Just noticed on YouTube that KHOU 11 has uploaded a new promo for a new Bob Allen hosted sports show called KHOU 11 Sports Extra (technically they uploaded two videos that are the same). The video postings say the new show will air Sundays 10:25pm starting August 4th*.
That puts Allen against his old station, abc13 KTRK's Inside the Game, and KPRC's long running Sports Sunday. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't remember KHOU having a Sunday night sports show in the past like the other stations.
I'm guessing the station feels Allen can use all of his knowledge and contacts to pull in the sports interviews and viewers.
Former Houston Texan and SportsRadio 610 KILT host Seth Payne will be co-hosting with Allen starting this Sunday.
FULL KHOU RELEASE:
KHOU 11 Sports Extra Debuts Sunday, August 4 HOUSTON –– Starting this Sunday, August 4, KHOU 11 adds a new 35-minute sports program to its weekly lineup. KHOU 11 Sports Extra, presented by Wingstop, will air Sundays at 10:25 p.m. following KHOU 11 News at KHOU 11 weekday sports anchor and veteran broadcaster Bob Allen will host the program. Bob joined the KHOU 11 Sports team in April and has covered Houston sports for nearly four decades.
Bob will be joined on the set by former NFL player turned sports analyst Seth Payne. Payne played defensive tackle for the Houston Texans for five years during his NFL career. In addition to color commentary, he’ll break down some of the biggest moments of the week during his weekly segment “Payne’s World.”
With KHOU 11 Sports’ Matt Musil and Daniel Gotera also contributing, the show will layout the week’s scores, standings and highlights, and will dig in to tell the stories that make sports so compelling, from the local level to To help put a spotlight on outstanding local athletes, the show also teamed up with the Greater Houston Honda Dealers Association to present the Honda Athlete of the Week, which will recognize one high school athlete each week and present them with the award during the show.
Catch it all during the debut of KHOU 11 Sports Extra, presented by Wingstop, this Sunday at 10:25 p.m.
*I originally reported the show was debuting August 2nd and regret the error.