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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Chris Baker quits, Rowlett and Dungan on KTVT, KPRC number 1? and more

Chris Baker quits as KTLK-FM morning host
Former KPRC and KTRH host and current KTLK-FM morning host Chris Baker quit Wednesday, and will be replaced, at least temporarily, by former KSTP-AM host Bob Davis.
- Chris Baker off 950 KPRC schedule, new show times
- All Chris Baker posts news

Former WFAA8 giants Tracy Rowlett, Troy Dungan will re-emerge for one-night retirement profiles on rival CBS11
Anchor Tracy Rowlett and weathercaster Troy Dungan, longtime members of WFAA8's juggernaut 10 p.m. news team, will be profiled in their retirement years by CBS11 anchor Karen Borta.

Jim Pruett's Guns and Ammo targeted by thieves
Houston radio icon Jim Pruett and his wife Joy Pruett celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on Feb. 1, but their night ended with a twist when the alarm company of their business called.
- Mike McGuff holds Jim Pruett's Glock
Rock 101 KLOL's Jim Pruett raps about guns to Mike McGuff

KPRC's Owen Conflenti Shows Who's Number One
This clip is from a Web site called, and it stars Houston's own Owen Conflenti.

Film critic Jake Hamilton, 22, has a blast
"If Ryan Seacrest is the next Dick Clark, then Jake Hamilton is the next Ryan Seacrest," says someone interviewed in the article concerning the KRIV 26 movie reviewer.

The Return Of MTV's 'Beavis And Butt-Head'
After several months of whispers and rumors (and a cameo in MTV Films' "Jackass 3D"), it appears as though America's two favorite animated idiots will be returning to your television screen.
- Beavis and Butt-Head return?
- Beavis and Butthead live action movie

Advertisers go on offense with high-stakes Super Bowl commercials
While a good portion of Sunday's Super Bowl XLV audience will wait to see if Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers can become the next Brett Favre, others will tune in to see if Roseanne Barr will be the next Betty White.
- Comedian Richard Lewis follows Betty White's lead
- Austin based company to run TV ad during Super Bowl
- The essential difference between DFW and Houston sportscasters
- Hookers headin' for Jerry's Super Bowl sex-arama

CNN's Anderson Cooper beaten in Egypt (video)
Egypt isn’t officially a war zone, but journalists are finding themselves the targets of both protestors and police.

Researchers Show Link Between Local TV News and Cancer
While cell phones, artificial sweeteners, and certain prescription drugs may, according to myriad news reports, cause cancer, it appears that local TV is a significant source of cancer fatalism.

TV marketing that breaks through the clutter
Why is it that some news promos never seem to lose their freshness and others make viewers weary after just a few plays?

Done deal for Texas TV twosome
If you want to be in two, and only two of the many DMAs in the state of Texas, then Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston are the two, if potential audience is what you’re looking for. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here