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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

SA anchorwoman calendar, KTVT's Burger, online reporter harassment and more

San Antonio TV anchors and reporters pose for calendar to aid cancer fight
The models? Among them are KENS anchorwomen Sarah Lucero and Karen Grace; Delaine Mathieu; WOAI anchor/reporter; and Karen Martinez, KABB anchor who also is a breast cancer survivor. On the calendar's cover? Stunning local actress Ara Celi.

Weatherman forecasts retirement after 40-year career
In conversation, Mike Burger laughs so heartily and frequently that it can be almost incongruous to hear about him going through a stressful time. But as the longtime weather forecaster for KTVT/Channel 11 and KTXA/Channel 21 talks about what led him to retire from a 40-year career in broadcasting, he turns contemplative and serious.

Announcer accused of online harassment
In a case that could lead to the first local prosecution under a year-old law against online harassment, a San Antonio sports promoter is accused of using a fake Twitter account to badger a television reporter.

Jeanne Jakle: WOAI plays up light and playful personality
What in the world is going on at News 4 WOAI? Vivid and fun new promos for the NBC affiliate's local news spotlight a more playful and youthful side to a station that traditionally has been known as relatively stodgy.

The West Coast lures away rapping forecaster
Nick Kosir, the "Rapping Weatherman" on Fox Channel 4 in Beaumont, is heading to San Francisco's KRON.

Westin quitting ABC News
David Westin announced Monday night that he is resigning as president of ABC News after a tough year that included anchor changes on every broadcast and cutting a quarter of the staff.

Hamilton honored for 65 years in broadcasting
The Houston Astros honored Milo Hamilton for 65 years in broadcasting. The Chronicle has five memorable calls from his more than 50 years as an MLB voice.

Turning back the static: KUHF returns to full signal strength after repair
The University of Houston's KUHF station went through a stretch of more static than usual when the station's main antenna (located in Missouri City) was struck by lightning in late August.

Arlington Citizen-Journal's rebirth brings back memories
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is bringing back the Arlington Citizen-Journal.

Do you Have a True News Brand or Just a Slogan?
Do you have an actual branding plan that clearly defines the product attributes and emotional drivers of your brand position? This isn't just a promotion thing. Every department in the station should have a living branding document that actually gets used.

Houston Texans watch TV ratings spike as season anticipation builds
On the field, professional football players are judged by their statistics. Off the field, the numbers are already adding up for the Houston Texans to have their most successful season to date.

Tribune Co. settles on Lewisville for central business office
Chicago-based media firm Tribune Co. has finalized an office lease in Lewisville to house 200 back office workers.

- KHOU 11 meteorologist Dan Meador loses cancer battle
- Where is 1560 KGOW The Game's David Nuno going?
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- KTRK 13 reporter Jeff Ehling has been in Hoffman's column before
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