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Thursday, March 31, 2011

NewsFix review, 1560 The Game's big profile, fmr. Dallas reporter in CBS anchor chair? and more

WRIC-TV's live truck becomes crowd's dance floor after VCU win

Attitude trumps tradition on NewsFix
KIAH CW 39's revamped newscast offers variety, sacrifices immediacy says the Houston Chronicle.

WFAA wins Peabody award
The three — WFAA Dallas, WTHR Indianapolis and KSTP Minneapolis — were among 39 winners of the prestigious award announced this morning via a webcast from the University of Georgia, which administers the awards.

1560 KGOW-AM The Game weaves pop culture, locker-room humor and irreverence into sports-talk radio.  This is a huge article by The Houston Press.

Is former Dallas TV reporter headed for CBS Evening News anchor's chair?
Several national publications are reporting that Katie Couric's departure (ejection?) from the tailspinning CBS Evening News is imminent. Most list 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley as a leading candidate to replace Couric in the anchor's chair.

Fox 26 gets new live trucks
Fox 26 KRIV built two new live trucks - take a tour.

Mysterious smoke on channel 11 newscast?
Is KHOU 11 borrowing a few ideas from the KISS concert at the rodeo?

WFAA 8 chopper flies off into sunset
Fear of not flying has prompted HD Chopper 8 pilot/reporter Troy Bush to call it a day at Dallas-based WFAA8.

Isiah Carey goes national again...
Isiah Carey AKA The Insite goes national again...this time not for the bug in mouth video, but Fox 26 KRIV's pole dancing story.

Waco's Fat Ho Burger joint owner interviewed on KCOH
Craig Shelton and Marcus Coleman interview Waco's Fat Ho Burger joint owner Ms. Evans on 1430 KCOH-AM.

Rachel McNeill talks her Jamaican heritage
KPRC 2 anchor Rachel McNeill talks her Jamaican heritage on the Tea Time-With Fiona podcast.

Brooke Meris Takes APD/MD Duties For KILT
BROOKE MERIS has been announced as the new APD/MD at CBS RADIO Country KILT/HOUSTON.
- 105.3 The Fan to Talk Sports in the Morning Beginning April 11

Clear Channel Dallas signs Kidd Kraddick for four more years
Kidd Kraddick renews his contract with KHKS/Dallas (106.1 KISS-FM) and more.

What happened to Lloyd Gite at KTSU?
Isiah Carey AKA The Insite finds out if Lloyd Gite was fired or left KTSU.

Daniel Frishberg: Houston's "MoneyMan" Settles With SEC
The Houston Press reports Daniel Frishberg settled a complaint from the SEC and will be reimbursing investors $65,000 for money invested in the BizRadio network.

Forget real TV cameras
Hey, stations! Tired of buying those pesky video cameras? There’s an app for that!

Drewry Communications stations getting new cameras
The Oklahoma-based group owner is rolling out local HD newscasts with the help of JVC's GY-HM790U and GY-HM700U camcorders.

All the World's a White-Balance
It's about as sexy as changing the batteries in your smoke detector, but skip it just once and your whole day could go up in flames. I'm talking about the lowly white-balance, that in-camera calibration that separates the cameramen from the fan-boys.

Ion Twin video camera
TWIN VIDEO is a video recorder that allows you to capture both your world and your reaction to it. (Thanks Will-E)

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- "KHOU 11 Stands For Houston" new logo and slogan
- KIAH 39 becomes CW39 again with new look starting today
- KHOU 11's new graphics and image spot
- Houston sports guy nails Jim Rome on air
- XFINITY finally 'replaces' Comcast on my cable box in Houston
- KHOU 11 feedback on new slogan/logo plus anchor IDs COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here