Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Grinan back at KRIV, Girls Gone Wild founder splitting w/ fmr KTVT reporter? and more

Jose Grinan returns to Fox 26 KRIV
About two weeks ago, long time FOX 26 anchor Jose Grinan suffered a minor stroke.

KUHT 8's endangered legacy
Six years ago, University of Houston archivist Dick Dickerson noted the pungent odor of vinegar as he bustled among the shelved rarities in his library. The scent, emanating from stacks of acetate motion picture film, telegraphed disaster. It was the smell of history rotting.

'Girls Gone Wild' founder divorcing former KTVT 11 reporter?
Golfers have a term to describe the brief marriage of former KTVT-TV (Channel 11) entertainment reporter Christina McLarty to Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis: It's a mulligan.

Leslie Mouton signs a new contract with KSAT 12
Just before Christmas, morning/noon anchorwoman Leslie Mouton signed a new contract with KSAT 12.

Former KPRC sports director lands CBS morning show gig
"Everything I've done, whether it's being a sportscaster to going to ET to doing news for four-plus years, it's been to check all the major boxes you need to be a good morning show anchor," Wragge said during a recent trip to Houston.

'Bubba The Love Sponge' tweets No more Sirius XM
Bubba the Love Sponge tweets via Twitter on New Year's Eve, he is "done" with Sirius XM and is taking his show to Internet radio.

Channel 51 sold, switches to Spanish station format
KNWS (Channel 51), which in 17 years as an English-language station featured around-the-clock newscasts, Rockets and Astros games and syndicated programs and infomercials, has been sold to Dallas-based Una Vez Mas Holdings. It relaunched Thursday as a Spanish station under the call letters KYAZ.

Mi Casa to start broadcasting January 1
Find it on KTBU 55.4.

Oprah Winfrey launched new OWN channel
At noon on New Year’s Day, the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN for short, arrived free of glitz with a one-hour preview special hosted by Winfrey in which she offered a hearty overview of the live-your-best-life fare she will curate across the network's schedule.

KOUL Corpus Christi's Web Site Goes Dark
The Web site of Tejas Broadcasting's country KOUL Corpus Christi, Texas, has been offline since at least Dec. 22.

Meteorologist Cut From Austin's KASE And KVET
At Clear Channel's country duo KASE and KVET Austin, Texas, meteorologist Troy Kimmel is off the air after a 13-year run.

No more new media
Admit it, you're about as interested in implementing the latest mobile app as you on in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

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