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Monday, September 27, 2010

WFAA 8 Hansen, Mix 96.5 KHMX, KRLD and more

!$%# WFAA Dale Hansen Says -- how come ABC didn't think of this sitcom first?
A perceptive Uncle Barky reader notes that ABC -- or WFAA8 -- might want to counter CBS' new $#*! My Dad Says with a version starring ever-unpredictable sports anchor Dale Hansen.

Brad Womack is the new Bachelor
Austin 360 says the rumors are true: Austin bar owner Brad Womack is the Bachelor, again.

Vollmer PR to be acquired by Edelman
Vollmer Public Relations and Edelman announced Monday that the two public relations firms would merge to create a Houston-based southwest regional office for Edelman.

KVIA El Paso gets props
It's "Manhunt Monday" concept is bringing in viewers and ad sales.

Tracy Austin Named Program Director At KHMX
Former 104.1 KRBE program director now head of MIX 96.5 KHMX.

Rangers agree to extension with Fox Sports Southwest
The Texas Rangers have agreed to a 20-year contract extension with Fox Sports Southwest.

FCC approves challenged Texas TV transaction
RBR reports Una Vez Mas Texas Holdings LLC will get the two stations for $24.8M according to terms of a contract filed with the FCC late in 2009.

KRLD-AM going all-news
As of yesterday, 1080 KRLD is going all-news.

Effective Web Site Teases
Effective website teasing is rare in our business, in most newsrooms it is an afterthought at best.

Nick Kosir: The Rapping Weatherman's San Francisco Gig Is Over
His very quick San Fran stint is over.

KIAH 39 Anything That Rolls host takes on new duty
Jennifer Vogel is now also executive producer blog shuts down
Editor explains why he is ceasing publication.

Univision relaunches websites
Univision's digital division has begun a launch of 72 new online, mobile TV and radio sites in 20 top Hispanic markets nationwide.

Services set for longtime Houston sportswriter
Services for longtime Houston sportswriter Jim Carley, who died Friday at 62, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Services, 7723 Beechnut.

32% of Media Consumed Daily by African-Americans is from the Internet
According to a new report from The Media Audit, African-American adults spend much more time consuming media from the Internet than any other adult group.

- WFAA and Time Warner have reached a tentative agreement
- Time Warner Cable reaches deal to keep KVUE on air

'Lone Star' faces cancellation after one episode
Now 20th Century Fox can claim to have produced both a Death Star and a possibly dead "Star."

Texas School Asks FCC to Block TWC PEG Move
The McAllen (Tex.) School District has asked the FCC to block Time Warner Cable from migrating PEG channels from analog to digital there starting Oct. 1.

- Marysol Castro Leaving ‘GMA’ Weekend
- CNN Anchor Don Lemon’s On-Air Revelation
- Bianna Golodryga and Peter Orszag Tie the Knot
- Jeff Zucker to leave NBC Universal
- Management shakeup at CNN

News Anchor Barbie: 'A flair for journalism -- and power pink!'
Astronaut Barbie, Newborn Baby Doctor Barbie and Rock Star Barbie, get ready to answer some tough questions asked by journalist Barbie. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here