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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rapper Bun B joins KIAH 39's NewsFix

Monday, KIAH 39 told us about its one year NewsFix anniversary. Now the station is letting us know that Houston rapper Bun B is joining the show:

Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, award winning rapper and half of the duo UGK, joins “NewsFix” with his own feature: Bun’s Beat. “NewsFix” in Houston is excited to pass the mic to Bun B, a prominent voice in the hip hop community with local flavor. Bun’s Beat will air twice weekly during “NewsFix”, in which Bun B will share his views on how life relates to the hip hop culture.

“I’m really excited about being a part of “NewsFix”. It is different, creative and a great fit for me,” said Bun B. “When I first watched “NewsFix”, I knew this would be a great way for people to get to know me.”

Viewers at home can expect Bun B to talk to them about hot topics – everything from Houston’s hip hop scene to current events. It can be seen as an extension of the Hip Hop Religion class Bun B teaches at Rice University, where he focuses on the hip hop culture and its effects on people’s lives.

“Bun B lives in Houston and has a real sense of the city. When he speaks through his music people listen; we expect them to pay close attention to what he says on “NewsFix”, said Gary Jaffe, “NewsFix” News Director.

Bun’s Beat is another way “NewsFix’s” anchorless format presents current trends and culture as relevant and engaging news features. The feature will air Tuesdays and Thursdays on NewsFix.

Apparently KIAH 39 now has two websites - and

- SportsTalk 790's Charlie Pallilo joins KIAH 39's NewsFix
- KIAH 39's NewsFix launches 'The Fixer' investigative and consumer unit


  1. I follow hip-hop music, so I am not going to say that this is worthless for NewsFix. I think this is great for hip-hop fans to get to see this segment on NewsFix.

    Really, I wonder what NewsFix is about based on this post- is it about news showcased in a way that is different from everybody else, or is it news showcased that hardly anyone else mentions or cares about? Part of why I think people like NewsFix is because of certain news issues and topics most traditional newscasts fail to mention or care. So is that the fault of other stations for not speaking to the news viewer (figuratively speaking), or is NewsFix really so much the anti-traditional newscast that

    Off-topic aside... this only adds to NewsFix's appeal and gives it that much more local flavor. NewsFix has caught on for a reason (not to say I'm in full agreement).

  2. Bun B teaches a class at Rice?? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Maybe 50cent can get a gig at Harvard ohhh wait, Yale...


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