Monday, June 27, 2011

KTRK Larry Kane video, WOAI lawsuit and more



Larry Kane clips
Old clips of KTRK 13's versio of Dick Clark, Larry Kane, surface. Here is an older clip too.

WOAI-TV is sued by former officer
Defamation case tied to reports he cheated on exam.

NBC5 (KXAS-TV) will be no-show for this year's notably shortened MDA telethon
The annual Labor Day weekend Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon will not be hosted by Jerry Lewis or carried in DFW by NBC5 (KXAS-TV), which has been instrumental in local fundraising efforts for decades.

Berman celebrates 25th anniversary at KRIV
Houston has always embraced its long-tenured sportscasters, and the latest milestone belongs to KRIV (Channel 26) sports director Mark Berman. Berman celebrates his 25th anniversary with the Fox-owned station this month.

The new silent majority
Former Tribune Chief Innovation Officer and KIAH 39 NewsFix creator Lee Abrams says media has no innovation.
- Randy Michaels back in radio as Emmis spins major market FMs

Recordings between KLBJ's Jeff Ward, APD chief released
The recordings of the jail house telephone call between Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo and KLBJ radio DJ Jeff Ward the night Ward was arrested for suspicion of DWI have been released.

Sporting News Radio drops "Two Live Stews" for Houston's Sean Pendergast
Sean Pendergast currently hosts a show on Houston's KGOW-AM (1560), the flagship for Sporting News Radio.

KFOX tidbits
Here's a roundup of all the goings-on at KFOX, including news about a former KFOX staffer.

UT grad Shama Kabani is new CW33 "Tech Zen"
Shama Kabani, whose weekly "Tech Zen with Shama" segments air on CW33 KDAF's 9pm Monday newscasts says she "chose" her new employer "because they are the youngest skewing newscast in the market, and leader in social media coverage."

KVUE anchor Terri Gruca introduces baby on the air
KVUE anchor Terri Gruca made a surprise appearance on KVUE News with her new baby, Gregory.

Grego shows off his body art
Ken Hoffman meets former Rock 101 KLOL DJ and current NewsFix CW39 voice Grego at 'hot moms' contest put on by Dean and Rog of 107.5 The Eagle KLGK and 106.9 KHPT.
SEE THE VIDEO

KTRK 13 getting new talk show?
The Woodland Villager reports HD Texas is in negotiations with KTRK 13 for a weekly 30-minute talk show called “Mindful Living CafĂ©,” which will focus on living a healthy lifestyle and being mindful of community and world issues.

Former Mix 96.5 DJ starts new website
Recent Mix 96.5 KHMX DJ Dave Morales plus Jonathan Stenvall, Ruben Dominguez, and Jake Hamilton start new site backstageol.com.

NBC’s KXAS Dallas managing editor moves to WMAQ
NBC 5 KXAS managing editor Shannon Hammel will be joining WMAQ as assistant news director.

NATIONAL MEDIA
- New Olbermann show attracts young adult viewers
- Read the first 12 pages of 'Ferris Bueller' sequel script
- Ed Henry has been hired away from CNN by Fox News
- 'The Bachelorette' The demise of 'The Bachelor' franchise (review)

DIGITAL
- Apple’s Final Cut Is Dead. Long Live Final Cut
- Conan O’Brien’s Video Editors Rave About New Final Cut Pro X
- Byliner, a new website for readers and writers
- No Remote Camera? Don’t Sweat It, Skype It
- TV station buys ad on rival's website

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- KHOU 11 reporter Dave Fehling to leave station
- KTRK 13 promotions producer Michael Penix leaves for WLTX 19 as creative services director
- KHOU 11's Lucy Noland headed to KNBC 4 LA
- KHOU 11 reporter caught smoking at start of oil fire live shot

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