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Monday, April 22, 2013

Chita Johnson's European fun, TV news anchor screw ups and more

- Brand New TV News Anchor's First Words On-Air: The F-bomb
- Local Reporter Admits ‘I Don’t Know Sh**’ Live on NBC
- News Anchor Lose It Over Ryan Lochte's Hilarious Interview
- KEYE morning Image Final 2
- Barry Kaye interviewed by Texas Country Reporter
- Crazy ESPN 97.5 segment (audio)
- Harrison Ford Warming Up For Han Solo?
- Fox 26 KRIV reporter Isiah Carey AKA The Insite's bloopers
- 1977 pirate TV message from space alien

2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners
the 2013 RTDNA Regional Murrow Award recipients for Texas.

Zooey Deschanel Was A Boston Bombing Suspect?
Zooey Deschanel got quite the shock when she was mistakenly identified as one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on Fox 4 KDFW.

J-Kruz joins Tribune's Eye Opener
Radio One personality J-Kruz of 97.9 the Beat in Dallas recently joined CW Network’s “Eye Opener Morning Show” as the host and co-producer of the new music segment “The Underground.“

Chita's European fun
Photos of KHOU 11's Chita Johnson living it up in Europe.

Here comes Brooks
KHOU 11's future meteorologist Brooks Garner signed off Tampa's WFLA last night with plenty of cowboy and oil jokes. He starts in Houston May 6th. Hopefully no UFOs get in his way.

Houston radio ratings
ALL ACCESS presents MARCH PPM market highlights for the Houston radio market.

Appreciation of BOOTED NEWS WOMEN Blog
- We're Lucky To See Katherine Whaley in Boots
- Boots in Bloom for Chita Johnson
- Say Hello to Shern-Min Chow of KHOU-TV
- Tiffany Craig Begins Our KHOU-TV Houston Boot Bonanza

Robert Bazell joins Rice University’s Baker Institute
Award-winning American science and health journalist Robert Bazell has been named the nonresident fellow in science and technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, the institute announced today. Bazell, who is currently the chief science and health correspondent at NBC News, will focus on the intersections of science and health journalism and public policy.

Blame for TV blackouts begins with the teams
This year, most Rockets, Astros and Dynamo games are being broadcast on Comcast's fledging Houston sports network, Comcast SportsNet Houston, which is available only to about 40 percent of the local TV-viewing market. Negotiations to get the network carried by other distributors have been fruitless as the parties hurl accusations at each other.
- Suddenlink executive says CSN Houston has limited regional appeal outside Houston

New 93Q studio
See a photo of the new under construction 93Q KKBQ radio studio. Nice view.

Slip Slidin’ Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press
As he leaves The Houston Press for the Houston Chronicle, Craig Hlavaty remembers the fun times.

The updated list: Houston sports talk radio shows since 1997
In July 2007, with KGOW (1560 AM) about to become the city’s fourth sports talk station, David Barron compiled a list of talk show hosts whose shows either debuted or ceased to be dating back to January 1997. Needless to say, that total has increased considerably in the almost six years that have passed since that original list, with 57 announcers and show combinations in the mid-60s.

TV veteran named KOVR news director
WOAI news director (and actress Kristin Bell's dad) Tom Bell moves to KOVR Sacramento.

Austin Ratings: CC’s KVET, KASE Dominate Country Audience
Country KVET-FM, continues to skyrock upward.

Behind the scenes: KVUE in West, TX
Frank Volpicella of KVUE shows us behind the scenes from the explosion coverage in West, TX.

Educa Radio helps keep parents involved in kids education
Every Sunday morning Alex Sanchez hits the airwaves, broadcasting live on Austin's top radio station, 104.3 "La Que Buena."

El Paso chef Sara Horowitz accused of assaulting weatherman boyfriend
TV chef Sara Horowitz, 38, was arrested April 10 on suspicion of assault causing bodily injury of a family member for allegedly hitting her boyfriend, Mark Mathis, the morning weatherman for Channel 9-KTSM.

Dan O'Rourke out at KTSM
Former KPRC 2 morning anchor Dan O'Rourke, a reporter and anchor at Channel 9-KTSM, is out at the station, according to his Facebook page.

Becoming the Texas Tribune
Evan Smith’s project isn’t exactly as envisioned, but it matters and it’s here to stay. Now, how good can it be?
- Texas Tribune to refine its model for sustainability in nonprofit news with $1.5 million in funding from Knight Foundation


Gene Norman to WIAT CBS42 Birmingham
Gene Norman, formerly of KHOU 11, heads to WIAT CBS42 Birmingham.

Mario Alberto takes over Mega 101 KLOL mornings
CBS Radio Houston announces that KLOL Mega 101 launches its new morning show “Mega in your mornings with Mario”, hosted by Mario Alberto Gonzalez.


Legendary KONO DJ and ‘Swingtime’ host Don Couser dead
Don Couser, a legendary KONO on-air radio personality and deejay in the 1960s and 1970s, died early Thursday morning. He was 72.

Flynn, veteran newsman, dead at 65
George Flynn, a veteran journalist who never lost his love of news, died early Saturday of an apparent heart attack. He was 65.

- NewsFix's Marci Izard describes Boston Marathon blasts
- KHOU 11’s Kevin Reece named ‘Best Reporter’ by Headliners Foundation of Texas
- 88.7 KUHF reveals details about 'Houston Matters' talk show

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