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January 18, 2016

Jan 17, 2016 by     Comments Off on January 18, 2016    Posted under: Featured

Hitting Sarasota Sunday – tornadoes. Starting at Sarasota’s WWSB Monday – GAYLE BEATTY. No need to guess what major story will be the focus of her first day’s promo efforts. Ms. Gayle is heading up the marketing for the Calkins-owned ABC in one of America’s most gorgeous cities. Yes, despite the tornado problem, which is extremely rare, Sarasota sits on the Gulf of Mexico and reminds one of Monte Carlo. After a stint as Promo Manager for Scripps’ WFTS, ABC in Tampa-St Pete, Gayle is taking the Sunshine Skyway south, maintaining her desire to keep palm trees in her life. The Benton Illinois native has a degree from SIU Carbondale and her first ‘real’ TV job was at KSNW in Wichita. She headed south to Houston after that, working and producing at KHOU, KHBW, and KIAH.  Gayle is creative and persistent. Excellent. A very well deserved Well Dunne! Ms. Beatty.


Viva Jose! From the Creative suite to the Executive suite…it’s a wonderful journey. One that JOSE SUAREZ is on. He’s the newly named General Manager of KDVA, Telemundo in San Antonio. He’s coming over from Miami where he’s been Director of Creative Services and Programming for WTVJ, the network-owned NBC station in The Magic City. He’s no stranger to Texas, having worked in San Angelo at KSAN. Along the way, he’s honed his TV knowledge and skills at WSFL and WFOR in Miami, WUPW in Toledo and as Director of Digital Programs for the Telemundo Station Group. Well Dunne! Jose. Just in time to get ready for Fiesta!


Mistake that needs fixing – KSTP is looking for a CSD. Not what was posted. Sorry for that. Here’s the link. http://kstp.com/jobs/


Think About This:  “And it’s a human need to be told stories. The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.”  ~ Alan Rickman


Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

 

August 25, 2015

Aug 24, 2015 by     Comments Off on August 25, 2015    Posted under: Featured

“My mother’s blue eyes and my father’s high hopes”…that’s how SKYE BEITLER got his name. Best name award for sure. Skye has news to share and it involves a coast-to-coast journey as well as a brand new tltle – his first official management one to boot. Skye is heading to the St. Pete Tampa market to be CSD at Tegna’s WTSP, the CBS affil. He starts Sept 8, right after the holiday, and he’ll be coming from Oakland, CA where he’s been writing and producing for Group 236, the creative production arm of FOX’s KTVU. The Detroit native has worked doing promo writing and producing at WMAR in Baltimore, where he served as Interim CSD, as well as in Lansing and Flint in Michigan. He’ll be loving the Florida winters and to him we say Well Dunne!


Fast moving world for sure. Here’s a quick Well Dunne! to the following entertainment pros and their respective new adventures: BECKY STITZER now heading up WBRE creative in the Wilkes Barre/Scranton market; BRANDON MULLIS now heading up creative at WFXG in Augusta, GA; SPENCER SMITH heading up Creative for WLBT in Jackson, MS… 


Sincere condolences to WBRZ’s NOAH KOZINKO on the sudden death of his brother. 


Bravo to Telemundo’s Bajo El Mismo Cielo which is working to raise awareness of Type 2 Diabetes. The novella kicks off Wednesday. Bien Hecho Dunne.

 

Think About This: "No one in the world was ever you before, with your particular gifts and abilities and possibilities. It’s a shame to waste those by doing what someone else has done.”  ~ Joseph Campbell

 

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent

June 24, 2015

Jun 23, 2015 by     Comments Off on June 24, 2015    Posted under: Featured

There’s the adage that goes something like this: a company can only show it values you through credit and or compensation. Very true in Hollywood, and not far from the mark everywhere else. It’s no wonder that stations are having a very difficult time keeping creative people when other lines of work offer more compensation. Makes sense actually (reference grocery prices). KELLI JONES is leaving the creative department of WTSP in the Tampa-St Pete market (CBS affil owned by Gannett) and is going to become involved in a new fulltime gig that will put a lot more green in her bank account, sans the stress and repetition. These stories are happening all the time. Kelli will be missed for sure. Well Dunne!

 

Job Alert – Promotion Manager KSBW Salinas, CA


He’s OK. The car accident that Well Dunne! Talent’s JEFF O’NEIL’s son was involved in has resulted in no serious injuries. Every parent sighs in relief. 


Not everything that happens in Vegas says in Vegas. Thus the picture of Well Dunne!’s KELLY PIDEON and those crazy fun folks who do promos at KLAS. HENRY, GREG and the lovely lady..Well Dunne!

 

Think About This: “The only true measure of success is the amount of joy we are feeling.”  ~ Abraham-Hicks

 

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent