Wednesday, April 20, 2011

KIAH 39 cancels two shows; Yolanda Green leaving station

After 17 years with the station, TV host and community relations director Yolanda Green is leaving KIAH 39 at the end of this week.

"I can honestly say that I have enjoyed my time at the station," Green told mikemcguff.com. "My tenure at KIAH provided me with an opportunity to do what I love which is working to help the under served."

Among other community oriented shows, Green hosts Going Green with Yolanda Green, a weekly program that highlights businesses, commercial products, government programs and local initiatives "making significant strides in ensuring our communities are eco-friendly."

KIAH 39 general manager Roger Bare confirmed to me that the last episode of Going Green airs this weekend.

According to Green's bio, while at KIAH, she has helped the Houston community through the CW39 Cares for Kids Fund by facilitating the distribution of more than $9 million to local non-profit agencies. She was also the driving force behind establishing a comprehensive broadcast public service campaign that has helped nearly 5,500 children find adoptive homes.

"My future plans are to continue working in the community," Green said

You can follow Green through her yolandagreenspeaks.com website.

Bare also confirmed to me that the KIAH produced Houston automotive program called Anything That Rolls is also being cancelled. ATR's final show also airs this weekend. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here