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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rating Chita Johnson, KVUE reporter to Houston and more

- Weatherman Pumpkin Throw News Blooper
- Cross-Dressing Ticket Host Video Bombs Gospel Performance On WFAA’s Daybreak
- Olympian Jordyn Wieber drops by KENS 5
- Network anchors uncut over satellite feeds
- CBS 11 News Mornings 4:30-7am 'Feels Like Fall'
- Rollin with Drolen Traffic CBS 11 Weekdays 4:30-7am
- Watch Radiohead's Forward-Leaning 'Austin City Limits' Episode

Rocky, oft-redundant start for KTXD-TV's Texas Daily
Dallas-based KTXD-TV (Ch. 47) is best known at present for its menu of vintage TV series repeats via an affiliation with ME-TV. Unfortunately, the premiere of The Texas Daily ended up being repetitive as well.

Belo Corp. Television Station WFAA-TV Wins National Emmy Award
WFAA was honored with a National News and Documentary Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. WFAA was one of only two local television stations honored at the 33rd annual event.

"Transitioning" at CW33 claims first wave of staffers
"Transitioning" began in earnest at Dallas-based CW33 Monday, with reporters Dawn Tongish and Charles Bassett notified that they will not be part of the station's drastically revamped prime-time newscast.
- Anchor Amanda Salinas and meteorologist Rebecca Miller will stay on at CW33

Dallas Paper To Keep, Maybe Tweak Paywall
Times are tough to be a newspaper publisher.

Dallas: Flush with foreign auto spending
Japanese companies are driving gains in this healthy market

Exclusive September PPM Analysis: Dallas And Houston
ALL ACCESS presents SEPTEMBER 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.

Twitter feed rates Chita Johnson
Appears the @ratereyna twitter feed has some competition. KHOU 11 meteorolgist Chita Johnson was reacting to the new @Rate_Chita on the social media service last week.

KPRC Busts It: The Story Of HPD Sergeant Stacey Soro, Nude Model
Oh, Houston police sergeant Stacey Suro -- you tease with your semi-NSFW shots, the ones artfully pixeled out by KPRC, which broke the story of your nude-modeling sidejob -- but when it comes to delivering the goods, you and Channel 2 fail.

KVUE Sportscaster Cory Hepola Leaving for Houston Sports Channel
KVUE sports reporter Cory Hepola is leaving after less than a year here to join the new Comcast SportsNet Houston team.
- Comcast SportsNet Houston launch party and news

KHOU 11 confuses man's Twitter feed for rapist's
It's worth checking whether a Twitter feed really does belong to the person you'd like to follow. This is a lesson that the Houston-based KHOU news station recently learned.

Oprah and Joel Osteen pack the house for 'Life Class' series
Thousands packed Houston’s Hobby Center for media mogul and OWN founder Oprah Winfrey’s Life Class series on Friday.

Reinventing The News Wheel Is A Tough Job
KIAH 39's NewsFix is featured in this look at the changing of news.

Two Great Tastes? Five Reasons Pallilo and Zierlein Will Succeed on 790
Last week began the great Charlie Pallilo and Lance Zierlein experiment weekday afternoons on 790 KBME, with Pallilo describing it as his peanut butter to Zierlein's chocolate (or vice versa).

A day of goodbyes for Hamilton and Fox Sports Houston
Wednesday was a day for goodbyes and glimpses of the future as the Astros’ radio and television and broadcast crews signed off for the last time this season.
- Milo Hamilton on Raymond, Dolan dismissals; thoughts on potential replacements, future directions

New Video May Be Clue to Missing Journalist's Location
Houston journalist Austin Tice was last heard from in Syria on August 13th. That was until this week when a video with someone who looks very like Tice.

Personalities of the Year: KJ-97's Randy and Jamie win CMA
Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin, the long time hosts of the morning show on San Antonio's KJ-97 radio, were named Large Market Radio Personalities of the Year by the Country Music Association.

KENS 5 dominates goofy games at Media Olympics
Nobody can catch KENS 5 -- in a three-legged race. The KENS 5 crew on Thursday pulled on their jerseys for the annual Media Olympics at the STAR Soccer Complex.

KVUE welcomes Emmy Award-winning reporter Heather Kovar to its newscast
With the recent influx of the “kiddie corps” to the local TV news reporting, weather and sports scenes, it is indeed refreshing to see an experienced reporter join KVUE’s news team.

Sirius XM goes to Austin
The indie rock capital of Austin is home to Sirius XM Radio’s newest studios.

KVUE GM among notable Austin women honored
The Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas honored some of the best and brightest women in business, including KVUE's President and General Manager Patti Card Smith.

Oprah reunites Leander siblings with mother
Oprah Winfrey's new show on her OWN network tracks down the stories that grabbed headlines across America.

Amazing revelation for London’s Texas TV deal
TVBR is amazed to learn what they’re going for in 2012.


Vern Dailey, man behind the scenes of WFAA's 'Peppermint Place', dies
Vern Dailey was the hand and the voice behind "Muffin the Bear" and a menagerie of other puppets on Channel 8's "Peppermint Place." Along with host Jerry Haynes, he was also the heart.

- Stephen Dean joins WRTV Indianapolis
- Bob Goosmann is NewsRadio 1080 KRLD's new chief met
- Top Houston media chickens?
- Houston media sports moves
- Minerva Perez talks TV anchor bullying COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here