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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Houston casting call, KEYE reporter leaves, 94.5 The Buzz and more

AandE’s “Flip This House" producers looking to cast in Houston
PR Fairy got a call from a New York casting director today who is working on a new real estate TV show with the Emmy Award-winning producers of AandE’s “Flip This House.” They are interested in the Houston market — Houston is HOT — and are in search of successful and talented individuals to feature on the show.

Outspoken McManus goes out quietly
For 13 years, Adam McManus, right-wing talk host on Christian station KSLR-AM, waged protests against TV shows, arts funding, advertising — any manifestation or support of what he considered immoral.

Gripes of a TV station lifer
The top 10 signs you've worked in your television market too long.

The Buzz is getting the ratings buzz
CLEAR CHANNEL Alternative KTBZ (94.5 THE BUZZ) was clearly dominating its universe, blasting to #1t P6+ in SEPTEMBER and improving on already dominant numbers in almost every key demo.

KEYE TV’s Gregg Watson Gone
Greff Watson will turn 45 next month. He was KEYE 42’s most experienced and seasoned reporter. Watson moved on about a week ago.

PBS to premiere film about Galveston
A new documentary film on Galveston, its history and response to Hurricane Ike will premiere on Houston’s PBS station KUHT 8 next week.

CNN Personalities In Houston to Premiere New Show
CNN selected Houston as one of the cities to premiere the documentary “Almighty Debt," which examines how families and churches are grappling with the impact of unemployment, foreclosures and debt on the African-American community.

CNN plunges to worst ratings in more than 10 years
The network on Monday dipped to its worst nightly prime-time average in more than 10 years.

Waco Police Department withholds arrest record from The Lariat at Baylor University
The student newspaper at Baylor University fired off a respectable diatribe in support of open records after it was denied records by the Waco Police Department.

Tribune ‘On Path' Toward Bankruptcy Exit
Tribune Company has voiced its support for an agreement reached by its unsecured creditors regarding a reorganization plan that would enable it to emerge from bankruptcy.

KAVU-TV, Victoria, TX looking for news director
DON BRADLEY is retiring so this Saga Communications owned ABC affiliate is looking for a new ND.

KFOX bans campaign commercials in some newscasts
Local businesses that rely on TV commercials to draw customers into their showrooms and stores are begrudgingly cutting back on advertising as political spots clutter the airwaves.

- 91.7 KTRU Rice Radio step closer to becoming UH's KUHC
- KPRC 2 hires Jennifer Bauer as new reporter
- Mark Stevens of Rock 101 KLOL's Stevens and Pruett has passed away
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