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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TV anchor shot down, WFAA changes and more

- Cars Crash Behind WSOC Live Shot
- KTRK Eyewitness News at 6pm (1984)
- What Is Wrong With Al Roker?
- Behind You!: Hit And Run Driver Caught During Live News Report?
- Anchorman Canoodle Blooper: Weather Reporter Shocked By Confusing Overture
- Rhino Farts Cracking Up Reporter News Blooper
- Best of fails on TV
- News 4 WOAI Today Breakfast 4 Zone Waffles
- 106.9 KKZR Z-Rock from 1994 (audio)
- It's been a rough week at ABC7 Chicago | The perils of automation

WFAA8's McCaa staying in place while other D-FW long-timers change courses
John McCaa confirmed Wednesday that he's staying the course at WFAA8.

Oprah's Lifeclass is Houston bound
Oprah's Lifeclass will be taping at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Sarofim Hall in Houston, Texas, on Friday, October 5, 2012. There will be a morning and an afternoon show. The reservation window for the release of tickets to these tapings will be open from Tuesday, August 28, at 10 a.m. CT through Wednesday, August 29, at 11 p.m. CT. (Thanks Shea)

Veteran WFAA8 reporter Cynthia Vega leaves station
The latest to call it a day is veteran WFAA8 reporter Cynthia Vega.

Debbie Denmon, Iola Johnson the latest to sign on as part-time pundits for KTXD-TV's upcoming Texas Daily news program
Add another pair of prominent former WFAA8 anchors to The Texas Daily's roster of part-time pundits.

CBS11 reporter Jay Gormley still scripting for the big screen, too
Reporter by night, stay-at-home dad by day and independent filmmaker whenever the spirit moves, Jay Gormley jokes that when The End eventually comes, his tombstone will read "Almost."

FOX 26 producer catches the waterworks in viral "Timothy Green" video
What happens when you videotape your kids bawling after *spoiler alert* a death in a Disney movie? You become an Internet hit.

Adam Wexler of Sportstalk 790's the Big Show Dishes on Bad Callers, On-Air Chemistry
Adam Wexler's dry sense of humor and encyclopedic knowledge of sports -- nevermind his obviously intense preparation -- makes him an excellent foil for Matt Jackson and third co-host Lance Zierlein.
- 610 KILT's Matt Jackson and Adam Wexler are new 790 KBME morning show

Houston journalist missing in war-torn Syria
Austin Tice, a freelance journalist for McClatchy and other news outlets, has vanished in Syria.

Is Anyone Else Confused by This Neil Armstrong Obituary Headline?
Gawker noticed this headline from the Houston Chronicle.

Kid chefs star at White House luncheon
Michael Lakind, 9, of Sugar Land is blowing up big in the media.

Big changes coming to KVUE
There’s one date that everyone around KVUE is talking about. September 10 is a day of big changes.

UT system OKs purchase of 98.9 KXBT-FM for $6 million
The University of Texas System’s Board of Regents on Thursday authorized the purchase of Austin radio station 98.9 KXBT-FM, clearing the way for UT-run National Public Radio affiliate 90.5 KUT-FM to switch to an all-news format.

Can you spot the changes in Texas Monthly’s redesigned logo?
Can you spot the changes in Texas Monthly’s redesigned logo?

KETK has been around for the past 25 years now! KETK's Casey Claiborne digs through the archives and takes a look back at the past quarter of a century.

Don Brubaker
Don Brubaker has been sports director at Newscenter 25 KAVU since August, 1984. This Houston native came to Victoria after four and a half years working in the sports department at KPRC-TV in Houston.

Producer Tiffany Rubio-Maxian moves from KHOU 11 - Great Day Houston to KTRK - Deals at the LiveWell Network. (Thank Susan)

- 1560 The Game KGOW changes to Yahoo! Sports Radio and more
- to get 'dramatic facelift' from Houston Chronicle
- KTRK 13's Greg Bailey signs off WCNC Charlotte
- KXAS 5' David Finfrock cuts down; Rick Mitchell steps in
- CultureMap opening in Dallas
- KPRC 2's Iain Page out; Keith Garvin in?
- KPRC's Mark Boyle covers NYC shooting while on vacation
- Stephen Dean resigns from WSYX 6 in Columbus
- Local TV tops with voters poll says
- News92FM KROI hurricane billboards COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here