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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Houston TV, newspaper & radio job changes out the wazoo

Houston Chronicle, KTRK abc13, 88.7 KUHF, 94.5 The Buzz KTBZ, KHOU 11, News 92 Online Hot 95.7 job moves

KTBZ program director exits
94.5 The Buzz KTBZ afternoon jock and program director Don Jantzen has left the station after 10 years. He is tweeting sad notes about being unemployed.

Mike Ward joins the Houston Chronicle
After 25 years with the Austin American-Statesman, Austin-based reporter and blogger Mike Ward moves to the Houston Chronicle. His Twitter bio says he will specialize in the Texas Senate, criminal justice issues and investigations.

Eddie Robinson replaces Rod Rice on 88.7 KUHF
Eddie Robinson replaces Rod Rice on Houston Public Media's 88.7 KUHF. Robinson comes from New York where he was an on-Air News Host/Anchor and Producer for WNYC Radio, co-host of For Your Ears Only (formerly Newsweek On-Air), and contributor for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. Robinson has a connection to Houston from the past. According to his old bio, while earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from Prairie View A&M University, he received numerous awards as an on-air talent for NPR-affiliate, KPVU-FM.

Trent Seibert starts at KTRK abc13
Former Texas Watchdog editor Trent Seibert tweets he is now working at KTRK abc13 as the investigative producer with Ted Oberg and Brian Collister.

Kristy Gillentine jumps to News 92 FM KROI from KTRK abc13
I have it confirmed that abc13 KTRK web producer Kristy Gillentine is moving to News 92 FM KROI as online editor Online Content Manager.

From Great Day Houston to KHOU 11 News This Morning
Not a TV station move, but Great Day Houston reporter Courtney Perna seems to also be joining KHOU 11 News This Morning as a feature reporter much like Ruben Galvan at KPRC. Clearly Galvan is having an impact on the morning news ratings race.

KKHH Afternooner Kaden Is On The Move
CBS Top 40 KKHH (HOT 95-7)/HOUSTON afternoon ace KADEN exits.


  1. Jantzen was the last reason I was listening to the Buzz. Guess I'll be removing that spot from my dial.

  2. Really hate to lose Jantzen. Loved him and Steve Robison best on The Buzz. Should we assume a format change might be coming since he was the station's PD?

  3. KTRK Ch 13 getting new folks in their investigative team.

  4. Kaden was the only one I could stomach on Hot. The women on that station are annoying as hell.

  5. I cannot believe how annoying Courtney Perna is. She has had me turn off Great Day Houston.


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