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Monday, February 16, 2015

KPRC's Rachel McNeill wins, Austin TV changes, media job moves and more

- Bob Simon Interview on His Early Career: An In Memoriam Tribute
- Watch how Brian Williams' accounts of his time in Iraq have changed since 2003
- Watch BriWi spin a whopper to Tim Russert
- Eat the Press
- Creepy TV live shot with Sports Illustrated model
- Weather dog takes over weathercast
- What happens when an anchor gets more lines to read than co-anchor
- Jim Cantore gets really excited about "thundersnow"
- You know these had to sting the Peacock
- Because it is really all about us

George Riba, the man behind 8,000 stories, closes book on 37-year WFAA career
On Sept. 12, 1977, Riba began in the sports department at Channel 8. His hop-scotching from station to station was over. Almost 37 1/2 years later, Riba’s run ends Feb. 20. He’s retiring.

Kidd Kraddick's Big Al Helps Car Chase Accident Survivor
YEA NETWORKS’ syndicated KIDD KRADDICK Morning Show co-host BIG AL MACK helped give a new minivan to a DALLAS woman whose vehicle was struck during a high-speed chase in DALLAS.
- WFAA RAW VIDEO: Police chase ends in crash with mom going after suspect

102.1 The Edge announces Edgefest 2015
102.1 The Edge KDGE-FM announced EDGEFEST 2015, an iHeartRadio Festival, which will take place on April 25, 2015 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The double staged, day-long concert event will feature an all-star lineup including The Offspring, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, AWOLNATION, Hozier, Vance Joy, Dirty Heads, New Politics, Banks, Yelawolf, Robert DeLong, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Kooks, Joywave and will close with a special guest DJ performance by GIRLTALK. For over 20 years, Edgeheads have gathered together for this legendary concert event in Dallas / Ft Worth. Tickets go on-sale on Friday, February 20, at 10 a.m.

Rachel McNeill wins
KPRC 2 anchor Rachel McNeill wins Best On Air TV Personality from the Media Alliance of Houston

Houston Chronicle restaurant critic ranked low in integrity in national chefs survey
When food reviewers are rated

KEYE names new ‘We Are Austin’ hosts
“We Are Austin” will get a pair of new hosts. Jordan Steele and Taylor Ellison are set to take over KEYE’s 9 a.m. lifestyle show.

KXAN celebrates 50th anniversary
50 years ago, Central Texans turned on their televisions and discovered a brand new station.

KXAN tweaks weather team (Scroll down to see this part after linking over)
Meteorologists David Yeomans and Mark Monstrola have traded places, with Yeomans taking over the weekday morning shift and Monstrola heading to weekend evenings.

ESPN On The Way To College Station
Brazos Valley Communications’ Active Rock “Rock 103.9” KJXJ Franklin/College Station, TX is on the verge of a format change that will soon see ESPN Radio return to the home of Texas A&M University.

Hunters wound a Texas tower
Owner says the antenna used by “News Talk 95.9” KBRA, Freer, TX was "severely damaged."


Former News 92 KROI managing editor Norm Uhl is the new director of communications and marketing for the Houston SPCA.

Casey 'Catnip' Atnip Joins KTBZ's Rod Ryan Show As AM Producer
iHEARTMEDIA Alternative KTBZ (94.5 THE BUZZ)/HOUSTON hires CASEY "CATNIP" ATNIP as morning show producer of THE ROD RYAN MORNING SHOW.

KCEN Waco reporter/producer/anchor Matt Reed leaves for NBC 10 WJAR Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

Reeve Takes His Leave
One of the Texas Tribune's original reporters, Reeve Hamilton, is leaving.

Erik Breon Named KCBD News Director
Raycom Media announced that Erik Breon has been named News Director for KCBD, the company's NBC affiliate in Lubbock, Texas (DMA 144).

ZOLTAN CSANYI-SALCEDO returns to the ND chair of KGBT Harlingen.

- 93Q says it's almost Rodeo Houston time
- WFAA iPhone show host Mike Castellucci talks how he did it; plus advice on how you can do it
- Rekha Muddaraj adds to the KHOU 11 family

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