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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Former Houston TV reporter passes away plus more

- From the late 1970s on, your favorite Saturday morning cartoon opens
- The F-Bombs were flying on CSN
- Sports Reporter Keeps Rolling As She’s Tackled On Sideline of H.S. Football Game
- Open-Mic Moment on News 12 The Bronx Sparks Outrage
- Snoop Dogg Interviews The “F-bomb It, I Quit” TV reporter
- Anchor falls over doing football drills on live TV
- GregO is Calling All Turkeys
- TV reporter is more scared of story DEADlines than haunted house

Former Eyewitness News reporter Thom Dickerson passes away
Former KTRK abc13 news reporter Thom Dickerson has died.

Lisa Villegas is CBS11's new weekend morn meteorologist
CBS11 has hired Lisa Villegas as its new weekend morning meteorologist.

DallasNews Mobilizes Ebola Coverage
The U.S.’s first Ebola patient in Dallas may have slipped through early screening, but The Dallas Morning News isn't allowing any holes in its digital coverage of the fast-moving story.

Celebrating the life of KDFW sports anchor Max Morgan
Friends and colleagues praised Max Morgan at a memorial service.

KLIF Rebrands As Top 40 'Hot 93.3'
CUMULUS Top 40 KLIF (i93)/DALLAS has re-branded as "HOT 93.3.

This is what the Top 40 KVIL sounded like for 34 minutes during the summer of 1967
Here is 34 minutes of KVIL recorded on July 27, 1967 — way back when the station flirted with the top-of-the-pops format essentially created by crosstown rival KLIF.

WBAP's Jim Rayn joins ABC Radio
Jim Ryan is leaving Cumulus' WBAP in Dallas to join the ABC Radio news network.

Gannett to Focus on Gainful Broadcasting & Digital Business
Gannett Co., Inc. has decided to split its business into two separate entities, one completely focusing on Broadcasting and Digital businesses and the other concentrating on Publishing.

#6 Houston-Galveston TX
September 2014 Portable People Meter (Updated: 09-29-14)

Photos: KHOU 11 News Anchor Lisa Hernandez's wedding
KHOU 11 News Anchor Lisa Hernandez is back from her honeymoon after a lovely September wedding at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Lisa was a beautiful bride when she married Joel Blank, Director of Broadcasting for the Houston Rockets.

The hottest bachelors and bachelorettes of all time
Even though the KTRK abc13's Rebecca Spera is officially off the market and planning a trip down the aisle, she stole the hearts of men all over town when her profile hit CultureMap.

Houston TV news stars dress up in crazy bad pants for a good cause
KTRK's Casey Curry and FOX 26's Melissa Wilson judge bad pants competition.

The Chron Takes a Coffee Break
The Houston Chronicle newsroom has run out of coffee.

New school bears name of iconic surgeon
Former KTRK medical correspondent Dr. James "Red" Duke gets an elementary school named after him.

CSN Houston headache could be reaching its end
Comcast SportsNet Houston could become Root Sports Houston, meaning Rockets and Astros games could be back in nearly every Houston household.
- McLane: End of broadcast network litigation will spell hope for Astros

Barry Warner Joins Yahoo! Sports Radio
Longtime HOUSTON sports radio host and commentator BARRY WARNER has joined YAHOO! SPORTS RADIO as a contributor and will also host a "BARRY WARNER CLASSIC MINUTE."

The Chron's Evan Drellich Does a Great Job With a Tough Beat
John Royal shares his love of Houston Chronicle Astros beat writer Evan Drellich.

Fox 26's Tom Zizka returns to marathons
Fox 26 KRIV'sTom Zizka is a cancer survivor and now back to doing triathlons. Recently he completed the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne, a 1400 acre master planned community selling new homes in Katy, TX. (Thanks to PR Fairy @farbulous)
- Fox 26 KRIV anchor Tom Zizka talks skin cancer scare

Gannett Taps Byron Wilkinson As KTHV GSM
Starting Oct. 15, he moves to the Little Rock CBS affiliate from KHOU Houston where he has been local sales manager.

KPRC’s Meteorologist Anthony Yanez Writes a Children’s Book
Anthony Yanez, a meteorologist at Houston NBC affiliate KPRC, has written a children’s book about the weather: A Wild Ride on the Water Cycle: A Jake & Alice Adventure.

S.A. TV couple suffers tragic loss
With a heavy heart, “San Antonio Living” co-host Claudia Garofalo revealed she and her TV anchor husband Michael Garofalo are no longer expecting a child.

S.A. TV anchor ‘blissful’ after tying the knot
A member of San Antonio TV news royalty, KENS' Deborah Knapp, is off to a week-long honeymoon with her new prince, Houston attorney Celso Gonzalez-Falla, after an intimate wedding Saturday at Mission San Juan.

San Antonio: KZEP Is 'Hot' As RhythmicAC
Cox Media Group has gained some significant traction in the classic rock radio business in San Antonio

New KLRN chief worked at KENS-TV
San Antonio public TV station KLRN has named a new president and chief executive officer who has a rich history with local commercial television.

New news director set to join KEYE
Rob Cartwright has been hired to serve as KEYE’s news director from WSYR.

KFOX-KDBC marriage will change El Paso TV market
It's almost show time for the new marriage of two El Paso TV stations — Channel 14- KFOX and Channel 4-KDBC.

El Paso Fox prepares to debut upgrade
A year in the making, KFOX-TV is preparing to debut a new set from Devlin Design Group.

El Paso news photographer helps rescue woman
KTSM Photographer Mike Wilburn heard frantic screams for help as he arrived at a washed-out roadway in El Paso.

Mike Landess back at work — in Texas TV
Apparently 50 years wasn’t enough for Mike Landess, the recently retired Denver TV anchor. Landess on Monday was back at work, not locally but at Tyler, Texas, CBS affiliate KYTX.
- Former Tylerite comes home to anchor CBS19 news

KWES Midland Finds Money In City’s Trash
Midland, Texas, is experiencing a growth spurt, according to Cristine Couldridge, general sales manager of KWES, the NBC affiliate there owned by the Drewry Communications Group.

Ruiz named assistant news director at KVII
Travis Ruiz is leaving KXRM Fox 21 in Colorado Springs to take a job as Assistant News Director at KVII.

12th Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards
The 12th Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards on October 25, 2014.
The chapter has worked out special rates for hotel guests at the The Magnolia, The Lancaster and The Sam Houston. They say make your reservations before October 10, 2014 - Limited Rooms Available.


1080 KRLD Dallas reporter Joe Gomez is now a national correspondent for iHeartMedia. He previously worked at 740 KTRH.

Houston Chronicle Harris County government reporter KIAH Collier is leaving the Bayou City to cover state politics for the Austin American-Statesman.

Just found out Jose Luis Jiménez was hired as the KUHF managing news editor a couple of months ago. He comes 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) where he was news editor.

Former Comcast Sportsnet Houston staffer Charlie Butera joins KTRK abc13 as Digital Media Coordinator.

- Houston TV & radio job moves
- DFW job moves
- San Antonio TV job moves
- Austin TV job moves

- Kaitlin McCulley joins KTRK 13
- Melissa Hawkes joins KPRC 2
- Steve Fixx rocks the energy world
- KHOU 11 rebroadcasts CBS Evening News at 6pm
- Haley Hernandez is new KPRC health MMJ
- KIAH & KDAF to lay off master control staffs
- Houston learns about itself from the Marketplace team
- November TV sweeps story ideas 2014
- KHOU 11 picks Tiffany Craig as new consumer reporter
- KPRC 2 hires Mike Friedrich as assistant news director
- Katherine Whaley joins KTRK abc13

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