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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wayne Dolcefino on the offensive, Houston TV job changes and more

- Morning Anchors Don’t Realize They’re On the Air
- Getting to Know Chikage
- Rushing to report on the Boston Marathon bombings? Remember Frank Reynolds
- Mix 96.5 Houston - (1994)

Brad Watson ends stellar career with WFAA-TV
Friday was a difficult day At WFAA-TV, the day we said farewell to not only one of the best TV journalists in North Texas - but we believe, in the nation.
- Veteran Reporter Brad Watson Joins Luminant as New Communications Director

The Fan cancels RAGE, relationship with Greg Williams, Richie Whitt
Gavin Spittle, who oversees operations at 105.3 FM The Fan, said Monday that Richie Whitt and Greg Williams are no longer at the station because of poor ratings. The afternoon drive hosts were fired before their show could air.

WFAA wins IRE Awards
WFAA in Dallas-Fort Worth wins a 2012 Investigative Reporters & Editors Award.

20 years later
A rewind to how local media covered the 51-day standoff in Waco

Following Boston Bombing, Some Houston Media Outlets Shirk Duties
After two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, Houston's local media scene has attempted to gather the facts of the fast-breaking story. However, instead of doing the tradition leg-work that, you know, delineates the media's responsibilities and activities, a handful of local news outlets have outsourced their work to the readership that is attempting to turn to them for a fuller perspective on the story.

Franklin out as radio voice of Cougars
Tom Franklin, the radio voice of UH athletics, will not return next season, said UH.

Wayne Dolcefino accuses Katy ISD of electioneering
If there was any question about how Wayne Dolcefino is going to get along with Katy ISD administrators should he be elected to the district's Board of Trustees, the answer is not very well judging by his recent online post.

TV parents of autistic student win battle against HISD
The odds were against Fox 26 KRIV reporter Greg Groogan and his wife Michelle (Casas - former KRIV reporter) in January, when the frustrated parents of a 9-year-old autistic boy named Garrett tried to convince a state special education hearing officer that Texas' largest school district had violated their child's legal right to a "free and appropriate education."

Record-breaking Sales for Inaugural Issue of Houstonia Magazine
SagaCity Media President Nicole Vogel announced that the first issue of Houstonia magazine, on sale for just 18 days, has broken records at grocery stores and newsstands all over town. In fact, the April edition of Houstonia, a new monthly publication aimed squarely at the residents of America’s fourth largest city, has outsold every other magazine this month at H-E-B, Central Market, Kroger, Randalls, Whole Foods Market, Wal-Mart and elsewhere, and is on track to sell more than 20,000 copies citywide.

KEYE tweaks afternoon, late-night lineups
KEYE has bumped a pair of floundering TV talk shows from their prime afternoon timeslots to the wee hours of the morning.

New boss at KVET-FM, KASE
T Bosch has been named program director at 98.1 KVET-FM and 100.7 KASE-FM, where he’ll help select the music listeners hear each day.

Say ‘bye’ to Jammin’ 103.1 and ‘hi’ to iHeartAustin
After just 10 months, San Antonio-based Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has pulled the plug on Jammin’ 103.1, replacing it with 103.1 iHeartAustin, a station focused on giving airtime to emerging artists.

Appreciation of BOOTED NEWS WOMEN Blog
- The Fox Sports Southwest Girls Are Still BUSY IN BOOTS
- Erica Harpold of KEYE-TV in Austin, Texas

Austin man wins big on Wheel of Fortune
Despite not solving the final puzzle, an Austin man walked away with more than $39,000 in cash and prizes on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune.

Texas Tribune Scores $1.5 Million Knight Foundation Grant
The Knight Foundation is giving a $1.5 million grant to the Texas Tribune, a four-year-old news start-up based in Austin.


KPRC 2 managing editor Gerardo Lopez leaves Houston for a management position at KOMO in Seattle.

News 92FM KROI sports reporter/technical producer Marcus Sullivan leaves the station for a web producer position at Fox 26 KRIV. He's worked at Power 97.5, 104.1 KRBE, Party 104.9, Party 93.3, Praise 92.1 and News 92FM. He starts April 23.

Bob Allen to KHOU 11
Bob Allen leaves KTRK abc13 in January, now joins KHOU 11

- SportsRadio 610 KILT goes live from 6am to 12am
- KUHF's new talk show 'Houston Matters' has soft launch today

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