Thursday, October 28, 2010

WFAA 8 Dale Hansen unplugged, Fred Cantu leaves Austin's Telemundo and more

Dale Hansen's opinions are his own
Uncle Barky interviews WFFA 8 sports anchor Dale Hansen and he's even more extreme here than on TV.

Cantu leaves Telemundo newscast
Fred Cantu’s last Spanish-language 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts on Austin's Telemundo 42.2 were last Friday.

Houstonian goes national on Steve Wilkos show
The Iniste has learned Houstonian Kathryn Griffin Townsend has gone national. Griffin has signed on as a consultant to the Steve Wilkos show.

"Backpack" reporter McGraw vacating CW33 KDAF news
CW33 reporter Dan X. McGraw, hired as a "backpack journalist" in May 2009 after being laid off by The Dallas Morning News, has decided to resign from the station.

Kat Von D book signing on Nov. 3 in Austin
For fans of “L.A. Ink,” star Kat Von D will be signing copies of her new memoir, “The Tattoo Chronicles,” on Nov. 3 at the Barnes & Noble Arboretum.

Fox promotes Dallas sales guy
Fox announced changes in sales management at its Dallas (DMA 5) duopoly of KDFW (Fox) and KDFI.

Pandora: “Our goal is to be in every new car"
Focusing on the 8.5 hours a week that Americans listen to radio in their cars.

News Web Site Economics 101
Clutter. Ask web developers to look at television station web sites and that is usually the first word out of their mouths.

Local Media Disrupted. TV and Radio Screwed?
Not so long ago, small business was at the mercy of Newspaper, TV & Radio. If you needed to advertise your restaurant or a sale at your car dealership, the big media player in town played the role of Tony Soprano.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- Sam Champion's father passes away in Houston
- Former Tribune officer Lee Abrams wants news to be more cinematic
- TV WEATHER IDOL: Television meteorologists judge high schoolers in forecast showdown

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