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Thursday, October 21, 2010

WOAI Broome lands new gig, KDFW laughs at social media, Houston DJ murdered and more

WOAI's Jennifer Broome lands new TV weather job
Jennifer Broome is back on TV doing the weather. But alas, S.A. fans, she's strutting her expertise in Denver, not San Antonio.
- WOAI 4 Meteorologist Jennifer Broome leaving station

Fox 4 KDFW parodies TV social media trend for Emmy awards
If you woke up this morning respecting your local news broadcasters a little too much, well, witness the healing power of the KDFW-produced video after the jump.
- 8th Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards winners
- KHOU 11 Honored for Station Excellence at 8th Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards

Tribune's top exec poised to resign
Randy Michaels, Tribune Co.'s embattled chief executive, has decided to resign his post at the Chicago-based media company and intends to leave the company before the end of the week, reports the Chicago Tribune.

90.1 KPFT's Matt Helfrich ID'd As Montrose Stabbing Victim
Matt Helfrich, an imposing-looking but good-natured volunteer and occasional fill-in DJ for 90.1 KPFT FM, has been identified as the man stabbed to death at the Skylane Apartments.

Traffic Bait Doesn’t Bring Ad Clicks
Sure, articles about Lindsay Lohan’s repeat trips to rehabilitation and Brett Favre’s purported sexual peccadilloes generate loads of reader traffic, but do they actually make decent money for the Web sites that publish them?

How Much Does it Cost to Buy an Ad on the Primetime Broadcast News Programs?
While the signature news programs are typically the morning shows like “Today,” and “Good Morning America” and the evening newscasts like “CBS Evening News” and “NBC Nightly News,” all three broadcast networks will occasionally program news shows in primetime.

Sirius XM Explores Alternatives for Life Without Howard Stern
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is exploring programming alternatives in case the satellite broadcaster and talk-show host Howard Stern aren’t able to agree on a new contract.

Starbucks launches in-store digital network with lots of free content
Four months after making its in-store Wi-Fi free, Starbucks is now using that connection to give away premium content from the Wall Street Journal, Nickelodeon, Apple's iTunes and others.

CBS's premiere of "THE TALK" lifts women demos
"The Talk" Is Up +22% in Women 25-54, +29% in Women 18-49 and +67% in Women 18-34 Compared to Year-Ago Time Period. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here