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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Jim Pruett survives heart attack, WFAA anchor sex spot and more

- KTRK Old Personalities Brief Clip, 11/20/1989
- KTBC film offers tips for surviving nuclear attack
- New Isiah Factor commercial airing on Fox 26
- CBS 11 Rollin With Drolen Weekdays 4:30-7am Promo
- Reporter Pants Off News Blooper (this looks fake)

NBC5 reporter Ellen Goldberg calls it a day -- and a night
NBC5 reporter Ellen Goldberg, a veteran of six years on the nightside beat, has decided to leave the Fort Worth-based station to try something new.

Corning's Daybreak sex talk spot shouldn't be a keeper
Daybreak’s still unfolding “You Can Count On Us” campaign, starring Corning of course, has reached the full-blown creepy stage in a new spot that finds him using Barbie and Ken dolls (or a facsimile thereof) to give two elementary school kids a sex talk.

Radio and TV personality Jim Pruett talks about his heart attack
You might have heard of him on the radio and more recently, seen him on Newsfix. He’s a small business owner and a defender of the Second Amendment. Jim Pruett is all that… and as of just over a month now, he’s also a heart attack survivor.

Jennifer Reyna goes on vacation
I'm going to get ahead of the emails wondering where she is...KPRC 2's Jennifer Reyan posted on Facebook: "Hi! I'm off for the entire week getting lots of R&R. Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. :-))"

KPRC Weatherman Frank Billingsley Speaks at Marriage Equality Rally
Frank Billingsley is used to answering tough questions. He predicts the weather for a living. The longtime weatherman for KPRC channel 2 is one of the most capable and well liked meteorologists in the city. But when he came out as openly gay and even married his partner in a ceremony in New York City recently where same-sex marriage is legal, it ruffled some feathers. Still, Billingsley doesn't really consider himself an advocate.

On March 23, 1953, KHOU 11 went on the air and, would you believe, six decades have passed?
- KHOU 11 News celebrates 60 years
- Flashback photos: Ron Stone, Dan Rather
- Flashback photos: KHOU in the 1950s, 60s
- 60th Anniversary photos: Current faces of KHOU

Crane on CSN Houston impasse: ‘We will not blink’
Astros owner Jim Crane said that as last-minute negotiations continue with DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse and other major providers over carriage deals for Comcast SportsNet Houston, “We’re not going to blink.”
- Mayor Parker says CSN Houston carriage dispute ‘intolerable’ for fans, taxpayers

S.A.’s anchors going blue … but why?
If you’re wondering about that pretty new accessory adopted by San Antonio’s TV newscasters this month, Jeanne Jakle can clear up the mystery.

KLBJ-FM hosts create Dudley and Bob Land
Just how much do you love the “Dudley and Bob Show” on 93.7 KLBJ-FM?

Radio host’s recording studio gets a new home
The mobile recording studio, co-founded by Mix 94.7 morning host JB Hager, has abandoned a South Austin trailer park in favor of a storefront

KTEN News Off Air After Massive Lightning Strike
KTEN Sherman, Texas, General Manager Anthony Maisel wished he was dreaming when he received a phone call at 3 a.m. Sunday that his station suffered a massive lightning strike before midnight Saturday.

Texas Tribune expands its niche email business with In the Flow
The twice-a-month newsletter on water issues is part of a broader plan to grow its email newsletter business.


Michelle Chism is the new KVUE assistant news director.

Time Warner Cable's YNN Austin sports reporter Julia Morales heads to Houston to join Comcast SportsNet Houston. (Thanks Brian)

Kathryn Yglecias, formerly of KHOU and KWTX, landed as Fox 26 KRIV's senior web producer...back in August. I'm better late than never!

Amanda Perez returns to KPRC 2 from KFSN 30 Fresno.

88.7 KUHF to air new Houston talk show with Craig Cohen.

- Bob Allen and Sam Malone get uncorked
- Newsfix's Bun B guests on Tre9's new album Missionary Minded
- Miya Shay and hubby Gene Wu are expecting
- Houston Texas AP TV winner 2013 breakdown
- Houston media folks ready to serve food, "Want fries with that?"
- Dave Ward leads celebration for Mickey Gilley
- Gina Gaston supports the kids
- My April Fool's Day joke

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