Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Media job moves, DFW radio changes and more

- Tim Melton opens up to Bob Allen about stroke and recovery
- Spanish TV host loses her top on LIVE TV
- "You're a Freak": Watch Chris Cuomo Sexually Harass Amanda Knox on TV
- Classic Houston radio aircheck audio from the 1950s to the 2000s (AUDIO)
- Meteorologist cracks himself up
- KHOU Anchors show off style in Star of Hope Fashion Show
- Rush Limbaugh's Impact on Cumulus Media
- HCC weather class with Gene Norman

Ben And Skin Tapped For Afternoons At 105.3 The Fan/Dallas
BEN AND SKIN -- BEN ROGERS and JEFF "SKIN" WADE -- are returning to 105.3 FM in DALLAS, this time as the new afternoon team at CBS RADIO Sports KRLD-F (105.3 THE FAN).

Cindy Scull swaps shifts with Nikki Sixx
At Rock KEGL/Dallas, night host Cindy Scull moves back to mornings, while the syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx moves to nights.

WFAA Anchor Cynthia Izaguirre is Way Too Excited about Barry Manilow
WFAA's Cynthia Izaguirre, anchor of News 8 Daybreak, couldn't quite contain her excitement.

H2O Dallas To Get Hot?
Less than a year after launching the “H2O Radio” brand in Dallas with the potential to expand elsewhere, Univision appears ready to transition 107.9 KESS-FM Lewisville/Dallas to a more traditional radio brand.

Through his radio sermons, a Dallas rabbi helped residents reflect on the JFK assassination
Immediately after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, hatred toward Dallas left the city bewildered, defensive and ashamed. The legacy lingered for weeks, then months, then years. Rabbi Levi Olan, who led Temple Emanu-El from 1949 to 1970 and had a radio show on KRLD, helped people process the tragedy and the hatred.

Dallas: Texas-size demand for TV
Pricing's up 10 percent over last year. Cars and telecom are hot.

#5 Dallas-Fort Worth
#6 Houston-Galveston TX
April 2013 Portable People Meter (Updated: 05-13-13)

Michelle Merhar FOX 26 Traffic Authority back at work
Michelle Merhar comes off maternity leave and has a wild morning, "So happy to be back at it watching the roadways for you and happy to catch up with our morning team...NOT happy that in my flurry to leave this morning...I forgot to open the garage door BEFORE putting my car in reverse!"
- Michelle Merhar, Fox 26 KRIV, delivers baby girl

Joe Pags back in Houston?
Lot's of people were leaving angry comments on my blog about Joe Pags on the outs at 950 KPRC, but he's back here again subbing for Matt Patrick on 740 KTRH this week.

TSU, UH tip their caps to famous alums
That's Doctor Michael Strahan to you, Kelly. Strahan, the former All-Pro defensive end for the New York Giants and co-host with Kelly Ripa of the ABC weekday morning show "Live with Kelly and Michael," received an honorary doctorate of humane letters Saturday from his alma mater, Texas Southern University.

Meet the KHOU 11 News Moms
Enjoy these photos of KHOU 11 News employees and their moms.

I told you in February how KTRK abc13 special projects producer Justin Sternberg was leading the blind through triathlons. He's raising money for the associated charity and close to his goal. You can help him out here.

KVUE’s news team grows
Foti Kallergis and Amy Johnston-Harper are both filling in at KVUE for the next few months, helping the station out while anchors Jade Mingus and Jessica Vess take maternity leave.

Police Talk Distraught Man off TV Tower
KYTX Tyler employees call police to help with troubled man

Hit-and-run injures TV crew
A McAllen TV reporter and her photographer were hospitalized after their work vehicle was struck by a speeding vehicle Monday morning.


Bill Spencer joins KPRC 2 as investigative reporter from WXYZ
Bill Spencer from WXYZ Detroit joins KPRC 2 Houston as investigative reporter

Jenelle Shriner leaves KVUE and lands at KPRC 2 as the Executive Producer for KPRC's Morning News.

Ray Fisher, former KIAH 39 sports weekend anchor, has left his job as the Digital Content Manager for Fox Sports Houston and is now the Social Media Community Manager at the Shell Oil Company.

CW33's Daniel Novick latest to join PR parade
Reporter Daniel Novick, who survived CW33’s transition to the comedy-infused 9 p.m. Nightcap (“A Different Kind of Newscast”), has decided to make a career change.

General manager at KFOX, John Witte, retires
KFOX Channel-14 General Manager John Witte, who has been at the station's helm for 11 years, retired Friday.


Former Fox 26 KRIV producer Greer Feagin found dead
Kathryn Greer Feagin previously worked at Fox 26 KRIV and WDSU.

Mary Denman, San Antonio Broadcasting Legend, Dies at 90
San Antonio media legend Mary Denman, who would joke that she was the 'oldest broad in broadcasting' has died at the age of 90, 1200 WOAI news reports.

- Houston stations' billboard war
- Former Fox 26 KRIV producer Greer Feagin found dead
- Wayne Dolcefino almost pulls off Katy ISD Board of Trustees defeat

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