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Monday, December 01, 2014

KPRC intruder, big Roula & Ryan news, Bob Boudreaux & more

Just like the moldy Thanksgiving leftovers in your fridge, here is Houston and Texas media news I've been saving during the holiday

- Houston girl is YouTube star
- James Harden and Orbit star in latest SportsCenter promo
- Whiplash Camera News Blooper
- T-Day Gobble gets the best of KENS reporter
- Rare 1952 KRLD radio show featuring country-music guitar hero Leon Rhodes
- Taco trouble: KENS 5 morning team likes to play with their food
- SA traffic anchor does stand up
- Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin Reunion - 1976 MDA Telethon

Gannett8 paces November "sweeps" newscast ratings
Gannett8 WFAA doubled its November “sweeps” wins from a year ago, repeating as D-FW’s 10 p.m. champ in both major newscast ratings measurements while adding 5 and 6 p.m. firsts in the key 25-to-54-year-old advertiser demographic.

CBS11 re-stocks newsroom with new reporters Gabriel Roxas, Jeff Paul
D-FW’s CBS11 is adding two reporters -- Gabriel Roxas and Jeff Paul -- to its news staff.

KSOC Changes Formats
Dallas station is third flip to Classic Hip-Hop for Radio One

When Sweeps and Shopping Collide
Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA ran an exclusive about the second Dallas nurse to contract and survive Ebola.

TV-newspaper partner on investigative project
Dallas TV station KXAS (NBC5) and the Dallas Morning News teamed up to investigate complaints of harassment by hundreds of soldiers at the Army’s Warrior Transition Units (WTU’s) that were designed to help the injured heal.

Black Tie Dinner recap: Hansen kills it
Although he was listed merely as making a “special appearance,” WFAA sports anchor Dale Hansen ended up delivering what many present felt was one of the best addresses to a Black Tie audience in memory.

Man taken into custody for trespassing at KPRC 2
It happened around 3:00am in the morning at the KPRC studios located in southwest Houston.

Research Director, Inc. Presents Exclusive Nov. PPM Analysis: Houston
- D-FW sports radio ratings: For first time, KRLD's The Fan takes top spot from The Ticket among all listeners
- #6 Houston-Galveston TX

KTRK abc13 60 years of being on the air in Houston
The station went live at 8:30pm on November 20, 1954 from the University of Houston campus.

Former Houston TV anchor a stage star in Prague
Former KTRK Channel 13 weekend anchor Bob Boudreaux is working as an actor, mostly Shakespeare, in Prague, the Czech Republic.

KTRK Sports Reporter Recounts 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Near Drowning
KTRK sports reporter David Nuno says “I thought I failed as a parent” when he remembers the day last summer when his three-year-old daughter nearly drowned.

Looking back at KLOL a decade after its demise
Ten years ago Houston lost one of its last great rock stations in Rock 101 KLOL. On November 12, 2004 the Clear Channel station went from hard rock to Spanish-language reggaeton with the flip of switch.

Roula & Ryan Get A New Deal At KRBE
CUMULUS Top 40 KRBE/HOUSTON has re-signed its long-running morning show, THE ROULA & RYAN SHOW.
- KRBE's Roula Christie's A Mom Again!
- Roula's Baby Shower at 104.1 KRBE

Vikki "Taylor" Rosenkranz Fundraiser
Former abc 13 KTRK fill-in traffic anchor Vikki "Taylor" has cancer and the treatments are not covered by her insurance. Friends have set up a gofundme account.

KCOH Radio Undergoing A Major Internal Face lift
Over the last few weeks, rumors have circulated about a possible "transition" of the day-to-day operations of one of Houston’s most iconic urban radio stations - KCOH Radio. The Houston Forward Times (HFT) has been able to confirm that these rumors appear to be true; however, final details of the "transition" have not yet been released by all parties involved.

Sunny 99.1 goes all Christmas
Sunny 99.1 KODA Houston is all Christmas for 2014. People always bet on when this will happen.

The View from Writers Roost
Since I spent more than half my 70-plus years in the Texas Gulf Coast area, in or near Houston, I maintain my readership in the Houston Chronicle.

WOAI now No. 2 in key races
Longtime basement dweller WOAI-TV's news teams are celebrating their strongest ratings performance in years after ascending to No. 2 for three local newscasts.

WOAI’s Evy Ramos Shares Her Adoption Story
Evy Ramos, an evening anchor at San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI, shared her personal adoption story on yesterday’s episode of “San Antonio Living.”

KENS-TV personality expecting child
San Antonio’s sole $1 million “Survivor” winner, who’s currently a “Great Day SA” personality on KENS-TV , definitely will be putting those survivalist skills to use at home. She’s pregnant with her second child.

The ‘Truth and Transparency’ of Former TV Anchor Sylvia Rincon
Sylvia Rincon, the former TV reporter and anchor, for five years, talks new passion.

Court Sides With Personalities Over Non-Compete
Two staffers fired in 2010 by Malkan Broadcasting have won their lawsuit against their former employer.


Reporter Justin Hinton leaves KFDM Beaumont for WLOS Asheville, NC.

Kasi Stunson is leaving KPRC 2 after more than 4 years.

Noreen Jaramillo Leaving KTSM
Morning anchor Noreen Jaramillo has decided to leave KTSM, the El Paso, Texas, NBC affiliate.

- JP Pritchard joins Sam Malone on 1070 KNTH mornings
- Courtney Zavala to leave KPRC 2 and TV
- Craig Hlavaty is biggest media turkey 2014
- Root Sports replaces CSN Houston
- Greg Thunder gone from New Bull @ 100.3 KILT
- Houston talk hosts invade Dallas' Talk Radio 1190

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