Thursday, October 30, 2014

Astroworld memories 1968-2005

Today in 2005, Astroworld stopped having fun

From June 1, 1968 to October 30, 2005 Astroworld thrilled Houstonians and out of towners alike. On this anniversary of its demise, listen to my interview on Houston Public Media KUHF 88.7's Houston Matters about Astroworld memories.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The media's report card on big stories

From Houston to the national folks, how is the media doing covering the BIG stories?

Yesterday I was on Houston Public Media's (KUHF 88.7) Houston Matters talking media coverage of big stories with Houston Chronicle assistant city editor Mike Snyder and The Houston Sun publisher Doris Ellis.

You can listen to our interview with host Craig Cohen below.

I had a great time and we got a lot of great feedback on the segment.


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Syan Rhodes upped to KPRC weekend anchor

KPRC 2 reporter Syan Rhodes promoted to weekend anchor

Syan Rhodes
Syan Rhodes
Current KPRC 2 reporter Syan Rhodes has been promoted to weekend anchor the NBC affiliate's senior executive producer Rick McFarland tells mikemcguff.com.

"I'm excited and very thankful for the opportunity," Rhodes told mikemcguff.com.

That seat next to Phillip Mena has been vacant since Irika Sargent moved on to the main anchor gig at sunny WFOR Miami (and a recent guest hosting spot on CBS' The Talk).

Rhodes left her anchor gig at WESH 2 News on CW18 in Orlando for Houston's channel 2 last summer.

Before Orlando, Rhodes spent two years as weekend anchor at WMC Memphis, Tenn., and three years as a reporter and weekend morning anchor at WBIR Knoxville, Tenn. The Emmy award winning journalist also worked as an investigative reporter and weekend anchor at KETK Tyler.

Rhodes is a native Houstonian who told me in May how glad she is to be back home.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Whitney Drolen rollin' out of KTVT CBS 11, TV station sued and more



MORE VIDEOS
- WFAA: Cowboys parody song
- Touching moments to end of CSN Houston
- NY1 Host Tells Viewers Not to Eat Strange Mucus or Poop to Prevent Ebola
- Club 6400 Sunday Night Live on 93Q Summer 1988
- The Man at the Center of Houston’s 80s Punk Rock Scene
- Stacy, FOX 7 Newscast Director interview
- Tristan Thompson Kisses Sideline Interviewer
- Since when did I become the fat guy on the morning show?

2014 Lone Star EMMY winners
12th annual Lone Star Emmy Awards

Traffic reporter Whitney Drolen leaves CBS11
Whitney Drolen, early morning traffic reporter for D-FW’s CBS11 since August 2012, has left the station.

Former CBS11 morning anchor Brendan Higgins reaches agreement with Aspen authorities
There has been a resolution in the case involving Aspen, Colo. authorities and former CBS11 early morning news anchor Brendan Higgins.

Pieces of Houston radio history could come to life with the help of a crowdfunding site
A Houston native, Liss LaFleur, is looking to raise $10,000 via a crowdfunding campaign to digitize more than 300 reel-to-reel tapes of her late grandfather, radio host Jay Kent Hackleman, speaking with national and local luminaries on his KTRH radio show, which ran from the late '50s and into the mid '70s.

KHOU volunteers make a difference at Baker-Riplely Neighborhood Center
"I'm breaking a sweat," said KHOU Executive News Director Philip Bruce said as he and a team of KHOU volunteers took part in national Make A Difference Day. "The rare occasion when I'm breaking a sweat."

Houston Chronicle's Ortiz elected BBWAA president
Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle has been elected president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Lawyer sues KENS-TV
A San Antonio attorney sued KENS-TV claiming he was defamed and libeled in news reports.

KVUE hires new weekend morning meteorologist
The KVUE weather team is once again fully staffed. The station has hired Jared Plushnick to handle weekend morning weathercasts.

Newcomer joins KVUE’s morning newscasts
Early risers have likely noticed a new face on KVUE’s top-rated “Daybreak” and “Midday” newscasts. Recent arrival Cori Coffin has been anchoring the ABC affiliate’s 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 11 a.m.

News 3 Announces Anchor Changes
After a decade with KBTX, Meredith Stancik is stepping down from the anchor desk to spend more time with her growing family.

John-Carlos Estrada Named Anchor and Managing Editor at KTRE
KTRE, the ABC affiliate in Lufkin, Texas, has named John-Carlos Estrada evening anchor and managing editor. Estrada will anchor the 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. newscasts.

FCC Hits Texas Station with Fine for Violations Possibly Dating Back 22 Years
The Federal Communications Commission levied an $86,400 fine on the parent company of Midland and Odessa,Texas NBC affiliate KWES.

MOVING

Shawnda Cole joins KOCO as assistant news director after serving as a KPRC 2 executive producer she announced on Twitter.

Houstonian Kara Sewell leaves KWCH 12 Wichita for FOX 19 Cincinnati she announced on Twitter.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- KPRC 2's Ruben Galvan's slimy live shot
- Anoushah Rasta joins KPRC 2


Monday, October 27, 2014

Anoushah Rasta joins KPRC 2

KTSM News Channel 9 El Paso weekend anchor Anoushah Rasta comes to Houston's KPRC as reporter

Anoushah Rasta
Anoushah Rasta
Recent KTSM News Channel 9 El Paso weekend anchor Anoushah Rasta starts today as a reporter at KPRC, news director Rhonda Errer LaVelle confirms to mikemcguff.com.

Rasta worked at KTSM for two years where she started as a reporter/multimedia journalist and fill-in anchor. She was promoted to weekend anchor last December.

Before Texas, Rasta worked for KABC-TV as a news assistant, apprentice and freelance traffic producer. While at the Disney/ABC Television Group station, Rasta was on the production team for the 84th Academy Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2012. She was also a freelance reporter for Life and Style Weekly where she interviewed celebrities like Betty White, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ciara, Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.

Rasta is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and a Southern California native.

According to her bio, Rasta speaks fluent French, Farsi and conversational Spanish.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

2014 Lone Star EMMY winners

12th annual Lone Star Emmy Awards

Houston was full of Lone Star Emmy Award winners from across Texas television Saturday night as the 12th annual edition of the awards ceremony took place at the Bayou Music Center.

Here is a taste of some of the winners that I could grab off the chapter's Twitter feed. Go to lonestaremmy.org for the full list.

Former KHOU anchor Steve Smith was honored at the beginning of the video.

Watch the full ceremony below:

Congratulations to Station Excellence WFAA WFAA

Congratulations to News Excellence WFAA: News 8 WFAA

Congratulations to Team Coverage Safe House Raid KTMD

Congratulations to Community Service KPRC Local 2: The Making of a Habitat Home KPRC

Congratulations to Investigative Report - Single Story Passport Hostage KRGV

Congratulations to Investigative Report - Single Story Fire in the Attic - The Death of Brennen Teel KXAS

Congratulations to Investigative Report - Single Story Adolescents, The New Recruits of the Drug Cartels KXTX

Congratulations to Investigative Report – Series Pay for the Triggerman: the Untold Stories of the Fort Hood Attack KXAS

Congratulations to Investigative Report – Series Crisis en la Frontera KXTX

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Reporter – Investigative Serious Investigations for Serious People KPRC

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Reporter – Investigative Rebecca Suarez Investigates KXLN

Congratulations to Newscast - Morning/Daytime - Larger Markets (1-25)
NBC 5 NEWS Today: Ice Storm KXAS

Congratulations to Newscast - Morning/Daytime - Medium Markets (26-60)
News 4 San Antonio Today: Torrential Tuesday WOAI

Congratulations to Newscast - Evening - Larger Markets (1-25) News 8 at 10: Navy Yard Shooting WFAA

Congratulations to Newscast - Evening - Smaller Markets (61+) KWTX News 10 at Ten KWTX

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Program Host/Moderator/ Reporter – Programming Chet Garner, Host of The Daytripper Hogaboom Road, Inc.

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Program Host / Moderator / Reporter – Programming Chécalo KXLN

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Commentator / Editorialist / Performer / Narrator I CAN'T RANT! San Antonio's Voice WOAI

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Commentator / Editorialist / Performer / Narrator De Cerca Con Raul Peimbert KXLN

Congratulations to Photographer - Program (Non-News) Uhl Be On Camera ATXN

Congratulations to Editor - Program (Non-News) Troubadour, TX 41 Entertainment

Congrats to Director-Post-Production/Short Form(Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.) Spurs Sports & Entertainment Direction Spurs Sports

Congratulations to Director - Post-Production/Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.) Get Out and Play - Health PSA KXLN

Congratulations to Graphic Arts -Graphics / Animation Spurs Sports & Entertainment Graphic Arts Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Congratulations to Audio Dvorak - Slavonic Dances with the San Antonio Symphony KLRN

Congratulations to Military - News Single Story / Feature Fort Hood Attack: The Untold Story of "The 14th Victim" KXAS

Congratulations to Military - News Series Assignment Afghanistan KBTX

Congratulations to Historic/Cultural - News Single Story/Series/Feature
JFK Dallas: 50 Novembers WFAA

Congratulations to Historic/Cultural - News Single Story/Series/Feature
JFK KUVN

Congratulations to Crime - News Single Story / Series / Feature The Clean Scan Scam KDFW

Congratulations to Crime - News Single Story / Series / Feature Ana Trujillo: Victima o Asesina KXLN

Congratulations to Arts/Entertainment - News Single Story / Series / Feature
Metalachi KWEX

Congratulations to Arts/Entertainment - News Single Story / Series / Feature
Because They Sang WFAA

Congratulations to Religion - News Single Story/Series/Feature
El Conjuro KXLN

Congratulations to Health/Science - News Single Story / Series / Feature
Vaping: A Growing Health Concern KWEX

Congratulations to Health/Science - News Single Story / Series / Feature
Dirty Little Salon Secrets KXAS

Congratulations to Environment - News Single Story/Series/Feature
Pajaro Enemigo KXTX

Congratulations to Environment - News Single Story/Series/Feature It Doesn't Take a Rocket Genius…To Know That Something's Wrong @KENS5

Congratulations to Education/Schools - News Single Story/Series/Feature
Pass the Trash KTVT

Congratulations to Business/Consumer - News Single Story / Series / Feature El Arte del Antojo KTMD

Congratulations to Business/Consumer - News Single Story / Series / Feature
Car Owner Calamities KXAS

Congratulations to Politics/Government - New Series Parole File Mistakes KHOU

Congratulations to Politics/Government - New Series DFW High Rollers - Flying on Your Dime KTVT

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Reporter - Features / Human Interest Show & Sel KDAF

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Reporter - Features / Human Interest
Groogan Tales - Day Turns and Going Deep KRIV

Congratulations to Human Interest - Program Feature/Segment Trash Art Phillips Productions

Congratulations to Human Interest - News Feature Not Forgotten KXAS

Congratulations to Human Interest - News Series Rostros Prestados KUVN

Congratulations to Human Interest - News Series Angel Gowns WFAA

Congratulations to Human Interest - News Single Story Jewel of the Night WFAA

Congratulations to Human Interest - News Single Story Anything But Ordinary KXAS

Congratulations to Weather - News Weathercast Pete Delkus' Best Weathercast
WFAA

Congratulations to Weather - News Single Story/Series/Feature
Tornados KUVN

Congratulations to Weather - News Single Story/Series/Feature Medina Lake - Then and Now KENS

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Anchor – Weather Rick Mitchell, NBC 5 Weather KXAS

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Anchor – Weather Nestor Flecha - Weather Craft KXTX

Congratulations to Politics/Government - News Single Story/Feature Paying the Price WFAA

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Reporter - Specialty Assignment Deanna Dewberry KXAS

Congratulations to Specialty Assignment Report - News Single Story / Series / Feature Simon Says KIAH

Congratulations to Specialty Assignment Report - News Single Story / Series / Feature Diploma Mills KXTX

Congratulations to Specialty Assignment Report Program/Special/Feature/Segment Carry the Load WFAA

Congratulations to Feature News Report - Serious Feature / Series
Singleton & Beckley KXAS

Congratulations to Feature News Report - Serious Feature / Series
Rise Up WFAA

Congratulations to Feature News Report - Serious Feature / Series Manejando La Ley KNVO

Congratulations to Feature News Report - Light Feature / Series Beats Roofing KEYE

Congratulations to Texas Heritage - News Single Story / Series / Feature Black Swan Inn KTMD

Congratulations to Texas Heritage - News Single Story / Series / Feature A Red River Life FSN SW

Congratulations to Sports - One-Time Special Performance Art Longhorn Network

Congratulations to Sports - One-Time Special Mike Modano Retirement Ceremony FSN SW

Congratulations to Sports - Interview/Discussion Icons of Coaching: Jimmy Johnson FSN SW

Congratulations to Sports - Interview/Discussion Icons of Coaching: Bela Karolyi FSN SW

Congratulations to Photographer - Sports (Single Camera only) Noah's Art KXAS

Congratulations to Director - Live or Live-to-Tape / Newscast /Sports CBS 11 NEWS AT 6 KTVT

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Sports Analyst/Play-by-Play Mavericks Win Thriller Vs Cleveland FSN SW

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Reporter – Sports Trahan's Take WFAA

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Reporter – Sports Live From Sochi, It's Pat Doney KXAS

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Anchor – Sports What Ballou Me Away
KEYE

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Anchor – Sports Randy McIlvoy Sports KPRC

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Anchor – Sports Antonio Favela, Sports Anchor KTDO

Congratulations to Editor – Sports Nice Flash Frame Bro! KXAS

Congratulations to Sports – Sportscast Longhorn Extra: Women's History Month Longhorn Network

Congratulations to Sports - Program Series Mavs Live Postgame Show FSN SW

Congrats to Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited
Houston Astros Civil Rights Game vs Baltimore Orioles 5/30/14 CSN Houston

Congratulations to Sports - Program Feature/Segment Sled Hockey Therapy Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Congratulations to Sports - News Feature Ultimate Save KXAS

Congratulations to Sports - News Feature The Dream Chaser WOAI

Congratulations to Sports - News Single Story / SeriesBlack History Month Series CSN Houston

Congratulations to Sports - Daily or Weekly Program High School Scoreboard Live FSN SW

Congratulations to Arts/Entertainment - Program / Special On Story-Breaking Bad: A Conversation With Vince Gilligan Austin Film Festival

Congratulations to Arts/Entertainment - Program Feature / Segment
Dan Dunn: Throwin' Some Paint KUHT

Congratulations to Arts/Entertainment - Program Feature / Segment
Chécalo KXLN

Congratulations to Texas Heritage - Program / Special / Feature / Segment El Paso - Segundo Barrio Brazos Film & Video

Congratulations to Magazine Program - Program / Special TCR: Texas Vietnam Monument Phillips Productions

Congratulations to Magazine Program – Series Bronco Roads: Bandera 41 Entertainment

Congratulations to Magazine Program - Feature/Segment Roxy's Recipes Phillips Productions

Congratulations to Interview/Discussion - Program/Special/Series Manor of Speaking #207 KUHT

Congratulations to Interview/Discussion - Feature/Segment Are You APD Strong? ATXN

Congratulations to Documentary – Topical Children Left Behind KVUE

Congratulations to Documentary - Cultural / Historical JFK50: Eyewitness to History The Dallas Morning News

Congratulations to Weather - Program/ Special / Feature/Segment Thirst KLRU

Congratulations to Weather - Program/ Special / Feature/Segment Naturaleza en Descontrol KTMD!

Congratulations to Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special/Series
122nd Cadet Class ATXN!

Congratulations to Public/Current/Community Affairs - Feature/Segment TORI Program 2014 Documentary T.D. Jakes Ministries!

Congratulations to Public/Current/Community Affairs - Feature/Segment Defensores del Barrio KUVN!

Congratulations to Public/Current/Community Affairs - Feature/Segment Camino a la Ciudadania KUVN!

Congratulations to Politics/Government - Program/Special/Feature/Segment
In Session: In Depth-Special Session @KXAN_News!

Congratulations to Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports)
There Will Be fun KLRU!

Congrats to Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports) Porque Amamos La Musica: Posada de Ramon Ayala y Hermes Music Hermes Music

Congratulations to Informational / Instructional - Program / Special / Feature / Segment Texas - Above & Below TPWD!

Congratulations to Children/Youth/Teen - Program Feature / Special / Feature / Segment Shattered Dreams ATXN!

Congrats to Editor-Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.) Spurs Sports & Entertainment Editing Spurs Sports & Entertainment !

Congratulations to Photographer - Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.) The Palo Duro Ride Helicon!

Congrats to Photographer Short Form(Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.) Spurs Sports & Entertainment Photo. Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Congratulations to Writer - Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.) Papá KTMD

Congratulations to Writer -Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.)2013-14 Texas Rangers Commercials Texas Rangers Baseball Club

Congratulations to Promotion - News Promo - Single Spot Más allá de la Tecnología (Beyond the Technology) KUVN

Congratulations to Promotion - News Promo - Single Spot How Does the Rooster Know @KLTV7

Congratulations to Promotion - News Promo - Campaign / Image CBS 11 NEWS: The Ones We Could Count On KTVT

Congratulations to Promotion – Program San Antonio Spurs - We Live the Game Campaign Spurs Sports & Entertainment #GOSPURSGO

Congratulations to Commercial - Single Spot/Campaign The Platinum Series Page Agency!

Congratulations to Community/Public Service (PSAs) - Single Spot/Campaign
Go Red KXTX

Congratulations to Breaking News West Dallas Apartment Fire @KHOU

Congratulations to Breaking News KTMD 5pm Newscast KTMD

Congratulations to Spot News Reliving Tragedy in Fort Hood KXTX

Congratulations to Spot News Fire Fall and Rescue KTRK!

Congratulations to Continuing Coverage Detencion De Un Capo KXLN

Congratulations to Continuing Coverage Battle for the Border @krgv

Congratulations to News Special West Remembered KCEN!

Congratulations to News Special News 4 San Antonio Special Report: Protecting Your Kids WOAI!

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Anchor – News Norma Garcia: On The Set, On The Field KXTX

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Anchor – News News Guy: Behind the Camera, in the Field, at the Desk, and on the Web WOAI

Congratulations to Video Journalist Chris Van Horne: Covering Fort Worth KXAS

Congratulations to Photographer – News I Love My Job WFAA !!

Congratulations to Editor - News - No Time Limit Too Long In the Edit Bay ... Again! KDAF

Congratulations to Editor - News - No Time Limit Every Day Passion KUVN

Congratulations to Editor - News - Within 24 Hours Jason Editing KPRC!!

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Reporter - General Assignment / Spot News Live, Local, Ray-Breaking KXAS

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Reporter - General Assignment / Spot News Adam Racusin KEYE!

Congratulations to Writer – News Write This V. 2013 KHOU

Congratulations to Writer - NewsTrafico Humano KXLN!

Congratulations to On-Camera Talent - Reporter – Live Never Stand Still KXAS

Congratulations to News Producer Never A Dull Morning KPRC

Congratulations to General Assignment Report - No Time Limit Suspend Lawyer Still Practicing KHOU!

Congratulations to General Assignment Report - No Time Limit Spring High School Stabbing KXLN

Congratulations to General Assignment Report - Within 24 Hours Pies de Acero KTDO!

Congratulations to General Assignment Report - Within 24 Hours Get Better, Baby WFAA!

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- Lone Star EMMY Awards winners 2011
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

KPRC 2's Ruben Galvan's slimy live shot

All together gang: "Slime on Ruben Galvan"

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KPRC 2 morning feature reporter Ruben Galvan found his way under a slime bucket for the second year in a row at the Children’s Museum of Houston.  Well, around Halloween, it should probably be called the Monsters' Museum of Houston.

This year, Ruben rounded up some fellow victims to get the green stuff.


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Touching moments to end of CSN Houston - VIDEO

After two years, Comcast SportsNet Houston signs off

Bill Doleman and Calvin Murphy bid a teary farewell

Just to show you how unfair the television business is, Comcast SportsNet Houston just produced its final hours of local programming last night and the network is effectively dead. As the future of the new Root Sports Houston is worked out, the plan is for 96 of 141 employees to be laid off.

This is certainly not the fault of the talented group of people who worked at CSN Houston. It was a top notch production all the way.

"The experience at CSN Houston was great because of the people there," wrote CSN Houston reporter Adam Wexler on his blog. "All the people there were excited to be delivering our product to the Houston fans, yes, whichever fans were lucky enough to have the network."

When the network debuted to the only 40% or so of Houston viewers with Comcast, I figured it would all be worked out in time. It was nice to once again have a Houston-only sports network - especially of this superior quality.

But no matter the great job CSN Houston did on the air, politics and business brought the whole thing down.

Below is video of the last credits and a tribute to the CSN Houston employees.




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why News 92 failed, another SA TV departure plus more


MORE VIDEOS
- KPRC' s Dominique Sachse, Bill Balleza & Frank Billingsley on 'The Tonight Show'
- Boom 92.1 FM Classic Hip Hop Houston radio [Audio debut]
- Dancing Kid Takes Center Stage During Live Shot
- NBC5's "Texas Connects Us" campaign (in full)
- It's only dirty if you think it is
- Michael Rooker takes over Good Day Austin
- Only the Best Tee-Pee for Washington D.C.
- Pumpkin fest organizer tries to censor live news report
- Live TV news meme hits another reporter trying to cover riot

Ebola the Ultimate Moving Target For Dallas Stations
The Dallas stations are working tirelessly to cover the ultimate moving target in news—the Ebola crisis in DMA No. 5. As the primary informers for scores of residents, the TV newsrooms are faced with tough decisions about educating the public while avoiding stoking hysteria.

Byron Harris: Still investigating after 40 years
The WFAA newsroom on Monday celebrated a milestone as veteran investigative reporter Byron Harris marked his 40th anniversary with the station.

None do it better than Fox4's pet smart duo
Adopt-a-pet segments are staples of weekend morning newscasts. On D-FW’s Fox4, they’re also something of an art form. Anchor Jenny Anchondo and meteorologist Jennifer Myers make these spots purr.

The Dallas Morning News welcomes Hunter Hauk
Hunter Hauk was named pop music critic for The Dallas Morning News.

Updating former KDFW-TV sports anchor Ted Dawson (who's still in there pitching)
Back in September, 1987, a sonic boom of a sports anchor, Ted Dawson, became the featured scorekeeper at KDFW-TV (now known as Fox4).

Gannett Broadcast Revenue Up 105%
Acquisitions of Belo and some London Broadcasting stations pace record broadcast revenue.

Big TV & media job moves across Texas
A ton of Texas TV and media folks getting new gigs

92 FM had bad case of 'playing it safe'
101 KLOL creator Pat Fant gives his take on why News 92 failed.
- Boom 92.1 FM replaces News 92 & B92 all Beyonce radio on KROI
- News 92 KROI is dead
- The New Boom 92 Houston: A Review
- Here's What's Playing on America's First "Classic Hip-Hop" Radio Station
- On the Beach...On the Prowl

Making great radio in Houston
On October 27 Radio Ink's 2014 Best Managers in Radio list will be released. One of those managers to make the 2014 list is Sarah Frazier, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS Radio in Houston.

Salisbury will add 97.5 FM radio duties, succeeding Solomon
Former NFL quarterback Sean Salisbury will succeed Chronicle columnist Jerome Solomon as co-host of KFNC’s (97.5 FM) midday sports talk show.

50 years ago: The loss of the KODA-bird
Radio station KODA was one such station to use a helicopter. It was called the KODA-bird.

Is the Montgomery County Police Reporter More "Police" Than "Reporter"?
If you're arrested in Montgomery County, chances are your name, charges, and maybe even mugshot will enter the wilds of the internet through the Montgomery County Police Reporter's website.

Judge Orders More Than $250K Fee Award for KTRK in Anti-SLAPP Matter
A Harris County judge awarded Haynes and Boone, LLP client KTRK Television, a Houston ABC affiliate, more than $250,000 in attorneys’ fees after the station won an anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) appeal against the plaintiff.

The ultimate underground party
CultureMap's anniversary bash rocks hot new hotel, draws TV VIPs.

KABB exits mount as another news vet quits
The face of San Antonio's KABB-TV is beginning to blur to the point of being almost unrecognizable.

Hearst Drops An Ebola Joke
Check out this gut-buster from the San Antonio Express-News.

KENS-TV back on air after going dark
Just in time for football. . .KENS-TV returned to the air at around 11:30 a.m. after being dark for most of the morning.

Stronger Together!
You may remember her as "Lisa Lisa" the high energy radio host of KTFM but now she's here to inspire us in a new way!

KOKE-FM launching news department
Austin Radio Network is launching a news department this week led by well-known Austin broadcaster Dick Ellis, who spent 32 years anchoring TV newscasts on ABC affiliate KVUE and Fox-owned KTBC.

X-rated photos tweeted from Time Warner Cable News account
The Time Warner Cable Austin News Twitter account appears to have been hacked.

ONE Media to Launch Next-Gen Broadcasting at KEYE-TV in Austin Next Month
ONE Media announced that it is set to unveil its next generation broadcast transmission platform in Austin, Texas next month.

Texas FM Sold
SHAFFER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC. is selling Classic Rock KRXB/BEEVILLE, TX.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- Grace White joins KHOU 11
- News 92 KROI is dead
- Where is FOX 26's Mike Iscovitz?
- Katherine Whaley debuts on KTRK abc13
- KHOU 11 debuts new Gannett ticker
- KTVT CBS 11 adds Gilma Avalos and Lisa Villegas
- Irika Sargent on CBS' 'The Talk'

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Irika Sargent on CBS' 'The Talk'

Former KPRC anchor Irika Sargent gets close to Jimmy Smits & Boyz II Men on 'The Talk'


Former KPRC 2 weekend anchor Irika Sargent is already getting close to her new CBS family.

Today, the CBS owned and operated WFOR Miami anchor guest hosted on CBS' The Talk.

Sargent got to hang with actor Jimmy Smits & Boyz II Men.

I'm sure Sargent's national appearance gave Houston fans some closure after her KPRC departure because It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday.


Irika Sargent
Irika Sargent


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