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Monday, March 25, 2013

KPRC goes viral, Chronicle departures and more

- Astrodome video offers rare, dreamy views inside
- CBS 11 'Big Coverage' During March Madness 30
- Say Hello to Chikage
- KPRC The Scene at Five Premiere (4/4/88)
- Guy picks nose on TNT and owns it

Dallas station relocates Argentina, entire ocean
CBS O&O KTVT-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth, showed a map attempting to show viewers the location of Colombia.

Texas radio ratings
Radio ratings for Dallas and Houston.

Kabooyow! KPRC interview makes Brookshire resident internet sensation
When KPRC-TV, Local 2’s Morning Cam photojournalist Damon Sales was interviewing residents in Brookshire, Texas, who woke up to the sound of hail hitting the windows of an apartment complex, Michelle Clark had one word for what she said sounded like a shotgun blast: "Kabooyow!"

Chronicle Takes Two Big Hits As Loren Steffy, Terri Langford Leave
The empty desks at 800 Texas just got a little emptier, as two of the paper's mainstays -- business columnist Loren Steffy and investigative reporter Terri Langford -- are leaving for other, presumably greener, pastures.

Houston Radio Host Schooled After Calling NFL Star Vince Wilfork's Wife Ugly
Ted Johnson, who hosts a show part-time on KILT-AM 610 and a Sunday-night nationally syndicated show (who knew?), finds himself in the position of dealing with the fallout of a brain fart.

CSN Houston to carry 157 Astros games, launches new ‘we feel your pain’ ad campaign
Comcast SportsNet Houston will carry 157 of the Astros’ 162-game schedule in its first season as the team’s broadcast partner.

Smooth transition to 1230AM
The community appears to be embracing the new home of KCOH radio.
It was back on March 1 when the African American station made the big switch from 1430 to 1230 AM on the radio dial.

Could KTXH be jumping into the subchannel business?
There’s a hint that KTXH may be picking up “Movies!” and another digital channel.

Texas markets trail the field for NCAA Tournament ratings
To borrow a line from the play “Greater Tuna,” the NCAA Tournament on CBS and Turner Sports is drawing gangbuster Nielsen ratings … Texas not included.

Matt Musil goes 'Over the Edge' for YMCA
KHOU 11 Sports Anchor Matt Musil was one of the brave 85 people to rope and rappel down the Four Seasons Hotel.

News staffers return to WOAI offices
WOAI’s news personalities are set to return to their own downtown studios after two days of sharing space with sister station KABB.

WOAI producer loses 200 pounds
Joseph Lopez, the WOAI 10pm newscast producer, has lost 200 pounds in only a year - going from 430 pounds to 230 pounds.
- KSAT 12 grabs producer from KTRK 13

10 years in, risk paying off for Univision 62
A decade ago, Univision-owned KAKW Channel 62 took a chance, launching a Spanish-language local newscast targeted at Central Texans.

Bellacosa's Back in Brown
Keri Bellacosa of Fox 7 KTBC is an appreciated booted news anchor.


Houston radio legend Rick Roberts dies days after attack
Roberts, a native Houstonian, was well known at the city's radio stations dating back to the 1960's at KYOK-AM. He later worked for Texas Southern University's radio station KTSU-FM before retiring.

- Newy Scruggs of KXAS to go national on NBC Sports Radio
- Where is Cindy Burbano of Telemundo Houston KTMD?
- Michelle Merhar, Fox 26 KRIV, delivers baby girl
- 93Q tribute celebrates John Lander and top 40 1980s radio
- Comcast increasing Houston Internet speeds
- Eric King jumps to KXAS from WLKY

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