Giggling because it’s soooo Well Dunn….who is the new CSD at Sarasota’s WWSB, ABC in America’s Riviera? None other than JOSEPH DUNN. Love it! And the coincidences don’t end there. He’s making the switch from Charlotte (!) where he was Digital Marketing Manager for ROBBY THOMAS’ hot WBTV shop there in the Queen City. He was promoted to that slot having been a writer producer – all while earning an MBA from UNC-Charlotte. Impressive. Mr. D picked up the promo trade from WSPA in the Greenville-Spartanburg market of upstate South Carolina. WSPA is about to become Raycom (if it hasn’t already) so Joseph is transferring within the company for this exciting new position. You are going to love Sarasota, Joseph. See you soon and Well Dunne!
Let’s face it…business isn’t anything at all like business was five years ago. Boy have things changed. With that in mind, here’s to the new Life After TV section of the WDTB (Well Dunne! Talent blog) which will be about people who used to do network/cable/station marketing on a daily basis but have taken those talents and moved on. Yes, the many talents, skills and ideas that you use daily (hourly actually) have tremendous value outside the narrow confines of the business as it has morphed today. Tremendous value. More about the basis for that in just short order, but let’s shine our light on our first LATV (Life After TV) person today: KEVIN KOLBE. Kevin is an amazing man…faithful, father deluxe and creative as can be. When WRAL had a shakeup in their department, Kevin found himself (for the first time since high school) looking for work. He had headed up marketing for FOX there, another Capital property. So what does a highly creative man do? Use those skills. And he’s using them to document his search for his next step. It’s a vlog and you should YouTube it and sign up to watch them all. Bet you identify with him…and for heavens sake, let’s find him something that moves the planet forward. He deserved the best. Well Dunne! Kevin
Job Alert – Marketing Director KSDK St Louis
Think About This: “There’s nothing more addictive or incredible in life than reinventing yourself and allow yourself to be different every day.” ~ Thalia
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Sarasota, Florida is like the American Riviera. Cannes with fried chicken and biscuits (head to Blue Rooster) and they have a film festival there as well. Working at that festival is just one of the many exciting creative endeavours that SCOTT FELSDENFELD has been part of and what caught the eye of CSD GAYLE BEATTY. She was on the hunt for someone who could add sparkle to her promotion efforts for WWSB. Scott sems the right choice; he’s the new Producer at the ABC affil south of the Sunshine Skyway. Scott is coming from Michigan, where he freelanced as well as did his part for WDIV. He’s done film, shot and generally learned the craft by doing all kinds of projects. He’s eager and has caught on so fast, it earns Mr. Scott a major Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Marketing Director KENS TV San Antonio
Job Alert– Topical Producer KABB San Antonio
Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!
KABB-Fox29 San Antonio has an immediate opening for a Topical Promotions Producer. KABB-Fox29 San Antonio, is looking for a talented topical producer for our highly competitive 9pm newscast. Our ideal candidate will be a master at writing compelling copy, and has the shooting and editing abilities to deliver on the Fox brand. The ability to thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment is a must. Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills are a must.
Responsibilities include:Producing targeted special report promos for Fox News at Nine Providing field production assistance as needed Assisting with station sponsored events Must be able to write, shoot, and edit promos while managing deadlines
Experience: At least two years of promotion experience is required Proficiency with Avid, Premiere and Adobe programs
This is not an entry level position. If you have the required experience and skills, please apply below or visit www.sbgi.net and include your salary requirements while completing our on-line application. In addition, include a link to your latest work. Work examples should showcase strong editing and writing skills. If you do not have a link to your work, apply on-line and then send your non-returnable DVD to: Terry McFarlane 4335 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229 Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!
Well Dunne!’s own KELLY PIDGEON is a fab talent whose voice is making TV marketing types’ copy even better than envisioned…but wait – there’s more. He’s a musician and here’s a taste of his upcoming new release…enjoy Warm Summer Morning. Kelly’s the one on the bass (LAUREL PORTIE pay attention!) and the drums are played by Ron Butler, hubby to Well Dunne!’s ALLY BUTLER
Think About This: "To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life." ~ John Burroughs
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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
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