Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Buzz Lady goes commercial, ABC changes, Jim Nantz, Howard Stern and more

Goodbye, television's Buzz Lady. Hello, new career
Roseann Rogers, formerly the Buzz Lady on Channel 2 News and Channel 55, has turned her attention full-time to TV commercials.
- ‘The Buzz Lady’ points Finger in new direction

iTunes offers free fall tv season sneak peeks
If you’ve got a computer, iPhone or iPod touch and an iTunes account, you can download HD sneak peeks, trailers and starter kits for the new fall TV season.

Disney's Iger aims to put ABC back in game
Bob Iger is marking his fifth anniversary as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. with an extreme makeover of ABC -- in an attempt to save the network from falling into last place among the nation's Big Four broadcasters.

The news is, that pitch was paid for
When spokespersons for hire promote products on local TV news shows.

'Swift Justice' with Grace -- Nancy Grace
FOX 26 anchor Sibila Vargas met with the outspoken Nancy Grace to talk about her new show.

Reporter Maite de la Rosa leaves KMID 2 Midland
She is the newest addition to the WZVN-7 news team in Ft. Myers.

KFOX TV and 92.3 The Fox Partner Together
KFOX TV and KOFX radio, better known as 92.3 The Fox, have partnered together to bring viewers and listeners the latest news, weather and traffic.

Instead of delivering the news, a Norwegian news anchor quits - on the air
Listeners in Oslo, Norway waiting for the news on the public broadcast station Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) heard the news anchor make news.

Chelsea Handler panned as VMA host
Comedian among 'worst in show's history,' writes N.Y. Times

Sirius Looks Fit to Outgrow Howard Stern
Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) may keep adding listeners, fueling a stock rally that has lifted the satellite radio provider by 74 percent this year, notwithstanding the prospect of losing famed shock jock Howard Stern.

Nantz in front row for sports history
If Jim Nantz has his way, he today hits the midpoint of what he hopes will be a 50-year career with CBS Sports that ends on April 8, 2035.

Highway to hell: Rerunning a daring 1978 WFAA8 story that got a lot of motors running
In May 1978, Byron Harris and two other WFAA8 staffers decided to test the feasibility of the federally mandated 55 mph highway speed limit by driving three cars abreast on I-30 from Dallas to Fort Worth.

Abilene's modern rock "98X" KTLT goes all-sports as "The Ticket"
Cumulus Media ends 3-½ years of alt-rock by flipping KTLT, Anson, Texas to all-sports, affiliated with ESPN Radio.

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