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Monday, July 16, 2012

Angry Stripper, Tim Melton, DFW TV changes and more

- Teleprompter Catches Fire During KLAS Newscast
- Tour of ABC News Headquarters
- Tim Melton's brief appearance on KTRK 13

Higgins & Bankert debut in hopes of someday waking up CBS11's snoring early morning ratings
CBS11's latest restart of its early morning news dawned brightly with the first pairing of Brendan Higgins and Adrienne Bankert in place of previous anchors Lisa Pineiro and Keith Garvin.

WFAA8's Alexa Conomos has third child and first baby girl
Congratulations to WFAA8 Daybreak personality Alexa Conomos, who became a mom for the third time Wednesday morning.

Dombeck makes it official: she's leaving NBC5
Veteran NBC5 early morning traffic reporter Tammy Dombeck has confirmed an earlier report that she'll be leaving the station.

Second bench warrant for arrest of WFAA8's Shon Gables issued by second judge
The legal difficulties keep mounting for WFAA8 anchor-reporter Shon Gables, who now has a second bench warrant issued for her arrest, this time by a different Michigan judge.

The Brand of an Angry Stripper
Sarah Tressler is the angry stripper who was fired from her day job at the Houston Chronicle when they discovered her secret second career. It was, to use proper startup terminology, one monster pivot.

Q Morning Zoo John Lander
Smokin’ Joe and Mulligan Matt mark the 30th anniversary of the Q Morning Zoo (and Joe’s start in radio) with a special guest…Texas Radio Hall of Fame nominee John Lander.
- More John Lander stories

Some Local Doppler Radars are Slower Than Others
In looking through the radar of all the local television stations, the Houston Chronicle, the National Weather Service, and Weather Underground, The Houston Press found that many of them showed images that were well behind current time.

Astros' Hamilton into final lap of broadcasting career
Milo Hamilton's last All-Star break as a full-time baseball announcer is done, and now he heads into the home stretch of his final season as the Astros' lead radio voice.

First for Houston TV: 'Tweetup' for Blue Cure
It wasn't only a first for KHOU, it was also a first for Houston television.

Antonio Canales Named President-GM of KTMD
Antonio Canales will take over as president and general manager of KTMD, the Telemundo station in Houston, on July 16.

Hoffman and Garfield lunch
Ken Hoffman writes about his lunch with 950 KPRC's Michael Garfield aka The High Tech Texan.

The BusinessMakers Radio Show moving to News 92 FM
The BusinessMakers Radio Show, co-produced by Russ Capper and the Houston Business Journal, is moving to News 92 FM.

A Brief History Of A Crowded Dallas/Fort Worth Media Market
In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, there were four main newspapers in the 50’s and 60s: The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Times Herald, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the Fort Worth Press. They all teamed up with TV.

Texas 2 step
A couple of sports additions at KXAN Austin, TX (Market #47).

Duitch leaves KDAF
CW33 KDAF news director David Duitch is leaving the Tribune owned station to head up

New ND at KXAN
Chad Cross takes over as news director at KXAN from KWCH.

Price, future of radio at issue in UT’s proposal to acquire station
Is there a future for over-the-air radio? That appears to be one of the questions that prompted University of Texas System regents to abruptly table a vote this week on the purchase of a sister radio station for UT-operated 90.5 KUT-FM, Austin’s National Public Radio affiliate.

New, Austin owned radio station with iconic call letters - KOKE-FM
A new, locally owned radio station with iconic call letters — KOKE-FM — is airing primarily in Austin and Texas-centric country music while featuring a roster of personalities who are well known to Central Texas listeners.
- KOKE-FM makes its debut

- Rock 101 KLOL back on air?
- Drew Shirley (KVUE, KXII) to KPLC Lake Charles
- The 2012 Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductees
- KXAS 5' Jane McGarry apologizes for DWI; leaves station
- KTRK 13 scores Greg Bailey from WCNC
- KHOU 11 Promotes Miles Cathey to Director of Sales
- HCN duo want to become The Leader of community news COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here