Thursday, July 25, 2013

Is Houston big enough for two Kevin Quinn's?

There can only be one...Kevin Quinn on air in H-Town

Kevin Quinn of KTRK
There is about to be a Texas shootout at high noon in downtown Houston in the next weeks. Most office workers won't notice because they will be hiding from the heat in the tunnel system.

On one side of Main Street will be abc13 KTRK reporter Kevin Quinn. On the other side, new 104.1 KRBE assistant program director and afternoon drive host Kevin Quinn who is coming in from 96.9 More WINK-FM Fort Myers.

The winner gets this prized broadcasting name and the chance to stay in H-Town. The loser must immediately get in a stolen Hermann Park paddle boat and make their way down Buffalo Bayou. I know this is weird, but I don't make the rules...Beyonce, the members of ZZ Top and Ken Hoffman do.

No seriously, Houston will have two Kevin Quinn's. The one that's been on KTRK-TV for a decade and the new one on KRBE-FM.

Kevin Quinn of KRBE
KTRK Quinn will call people to interview them for a hard news story and they will be disappointed when he doesn't show up to their house with a prize wheel and free koozies.

KRBE Quinn will show up to remotes at a cell phone store and customers will repeatedly yell "no comment" and shield their faces. It's going to mass chaos!

Newspaper man Mike Glenn and I talked about this on Twitter last night and realized that the name "Kevin Quinn" is probably owned by Disney...KTRK's parent company. Look for the Kevin Quinn 4D Spectacular Thrill Ride at a theme park near you in 2014. There will be made for TV Disney Channel movie of the same name too. Set your DVRs now.

Corporate media empire trademark protections aside...let the best Quinn win. By the way, former MTV VJ Martha Quinn will give the winner a congratulatory phone call alongside the members of Kajagoogoo!

While I'm on break, don't miss breaking Houston TV news. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for updates. You and I never know when I will stray from the relaxing life.


6 comments:

  1. Kevin Quinn from KTRK should just go back to using his real last name. I wonder if Kevin Quinn (on radio) is using an air-name.

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    1. Agreed. If this is the best you can do stop posting and go back on vacation.

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  3. KTRK Kevin Quinn should change his first name to "Mighty".
    THE MIGHTY QUINN (QUINN THE ESKIMO)
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

    Everybody's building ships and boats
    Some are building monuments, others are jotting down notes
    Everybody's in despair, every girl and boy
    But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
    Everybody's gonna jump for joy

    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

    I like to go just like the rest, I like my sugar sweet
    But jumping queues and makin' haste, just ain't my cup of meat
    Everyone's beneath the trees, feedin' pigeons on a limb
    But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
    All the pigeons gonna run to him

    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

    Let me do what I wanna do, I can't decide 'em all
    Just tell me where to put 'em and I'll tell you who to call
    Nobody can get no sleep, there's someone on everyone's toes
    But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
    Everybody's gonna wanna doze

    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

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    1. In the 1970's on KILT and then on KRBE, Mat Guinn used the air name 'Mat Quinn, the Mighty Quinn.' He actually got that name from his brother, the late Royce Edward Guinn, who used to refer to him self on the air as "The Mighty Guinn." Royce, who passed away in 2001, had worked on the air at several Houston radio stations in Houston between 1969 and 1990. He was on KRBE, KILT, KNUZ and KFMK, to name a few.

      Bottom line, the name has been used before.

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  4. GeeZ, television sucks across the board and nobody watches "no way, no how!"

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