Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DFW reporter out, new Austin NDs plus more

- Best 2012 Olympics news bloopers
- Anchor has no idea what day or year it is
- NBC-Affiliate’s Sports Director Blows Up at Bob Costas After Olympic Coverage Goes Long
- The Nuts and Bolts of Wiring the Olympic Games
- WNBC Reporter, Photographer Attacked While Investigating Jewelry Store Corruption
- George Stephanopoulos Went on Live TV and Forgot to Turn Off His Cell Phone

Classical 91.7 Mourns The Loss Of Announcer
The staff of Classical 91.7 and Houston Public Media have heavy hearts as they mourn the passing of their colleague, announcer John Stevens who died unexpectedly August 12.

Reporter Giselle Phelps resigns from Dallas-based CW33
CW33 reporter Giselle Phelps resigned from the Dallas-based station Friday, continuing the latest exodus of on-camera staffers.

Chronicle reporter gets a good laugh out of Yank Wang typo
Houston Chronicle reporter Yang Wang got a surprise from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as it ran her byline as YANK WANG.

NBC scores again with Olympics
See the Olympic ratings for Texas TV stations in the 13 day metered market average.

KPRC's Frank Billingsley Keeps You Calm During the Storm
Frank says: "Here's the thing about hurricanes...they are their own hype and certainly don't need any from me! A Rita or Ike grabs the public's attention on its own. The challenge these days is when someone posts on Facebook a computer model forecasting a hurricane 16 days out with the comment "Watch Out Houston!!" That takes on a life of its own that we then have to address and try to make real sense out of."

News 92.1FM/Houston Gets Real 'Newshound' Mascot
What says "all-News" better than a "newshound"? RADIO ONE News KROI (NEWS 92.1FM)/HOUSTON now has a real newshound, a dog nicknamed "CRONKITE" who will serve as the station mascot at personal appearances and station functions.
- News 92 FM KROI expands and rises

Busted in the Fox 26 parking lot
Isiah Carey AKA The Insite reports that the Fox 26 KRIV parking lot became part of the news.

MundoFox launches across the country
MundoFox, the new Spanish-language broadcast network from Fox International Channels and RCN Television Group of Colombia launched 8/13. Click link for Texas affiliates.

2012 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
The 2012 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival broadcast was produced by Houston-based RFC Media.

Exclusive July PPM Analysis: Houston, Dallas
ALL ACCESS presents JULY PPM market highlights, compiled by the Ratings Experts at RESEARCH DIRECTOR, INC. and powered by XTRENDS, radio's #1 PPM and diary analysis tool. All numbers reflect subscriber only data.

Smile Center must pay sanctions
State District Judge David A. Berchelmann ordered the Smile Center to pay $35,000 in sanctions and $35,000 in attorneys fees to WOAI-TV.

KVUE shuffles anchor lineup
KVUE viewers will soon see some familiar faces in new places.

KVUE names new morning news anchor
Yvonne Nava is heading home. The University of Texas graduate has been hired to co-anchor KVUE’s morning and midday newscasts, executive news director Frank Volpicella announced.

KEYE named Greg Turchetta to replace the departed Suzanne Black as news director for KEYE TV/ Telemundo Austin.

New KXAN-TV News Director Aims For Strong Journalism, Culture Change
All you need to know about Chad Cross, KXAN’s new news director, is that his last day at KWCH-TV, Wichita, was last Wednesday and he begins work in Austin after just four days off for a quick visit with family. He’s rarin’ to go!

Catching up with Dick Siegel, once half of WBAP's popular 'Hal and Dick'
What is Dick Siegel, once part of the most recognizable radio team in Dallas-Fort Worth, doing out here in West Texas?

Two El Paso reporters leave
KTSM/KDBC reporters Troy Campbell and Alexa Helms are moving on to new jobs.

Comedy radio in Texas?
Are certain San Antonio and Beaumont radio stations about to flip to a comedy format?

Television Company Belo Corp. Offers Free Airtime To Candidates
Belo Corp., which in 1996 became the first commercial television station group to provide free airtime for congressional and gubernatorial candidates, announced that it will offer the "It's Your Time" program for the ninth consecutive election cycle this fall.

Josh Holstead of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame announced the passing of Larry Shannon, 63. He died Thursday afternoon. Shannon was the founder and long time Operations Manager of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. In broadcast, he worked at the likes of KFJZ and KXOL in Ft. Worth, and KVIL in Dallas. He was the voice of “Overdrive Trucking News” heard daily on Sirius/XM. Shannon also published In addition to his radio work, Larry was a political commentator in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for KTVT-Ch.11.

SportsRadio 610 KILT host Shaun Bijani stepped away from the radio world to pursue a coaching job at North Shore High School. He'll be coaching, football, basketball and track. He's hoping to add his first love of baseball to the mix soon. He may return to the sports desk on occasion filling in sporadically. Shaun started with the station in August of 2006 as an intern and sports reporter. He worked is way up to being an anchor.

- Jeff Vaughn out at KENS5 San Antonio
- KENS 5 hires Jeff Goldblatt
- Fox 26's Kristin Kane engaged?
- KHOU's Katherine Whaley braces for reader questions
- Shara Fryer joins 740 KTRH
- KIII 3.3 picks up MundoFOX
- ESPN Deportes 1540 KZMP Dallas
- KHOU 11 weather team shake up, Chita Johnson mornings
- The Daily Buzz grabs Morgahn Miller

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