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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Marvin Zindler, WFAA 8 anchors, Bob Ford, 97.9, TV parody troubles and more

Marvin Zindler's The Roving Mike
Listen to classic Marvin Zindler radio reports way before his Slime in the Ice Machine days.
- Marvin Zindler's 1951 radio interview you couldn't do today

Houston's "Box" fills its midday and night slots
Radio One’s Urban KBXX “97.9 The Box,” Houston has hired a new night jock and midday personality.
- VIDEO: DJ Brandi Garcia discusses being fired from 97.9 The Box

Three staffers depart Tampa ABC affiliate amid investigation into Tiger Woods mistress spoof video
Three staffers have left Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS-Ch. 28 amid the station's investigation into how a spoof video landed on the Internet reporting that an employee was one of Tiger Woods' mistresses.
- TV anchors/reporter fired over parody video

Astros public address announcer Bob Ford has been keeping Houston fans informed for 17 years
Long before his voice was being heard by thousands of fans at Minute Maid Park, Astros public address announcer Bob Ford could be found at Galveston Pony-Colt Stadium announcing youth league games involving 7-year-olds.

The off-camera personal lives of WFAA8's anchor/reporters
Children and wedding proposals are hot news inside of WFAA 8.

“How to Shoot a News Story”
1980s news report making fun of the one man band idea.

KBMT Moves K-JAC 11:30 News To Noon
NBC affiliate K-JAC, carried on a subchannel of KBMT Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas (DMA 141), has moved its 12News HD at 11:30 am to weekdays at noon. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here