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Monday, September 15, 2014

TV station lawsuit, offensive tweets and more media news from around Texas

The Houston and Texas media stories going on while I was on a blogging break

- Best News Bloopers July 2014
- KHOU 11 Weather Wheel
- Beauty and the two beasts
- abc13 KTRK's Tom Koch on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
- Caller Tells KABC Water Main Break Caused by ‘A Really Large Dump’
- H.G. Wells and Orson Welles interview. Radio KTSA San Antonio on October 28, 1940
- "Chip, Clarice and Dale: Only on Channel 4"
- Mike Tyson goes off on anchor
- Doesn't anyone check the archives?

Follow their leads? Aspire to have as many or more Followers as they do?
Top bosses at DFW's four major TV news providers demand "social media" visibility while barely participating themselves.

Latest NBC5/DMN content-sharing initiative gives Dave Lieber's The Watchdog column some TV time
Upsides to content-sharing? Here’s one. Dave Lieber, whose The Watchdog column deservedly has gained quick traction at The Dallas Morning News, will be getting his own weekly mini-segment with the newspaper’s TV partner, NBC5.

So long "Spirit of Texas," hello Gannett8
Dallas-based WFAA8, which will be re-christened Gannett8 later in this post, touted its new “Graphics” during Wednesday’s newscasts.

Cumulus Promotes Dan Bennett To RVP Over Houston And Dallas
CUMULUS ups DAN BENNETT to Regional VP, overseeing its station operations in HOUSTON and DALLAS.

Mother Claims TV News Defamed Her
Houston's CBS TV affiliate defamed a woman in a broadcast that claimed she left her two young children in her hot car while she got her hair cut, the woman claims in court.

KRIV Apologizes for Airing Offensive Tweet
Houston FOX owned station KRIV is apologizing today for airing a tweet someone sent out using offensive language to describe Cowboy’s Quarterback Tony Romo.

Rod Ryan AMA
My name is Rod Ryan from the Rod Ryan Show & 94.5 The Buzz!Go Ahead! AMA!
- Jared Leto Takes Up KTBZ Morning Show Host Rod Ryan's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

KCOH Radio and Houston Forward Times
A Powerful Combination That’s All About The Community

Houston Texans Game Day on SportsRadio 610
SportsRadio 610 continues its 13 year long partnership with the Houston Texans as the official home for Texans Radio and will carry each game of the 2014 football season. New this year is the addition of John Harris, Rich Lord and Sean Pendergast.

Clear Channel taking it to Radio One in Houston
It's Radio One's biggest cash-flowing market and CEO Alfred Liggins admits Clear Channel is hurting his revenue in that city.

Discovering Houston on the Cheap
Sally MacDonald, FOX26 Houston

10 Questions with ... Terri Thomas
KMJQ & KBXX operations manager/program director Terri Thomas gets put in the hot seat

Research Director, Inc. Presents Exclusive August PPM Analysis For Houston
- #6 Houston-Galveston TX

Look who's turning 5
CultureMap celebrates a media milestone, looks back at a tiny beginning

Minerva Pérez wins Telly Award
Minerva Pérez, creator and executive producer of Latina Voices: Smart Talk, is a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards, a national recognition. The syndicated talk show went up against competitors in all 50 states and took a Bronze Telly which was announced in early August. Minerva and her co-host/co-producer, Sofía Adrogué, are proud of the award that was given for their 100th show. Says Minerva, “the 100th show is a compilation of the 5 years of Latina Voices and showed off well, the caliber of guests and production value.” The Telly Award, founded in 1979, is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. Latina Voices: Smart Talk is produced at Houston Television, HTV.

TV news stars throw a special bridal bunch that sees a politician turn into an omelette wiz
Those with a nose for news were on their toes over the weekend, but it was omelettes and brownies that reporters were sniffing out rather than collie hoarding or smash-and-grab burglaries. Recently retired KHOU Channel 11 investigative reporter Courtney Zubowski Haas and Dr. Eric Haas provided the scene for a Sunday gathering of media personalities.

“The Trouble With Ray”
Houston video agency, Proud Pony International, is pleased to announce the inclusion of their short documentary, “The Trouble With Ray”, in the Raindance Film Festival in London, England, on the first full night of the festival, Wednesday, September 25, 2014. The film has also been nominated as one of the top five short documentaries submitted to Raindance this season.

S.A. TV anchors welcome baby boy
The blessed event came a day early for S.A. anchor couple Isis Romero and Phil Anaya. The TV news pair became parents of a beautiful baby boy named Elijah.
- PHOTOS: KENS 5's Phil Anaya welcomes baby Elijah

Coyote, Silver Dancers, more! S.A. TV show enlivens downtown
It wasn’t a huge crowd that showed up to celebrate the grand premiere of “SA Live” on KSAT Monday, but its setting, the Buckhorn Saloon on Houston Street, sure came alive with entertainment.
- Vikki Carr turns KSAT-TV glitch into glory

Cox Classic Rock Rebrands As The Eagle
Cox Media Group/San Antonio has re-branded San Antonio’s only classic rock KTKX 106.7 FM as 106.7 FM The Eagle. Former brand was X106.7.

John Lisle gone
KZEP moved; Hot 104.5 launched

CBS taps former KENS co-host for Thursday night NFL coverage
Megan Alexander, who once co-hosted “Great Day SA” on San Antonio CBS affiliate KENS-TV, has a new gig. She will be part of CBS’ new Thursday Night Football coverage.

S.A. TV loses newscast, gains new half-hour
September sees the death of a San Antonio TV newscast.

S.A. anchor tears up; Beamer steps in
Randy Beamer came to the rescue of Evy Ramos earlier this week when his lovely WOAI news partner became too emotional to finish a story about two young children seriously injured in an automobile accident.

KUTX Shuffles Programming
Longtime deejay Ed Miller is out, John Aielli shifts times, and more

Telemundo Station Expands in Rio Grande Valley
KTLM, the NBC Universal-owned Telemundo station, has expanded its broadcasts.

Mary Mays announced move from KXXV Waco to WINK Fort Myers on Facebook
"Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I have an announcement to make. Today is my last day at KXXV. I'm moving to Fort Myers, FL where I'll be working at WINK."

El Paso Anchor Says Goodbye Just Like LeBron James
KVIA sports anchor Asher Wildman‘s facebook goodbye might sound oddly familiar to sports fans.

Sinclair grows El Paso TV stations
Group invests $11M, will hire 40 people • KFOX, KDBC to share renovated studios

Leah Durain is the newest one-man band at Beaumont's KBMT.

Rebeca Trejo is a new reporter at Beaumont's KBMT. The University of Houston grad interned at KTRK abc13 and wrote for The Daily Cougar.

Texas station hires former lingerie football player
KZTV in Corpus Christi has hired Sports Anchor and she is a former "athlete" herself.


Fox News Radio's Mike Majchrowitz Dead At 51
Majchrowitz worked for Houston's KPRC 2 and 740 KTRH.

Houston AP sports reporter Duncan dies at 43
Christopher Duncan, a sports reporter for The Associated Press who covered the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the Kentucky Derby, has died at the age of 43.

- Why is Sharron Melton a KTRK abc13 'field anchor' now?
- abc13's Tom Abrahams signs 3-book deal
- NewsFix gets vote of confidence from new Tribune boss
- Kai Ryssdal and Marketplace in Houston event close to selling out
- The New 93Q KKBQ wins Marconi Award for 2014 Major Market Station of the Year

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