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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

KIAH 39 getting a new morning show? It is getting a car show

Clearly KIAH 39's future NewsFix and Imaginator position are some of the top media stories in the US right now. NewsFix has been featured in the television trades over and over again in the last few weeks.

That being said, I think I've found more to the KIAH 39 NewsFix story...maybe. And this news includes a possible morning newscast NewsFix on channel 39. The station does not currently have a news show in the morning.

Two KIAH 39 job openings have been posted on the Internet, but not on the actual jobs page at the time of this writing.

The first open position posted is for preditors. Don't worry, it is not as scary as it sounds. TMZ uses preditors all the time:

PRODUCER EDITORS/HOUSTON: The new Tribune is recruiting anti-establishment preditors to collaborate on a groundbreaking morning news/infotainment format unlike anything ever tried on local TV. Job 15014 (8/11)

You see it here for yourself. It says a groundbreaking morning news/infotainment format. Now maybe it says "morning news" just to describe an idea of the type of news Tribune is going for in Houston...not that an actual morning newscast is coming. Stay tuned.

The next job opening is on the actual Tribune careers page:

Multi-Media Journalist/TV Host for Car Show (Full-Time Position): Got a passion for cars? Do you love, and we mean really LOVE cars? Well, we may have the dream job for you. KIAH-TV, Ch. 39 in Houston is seeking a smart and witty Multi-Media Journalist to host a brand new weekly half-hour car show. This will be your opportunity to set the bar and make your mark in the top ten market.

So there you go. This does not appear to be NewsFix related, but still interesting. KIAH 39 is getting an auto show. Great vehicle for auto dealers to really drive home car and truck sales I guess.

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