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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kidd Kraddick anniversary, Houston TV job moves plus more

- David Letterman interview with CBS Morning Anchor Norah O'Donnell...uncomfortable
- WFAA Hansen sports special
- What’s the deal with Top 40 radio?
- KHOU 11’s Ron Trevino goes one-on-one with Paul Wall
- So, ‘Dog’ Did the Weather This Morning on ‘Good Day Colorado’
- 104 KRBE Houston - Aircheck (1997)
- FOX 7 News at 10pm with Christine Haas - premiering August 4th
- Hit 96.5 KKHT Houston - TOTH (1986)
- 100.3 KILT Houston - Jingle (2001)

Not Kidd's Anymore
On the anniversary of Kidd Kraddick’s death, his radio show lives, his co-hosts cope — and the ratings are up.
- Kidd Kraddick's Co-Hosts a Year After the Radio Show Host's Death

Why a doctor joined the Dallas Morning News as a reporter
Last year, Dr. Seema Yasmin visited a newsroom for the first time.

Pete Delkus: A story of perseverance
Most, if not all, of you know our own Pete Delkus our chief meteorologist at WFAA. What you may not know, is of his career before turning to meteorology.

Broadcast Paces Gannett to 12% Quarterly Boost
Gannett reported broadcasting segment revenues of $398.3 million in the second quarter, almost 88% higher than the second quarter last year, reflecting Gannett’s acquisition of the Belo station group and “substantially higher retransmission revenue and political advertising across all of our stations,” said Gannett.

Post–Newsweek Stations Renamed Graham Media Group
Post–Newsweek Stations has changed its name to Graham Media Group. The company owns KPRC Houston and KSAT San Antonio.

Houston Chronicle to move into “state-of-the-art” facility
Houston Chronicle Media Group announced plans Monday to relocate most of its downtown workforce, including employees from the Houston Chronicle,, and, to a “state-of-the-art” campus in southwest Houston.

Mary Benton in Boston with NABJ making a difference
Members of the National Association of Black Journalists are not just partying at the annual convention in Boston.
- Mary Benton's last farewell party hosted by HABJ

KUHT History in Pictures
From the University of Houston Digital Library, 346 pictures and videos of the history of Channel 8 over the decades, including people, buildings, equipment, etc.

Houstonians Brought Live Moon Pictures to the World’s TV Sets
It’s been 45 years since the first moon landing, and many people may not realize that all of the live pictures that the world saw came through the control board of a Houston TV station

Borrowing from Wikipedia
Houston Chronicle’s “Houston Advocate” borrows from Wikipedia without attribution blogHOUSTON reports.

Texans name new Spanish radio home
The Houston Texans are on the move announcing they’ve inked a deal to air their Spanish-language play-by-play on Deportes Media’s “ESPN Deportes 1180 AM” KGOL.

San Antonio TV station declines to name restaurant storing food in bathroom
KENS 5, Gannett’s station in San Antonio, has posted and aired a story about a local restaurant getting caught storing food in the bathroom.

S.A. radio ex gets KSAT-TV host gig
The easy-on-the ears Jeff Roper, formerly a morning personality on KCYY-FM (Y100) here, will soon try your eyes on for size.

San Antonio TV executive named to national Emmy board
KLRN’s Chief Operating Officer has been elected to serve as a trustee to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Julie Coan is the first person from San Antonio to be elected to this national position.

New KXAN show debuts Aug. 4
“Studio 512,” KXAN’s new lifestyle program, will debut next week.

Folksy charm should serve former UT head coach well as college football TV analyst
Just because Mack Brown is retired from the sidelines doesn't mean the former head coach of the Texas Longhorns is quitting the world of college football entirely.


Former CNN producer Kysha Reid exits the FOX 26 KRIV morning executive producer chair after nearly eight months. Reid told me the departure was a mutual decision between her and the station. She says she is excited about her next opportunity which she declined to talk about
UPDATE 7/30/2014
Kysha Reid has notified me that this article about her is incorrect. That is all I know at this point. I have re-contacted her via Twitter and telephone to find out which part is incorrect. Will update when I hear back from her.

Did you know that TV director Rick Herring has been at KTRK abc13 for almost 42 years? Now his son, Chris, is directing at KPRC 2. Chris started at KSAT (San Antonio) after college, moved to WDIV (Detroit) and now is with KPRC.

Speaking of KPRC 2, Vice President/Director of Creative Services Mike Guerrieri adds the NBC Strategic Marketing Council Chairman role to his list of duties.

- Tracy Clemons heads to KTRK abc13
- Fox 26 meteorologist arrested in the studio?
- KTRK and ABC stations to start central master control hub
- Simone Eli is new KPRC 2 weekend sports anchor
- Jacob Rascon now at NBC News
- KTRK abc13 news director Dave Strickland resigns
- Michelle Merhar delivers baby boy
- Bob French files lawsuit against KBTX

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