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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

WFAA loses anchor, Univision Houston gains one plus lots more

- SKY2 Pilot about KTLA Chopper: ‘Dude He’s on Fire!’
- New KHOU 11 morning show promo
- Burglar Surrenders at WPVI Studios
- KENS 5 10pm Image 9-12
- WFAA's Ron Corning has John McCaa idea
- Hot news anchors love pie
- LAPD chase a DUI suspect in Santa Clarita, California

Dallas County DA’s office hires new public information officer, former Channel 8 reporter Debbie Denmon
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has hired a new public information officer: former WFAA-Channel 8 anchor Debbie Denmon, who left the station last month after a legal dispute.

Casey Norton leaving WFAA8
Just a month and a half ago, Casey Norton and Debbie Denmon were Dallas-based WFAA8's weekend P.M. anchor duo. Now they're both going to be gone.

Return of the two-headed weatherman -- NBC5 edition
NBC5 began smoothing the way for its big 10 p.m. transition Monday by recycling WFAA8's two-headed weatherman gambit from several years back.
- KXAS 5' David Finfrock cuts down; Rick Mitchell steps in

Former NBC 5 reporter enjoying a less hectic pace
It has been a month since Tammy Dombeck's departure from KXAS/Channel 5 after 12 years with the station.

Chase Williams Leaves Dallas for Omaha
Chase Williams takes over as Sports Director at KMTV 3 in Omaha. Williams joins from KDAF in Dallas where he was sports anchor.

Univision Houston hires new anchor
Michelle Galván is the newest addition to the Univision KXLN Houston.

Texas Watchdog celebrates its fourth birthday
Texas Watchdog celebrates its fourth birthday -- thanks to you!

Houston Community Newspapers acquired by 1013 Star Communications
1013 Star Communications, an operator of suburban newspapers, has acquired Houston Community Newspapers from ASP Westward.

KRBE's Roula Gets A 'Pregnant Serenade' From Enrique Iglesias
104 KRBE's Roula Gets A 'Pregnant Serenade' From Enrique Iglesias

NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' gets new hairdo, plus Internet radio gig
NASA rocket scientist-turned-celebrity Bobak Ferdowsi, who gained fame for his star-spangled Mohawk hairdo, was the host of an Internet radio broadcast Third Rock Radio.
- gets alternative online radio through RFC Media

Vaughn's ouster still a mystery
KENS-TV's anchorman change was so quick — with one Jeff swiftly replaced by another — that many S.A. viewers remain bewildered and in a state of limbo.

Provocative ‘Amazing Race’ finalist lands morning radio gig
San Antonio’s Vanessa Macias, who made waves recently as a finalist on CBS’ “Amazing Race,” doesn’t have the figure for that non-visual medium either.

Austin’s losing its oldies radio station
Austin’s losing its oldies station.

Jordan Steele Joins KEYE from KMTR
Jordan Steele Joins KEYE from KMTR.

AT&T U-verse TV to Deliver Longhorn Network to University of Texas Fans
ESPN and AT&T U-verse TV have announced that Longhorn Network will be available to U-verse TV customers in Texas and across the AT&T U-verse footprint. Longhorn Network is the 24/7 channel devoted to University of Texas athletics and academics as well as cultural programming from in and around the greater Austin community.

Austin's New (C)KOKE-FM Can't Beat The Real Thing
Back in the day when we were in Radio/Television/Film school at UT-Austin, KOKE-FM broke the mold for country radio when it announced its progressive country format that featured not only Waylon, Willie, Coe, Jerry Jeff, Jimmy Buffett, Michael Murphy, and Asleep at the Wheel, but also corralled such outlaws as Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen and the newly formed Gram Parsons band with Emmylou Harris.

Belo Center for New Media opens on UT campus
Something new on the University of Texas campus this fall is the Belo Center for New Media. It's part of the College of Communication.

Houston Chronicle Names Vice President Of Audience Development
Linda Schaible to head market research, consumer marketing and strategic planning efforts.

What's up in Waco?
KCEN Sports Director Tyler Hedrick has checked out of the NBC affiliate in Waco, TX (Market #88) and checked in on campus at Baylor University. Pierre Noujaim has arrived at KCEN Sports after three years at KJCT.

KBTV sold?
The Beaumont Enterprise is reporting that KBTV has been purchased by Sinclair Broadcasting.

Magic 94.1 Debuts In Texarkana
AC “Magic 94.1” KTRG signed on.

- KHOU's Dr. Neil Frank casts long shadow
- Belo launches iPad weather app
- Fmr. Fox 26 anchor Jocelyn Lane shares new assignment
- Fmr. director Dean Betz heading to Microsoft
- NBC 5 KXAS' 2012 fall line-up
- 102.9 NOW holds first annual Texas Tango COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here