Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Anchor F-bomb, psychic TV meltdown, WFAA, KENS and more


Anchor tries to say 'luck,' but another word comes out instead that starts with an 'f.' Yeah, you guessed it...NSFW, but heck it was already on the public airwaves.

Psychic Tips, Media Frenzies and Texas
The New York Times tweeted “Up to 30 Dismembered Bodies Found Near Houston, Reuters Reports.” CNN covered the story. ABC News tweeted it. Several other news organizations piled on to make the gruesome story international news. One problem: the story wasn’t true. Bigger problem: it was really really not true - it was all based on a tip from a psychic.
- False mass-graves story holds lesson
- How Twitter found 'up to 30 dismembered bodies
- Psychic won't be charged in frenzied Texas search for bodies

Anchor embraces her work at KENS
Stacia Willson has been doing an admirable job anchoring the noon news the past couple of weeks. However, she has not been named KENS' new lunchtime anchor.

What happened to Mix 96.5 KHMX's Maria Todd and Brad Booker?
Man...lots of people have commented on my post about Kidd Kraddick replacing Mix 96.5 KHMX's Maria Todd and Brad Booker.

WFAA 8 wins Murrows
WFAA 8 wins two 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Awards.

FOX Sports Southwest to televise Dallas Mavericks Championship Celebration
FOX Sports Southwest will provide live exclusive coverage in high-definition of the Dallas Mavericks’ NBA championship parade through the streets of downtown Dallas on Thursday, June 16.

D.W.I. case against radio host dismissed from lack of evidence
Two beers in four hours is all KLBJ radio host Jeff Ward said it took for him to spend one long night in jail. Monday Travis County prosecutors looked at the evidence and agreed with what Ward has said the whole time, he wasn't drunk when he was arrested.

Who was Dominique Sachse seen with?
KPRC 2 news anchor Dominique Sachse on the arm of Nick Florescu reports Shelby Hodge.
- PHOTO (scroll down)

Fort Worth's KXAS-TV will move, but not far
KXAS 5, The first TV station in the Southwest, anchored in Fort Worth since its founding in 1948, is a great part of the city's history.
- Tax abatement is approved for KXAS/Channel 5

KTVT Provides Turning Point in NBA Finals
KTVT was responsible for a turning point in this year’s NBA Finals, which the Dallas Mavericks won last night after six games.

Heidi Zhou-Castro is YNN’s new evening anchor
Time Warner Cable announced reporter Heidi Zhou-Castro is sliding into the anchor chair formerly occupied by Crestina Chavez.

The 33 CW/KDAF-TV Recognized with PROMAX/BDA Local Awards
The 33 CW (KDAF-TV), Tribune Broadcasting’s Dallas/Fort Worth CW affiliate, was awarded a Gold and Silver Muse at the 2011 PROMAX/BDALocal Station Summit in Las Vegas.

For Decades, DJ Merritt and DJ Jeff K Have Snuck Local Electronic Music Onto The Edge
In 2011, both DJ Merritt and DJ Jeff K remain so immersed in DFW music media that even getting them together for what would have been their first known photograph together on record, turned out to be a futile attempt. So we just settled on a joint interview.

KISD Honors Khambrel Marshall and KPRC
Khambrel Marshall and KPRC 2 were named to the 2011 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), by the Klein Independent School District.

DB and Associates places client:
Lydia Pantazes joins KEYE in Austin, TX as an anchor and reporter. She was previously at KCOY-KKFX in Santa Maria, CA.

NATIONAL MEDIA
- CBS Sees Better News in Pelley’s Ratings
- Media upstarts dissed on the street
- A Federal Study Finds That Local Reporting Has Waned
- Disney chief's $55million dollar pay package revealed as best paid CEO's salaries soar
- Confessions of a Budding Curmudgeon
- Network Morning Show ‘License Fees’ Enter the Spotlight
- CNBC’s New Sets Follow a Year of Design Changes

DIGITAL
Stations Welcoming Media-Savvy Graduates

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- KTRK 13's Houston Rockets focused newscast from 6/11/1995
- Texas TV news reporter/anchor moves

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