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Monday, June 04, 2012

TV reporter vs snake, Houston anchor departures and more

- TV reporter screams as a snake is placed on her shoulder
- News 8 Daybreak - "Sam Champion"
- Crazy morning LA show gets normal looking promo

Houston TV anchor departures in the last days

KIAH 39's Mia Gradney exits the Tribune station
Fox 26 KRIV's Kristi Powers exits weather center
KPRC 2's Winston Dutchin leaves for Seattle

Smelling the roses? Jane McGarry makes a move on her Facebook page
Readers of and anchor Jane McGarry's Facebook friends keep inquiring about her status following a DWI arrest early this month.

Jon Matthews, Conservative Talk-Show Host & Sex Offender, Pulled from KPFT's Prison Show
Convicted talks show host Jon Matthews was brought on by host David Babb to The Prison Show, KPFT's weekly program about the criminal-justice system. That's when the drama started.

Ilona Carson returns
Ilona Carson returns to KTRK 13 Monday after maternity leave.

Wright ready for debut
It would be all too easy for Nick Wright to parachute into Houston in, say, mid-August with Texans hype in full preseason mode.
- SportsRadio 610 KILT hires Nick Wright for mornings

Univision To Launch AM Radio Network
Univision will launch a national, Spanish-language AM radio network featuring local, national and international news. Univision America will include AM stations in nine major Univision markets like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.

Laura Reynolds and Her Sexy Traffic
Laura Reynolds wears a lot of hats for the various CBS-owned radio stations including 610 AM, 650 AM and 100.3 FM.

Dallas' "Soul 73" KKDA-AM cleans house reported rumors of changes and now has confirmed that Service Broadcasting’s KKDA-AM (Soul 73) Dallas cleaned house last week.

Fox TVs, AccuWeather Partner Up
The weather service will provide 11 stations like KDFW Dallas and KTBC Austin with a 24/7 live streaming video weather channel.

Lawndale's Stellar Studio Show
In 1980 Hurricane Allen hit Brownsville, traveled west and spawned tornadoes in San Antonio. If you search YouTube, you can find a clip of a period San Antonio newscast about the storm from KENS TV Eyewitness News.

Every TV station's a winner in May ratings period
Austin TV stations pulled out all the stops to get you to tune in during May, serving up a dizzying mix of titillating stories focusing on everything from alleged government waste to companies accused of shady business practices.

KEYE ending 'We Are Austin Live,' adding 5 p.m. newscast
Austin television station KEYE says it plans to tweak its afternoon lineup later this month.
- KEYE-TV’s New 5 p.m. Newscast to Ramp up Austin’s News Competition

KGSR picks new morning show host
Kelly Brandt is set to slide into the seat Bryan Beck vacated back in March on 93.3 KGSR.

The TV world will miss KPRC 2 local photographer Wally Crow who is heading to Texas Children's Hospital. The TV industry needs more guys like Crow.

- 740 KTRH's Lois Melkonian leaves Houston
- Houston TV anchors face off in challenge
- Sam Malone and Maria Todd together again? - photo proof
- KHOU 11 and CultureMap team up
- 740 KTRH's Joe Gomez to 1080 KRLD COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here