Thursday, November 10, 2011

News 92 FM KROI's launch delayed, plus more details

I told you yesterday how 740 KTRH has returned to the NewsRadio name and appears to be beefing up its staff. Later I learned the News 92 FM KROI launch date has been pushed back. Plus even more familiar names have been added to the roster such as Dennis Spellman (former KIAH 39 reporter), Norm Uhl (former HISD press secretary and KHOU 11 reporter) and Brian "Eddie The Boner" Shannon (former Rock 101 KLOL morning show host). More from the FM station's Laurie Kendrick:

Here's the latest update from the newsroom at News 92 FM. We will launch precisely at 5 AM, next Thursday, November 17th. Set your radio dials now for AWESOME.

Lana and JP start things off from 5 to 9. Lanny, Your Traffic Master will tackle traffic duties every morning and I'll do feature stories and cover all the TV zeitgeist. Scott Braddock hosts a news show from 9 to noon. The lovely and talented Martha Martinez will handle news cut ins at the top and bottom of the hour in that time span.

Then, Kevin "Mr. Smiles" Charles and the adorable, Carolyn Campbell will anchor the noon news, from 12-3pm and Bonnie Petrie and Mike Barajas, the long time nightly anchor at FOX 26 will handle afternoons from 3 to 7. Dennis "Ray of Sun" Spellman will handle evenings from 7-10.

Other famous names you might recognize offering their vast wealth of TV and radio experience is former KHOU 11 Reporter, Norm Uhl will produce the morning show. The groovy Alicia Alaniz produces noon and the legendary Brian "The Boner" Shannon will make sure everything is in order every afternoon.

The incredible Pattie Shieh is our morning reporter and [Matt Sampsell], who's as sweet as the day is long, will bring you news from the field every afternoon. The adorable Jorge Vargas handling morning sports and the irrascible Craig Roberts (who I adore) has afternoon sports handled. Denise Bishop is the News Director and [Brent Clanton] "Dr. Cool Daddy" is our Business Editor.

The vast support we've received from a newsradio hungry populace has been incredible. Thank you. Give us a listen. We feel certain you'll LOVE what you hear.

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25 comments:

  1. I wonder how many reporters KROI are going to staff. I am hoping that 92.1 does very well.

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  2. Thought this was all news similar to WTOP. Sounds more like a hybrid. Assuming talk from 10p-5a plus Braddock's talk show from 9-12? One reporter during drive time is not like WTOP. Be careful News 92. A bunch of ABC reports and rewritten AP wire copy is not compelling content.

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  3. And the screed that KTRH carries is compelling? I am excitied by the lineup presented and await salvation from a newsradioless Houston next Thursday

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  4. And who is going to listen to this. The under 30 crowd will not. The rest of us are on Sirus-Xm sorry folks but local radio is dated.

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  5. Sounds like a broadcast cycle similar to KGO in the SF Bay Area. I grew up listening to it. KGO ain't a lightweight and is considered a "legendary" station.

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  6. I still think CBS needs to get in this game. How they will do it with the 650 signal and no FM is a challenge but Houston is too big and too important a market (and demand clearly too strong) for CBS to ignore the chance for real WCBS/WBBM/WTOP style news. Even a KYW-style format would be light years better than what's on now.

    And I'll STILL support News 92 FM. The good thing about growing up in Oakland is that I had a CHOICE of two excellent stations for news: KGO and KCBS in the mornings.

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  7. And I'm sorry but the under 30 crowd is too busy gettin' crunk, gettin' drunk and gettin' their groove on to even care about all-news radio. I don't care if you're wasting your time on Howard Stern or Alex Bennett. Talk to me when you settle down, get a job other than McDonalds or the call center, and have a baby or two. You'll be 200% thankful for real news on the radio then.

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  8. Damn. Having lived in the northeast, I was looking forward to a style similar of KYW, WBZ, and WINS. I'll sample News 92 at different times and see if it is something I would want to tune into full time. As of right now, it does not sound appealing.

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  9. Jim Bohannon will be heard overnights.

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  10. 740 needs some competition. I'm new to Houston and love listening to the big names on 740. But the rest of the time they are clueless...do daily questions such as "do you think it's OK to be in favor of the issue of the day?" Welcome News92

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  11. Can't wait! Getting really tired of all talk and no news on 740. I can drive the whole way into work and not have a clue about what is happening in my city right now.

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  12. I thought we already had one 950AM?

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  13. the gospel station was better..

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  14. rEADY FOR SOME REAL NEWS PERSONALITIES AGAIN. tHANK YOU 92.

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  15. Whoever says that KTRH does no news is a moron. They tell you EVERYTHING that you actually need to know at the top of the hour as soon as the morning starts..then almost every 10 minutes it's on. I would say for a 'talk show', there isn't a whole lot of talk. Do you really want to listen to 24 hours of news?? No. You want to know the important things that are going on in your city and that's it. I don't want to listen to just news for 24 hours straight. KTRH does a great job doing the important stuff first and then you can have a little talk. It's different, but there is something for everyone. Unless you drive to work 3 minutes away, you hear everything you need to know.

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  16. I don't know who any of this 'all star line up' is. Sounds like just another bunch of reporters. Nothing to get excited about. News is news.

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  17. Welcome back to how some folks prefer it... NEWSTALK, not a format that prefers the "How do you feel" way of life! I grew up with KTRH, the farm reports, the REAL News, Paul Harvey, etc... Welcome News 92! I will be there with my "ears" on!

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  18. To the moron, IN THE NEWS, who for months lied and claimed Mike Barajas (MY NEIGHBOR) was in Alaska. He's been here the whole time and will be part of this show. Yes!!!! It's been confirmed that IN THE KNOW IS AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!
    Glad to see everyone who was fired or left the station will be back on the air. They deserve it congrats to them!

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  19. I've been checking in to 92.1 every so often to see if it started yet, I've listened to more of that screaming yelling gospel stuff in the last few days then I've heard in my whole life. It will be nice to have a choice of straight news instead of talk, still, we all know, no format if permanent

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  20. Jim Bohannon's no Thom Hartmann or Ed Schultz, but he's better than most of the far-right wackos on the air today. And his radio show used to be hosted back in the day by...Larry King.

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  21. "Do you really want to listen to 24 hours of news?? No. You want to know the important things that are going on in your city and that's it."

    Some of us who grew up and/or lived in other parts of the country are used to news stations that DO have 24 hours of news, and we LIKE it that way and think Houston is WRONG for not having a station like that.

    The 24 hour news stations don't just play the same stuff over and over - the news is updated by the editors throughout the day and night. 24 hour news radio ALWAYS bring you breaking headlines and developments on important things going on in the city - including breaking severe weather updates that can literally save property and LIVES.

    Plus 24 hour news stations, esp. the CBS ones, have little short features scattered during the hour on different subjects that are interesting, besides the headlines.

    Instead of bashing people who want all-news in Houston why not get on the internet or iTunes and actually spend an hour yourself listening to WBBM or KNX or KYW and SEE FOR YOURSELF how awesome and informative the all-news format really is. You'll be hooked.

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  22. To "anonymous" who says satellite radio trumps local (terrestrial) radio and nobody under 30 will listen. (1) "When I was a child, I listened as a child..." (2) Good luck finding a satellite station that programs live, local Houston news delivered by professional broadcasters. I love satellite radio, too. But, no one from out of town will ever program specifically and exclusively to my town. Ed Brandon

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  23. I am STILL waiting for the launch. I tuned in this morning, and still JESUS music! If I wanted that, I can go to church..So, when will the format change take place? Or is this just hype, once again!! We NEED real news, not the KTRH new format with people from other cities that do not know how we do things here in Houston...

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  24. Praise 92.1 was great. why not just start as a 100% new station? why take away Praise 92.1? - Adam Merritt

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  25. Great news.Hey there are almost 88 million baby boomers who have alot more dollars to spend out there than our twenty something year old kids.Advertisers listen up.We are the ones who are buying.Times have changed.Your advertisers need to pay attention to this station. Good work guys I will be one of the 88 million listening. Not to some 24 year old.

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