When it comes to living in the most exciting, ideal US markets, KELLY DONNELL wins. Kelly is trading in the temperate seaside beach-y perfect San Diego for the adventuresome, outdoorsy energy of Denver. He’s the new Creative Services Director of Tribune’s KDVR, Fox in the Mile High City. He’s transitioning for Tribune, which is where he was in San Diego – at the Fox affiliate. The Florida Gator by education really has lived and worked in the best cities: Honolulu, New Orleans, Chicago, NYC, San Francisco and Tucson. Come on…those are fabulous places. He’s a lucky man. And a talented one. A great big Rocky Mountain Well Dunne! Kelly
Remember last December when B&C named Cleveland’s MICKI BYRNES the GM of the year? Well, Ms. Micki did it again and nabbed the GM of the year for the Tegna chain. She’s a former promo pro who is obviously one fab leader at WKYC. Does that give any of you big chains any ideas? No? Why the heck not? Yeah, you know who you are…
The gates of heaven have been swinging wide open of late. Word comes via RONN KILBY that voice talent DOUG PAUL has passed away in the Atlanta area. If you want info on the memorial, etc, please let me know. Doug had a one-of-a-kind sound and you have all heard him on the many promos he did for networks across many decades. God bless you, Doug.
And yes, there was no WOMAN WRITING done yesterday. It was a day without…
Think About This: “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ~ Albert Einstein
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Yep, a marketing pro turned GM was just named GM of 2016 by Broadcasting & Cable Mag. Let’s hear it (and I mean put some moxie into it) for MICKI BYRNES, GM of WKYC, Tegna’s NBC affil in Cleveland. Anybody who knows her is clapping right now. Micki has done Creative Services, Promotion and all manner of PR for stations in Atlanta, Boston and San Francisco as well as WKYC. She’s served on boards (some of us were lucky enough to do that with her) and been a leader in many ways. Leading WKYC was a natural step and one she has handled with award-winning aplomb. Can’t imagine any reason why more Marketing types aren’t being given the key to the corner offices. Look to Micki as inspiration. Well Dunne! Micki.
Job Alert – Senior Commercial Producer WCVB Boston
[first time in 20 years this slot has been open]
Think About This: “Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world awaits in darkness for the light that is you.” ~ L. R. Knost
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TRAVIS DENT is heading to Lawton, OK this week to be the Marketing Director for KSWO, the ABC affil owned by Raycom in the Wichita Falls, TX market. Yes, Google Lawton and you’ll see it’s a mere 52 miles north of Falls Town, and if you drive it, you’ll pass through some of the richest oil country ever. Lawton was home to actress Joan Crawford for a few years back when her daddy ran the movie theatre there….and Lawton is the name of a suburb of Havana. You’re all now ready for Jeopardy. Back to Travis, who’s going to depart Louisiana where he’s been Promotion Manager at Nexstar’s WGMB in Baton Rouge. Travis was also in charge of commercial production and did creative producer roles for KMSS in Shreveport. The Savannah State grad is gonna have a blast in this very different landscaped part of the country. Remember the Red River is the dividing line between Longhorns and Cowboys and Sooners! A big Well Dunne! Travis!
Well Dunne! to WKYC’s President and General Manager MICKI BYRNES. The former promo pro was honored as one of the Cleveland YMCA’s 2016 Women of Achievement. Micki deserves all honors.
Think About This: “There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.”
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