Tuesday, January 25, 2011

KPRC Dean, Lee Abrams, assignment editors, KKDA and more

I am an Assignment Editor: ‘Without me producers would be lost & helpless’
In this xtranormal video, one bear explains to another what an assignment editor does.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker predicts more layoffs, other budget fixes in sit-down with Texas Watchdog
Annise Parker has spent most of her first year as mayor of Houston saying no.

What a little Houston media sunshine accomplished
KPRC 2's Stephen Dean credited with ending unmanned aerial drone program in Houston.

Old thinking for new media and new thinking for old media
Former Tribune Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams explains.
- Tribune Announces Outstanding Employee Award Winners For 2010

More Morning Show Changes at KKDA "K104" Dallas
After just a few months in mornings, Buck Wilde, aka “Sammy Mack,” is moved to the late night (12 - 5 a.m.) shift on Service Broadcasting’s urban KKDA “K104” Dallas.

University of Houston must disclose payment info, some communications in KTRU purchase from Rice University: AG
The state Attorney General has ruled that the University of Houston must turn over certain business records relating to the sale of Rice University’s radio station KTRU to U of H, including the amount paid to a third-party consultant.

Jimmy Kimmel to come on earlier
Jimmy Kimmel Live! will move back from 12:05 a.m. to midnight ET as of Feb. 4, ABC said Thursday. That will cut Nightline, which had been airing from 11:35 p.m. to 12:05 a.m., to 25 minutes instead of a half-hour.

TMZ: Regis Philbin Quit Over Pay Cut
Regis Philbin quit his show after execs told his agent they would cut his salary when his current contract expired sources tell TMZ.

HCN closing Pasadena printing plant
Houston Community Newspapers this week announced plans to shutter its Pasadena printing plant and eliminate 68 jobs.

Sirius XM wants the freedom to raise its rates this Summer
Bloomberg reports the New York-based satcaster wants "the ability to raise the subscription rate" after July 28.

Former KPRC GM Larry Blackerby gets a new online bio
Larry Blackerby joined WRTV as vice president and general manager in January 2011.

Marketing awards announced in 42 categories
The American Marketing Association’s Houston chapter has picked winners in 42 categories for its 2010 Marketer of the Year Award. At the March 7 awards ceremony, one will rank 2010 Marketer of the Year.

Oprah Winfrey Finds Sister She Didn't Know She Had
Oprah Winfrey recently learned she has a half-sister and put her on TV.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jonathan "The Weatherman" Novack dresses in drag as Ali on YouTube

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