Lauren will stay in the Northwest, but isn’t it lovely we can all work from where we are most of the time now. Yes it is. Well Dunne, Lauren!

 

Horribly destructive weekend in the south. Tornadoes in many places. ERIK SNELL and his family had a very close call with a damaging twister. All is well with the Snells but not so with their neighbors. He’s the CSD at Raycom’s WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

 

Tomorrow, great news from WPEC in West Palm. 

 

Think About This: “Keep your eyes on the sun and you will not see the shadows.”  ~ Australian Aborigine saying

 

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