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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Bad deals for TV talent, KRLD, Conan, Oprah and more

Watch Conan O’Brien’s ‘Show Zero’ (video)

Buyer's market for local TV news talent
With more than 30 years of experience, a major market TV reporter (let’s call him Max) was willing to kiss his job goodbye, rather than accept the terms of the contract his station had offered.

KRLD "The Fan" in Dallas modifies its sports-talk lineup
The changes on CBS Radio-owned sports-talk KRLD-FM (105.3) begin in morning drive where Paul Barsky is out and current morning host Chris Jagger will team with Gregg Henson and Jasmine.

Study rates your traits according to TV show preferences
Are you more of The Office, Mad Men or The Bachelor.

Hannah Storm Dress Criticized Again
After comments about her wardrobe led to a scandal for ESPN in February, "SportsCenter" anchor Hannah Storm is being criticized once more for her choice of outfit.

DJ transforms into talk show co-host tonight on KTSA
"The Woody Show" on Top-40 music station KTFM (94.1) mornings is gone. Now popular DJ Woody Woodward moves into the Monday-through-Friday talk game on sister station KTSA-AM (550).

Cristina Saralegui bids a bittersweet 'adios' to her 21-year-old Univision talk show
The 62-year-old TV host recently told The Times that she did not choose to retire from her highly successful 21-year-old talk show. It was Univision that decided to end "El Show de Cristina."

Oprah Winfrey prepares to venture out on her OWN
After delays, management shake-ups and a renegotiation of her on-air commitment, Oprah Winfrey is ready for her cable close-up.
- Oprah Winfrey Network: The highlights

Public TV station defects from PBS empire
KCET, the major PBS station in Los Angeles, last month stunned the noncommercial TV world when it made good on a threat to quit PBS effective Jan. 1, complaining that the PBS dues structure was an undue hardship.

Azteca America now under KVIA El Paso umbrella
KVIA-TV Channel 7 (cable Channel 6) announced today that it will begin broadcasting TV Azteca America programming on its digital line up starting in December.

Moonves: CNN Deal "Doesn't Look Good"
CBS chief says long-rumored merger not on the horizon.

Lost the Remote? Another Reason to Use an App
The standard TV remote control, lost so many times beneath sofa cushions, may soon be lost to history.
- Control your TV from an iPhone app - a product review

3 more top executives leaving Tribune Co.
Digital division's leaders are longtime radio industry colleagues of departed CEO Randy Michaels; others expected to follow suit.

- USA's Psych hits the UT campus
- TV anchors named Barajas taking over Houston and Texas
- VIDEO: Ultimate newscast open fail?
- KHOU 11 posts news director opening COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here