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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Top Houston media moments of 2009

2009 was a wild year in the Houston media world. We saw top anchors leave television stations and big time radio DJs jump ship! I went through my blog to showcase some of the moments I thought were worth remembering. Click on the links to read the posts.

Where is KPRC's Wendy Corona?

Sam Malone of KRBE, KHMX talks to Mike McGuff

950 KPRC gets Chris Baker back, Walton and Johnson to 93.7 The Arrow KKRW

Mike McGuff's web sections win first and second place in the Texas AP awards

New Houston TV anchors...sort of

Where is Darby Douglas on Channel 11 KHOU?

Valet of KPRC Channel 2 skips out of Houston

Zakk United leaves 94.5 KTBZ The Buzz in Houston

Houston Chronicle layoffs coverage

CBS Radio in Houston appoints Purdy as VP/Market Manager

Giff Neilsen leaves Channel 11 KHOU

KLOL and KHMX are with CBS

Former Houston Chronicle fashion guy Clifford Pugh lands new gig

Mike McGuff wins an Emmy part 2

Dean and Rog on The New 107.5 The Eagle KGLK

Moving on from abc 13

Tom Doerr named Fox 26 KRIV news director

Pat Gray leaving Houston's 700 KSEV for Glenn Beck

KPRC and KIAH's Keith Northon and Ray Fisher leave their respective channels

Jack is dead at 103.7 FM in Houston

KTRK 13 Houston reporter Eric James carjacked/kidnapped

Lanny Griffith leaves Fox 26 KRIV Houston

Mike McGuff talking social media on Houston 8 KUHT PBS

KHOU 11 announces new early morning newscast at 4:30am

KPRC 2 Launches 4:30am newscast

KTRK 13 quietly debuts 4:30am show

Mike McGuff's 4am show pitch to Houston TV stations

39 KIAH Houston adds new newscasts

KPRC 2 and KRIV Fox 26 to share helicopter

Fox 26 KRIV adds more morning news

Mo' Bounce leaves Hot 95.7 Houston for Z100 New York

John Lopez leaves 790 KBME The Sports Animal, joins 610 KILT mornings

Will Dr. Phil return to Houston TV after 2011?

Houston Chronicle society columnist Shelby Hodge exits

Darby Douglas' near death experience, plus life after KHOU 11

KHOU 11 makes Net news for Wii traffic remote

KPRC Local 2 reporter Elizabeth Scarborough exits

Texas Tribune to debut in realm of nonprofit journalism

Houston is now on the Culturemap - Web site that is

KIAH 39 reporter Dennis Spellman leaves station

KTRK 13 reporter missing from TV

610 KILT's Matt Jackson and Adam Wexler are new 790 KBME morning show

KPRC 2 reporter Alana Gomez Dong leaves Houston for new job COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here