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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Texas reporter hospitalized, a sign for KPRC plus more

- KHOU anchors break out in song
- Dog Jumps Into Miami Meteorologist’s Weathercast
- Jaime is part of our talented team at FOX 7 News in Austin
- ‘Saturday Night Live’ Makes Fun of St. Louis Morning Newscasts

Condition upgraded for WBAP/KLIF reporter hurt in head-on crash
A WBAP/KLIF news reporter is hospitalized after a head-on collision in Wise County near the town of Boyd. Alan Scaia, 30, was one of three people sent to hospitals from the scene of the crash at FM 51 at FM 2048 about thirty miles northwest of Ft. Worth.
- WBAP reporter, two others injured in crash in Wise County

Katy Blakey is NBC5's new weekend morning news anchor
NBC5 KXAS announced the hiring of Katy Blakey as its new weekend morning anchor. She arrives from Oklahoma City’s ABC affiliate, KOCO-TV.

Meagan Harris Named News Director at WTLV-WJXX
WTLV-WJXX has named WFAA dayside executive producer Meagan Harris news director of the Jacksonville ABC and NBC affiliate.

Hot 93.3 Dallas Flips To Urban
It won’t be a Classic Hip-Hop Holiday for “Hot 93.3” KLIF-FM Haltom City/Dallas after all.

Dallas News Unveils 3rd Luxury Magazine
FD, the award-winning fashion, design and lifestyle magazine of The Dallas Morning News, today announced the launch of FD House, a quarterly magazine covering home design, furnishings, exteriors and luxurious living in North Texas. The first edition will hit newsstands, retailers and showrooms in March 2015, with an anticipated circulation of more than 40,000.

Morning News Unveils Engagement Programs
The Dallas Morning News has announced two initiatives — new digital tools to empower community residents to create content and connect over issues and media training for Hispanic parents so they can help inform their communities about early childhood education programs — to help propel audience engagement

Dallas: Holiday retail is booming on TV
Total spending is up this year, driven by political dollars

Isiah Carey's Mission: Covering The People
The KRIV Houston reporter is making a name for himself with solid investigative reporting. But he also doesn’t overlook the fact that his work can have real consequences on the people in his stories. “You have to realize these are people,” Carey says, adding that he weighs every aspect of a story because even a piece “about a bad guy affects families. I try to be that way. Because once you lose that, I think you’ve lost yourself.”

KPRC 2 gets a new sign
Ch-ch-ch-changes... Goodbye Post-Newsweek Stations, Hello Graham Media Group (same company, new name)!

University denies KTRK abc13 report
Washington State officials flatly denied a report by a Houston television station that football coach Mike Leach is interested in the vacant coaching position at the University of Houston.

New Clocks For News 88.7 KUHF
Morning Edition will include more of the features the community has asked for. We are adjusting our “clock”, or how we time the delivery of the news. This will bring you more local newscasts, in-depth stories, Engines of Our Ingenuity, and the Marketplace Morning Report.

Atom Smasher Morning Show to be living inside Gallery Furniture
The Mix 96.5 Atom Smasher Morning Show featuring; Atom Smasher and Shawnda McNeal will be BROADCASTING and LIVING inside of Gallery Furniture on I-45 North from December 8th-December 12th until enough money is raised for Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation! Tune into Mix 96.5 from 5am-9am to hear the broadcast live and stay tuned all day for live updates from Atom and Shawnda! For more information and to make donations listeners will be directed to our website.

The Chronicle will leave downtown. Let us grieve.
When the delegates to the 1928 Democratic National Convention selected Gov. Al Smith of New York as their presidential nominee, the Houston Chronicle's political writers didn't have to go far to get the story. They could simply grab their notebooks and follow the smell of cigar smoke to the nearby Sam Houston Hall, where the convention was underway.

Telemundo launches new multicast network Telexitos
TeleXitos Offers Exciting New Viewing Experience with a Mix of Popular Action Adventure Television Series and Feature Films in Spanish

When the KENS Color the Weather Contest was the Greatest Thing Ever
If you say "color the weather" to people of a certain age who grew up in San Antonio, it's likely you'll be met with a blank expression that instantly transforms into a beaming smile of recognition. For the younger readers out there, Color the Weather was contest from San Antonio's CBS affiliate KENS-5 and McDonald's.

WOAI Elf Louise Radiothon Raises $291.430

ESPN San Antonio Comes To FM
Alpha Media Sports “ESPN San Antonio” 1250 KZDC San Antonio has launched an FM translator.

KXAN, KVUE are top-rated stations in November
The battle between KVUE and KXAN for TV ratings dominance continued in November, with both stations notching first-place wins.


Dallas Morning Radio Legend And Country DJ Hall Of Famer Terry Dorsey To Retire
Longtime CUMULUS Country KSCS/DALLAS-FT. WORTH morning host TERRY DORSEY will retire after more than 40 years in radio.

After CSN Houston went away, reporter Howard Chen has joined SportsRadio 610 KILT.

Zoe Bonet joins Houston Public Media as an announcer/host. Previously she was the 17 year host of Sunny 99.1's (KODA) Love Songs show.

Galen Ettlin has joined KRHD ABC40 in Bryan/College Station, Texas as a reporter.


R.I.P.: San Antonio Indie DJ Jason Gonzales
Local indie DJ, sometime musician, visual artist and former KSYM 90.1 FM radio personality Jason R. Gonzales, known to his fans as DJ Shabbytiger, died unexpectedly.

- KPRC claims #1 spot in November 2014 sweeps
- Univision 45 KXLN's November 2014 sweeps victories
- "Exposure with David Sadof" revived online
- KTRK abc13 hires two assistant news directors & more

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