Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hot 95.7, HISD + Chron, “Nuestra Belleza Latina”, TX journo events and more

KKHH Middayer Kelly Kelly Adds MD Stripes
CBS Top 40 KKHH (HOT 957)/HOUSTON OM/PD MARK ADAMS reports that longtime midday personality KELLY KELLY has been promoted to the newly-created MD most, retaining her on-air duties.

Ron Franklin’s firing seems harsh
Apology, suspension not enough for ESPN

HISD Makes a Deal With the Chron (KTRU's Ghost Walks the Halls)
Houston Chronicle gets exclusive embargo for HISD magnet audit story.
- The New Mr. Positive
- HISD PR debacle fallout: Examiner News to beef up HISD coverage

KDFW-KDFI name new sales managers
Jarrett Hale is promoted to VP-general sales manager while Jennifer Owen-Scott becomes local sales manager of Fox's Dallas-Fort Worth duopoly.

Univision to hold reality series auditions in San Antonio
Spanish-language network Univision has scheduled auditions for its popular reality competition “Nuestra Belleza Latina” (Our Latin Beauty) in San Antonio.

More People Watched Snooki and The Situation than Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric
Jersey Shore featuring Snooki, J-Woww, Sammi, Ronnie, Vinny, Pauly D, “The Situation,” and a new girl whose name we haven’t yet (or probably ever will) learned, scored better than the season average of “World News with Diane Sawyer” and the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” and nipped the heels of “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.”

CNN Debuts New Graphics Package
The network replaced the red, black, and occasionally yellow graphic for something new.


"Law and the Media" seminar
Jan. 29 (that's a Saturday) at South Texas College of Law here in Houston. Dina Temple-Raston of NPR will headline a half-day program on counterterrorism. It's free admission for all journalists, journalism students and communications professionals.

2011 First Amendment Awards
Open to all journalists in Texas and Oklahoma. These are given out by the Fort Worth chapter of SPJ. Cost is $35 per entry for pros, $15 per entry for students.

- New 1560 KGOW The Game programming schedule
- RIP KNWS 51 Houston
- Former KHOU 11 news director Keith Connors joins WTHR 13
- TV reporter's live shot slides downhill fast
- Houston news producer Sara Boyles says 'adios' to the TV news world
- KTRK 13's Ted Oberg has a brother Matt on The Onion SportsDome

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