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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TV reporter vs snake video, WFAA punk'd? and more

- Snake Ruins WAAY Reporter’s Stand-Up
- Greek Reporter Pelted With Eggs, Yogurt Live On-Air
- Chopper Video: Texting Man Comes Face to Face with Bear
- Cop Attacks KSTP Videographer
- Anderson Cooper Has Another Giggling Fit On Air, Apologizes For “Stupid” Comment
- Houston Dynamo promo commercials with KPRC
- CNN Goes Overboard With Branded News Segments
- Russian TV news reports on flying girl
- mikemcguff video page

WFAA Channel 8 Gets Punk’d
A viewer noticed WFAA Channel 8 used a fake tornado picture on its newscast.

WFAA8's Izaguirre births her twins
Cynthia Izaguirre, co-anchor of WFAA8's early morning Daybreak, gave birth to twins a month ahead of schedule Thursday evening.
- WFAA8's Daybreak re-aligns its personalities while Cynthia Izaguirre is on maternity leave

Tony Romo, Candice Crawford welcome first child Hawkins Crawford Romo
Tony Romo and former KDAF 33 reporter Candice Crawford have welcomed their first child together.

Suzi Hanks of the Dean and Rog show on 107.5 The Eagle KGLK tells me she will be getting a face lift Thursday with Dr. Franklin Rose. The station will post the video on its website. Reminds me of when Texas State Senator Dan Patrick got a vasectomy live on the air back in his radio days.
- Cox Media Group to broadcast Skeeters' games

KSBJ changes
89.3 KSBJ announced that Joey K. and Coppelia Rivera are moving to the Afternoon Show starting May 7th. You will be able to hear them on your drive home from 3-7pm.
- 89.3 KSBJ's Liz Jordan announces departure
- 89.3 KSBJ's Mike Kankelfritz leaving Houston

This Is How Angry People Get When A Radio Station Pretends To Hire Jim Rome
So when ESPN 97.5 in Houston hired a Jim Rome impersonator, KPRC 2's Adam Clanton, to fill in for A.J. Hoffman, a vacationing host on The Blitz, its listeners lost it.

Rachel McNeill – KPRC Media Mom
KPRC 2 anchor Rachel McNeill shares her maternity story.

KFNC's future up in air
KFNC (97.5 FM) is on the market, and broker Larry Patrick of Maryland-based Patrick Communications will be looking for a potential buyer at next week's National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.

KABB set photos
KABB-TV Fox, San Antonio, Texas 2012 set designed by Devlin Design Group

Bree Promoted To MD/Middays At KAJA San Antonio
At country KAJA (KJ 97) San Antonio, longtime station part-timer Bree has been promoted to MD and midday host.

Who's that? New faces and those who are missing on local TV
While KXAN-TV (NBC) is winning in the ratings, their newsroom staff is getting smaller and smaller and it’s beginning to show on the air.

Comedy radio station catches on with Austin listeners
Comedy 102.7, which launched in late October, has wasted no time overtaking several of Austin's best-known radio stations in the monthly Arbitron ratings — even landing in the top 10 on a few occasions.

Kimmel Co-Chairing Major Weather Conference
KEYE-TV Chief Meteorologist Troy Kimmel tells me he is co-chairing (along with Ken Carey of Noblis) the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

Time Warner subscribers in Austin/San Antonio to miss three Astros games
Astros fans in San Antonio and Austin might not be able to see their favorite team on TV much lately.
- Dear Fox Sports Houston: Your Astros Broadcast Suck

KTSM's Mena leaving El Paso
El Paso's own Phillip Mena is saying adios to the Sun City.

Townsquare sells Texas FM trio
Townsquare Media says it decided to sell its three stations in Odessa-Midland, TX.

- KENS 5’s Fred Lozano Plans to Retire
- KHOU 11 hires Andrew Horansky from KVUE Austin
- Zakk United returns to Houston at 100.3 KILT
- KHOU 11 hires Scott Noll ‏from WREG Memphis
- N.D. Kalu and Greg Koch join 790 KBME from 610 KILT
- Houston summer camp directory book
- KXAS 5 hires Mark Hayes from WAGA
- KHOU 11 wins Murrow Awards for TV and website
- Feeding the Houston anchors - it's a taxing job
- KPRC 2 hires anchor Phillip Mena from KTSM/KDBC El Paso COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here