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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Gina Miller exits KTVT, Houston anchor leaving us? plus more

- For an Anchor the walking while talking is a talent...a talent some don't have
- Large Penis Videobombs News Anchor During Live Broadcast
- GOP Rep to CNN Anchor: You're Young and Beautiful But Not Honest
- Dallas station goes old school for weathercast
- 104 KRBE's Mumbles reenacts Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball'; videobombs Fox 26
- Kick Off Your Day With CBS 11 News!
- CBS 11: Karen, Larry and Phil!

Sports anchor-reporter Gina Miller leaving CBS11/TXA21 to chart new path
Veteran sports anchor-reporter Gina Miller is leaving CBS11/TXA21 after an eight-year run to “pursue new entrepreneurial projects that I will share with you in the near future.”

‘SportsRadio 1310 the Ticket’ to also air on 96.7 FM
At almost the same time that Randy Galloway signed off on his final radio show on KESN/103.3 FM, another longtime DFW broadcaster, Mark Davis, tweeted this: “DFW radio bulletin: WBAP to lose 96.7 simulcast as Cumulus hands it to SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket. I'll always remember the March '10 debut.” (Davis, whose show now airs on KSKY/660 AM, formerly aired on WBAP.)

After decades on air, Randy Galloway signs off DFW sports radio
Galloway, 70, is retiring from ESPN Radio after he signs off his show Monday, a couple of months earlier than a previously announced year-end date.

At Dallas Morning News, digital is a complement to print, not a substitute
There’s definitely something different about The Dallas Morning News’ new premium website: Unlike the Boston Globe’s two-website strategy, for instance, people who subscribe aren’t getting exclusive articles, but they are getting more photos and fewer ads.
- Lessons from The Dallas Morning News’s failed paywall

DFW station cuts ribbon on new facility
KXAS-TV, the NBC O&O in Dallas/Ft. Worth held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for a new facility in metroplex’s CentrePort Business Park, built on the site of the former Greater Southwest International Airport.
- KXAS Opens State-of-the-Art Building
- Channel 5 moving from Broadcast Hill, but still tied to Fort Worth

Wichita Station Hires News Director from Dallas
Denise Killian has been named news director for LIN Media’s Wichita NBC affiliate KSNW, according to Rick Gevers.

Could Houston Hottie Become South Florida’s Next Star Anchorwoman?
South Florida's Gossip Extra reports that KPRC 2 weekend anchor Irika Sargent could be WFOR-Channel 4‘s next star anchorwoman.
- New KPRC 2 reporter Irika Sargent knows the law

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Comcast SportsNet Houston president resigns
Matt Hutchings resigned as president and general manager of Comcast SportsNet Houston.
- Crane says Astros will fight bankruptcy case against CSN Houston, hearing set for Oct. 28
- What to expect (and what not to expect) in CSN Houston bankruptcy case

Houston’s Most Social TV Newsdesks
Social Media is the new frontier, yet many traditional news outlets have yet to have fully accepted Social. Houston is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the US, we have the second-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, and many great news sources.

Dayna Steele speaking at TEDxHouston 2013
Dayna Steele will be speaking at the TEDxHouston event at Rice University on October 12. The theme of 2013 TEDxHouston is “The Other Things.” This is based on another speech made at Rice University over fifty years ago by President John F. Kennedy in which he declared that we would put a man on the moon within the decade and do “the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard.”

Sports radio ratings slump continues
We apparently have a new all-sports station in town. It has call letters KGOW and it shows up in the monthly Arbitron ratings for…What’s that? Oh, yeah. Now I remember.

Morning co-host resigns at S.A. Fox station
Sassy, easy-on-the-eyes local morning show co-host Cassandra Lazenby has turned in her KABB-TV mike after less than two years at the station.

Leadership Changes at KWTX and KBTX as Robert Bunch Announces Retirement
KWTX general manager Robert Bunch has announced he will retire from Gray Television’s CBS affiliate in Waco. Mike Wright, the general manager at sister station KBTX in College Station, will take over.

KBTX gets new ND
Jamie Burch takes over Mike George's spot as news director at KBTX Bryan/College Station.

102.1 The Edge (KDGE-FM) today announced the lineup for its 12th annual How The Edge Stole Christmas show on December 5, 2013 at Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie. 102.1's How The Edge Stole Christmas show will feature Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington and Thirty Seconds to Mars as the co-headliners, plus a strong bill of alternative artists including Blue October, Panic! at the Disco, Capital Cities and New Politics. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11, at 10 a.m. Fans can listen to 102.1 The Edge to 'Win It Before You Can Buy It' beginning Friday, October 4, through Friday, October 11. For information or ticket purchase please visit

- Michael Garfield joins WFAA 8 Dallas as tech contributor
- KPRC 2 F-bomb: The secret on Houston rapper Bun B's hat?
- KMJQ Majic 102.1’s Kandi “The Sweet Talker” Eastman announced breast cancer diagnoses
- Karla Barguiarena joins KTRK abc13 as reporter
- FOX 26 KRIV makes some anchor changes
- KTRK abc13's Jessica Willey has her baby
- Houston TV & radio job moves plus more from around Texas
- Houston TV baby wave of 2013
- KTRK abc13 newscasts cancelled by 'maintenance work'
- KUHT 8 to broadcast 2013 Houston Mayoral Debate

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