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Friday, January 21, 2011

Candice Crawford departs KDAF, KPRC Page on Colbert, DFW reporter on Onion and more

A pair of departures at CW33 KDAF
Uncle Barky says Candice Crawford and the 'sexpert' reporter are leaving the Dallas station.

KPRC mention on Colbert
KPRC's Iain Page was on The Colbert Report Wednesday night. They showed a clip of him talking about the recent changes to the zodiac signs. It's around 3 minutes into the video. (Thanks Krystal and Bryan)

UH merging its public TV, radio stations
KUHT (Channel 8) and KUHF (88.7 FM), the University of Houston's television and radio stations, will be merged into a single entity under a single station manager later this year.

UT partners with ESPN to form TV network
ESPN and the University of Texas announced plans Wednesday to launch a seven-day, 24-hour television network in September that guarantees the school and its marketing partner at least $300 million over 20 years.

Premium content: What the Waco Tribune-Herald has learned so far
A Texas newspaper organization offers free online content, including breaking news and obituaries, and requires paid subscriptions for access to more in depth work.

Fake news reporter has real, local experience
Brooke Alvarez, host of FactZone on Onion News Network, is actually Suzanne Sena, who was a reporter and weekend anchor for KTVT/Channel 11 from 2004 to 2006.

Rangers hire Rhadigan as TV play-by-play voice
John Rhadigan is the team's new television play-by-play announcer.

Comedian Tom Green returns to the Houston
Comedian Tom Green is returning to the Houston Improv this weekend as a part of his worldwide comedy tour.

Houston company goes viral with sci-fi series
Theatrics, a new Houston online entertainment company, unveiled its new science fiction mystery web series this week titled "Beckinfield."

Flea Market Reality Show Being Shot in Houston
The National Geographic Network is producing a show that is inspired by the various pawn-shop reality TV series on the air, and it's shooting it in the Houston area.

Interrogated by cop for using the restroom?
While covering Gifford's pre-arrival at TIRR, Isiah Carey AKA The Insite learned a bathroom break there is not always welcomed.

Contrarian Survey Shows Advertisers Ditching Digital for TV
Emboldened by the improving economic picture, advertisers are buying media like it’s 1999 with an uptick in TV and radio at the expense of digital, according to a new survey.

Ron Franklin Sues ESPN For Wrongful Termination
Former ESPN announcer Ron Franklin, who was recently fired for making sexist comments to sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards before the Chick Fil-A Bowl, is suing ESPN for wrongful termination.

Courts & media conference at STCL 1/26
Journalists, judges and other attorneys may be interested in a conference being held Wednesday January 26 at South Texas College of Law and sponsored by the Reno-based Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media.

Houston Drummer crowned Guitar Center's Drum Off 2010 Champion
Houston’s Isaias Gil crowned Guitar Center’s Drum Off 2010 winner.

- KPRC 2 news director Rick McFarland steps down to assistant news director
- Former KTRK 13 anchor Mark Garay joins KIAH 39
- FOX: KRIV 26 anchor Mike Barajas is on vacation
- Uh-oh, TV crew drives wrong way live on TV
- Former KPRC 2 anchor Jerome Gray now METRO PR dude
- Baby fever replaces breaking news at KPRC 2
- CBS Sports' Jim Nantz to open Alzheimer's center at Methodist Hospital Houston COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here