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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Weatherman Erection Graphic, Outlaw Dave & more

- Weatherman Erection Graphic News Blooper
- Anchor wardrobe malfunction
- Detroit’s WDIV Follows Saga of Raccoon with Jar Stuck on His Head
- Jack White - Blue Blood Blues - Live from Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012
- Reporters Not Ready Camera Falling News Blooper

The new CW33 news
Dallas-based CW33's drastically revamped 9 p.m. whatchamacallit, tentatively set to launch on Nov. 1st, has put out descriptions of 11 full-time positions on among other venues.

Melissa Newton leaving CBS11 to join husband meteorologist in OKC
CBS11 reporter Melissa Newton will be leaving soon to join her husband, Damon Lane, in Oklahoma City.

Chita dancing to benefit the Halo House
KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Chita Johnson has been practicing her dance moves for an upcoming charity event to benefit the Halo House.

KTRK set modification
Message board says that KTRK 13 replaced the projection screen with plasma monitors. I turned the news on, sure enough, there were new monitors.

Terrance Harris joins NOLA Media Group as sports special projects reporter
Terrance Harris has accepted a position with the NOLA Media Group as a sports special projects reporter. Harris is going to New Orleans from Sports Radio 610 KILT in Houston where he was a columnist/on air contributor with a focus on Houston Texans, Rockets and Astros coverage.

Lopez Has The Big-Head … Really. TV Show On The KUBE
Sports Radio 610′s and In The Loop‘s John Lopez has teamed with the KUBE’s Brooke Bentley for a new weekly talk radio-styled TV show called, He Said, She Said.

Former Houston anchor Alan Hemberger on air
Former KTRK 13 and KIAH 39 anchor Alan Hemberger has moved to California and is already back on air. He announced on Facebook that he will be doing a weekend shift on the new 93.5 FM in Laguna Beach. He says you can see the Pacific Ocean out the window!

The sounds of the Houston Chronicle
Here are seven Houston Chronicle ads that presumably appeared on the radio in the late 1960s. The 30-second tracks were taken from a 45-rpm record.

Outlaw Dave show moves
Outlaw Dave tweeted that his show is moving from 5 to 7pm on 950 KPRC. Recently it aired at 8pm. Dave is replacing Michael Savage who has stopped doing radio with his former company. He just signed a deal with Cumulus.

Outlaw Dave's Worldwide Headquarters
Outlaw Dave has opened Outlaw Dave's Worldwide Headquarters at 6502 Washington Ave., Houston.

Fun with corndogs!
The KHOU 11 Morning crew hams it up with corndogs. Male viewers get excited.

Fox 26 KRIV had high hopes for the Houston Texans
Fox 26 KRIV had high hopes for the Houston Texans season based on this CG.

Kathy Williams lands at WTLV-WJXX
TVSpy reports that former Fox 26 KRIV news director/KPRC 2 assistant news director Kathy Williams is the new news director at WTLV-WJXX in Jacksonville, Fla.

KILT dominates sports stations in September Arbitrons
The September ratings period (Aug. 15-Sept. 12) was, to put it mildly, a smashing success for KILT (610 AM).

Rice University’s KTRU studio named to honor former station manager
Rice University student radio station KTRU will honor the memory and contributions of Rice alumnus and former station manager Ben Horne ’02 by naming the KTRU broadcast studio in his honor. Horne, 32, died in a mountain climbing accident in Peru in July.

Reporters writing to impress other journalists?
Former San Antonio Express-News editor Robert Rivard writes about thin skinned reporters who write for their peers.

Spotlighting Austin's Sports Directors: KXAN's Roger Wallace, the booth guy
In the first of a five-part series, CultureMap profiles Roger Wallace as he talks about his KXAN sports show duties as well as his job as the radio analyst on University of Texas football broadcasts and television play-by-play of local high school games.

Crime and Publishing
Inside a small-town paper’s police blotter.

Bryan/College Station Gets Peace
The former 107.7 KKLB launched its new format as Christian AC “Peace 107” KPWJ.


Eric Ross moves on
He posted on Facebook: "After spending a year at KFDA-TV NewsChannel 10 in Amarillo, I've accepted a reporting position at KOAA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs. My last day will be Tuesday, Oct. 23. Thanks to everyone who has helped me settle in here over the past 13 months."

Lisa Leigh Kelly sort of leaves KEYE
TVSpy reporting that KEYE investigative reporter Lisa Leigh Kelly is leaving the station for an Austin PR firm. The site adds she'll still work at KEYE as a freelancer. First time I've heard of a PR person freelancing in TV.


Russ "The Weird Beard" Knight passes away
Russell Lee Moore, better known in the broadcast industry as Russ "The Weird Beard" Knight, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012. Russell was a radio personality at many stations throughout the United States, but his most memorable stints were as The Weird Beard on KLIF in Dallas and KILT in Houston, Texas.

- Fox 26 grabs Caitilin Espinosa from KIII
- KHOU's Lily Jang talks morning drama & chemistry
- KTRK 13's Casey Curry engaged
- Univision 45 KXLN hires Raul Peimbert from the network
- Fox 26 KRIV's new weather schedule
- Fox 26's Kristin Kane leaving Houston
- Houston media turkey winner gets a tree COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here