Thursday, February 17, 2011

KDAF departure, KPRC honor, KHOU on Colbert, TV graphics goofs and more

Sports anchor Desmond Purnell the latest to leave CW33 KDAF
Weeknight sports anchor Desmond Purnell has run out the clock at Dallas-based CW33, informed sources tell unclebarky.com.

KHOU's Vicente Arenas on Colbert Report
Another Houston anchor gets on Comedy Central! (Thanks Krystal)
- KPRC mention on Colbert

Hoffman: Having breakfast with the mayor
It may be good to be the king. But it's "pretty cool" to be the mayor.

WABC Appears Ready to End Ties With Weather Anchor Heidi Jones
FishBowl NY reports Heidi Jones, the weekend weather anchor at WABC/Channel 7 (former KTRK 13 meteorologist), has likely given her last forecast at the station.

Local Radio Legend Recycles Former Career Into Art
David Sadof is one of the most influential names in Houston radio. His show, Lunar Rotation, introduced the city to pretty much every top alternative act when he helmed the mike at KTBZ. But there's a side of Sadof we were completely unaware of--his abilities as a visual artist; particularly in a medium he calls "CDgami."
- David Sadof talks to the Mike McGuff Blog

Kelly Kibler named new President/MM for Clear Channel-Dallas
Current Director of Sales Kelly Kibler succeeds J.D. Freeman as President/Market Manager for the six-station Dallas cluster.

KPRC-TV News Photographer Honored
KPRC-TV news photographer Charles Scott. a 39 year veteran of the television station, was recently honored for his contributions to news.
- Former KPRC meteorologist Bill Bellis to make WFLD weather

Friendswood woman wants another spin on “Wheel of Fortune”
Vanna White has been the letter turning co-host on “Wheel of Fortune” since 1982 and Friendswood’s Anna Horn is very close to taking her job, at least for one day.

HISD board plans TV show on budget cuts
Houston Independent School District officials will go live on television Feb. 21 to take comments and questions on the possible effect of proposed Texas budget cuts.

Vintage treatments for ABC's logo
Some are from the Capital Cities era while others look like late 1960's to early 1970's.

Former Houston resident pleads not guilty to trespassing at Ellen's house
A woman arrested outside Ellen DeGeneres’ Beverly Hills home last week is from Houston and used to work for Blue Moon Investigations, 11 News confirmed.

Spring cartoonist lives beyond the funny pages on new website
After years of appearing almost exclusively in print, a number of popular cartoonists, including Spring’s Bill Hinds, have banded together in the digital age to create a new website called TheCartoonistStudio.com.

TV STATION GRAPHICAL GOOFS
- Have you had a "Godo" Day lately
- It’s the little things that get you noticed

Lara Logan Attacked, Sexually Assaulted In Egypt
CBS News says that correspondent Lara Logan was attacked and sexually assaulted last Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square while filming a piece for “60 Minutes.”

Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Hannah Montana' destroyed family
Billy Ray Cyrus says the Disney TV show "Hannah Montana" destroyed his family.

Study questions quality of local site traffic
On average, 55% of the visitors to locally oriented news and information Web sites are neither local nor loyal, but instead are readers from outside of the market and "fly-bys" unlikely to return frequently, according to a new study from Borrell Associates.

Internet-music firm Pandora files for IPO
Company has yet to see a profit, though sales rising sharply.
- Sirius XM not feeling threatened by Pandora

Why managers are often the worst brand builders
You will find that most successful companies hire outside agencies to create and implement their advertising.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- Mark Garay returns to Houston TV news anchor desk; 1st time in 3 years
- New KPRC 2 Houston GM is Jerry Martin
- John Thomas Kobos lands anchor gig at KIII 3 Corpus Christi
- KHOU 11 reporter Allison Triarsi dated CBS correspondent - their story revealed
- Former Houston KILT head writes book 'Dead Air--The Rise and Demise of Music Radio'

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