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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Sachse engagement pic, no charge for Berry and more

- Dance Floor Maniac Wakes Up Los Angeles with Greatest Morning News Segment Ever
- Tonight’s Weather Forecast Will Not Be Seen Because Our Set Has Been Invaded By Bears
- 'I Can Smell The Fires From Here': Broadcasts From The L.A. Riots
- KHOU 11 Serves You: Ron Trevino washes 160 lb. Irish Wolf Hound!
- WFAA 8 Daybreak Band

Dominique Sachse's engagement portrait
KPRC 2's Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu — headed to the wedding altar in just a few weeks, have released their official engagement portrait.

DA: Michael Berry won't be charged in hit-and-run crash
Harris County prosecutors have decided not to file charges against 740 KTRH conservative radio talk show host Michael Berry, who was accused of leaving the scene of an accident.

Weather reporting has never been hotter: Telemundo Houston Weather anchor Cindy Burbano
Cindy Burbano is an on-camera talent that has worked with major Markets including Texas, Georgia, Florida and California. Cindy currently works as the Morning Anchor for Breves AM – Telemundo Houston.

Weather women are all over the map in D-FW
D-FW weather women lately are doing more than their fair shares of filling in.

WFAA8's decidedly different David Schechter (and that's a good thing)
David Schecter is distinctly different. Not in a loose cannon way, but in a way that prompts me to say, "Why can't more TV reporters be this way?"

KSBJ Adds Bill Maier To Morning Show
KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Contemporary Christian KSBJ/HOUSTON announced the addition of BILL MAIER to its morning show as its new co-host.

Houston’s own American Bandstand: The Larry Kane Show
If you came of age here in the late 1950s and 1960s, then, as America reflected on the life of Dick Clark last week, you might have paused for a second or two and thought about “The Larry Kane Show,” which appeared on KTRK (Channel 13) Saturday afternoons.

WCAU Names Ben Oldham VP Of Sales
NBC-owned WCAU Philadelphia (DMA 4) named Ben Oldham vice president of sales. Oldham comes to his new role after serving as general sales manager at KPRC Houston.

Fox 4's Steve Noviello turns trash into treasure
Steve Noviello is a budget shopper extraordinaire. Anyone who has seen the Dallas consumer reporter’s segments on KDFW-TV (Channel 4) already knows his talent for finding great items on the cheap.

News 8's John McCaa given UNT's top journalism award
WFAA is pleased to announce anchor John McCaa was awarded the University of North Texas' highest journalism honor Wednesday afternoon.

Ranking The Local Sports Radio Shows From Worst To First
With the impending sale of 97.5 FM, it made the most sense to stick with 790 KBME and 610 KILT, the two giants in the marketplace, both of which put most of their eggs in the local basket, something 1560 AM just doesn't.

Dan Rather honored for ground-breaking hurricane coverage
Dan Rather returned to the scene of one of his biggest stories. A half-century ago, his riveting reports from inside the Weather Bureau office in Galveston warned Texans about a monstrous storm called Hurricane Carla.

Rockets in market for new radio home
Possible alternatives include Clear Channel's KBME (790 AM) or KTRH (740 AM).

Colonel St. James survives stroke
A few weeks before Halloween 2011, Houston radio personality Colonel St. James got the scare of his life when he suffered a stroke, his second. Lucky for him, it wasn’t a severe episode and he sought care at an Advanced Primary Stroke Center — Ben Taub General Hospital.
One week later, the 40-year veteran of the airways was back on the job spinning classic rock hits on KKRW-FM (93.7 The Arrow).

Beamer, fellow media guys go ‘Mad Men’
Randy Beamer, Bill Taylor, Michael Valdes, Paul Mireles, Albert Flores, my fellow columnist Roy Bragg and – gulp! – WOAI’s resident clown, Cleto Rodriguez, going all “Mad Men” on us?

For Austin TV Political Reporters, It’s Showtime
For a weathercaster, it’s a tornado. For a sports reporter, it’s the Super Bowl. But for a political reporter, it’s a year like this one that gets the juices flowing.

Are you a young dude interested in news? All else equal, this study says you’re a top paywall target
A new study from the University of Texas explores the interrelatedness between online news use, preference, and intent to pay.

Tom Crespo Named KTEN News Director, Following Old Friend to Market Rival
Tom Crespo has been named news director at KTEN.

Ryan Hazelwood Named News Director at KVII
Ryan Hazelwood has been named news director at KVII, the ABC-affiliate in Amarillo, TX.

Fox 26 KRIV assignments editor Joe Segura has moved over to KPRC 2. Catch him on the news desk Monday through Friday working the 10pm show shift.

BRENT CARNEY to Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter, KXAN, Austin (from WLEX, Lexington). Carney is represented by Steve Swienckowski at DCA (The David Crane Agency).

- KXAS 5 takes Mark Schnyder from KMOV to be with WFAA's Woodard
- BBC to Broadcast LIVE from the Port of Houston with Energy Debate Special COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here