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Thursday, March 03, 2011

KTRK 13 (1978), Houston media award winners and more

Dan RATHER on InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse KUHT 8

Television in the `70s & `80s: Long, Long Attention Span Theater
YouTube goodness stumbled upon: The opening of a new campus for Alvin Community College featured on KTRK 13 in 1978. Note how much airtime is expended on this. Note the fashions. Note Dave Ward.

Chronicle's Robertson honored with sportswriting award
Chronicle reporter Dale Robertson was presented Monday with the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's Fred Hartman Excellence in Sportswriting Award.

Fox 26 crew beats networks in education award
Congratulations to FOX 26 KRIV's Greg Groogan and Mark Muller. The hard working local reporter and photographer won a first place prize in education reporting from the Education Writers Association based in Washington, D.C.

KEYE Deploys Utah Scientific Graphics Station
Four Points Media-owned CBS affiliate KEYE Austin, Texas (DMA 48), has deployed a Utah Scientific GS-4000 graphics station to add to its branding capabilities and to simplify master control workflow.

Jeanne Moos Celebrates 30 Years at CNN
CNN’s Jeanne Moos celebrated 30 years at the cable news channel.

Fisher Launches GalTime Site With CW Affiliates
Ladies' lifestyle site a logical fit for CW's viewers.

KUHF's Engines of Our Ingenuity broadcasts from space
Public radio enthusiasts are familiar with KUHF's 23-year-old celebrated program, The Engines of Our Ingenuity, which every day seeks to tell the story of how our culture is shaped by human creativity. Engines reached new heights Tuesday with the broadcast of a special episode recorded in space.

Former KPRC 2 engineer launches new business
Jonetta Barnett has made a career out of using her technical skills to provoke thought and evoke emotional responses. After working for more than 20 years as a broadcast engineer for KPRC-TV Channel 2, the Magnolia resident launched her own videography business, Jonetta B Productions, in 2010.

Dynamo renew radio broadcast contracts
The Houston Dynamo has renewed its agreements with Clear Channel Radio and Liberman Broadcasting Inc. for 2011, paving the way for live radio coverage of the team’s matches in English on AM 790 and AM 950 and in Spanish on AM 850.

Texas Tribune databases drive majority of site’s traffic
When The Texas Tribune launched, Matt Stiles said the site was the .10 version of what it would be six months out. Sixteen months later, the site’s traffic and audience have grown tremendously, in large part because of its work with data.

A sneaker preview of Tux and Tennies
Next week, tuxedos and sneakers will converge at Toyota Center, where the Houston Rockets and owner Leslie Alexander will host their annual Tux & Tennies Charity Gala on March 10.

Oscar telecast among least-watched, show panned
Some 37.6 million Americans watched Sunday's widely-panned Oscar ceremony, making the telecast one of the least-watched Academy Awards shows of the past 10 years.

FNC’s ‘Junior Reporter’ Programming Gets Profiled
The Fresno Bee writes about FNC’s new “Junior Reporter” program, which sounds an awful lot like the “video Journalists” and “Digital Reporters” being deployed by outlets such as CNN and ABC News.

West Oaks Mall gets Edwards Theatre
West Oaks Mall owners inked an agreement to anchor the Houston shopping center with an 14-screen Edwards Theatre multiplex.

Cy-Falls senior dubbed Texas HS Journalist of the Year
With only two years of journalism experience under her belt, Bianca Gomez from Cypress Falls High School was able to snag the title of Journalism Education Association (JEA) 2011 Texas High School Journalist of the Year.

- Mattress Mack turns 60; releases bloopers and outtakes TV archive
- DJ Paul Christy gets a shot at 93.7 The Arrow KKRW
- Seattle KOMO TV reporter Shomari Stone breaks up fight on camera
- KPRC 2 anchor Lauren Freeman gives birth to Harrison James Routh COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here