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Mike McGuff in Washington, D.C. this week - posts still coming, but I won't be as fast as usual on breaking news.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Ginger Zee makes Texas anchor sweat live on air

Samuel Harasimowicz has made a big change in his career to become the abc7 KVIA El Paso weekend anchor after Dylan McKim joined KXAN Austin.

So to celebrate, Good Morning El Paso reporter Michael Courier bought a Cameo video from ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee to congratulate Harasimowicz.

"I actually broke into a sweat, I don't think I've ever been like this red in my whole life," Harasimowicz said on air after the Cameo video played.

"You are obsessed with her," exclaimed co-anchor Rosemary MontaƱez.

Before anchoring, Harasimowicz was a producer for Good Morning El Paso where he had plenty of exposure to Zee who forecasts the weather on Good Morning America. 

Let's hope ABC Affiliate Relations and Marketing Vice President Brandon Dickerson can make a promotional trip with Zee to KVIA happen for Harasimowicz's sake.

Dan Gallo Show added to SuiteRadio's daypart offering

"The Gallo Go-Round" with Dan Gallo joins SuiteRadio's country radio programming. 

A legendary Houston double-digit daytime dominator, now this Texas Radio Hall of Famer makes his way on to the national stage. 

Gallo is a 2012 Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee and has been heard for years on legendary radio stations such as Houston’s KNUZ, KENR, and KILT. 

He was most recently the host of "The Breakfast Flakes" on Cox Media Group’s Country Legends 97.1FM KTHT Houston. 

"What separates us from others in this space is our focus on the personalities," said Rowdy Yates, Suite Radio’s OM of Country Programming. "First, foremost and always. We do not cover shifts. We offer shows - and damn good ones."

"What is so impressive is the seamless transition between our custom crafted content, and the local radio stations’ programming, music and commercials," remarked Pat Fant, Suite Radio’s co-founder.  "He really becomes a integral part of your radio station. Dan will be ideal for the middle of the day, but the show is strong enough to run in either drive time if that is where your greatest need might be."

The five hour per day, six day a week show is delivered via Synchronicity, with spot clearance handled by Key Networks. The show will begin on Monday March 27th, 2023.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Adam Krueger gets Snoop Dogg shout out, appears on "The Talk"

Remember how CW39 KIAH Houston's Adam Krueger has taken TikTok by storm with the practice of sneaking words into the weather report?

Well, the chief meteorologist of "NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC" got a shoutout from Snoop Dogg for the use of the rapper's lyrics into a channel 39 weather segment (WATCH ABOVE). 

From there, CBS' "The Talk" caught wind of the practice and interviewed Krueger about how he got started with the viral sensation (WATCH BELOW).

The co-hosts challenged Krueger with some more song options like some from Houston's own Lizzo.

Clearly Krueger is showing his skills in the Houston TV TikTok war. This meteorologist is getting press everywhere!

Krueger joined CW39 Houston in 2020.

Emily Baucum leaves News 4 San Antonio

Emily Baucum has left her WOAI San Antonio News 4 Trouble Shooter and anchor duties to join The Alamo as public relations manager after 11 years.

Here is a portion of what the award-winning Baucum posted on Facebook:

"You’ve been with me every step of the way, from field reporting to Trouble Shooters to anchoring. I’ve always been proud to be on the receiving end of compliments like, 'There’s MEAT to your stories.' Or, 'When you come on, I know I’m getting the FULL story.'"

The San Antonio native returned home to WOAI in March 2012 .

Baucum previously worked as a reporter for:

- KOTV The News On 6 Tulsa, Oklahoma

- KOLR/KSFX Springfield, Missouri 

- WLNS Lansing, Michigan

She also worked as a freelance producer for CNN Chicago.

The Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism grad interned with KSAT 12 San Antonio.

Mike McGuff in Washington, D.C. this week

Hello from Washington, D.C. this week where your favorite Texas media blogger is asking Houston-area members of Congress to help end Alzheimer's disease.

Don't worry, I'll have Texas media blog posts still coming, just like last week through spring break.

As an Alzheimer's Ambassador, I will meet staffers of my member of congress, Representative Lizzie Fletcher of the Texas 7th Congressional District.  If called upon, I will visit more offices until a fight against Alzheimer's is no longer needed.

Here is my story as an Alzheimer's Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter Board Member fighting against the disease that took my mother's life.

If you live in Texas' 7th Congressional District (which has new boundaries), meaning Rep. Fletcher is currently your member of congress, JOIN MY AMBASSADOR TEAM HERE, and we can make sure that Rep. Fletcher along with Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz know we are serious about ending Alzheimer's disease!

You can help me in my fight by supporting my Walk to End Alzheimer's Houston team.  

For those of you who are not into fighting the disease, I will still have posts for you this week. 

Texas Radio Hall of Fame reveals 2023 dates


The Texas Radio Hall of Fame (TRHOF) kicked off its annual membership drive with the announcement of its 2023 nomination and voting schedule, as well as the date of organization’s annual Induction Ceremony and Radio Reunion weekend.  

From now through April 15th, friends, fans, and followers of Texas radio may become voting members of the TRHOF for the reduced fee of $25 for the first year and $20 each year thereafter.  

Beginning June 1, 2023, any voting member of the TRHOF in good standing may nominate a worthy broadcaster for this annual recognition. 

Following the vetting of those nominations by an internal committee of TRHOF inductees, final voting by the voting membership will take place from July 20th to July 31st.  

The 2023 Induction Class will be announced on August 1st, in advance of their induction on Saturday, November 4th at the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communications in Kilgore, TX.

“The Texas Radio Hall of Fame has experienced explosive growth in the last 3 years,” observes Executive Director Doug Harris. “We credit this progress to the revitalization of our Executive and Advisory boards, a robust calendar of programs and events, and our expanded outreach to every corner of the Texas radio landscape. We welcome the involvement of all who recognize the impact that radio makes on the lives of Texans and invite all who respect our mission and guidelines to participate in our selection process.”

Complete information on voting requirements and inductee eligibility is available at

(Taken from release sent to me by TRHOF)

Friday, March 17, 2023

Kara Willis joins CW39 Houston

Kara Willis is joining CW39 KIAH Houston as a reporter from 12News KBMT Beaumont.

"I haven't been on here in awhile, so I have a bit of new," Willis tweeted.   "I'm Extremely happy to announce that my career has taken me back home here in Houston to tell the stories of my own community! I'll forever be grateful!"

Willis, who is from Houston, joined KBMT in September 2020.

The Stephen F. Austin University grad's birthday is Christmas Day.  Which Houston TV anchor has a Valentine's Day birthday?

And speaking of KBMT, fellow reporter Simona Barca is leaving for a job with KRHD Bryan - College Station.  By the way, KRHD becomes 15 ABC in April 2023.

Barca joined KBMT as a "producer in residence" in July of 2021. Fast forward to March 2022, she joined the station's reporter ranks.

The American University grad interned with C-SPAN.


Keith Garvin loses March Madness bet

KPRC 2 Houston evening anchor Keith Garvin lost a March Madness bet to sports reporter Chancellor Johnson for the Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Arizona State Sun Devils.