Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Dallas TV arrivals, Houston departure and May news bloopers

- CNN Correspondent Detained Mid-Segment on Turkey's Police Presence
- KPRC, KHOU, KTRK newscast opens from 1979 to present; plus DFW too
- Did Dave Ward, Ed Brandon and Bob Allen really walk around Houston together all the time?
- Watch This Guy Drink From A Flower Vase on Live TV
- Will Ferrell vs. Chad Smith Drum-Off Has Happened
- WFAA Weather Bond

- WFAA8 retains 10 p.m. crowns while Fox4 and NBC5 reap the other newscast harvests in May "sweeps" ratings
- WFAA’s news back on top at 10 p.m.
- Fox 4 KDFW declares wins in May 2014 sweeps
- Univision 45 KXLN declares May sweeps 2014 win
- KPRC 2 wins 10pm news race in May 2014 sweeps
- KSAT-TV reigns in local news, prime time
- KVUE, KXAN are top choices for news in May

After 16 years at KTVT, sports reporter Steve Dennis looking for work
After 16 years of top-notch work at KTVT, Steve Dennis -- the most aggressive television reporter on the Cowboys beat who always was primed to ask pointed questions -- has been told he is out.
- Dennis anyone? Veteran sports reporter Steve Dennis looking for work after being counted out by CBS11

Nerissa Knight heading West after leaving CW33's Eye Opener
Nerissa Knight’s nearly seven-year tenure in the D-FW market ended last week when she left as anchor of the “Need to Know” segments on CW33’s early morning Eye Opener program.

From DC to Dallas
WJLA Reporter Jenny Doren announced on her Facebook page that she is headed to WFAA in Dallas.

CultureMap eliminates CEO post
CultureMap, the online entertainment and lifestyle media company that operates in Austin, Houston and Dallas, has eliminated its CEO position in a restructuring effort. The decision means CEO Alyce Alston will remain a voting member of the company's board.

Houston radio legend Sam Malone nominated for Texas Radio Hall of Fame
Legendary radio host Sam Malone has been nominated for induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
- Brent Clanton Nominated for Texas Radio Hall of Fame

1560 Originals "Where are they now"
After John Harris was hired as the new Texas Sideline Reporter preceded by Rich Lord and John Granato, Houston Media Watch looked at some of 1560 The Game's Original talent.

Longtime radio host returns to KCOH
Michael Harris will return to KCOH airwaves on Monday after the collapse of his Houston-based Internet radio venture and despite his unresolved fraud lawsuit against station president Jesse Dunn.

Tom Abrahams shows his 'Allegiance' to literary world
TV news anchor and 'Allegiance' author Tom Abrahams will be back at Murder By the Book tonight at 6:30pm with author Terry Hayes. Hayes wrote a brand new international thriller called I AM PILGRIM. He's also the screenwriter for THE ROAD WARRIOR, PAYBACK, and DEAD CALM. I AM PILGRIM is already a bestseller overseas. It was just released in the US last week. Abrahams will interview Hayes and sign books.

Damaged transmitter delays license renewal for Houston’s KPFT
Houston Pacifica station KPFT-FM is preparing to ask the FCC for a third extension on its license renewal, a delay resulting from transmitter damage caused by a lightning strike two years ago.

Houston's hottest TV news stars channel their inner supermodels as they strut for charity
A passel of media celebs from print, TV and radio joined the fashion parade for charity in fun-filled event that had the sellout crowd applauding the likes of "model" citizens Courtney Zubowski, Len Cannon, Deborah Duncan, Andy Cerota, Katherine Whaley, Art Rascon, Chita Johnson and Lily Jang.

Joel Osteen barges into Howard Stern's world
Is Lakewood's celebrity pastor up to the challenge?

All-day S.A. news debuts Monday
If the many local newscasts on San Antonio’s network affiliates still aren’t enough to satiate your hunger for S.A. information, a 24-hour news, weather and sports resource launches Monday. However, it only will be available to Time Warner Cable customers.

S.A. TV weatherman reveals grueling cancer battle
Weather veteran Alex Garcia has shown up faithfully every night to deliver the forecasts on KABB’s 9 p.m. news. No one would have suspected the Fox station’s chief meteorologist has been battling cancer for the past two years.

UPDATE: Injury sidelines WOAI-TV anchorwoman
Delaine Mathieu, WOAI’s 5 p.m. co-anchor, wasn’t in her seat Monday. In fact, she’ll likely be out all week

WOAI newcomer talks job, Beamer, Spurs
The second time was the charm for WOAI-TV's new chief anchorwoman, Evy Ramos, who recalled interviewing once before at the NBC affiliate in San Antonio.

WOAI meteorologist as unpredictable as the weather
San Antonio TV viewers know her as the fit, fiery redhead with the big smile who says “y'all” while delivering forecasts.

Ummm...the game is over here Bob
KENS (San Antonio) General Manager Bob McGann was spotted at the San Antonio Spurs basketball game and it doesn't seem like old bob spent his entire time watching the game.

After 33 years, KEYE's Judy Maggio anchors her final newscast
Judy Maggio, one of Austin’s best-known and most beloved broadcast journalists, wrapped up an amazing TV career Thursday evening,

Austin reporter heads to SoFlo
KXAN Reporter Omar Lewis is leaving Texas and headed to South Florida.

CCM+E Promotes J T Bosch To Cluster OM
CCM+E/Austin has announced that J.T. Bosch has been named VP/Porgraming for the cluster.

The Austin Chronicle And The Austin American-Statesman Are Fighting About SXSW
Which side of that divide you're on, if you're a member of the Austin print media, apparently comes down to whether you work for the Austin American-Statesman daily paper, or the Austin Chronicle alt-weekly.

Texas Association of Broadcasters to Honor Four
The Texas Association of Broadcasters will honor four broadcast leaders at its Annual Awards Gala.


NewsRadio 1080 KRLD and TSN News anchor Marlee McCormick is heading to WBAP. I hear she will do mornings, replacing the outgoing Carla Marion. Marion says on Twitter she is leaving for family reasons.

Demond Fernandez moves to WFAA from KTRK abc13.

Paul O’Donnell has been named editor of the Dallas Business Journal Vocus reports.

Eric Baker is coming from Radio One Dallas to be the new General Sales Manager for Majic 102 KMJQ.

John Carreon is now Weekend News Producer at KTRK ABC-13 according to LinkedIn.

We learn that Mariana Pineda left Univision 45 KXLN to become a spokesperson for HISD Media Relations.

Mikel Lauber has been named news director for Gray TV’s CBS affiliate in Waco, TX, KWTX.


Bill Young, broadcasting legend, is gone
Bill Young, known for KILT leadership, voice of KTRK and many commercials, passes away

- Hudson and Harrigan returning to Houston radio?
- Syan Rhodes joining KPRC 2 from WESH 2
- Did Dave Ward, Ed Brandon and Bob Allen really walk around Houston together all the time?

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