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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

KTVT's Miller married, WOAI's 'Rosebud' retires, KTRK 13 staffers documentary and more

CBS 11 KTVT sportscaster Gina Miller's wedding announcement in the New York Times
Gina Miller, 36, will continue to use her name professionally. She is a sports anchor at the Dallas television stations KTVT and KTXA, which are owned by CBS. She graduated cum laude from the University of Houston.

"106.9 The Zone" KHPT Houston gets new leader from Miami
Kevin Vargas heads to Houston as PD of Cox Media Group Classic Alternative KHPT (106.9 The Zone). He comes in from the same post at Active Rock sister WHDR (93 Rock)/Miami.

After 38 years, reporter at WOAI radio retires
One of San Antonio's talk radio’s most distinctive voices has hung up his mike after 38 years on WOAI. Bud “Rosebud” Little, whose vintage, deep-throated delivery always recalled a radio era gone by, retired last week at age 72.

Texas Watchdog Offices Broken Into: Begin The Paranoia?
​Texas Watchdog, the website that does a lot of digging into the spending of governments and politicians, was burglarized over the weekend.

KTRK 13 editor Alex Luster talks about upcoming documentary
Director Alex Luster talks Stick 'Em Up.
- KTRK 13 gets a PR!MO editor in Fox 26 KRIV's Alex Luster
- VIDEO: Houston documentary Stick ‘Em Up!'s latest trailer

Al-Jazeera: KPFT Puts Them On The Houston Airwaves
KPFT staffers have been informed that an English-language Al-Jazeera segment will be part of the news lineup.

Waning Support for College Radio Sets Off a Debate
Like many college radio stations across the country, Rice University’s KTRU and Vanderbilt University’s WRVU play a broad swath of music — from undiscovered indie bands and obscure blues acts to ’60s garage rock and ’80s postpunk.

All eyes on David Nuno
"Cool" is back in sports talk and credit David Nuno of 1560 The Game with the return of "cool" to the sports talk airwaves.

Becca Cason Thrash: Star Of CultureMap, Which Doesn't Mention She's Married To An Owner Of It
In many ways, a recent post was a typical CultureMap item: headlined "Becca Cason Thrash, Scott McClelland, Gina Gaston (KTRK 13) & more share their living lean strategies," it was a hard(ly)-hitting look at the holiday diet tips of Houston's wealthy social types.

Former charter KDAF-TV news director Anthony Maisel finds new news home in Texoma
Anthony Maisel, who launched Dallas-based KDAF-TV's (Ch. 33) inaugural prime-time newscast in 1998, has been named the first full-time news director at CBS/Fox's Texoma area station, KXII-TV.

Fran Harris is ‘GMA’ finalist
Former University of Texas basketball star Fran Harris is a finalist to become the Dear “GMA” Advice Guru on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

NBC Local Media to Target Twitter Tastemakers
'20' most influential tweeters in each market to help shape local content.

Ben Oldag - RIP
Dr. Ben Oldag, a long time, very familiar voice on Houston radio, has passed. He will be most familiar from his long-time work on KTRH on garden and farm programs but he started his career on KFRD in Rosenberg and worked also on Armed Forces Radio.

KTRH's "Most Influential Houstonian Of 2010": KTRH's Michael Berry
By far the most influential Houstonian this year has been Michael Berry, talk-show host on KTRH. At least according to a listener poll of KTRH listeners.

Oprah Winfrey Channel Gears Up for Its Debut
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, the cable channel from Ms. Winfrey and Discovery Communications, nearly three years in the making, is only one month away from its debut.

ESPN Says Study Shows Little Effort to Cut Cable
Seeking to understand the cutting of cable cords, ESPN has waded into the Nielsen Company’s audience sample and concluded that the cancellations are currently a “very minor” phenomenon.

- KPRC 2 alum gets CBS Early Show host gig
- KTRK 13 reporter Gene Apodaca calls it quits
- New KXAS 5 anchor promo spots
- News 8 Austin’s news director Kevin Benz is gone
- KIAH 39 news management change, KHOU 11 gets new executive producer
- Houston TV and newspaper websites profiled
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