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It’s an early Christmas present for DYLAN SMITH. He’s got a great new job and will be moving to a market which offering ocean views, fresh seafood and long sandy beach walks. Dylan is the newest member of CSD SHERRY CARPENTER’s creative cabal at Graham Media’s WJXT in Jacksonville. He’ll officially be writing and producing for the esteemed WJXT after handling news promo and special projects at WRDW / WAGT in beautiful Augusta, GA, where he first began as a jack of all trades making TV happen. Sherry is all excited to have found him. As we all know, a good producer is pretty rare. Dylan will begin on Monday. Let’s hear a jolly Well Dunne! Mr. Smith.
While we’re on the subject of Graham Media, have you seen The Post? It should be required viewing. The story of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and her courageous decision to publish the Pentagon Papers back in 1971. She helmed the paper as it went on to cover Watergate. She could have gone to jail for her pentagon decision; the FCC had teeth back then. But she decided that truth was more important than anything else. Orlando’s WKMG stands for Katherine Meyer Graham. We are in times that call for this kind of media leadership. If anybody knows where it is, please advise.
Think About This: “I sat with my anger long enough, until she told me her real name was grief.” ~ Facebook post of high school friend
Walking ‘across the street’ and up the ladder is COURTNEY LEITSCHUH, who has taken the CSD slot at Scripps’ WRTV, ABC in Indianapolis. She had recently been Senior Creative Marketing Producer at Nexstar’s CW affil WISH in that state’s capital city. Ms. Courtney kicked off her November sweeps for RTV Thursday, so it’s a busy fall. The U of Indianapolis – Bloomington grad has been Senior Creative Marketing Producer for WCPO in Cincinnati, NBC6 in Miami and was Director of Marketing in Fort Wayne at WANE. Let’s hear a very energetic and happy Well Dunne! Courtney!
Job Alert – Creative Services Writer-Producer WJXT-WCWJ Jacksonville (work with SHERRY CARPENTER!)
WJXT/WCWJ seeks a motivated, high-energy Creative Services Writer-Producer to join our award winning team. Candidate will be responsible for bringing our brand to life through compelling writing, break through editing and strategic concepts. The qualified candidate must be able to conceive, write, edit and succeed in a fast paced, results-oriented media environment. Ideal candidate will be an innovative thinker and a self-motivator with the ability to contribute ideas. E-mail resume and link to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are all airing spots about voting, right? Yeah, it’s important. Be like Nike and just do it. Surprised to know that Pennsylvania doesn’t offer early voting.
Think About This: “Fear tricks us into living a boring life.” ~ Donald Miller
What happens when two extremely talented and high energy TV marketing types throw in together? Major creative fireworks that will continue to make Jacksonville’s WJXT one of the best stations in the country. CSD SHERRY CARPENTER has tapped DAVID MOTT to be the newest member of her team. Official title – Creative Manager. David, originally a Florida guy who had pretty much determined not to go back (humidity and flying roaches were not mentioned but inferred) changed his mind because of the new lady boss and the way Graham Media runs the independent. He’ll be starting the very end of April. Yes, he’ll miss the mountains (Florida types are always in awe of mountains, as well they should be) but he’s already packing for his new chapter. Mr. M, if you remember, is a new major favorite due to his sense of humor. People, laughing is good. Consider adding more to your life. He’ll be leaving the CSD slot at WVNS in West Virginia. So kick off your Tuesday with a Well Dunne! David.
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Think About This: “The best memories come from bad ideas done with best friends.” ~ the internet
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As was the case with the amazing TV people in Houston, the Florida TV pros stepped up and did epic work covering Irma. They still are. The internet allows us to see their news on-air, which is a modern miracle imo. The Florida, Georgia, South Carolina markets all shone. So many stories…so many deserving our attention and applause. So let’s start and keep adding to the honor role. And interest role, since we’re starting with blatant WDT promotion.
Well Dunne! Talent’s DARYN JOHNSON is a TV director for Fox’s WTVT in Tampa and was making it all happen on the air while sleeping in an office at the station on West Kennedy. Well Dunne! Talent’s SEAN CALDWELL headed to Atlanta and Irma followed him up I-75. An Atlanta resident already, RICH VANSLYKE read copy for Florida markets while preparing to have the hurricane mess with his town. Big-voiced MITCH PHILLIPS kept his sense of humor from the Fort Lauderdale area. All are safe.
In Jacksonville, WJXT’s Meteorologist JOHN GAUGHAN (pronounced Gone) did an A+ job on Irma in the Jax market. Promo that man with “GAUGHAN WITH THE WIND”. (Sorry SHERRY CARPENTER…had to use that.)
Creative “architect” STAN MELTON heads up DC’s ABC affil WJLA…and he recently teamed up with STEPHEN ARNOLD and his music, using the SAM cut “Waking Up My Day” for the station’s American Idol Front of the Line contest. The cut is part of the new “Ready” promo package. Well Dunne! Stan Stephen and CHAD COOK, VP of Creative for SAM.
Think About This: “What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you’d be happy. So, why are you so afraid of change?” ~ Karen Salmansohn
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There is absolutely no reason to be miserable in your job. Life is too short – things change in an instant. If you aren’t appreciated – if you feel ill Sunday evening because you have to get up on Monday morning, then CHANGE IT. Maybe one of these is for you.
Let’s start with the wonderful SHERRY CARPENTER, who has a rare opening at #1 rated WJXT in Jacksonville. TOPICAL PRODUCER. #1 rated WJXT, the Graham Media Group-owned station in Jacksonville, one of Florida’s best kept secrets, seeks a motivated, high-energy Creative Services Topical Writer-Producer to join our award winning team. Candidate will be responsible for bringing our brand to life through compelling writing, break through editing and strategic concepts. The qualified candidate must be able to conceive, write, edit and succeed in a fast paced, results-oriented media environment. Ideal candidate will be an innovative thinker and a self-motivator with the ability to contribute ideas and learn from those around them. More here.
VP Creative & Programming
WLS – Chicago
WYMT – Hazard KY
KMBC – Kansas City
KTNV – Las Vegas
KDAF – Kansas City
WAVE – Louisville
WRAL – Raleigh
KDAF – Dallas
WSYX/WTTE/WWHO – Columbus
WSVN – Miami
WECT – Wilmington NC
WAVE – Louisville
KSDK – St Louis
WUSA – Washington DC
Assistant Creative Services Director
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KSBW – Salinas
KIVI – Boise
WPEC – Palm Beach
News Promo Manager
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Think About This: “A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.” ~ Paulo Coelho
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If one is good, and two is twice as good, then three is over the moon. Three is the magic number for WJXT’s CSD SHERRY CARPENTER, who has added some fab talent to her team in Jacksonville. We’ll let her and her new hires take over (I’ll put my feet up and fix a margarita today…bonus!):
BRANDON LINK: “I hail from WVVA! A station tucked away in Southern WV. I went from Master control, Commercial producer to Promotion manager in a little under 2 years. Before I stumbled into TV, I played football for the Pittsburgh Power in the AFL (Arena football league). I am originally from Cumberland, MD. I’ve been playing guitar for 12 years, and I have a 4 yr old black lab/pit mix named Nina! I’m probably the biggest/scariest looking Promotion Producer in the country!” (Take what you like from that. Haha.)
STUART BOSLOW is the new Executive Producer of a daily talk and entertainment show on WJXT, launching later this year. Stuart joined the station from Dallas, where he launched a talk and lifestyle show at KTXD. Previously he was Senior Special Projects Producer at KTVT.
Just hired today, as in Tuesday! RYAN DOLBY was our intern, and was hired to help support production of 3 weekly Jacksonville Jaguars shows. As the official station of our NFL Franchise team, folks in creative services help produce the coaches show, Everbank Jaguars Gameday, and Jaguars All Access. Ryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Concentration in production from University of North Florida.
Job Alert – Sherry and Stuart are working frantically to hire 7 more people– co-hosts, MMJ’s, producers, bookers and tech support. Check out Graham Media’s WJXT’s job postings.
Sincere condolences to PHIL KRAFT, Senior Creative Producer for KGTV in San Diego, on the loss of his Grandmother.
EXCELLENT read…BILL HARTNETT’s blog entitled Social TV Grows Up and Gets Real.
Changes are as hot as the temps…tomorrow we tell about the new CSD at WNCN in Raleigh and have great news about a favorite with a syndicated show. And the already promised details on the lovely new KXAN CSD will be forthcoming. Plus a real find for DAVID HERSHEY at KTVT. Come back – bring salt.
Oh, this is the 1625th post of WDT’s focus on the people of TV marketing. How fast the children grow…
Think About This: "Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.” ~ Jon Sinclair
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