Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Weather Dog returns to KPRC, DFW ratings and more





VIDEO
- Don't call out your co-anchor's beauty secrets on air (Thanks Trent)
- Watch WNYW’s Greg Kelly Rap During a Newscast
- News 8 Daybreak - "Rondezvous"
- Howard Stern Fan Ruins WNYW Live Shot
- Carolyn Hopkins, Voice Of 200 Airports & NYC Subway, Speaks To CBS News (Thanks Will-E)
- Bird Takes Down KSAZ Helicopter
- 1930s newsreel predicts fashion in the year 2000
- Boy-Men at NBC's "The Office"

WFAA beats KTVT in 10 p.m. news slot
WFAA/Channel 8 edged out KTVT/Channel 11 for a win in the 10 p.m. news race during the November sweeps period, which began Oct. 27 and ended Wednesday.

Radar the Weather Dog returns to KPRC 2
- Weather dog returns to newscast that made him famous
- Anchors answer viewer questions about Radar

Top Ten Signs You've Been Shooting News Too Long
Lenslinger does it again with the list to tell if you've been photogging way to long.

Anchor Lily Jang leaving KCPQ for Houston
Lily Jang, an anchor at Seattle Fox-affiliate KCPQ, is leaving the station after seven years. She's moving to Houston to take care of her parents but could we see her on Houston TV? Inquiring minds want to know.

Arbitrator decides against WFAA8 anchor/reporter Debbie Denmon in discrimination suit against station
An arbitrator has ruled against WFAA 8 anchor/reporter Debbie Denmon in her weight and race discrimination suit against the Dallas-based station.

Quanell X claims KHOU is part of plot to kill him
A community activist known for helping needy individuals fired back at an ongoing KHOU 11 News investigation.

Willis to lead KXAN investigative team
Award-winning news anchor Chris Willis has been named lead investigator for the KXAN investigative team.

Ursula Pari Shifting to Earlier Newscasts on KSAT
Ursula Pari, an evening anchor on San Antonio ABC-affiliate KSAT, is making the move from anchoring the 10 p.m. newscast to anchoring the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts in order to spend more time with her kids.

Crane's era begins as Hamilton's winds down
David Barron reports Milo Hamilton's 28th season with the Astros and 57th behind an MLB microphone conceivably will be his last.

BBB's Dan Parsons and his curious collection
Isiah Carey AKA The Insite tells us what Better Business Bureau Director Dan Parsons really likes.

'Luck' led journalist to exclusive on JFK assassination film
WFAA also played a role in the world seeing the Zapruder film. It was a Channel 8 employee who contacted the local Kodak film processing center to get the film developed in the hours following the assassination.

Music Editor Chris Gray Had Luck on His Side When He Had His Heart Attack
John P. Zepeda of the Metro PD's canine squad had performed a routine bomb search at the Ensemble light-rail station October 28. Finding nothing, he tried to head back.

Occupy Houston: Where Everything Is an Emergency That Local Media (Including Us) Fall for
Hair Balls now has something in common with the local Fox and CBS affiliates. We're all suckers.

Former TV Reporter, Author Under Attack from Cyberspace
Reshonda Tate-Billingsley is a best-selling author with more than 20 books under her belt.

For just 4 stations, Cumulus files a "pre-packaged bankruptcy"
Radio-Info.com believes the Chapter 11 (reorganization) filing affects only four stations: two in Houston-Beaumont and two Kansas City.

KXXV's Seth Kovar joining WDBJ
Seth Kovar debuted as WDBJ‘s new morning anchor on Monday. Kovar comes to WDBJ from KXXV in Waco, where he also worked as a morning anchor.

KJKK Names Jeff McMurray PD
CBS RADIO Adult Hits KJKK (100.3 JACK FM)/DALLAS has named JEFF MCMURRAY PD.

Former KIAH 39 producer gets CNN love
Former KIAH 39 producer and current CNN staffer Travis Sattiewhite featured in iReport promo.

KVIA's Garcia named afternoon anchor
KVIA reporter Maria Garcia will succeed Celina Avila as the station's 4 p.m. anchor.

KTSM/KDBC names new news director
Lauren Macias-Cervantes has been named the news director of KTSM/KDBC in El Paso.

EVENTS
- Join Houston SPJ Dec. 1 for program on blogging in Houston with Mike McGuff [more]
- Come celebrate Texas Watchdog with Mike McGuff Dec. 3 [more]

NATIONAL
- Plan to Revive Two ABC Soap Operas Collapses
- Chelsea Clinton to Report for NBC
- CNN/U.S. cuts jobs in Atlanta, other cities
- Couric preparing for her own show
- ‘Ricki Lake’ Lands NYC, LA, Chicago, Dallas
- Oprah Winfrey's Primetime Series to Launch on New Year's Day
- Outsourced Master Control Drives NBC O&Os
- Naked Truth: New Sitcoms Are Reruns

DIGITAL
- Media's Twitter use is mostly one-way, study says
- Social Media Is Stations’ Sales Trump Card
- Social Media is NOT Just For Interns! (Says a Disgruntled NPR Social Media Manager)
- As NYC Metros Cut Back,
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Why Can’t Newspapers Make Money Online?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- PHOTOS: KTRK 13 morning show promo shoot
- KPRC 2 missed big opportunity with 'Mr. Standup'
- Lana Hughes and J.P. Pritchard talk News 92 KROI with Mike McGuff
- KTRK 13's Ed Brandon on 24 hour news radio in Houston
- 740 KTRH issues statement on its heritage and News 92FM KROI
- News 92 FM KROI is on the air (1st hour local audio included)
- 740 KTRH remarks on News 92 FM KROI's first day
- Shara Fryer returns to Houston TV on Fox 26 KRIV
- KUHT 8 makes some changes

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