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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

KIAH 39 NewsFix, changes at Fox 26 KRIV news, UT sports network and more

TV News Anchors and Journalistic TraditionIs it time to kill TV anchors?
The upcoming and much ballyhooed experiment with anchorless news at Tribune's KIAH Houston may allow broadcasters to gauge just how much value anchors still have these days.

The new way of doing news Fox 26
No reporter packages. They just stand there, talk and roll sound bites.

Belo Corp. Launches Web-based Group Buying Program
Belo recently launched, a new Web-based group buying discount program. offers alerts, deals and discount offers from local businesses to consumers who sign up for the service.

UT gets go-ahead for TV network
Texas’ plans to create a Longhorns TV network took a step forward with the UT board of regents authorizing school president William Powers to negotiate and sign a deal with a broadcast partner.

Huddle up for new Houston football TV show
“Radio Faces” is a 30-minute talk show featuring Houston Chronicle sportswriter John McClain, former Houston Texans defensive end N.D. Kalu and radio sports commentator Barry Warner.

11 questions with 'Great Day' host Deborah Duncan
Most embarrassing moment: When hosting a show (KTRK 13 Debra Duncan Show), a motorcycle daredevil did a segment and asked me to get on the back of his bike. I had no idea he was going to pop a wheelie. I fell off, live on the air. It really hurt but as they say, the show must go on! And it did.

Pugs And Kelly Back Together

Graci to program KLIF Dallas
KLIF/Dallas has a new PD as of November 15, when Jim Graci arrived at the Cumulus Talk outlet.

University of Houston practiced deception, cooked up 'cover story' as it closed deal to acquire Rice University's KTRU radio station
The University of Houston plotted to keep its acquisition of Rice University's student-run KTRU radio station secret as long as possible --- going so far at one point as to encourage lying to Rice students about why an engineering consultant needed access to the station, e-mails obtained by Texas Watchdog show.

Inside The Wall Street Journal 'Hedcut' Drawings (VIDEO)
The Wall Street Journal is as famous for its iconic "hedcuts" -- the tiny, pointillist portraits that dot the pages of the newspaper -- as for its financial coverage. But how, exactly, do you draw one, and why has the Journal embraced them? COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here