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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why News 92 failed, another SA TV departure plus more

- KPRC' s Dominique Sachse, Bill Balleza & Frank Billingsley on 'The Tonight Show'
- Boom 92.1 FM Classic Hip Hop Houston radio [Audio debut]
- Dancing Kid Takes Center Stage During Live Shot
- NBC5's "Texas Connects Us" campaign (in full)
- It's only dirty if you think it is
- Michael Rooker takes over Good Day Austin
- Only the Best Tee-Pee for Washington D.C.
- Pumpkin fest organizer tries to censor live news report
- Live TV news meme hits another reporter trying to cover riot

Ebola the Ultimate Moving Target For Dallas Stations
The Dallas stations are working tirelessly to cover the ultimate moving target in news—the Ebola crisis in DMA No. 5. As the primary informers for scores of residents, the TV newsrooms are faced with tough decisions about educating the public while avoiding stoking hysteria.

Byron Harris: Still investigating after 40 years
The WFAA newsroom on Monday celebrated a milestone as veteran investigative reporter Byron Harris marked his 40th anniversary with the station.

None do it better than Fox4's pet smart duo
Adopt-a-pet segments are staples of weekend morning newscasts. On D-FW’s Fox4, they’re also something of an art form. Anchor Jenny Anchondo and meteorologist Jennifer Myers make these spots purr.

The Dallas Morning News welcomes Hunter Hauk
Hunter Hauk was named pop music critic for The Dallas Morning News.

Updating former KDFW-TV sports anchor Ted Dawson (who's still in there pitching)
Back in September, 1987, a sonic boom of a sports anchor, Ted Dawson, became the featured scorekeeper at KDFW-TV (now known as Fox4).

Gannett Broadcast Revenue Up 105%
Acquisitions of Belo and some London Broadcasting stations pace record broadcast revenue.

Big TV & media job moves across Texas
A ton of Texas TV and media folks getting new gigs

92 FM had bad case of 'playing it safe'
101 KLOL creator Pat Fant gives his take on why News 92 failed.
- Boom 92.1 FM replaces News 92 & B92 all Beyonce radio on KROI
- News 92 KROI is dead
- The New Boom 92 Houston: A Review
- Here's What's Playing on America's First "Classic Hip-Hop" Radio Station
- On the Beach...On the Prowl

Making great radio in Houston
On October 27 Radio Ink's 2014 Best Managers in Radio list will be released. One of those managers to make the 2014 list is Sarah Frazier, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS Radio in Houston.

Salisbury will add 97.5 FM radio duties, succeeding Solomon
Former NFL quarterback Sean Salisbury will succeed Chronicle columnist Jerome Solomon as co-host of KFNC’s (97.5 FM) midday sports talk show.

50 years ago: The loss of the KODA-bird
Radio station KODA was one such station to use a helicopter. It was called the KODA-bird.

Is the Montgomery County Police Reporter More "Police" Than "Reporter"?
If you're arrested in Montgomery County, chances are your name, charges, and maybe even mugshot will enter the wilds of the internet through the Montgomery County Police Reporter's website.

Judge Orders More Than $250K Fee Award for KTRK in Anti-SLAPP Matter
A Harris County judge awarded Haynes and Boone, LLP client KTRK Television, a Houston ABC affiliate, more than $250,000 in attorneys’ fees after the station won an anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) appeal against the plaintiff.

The ultimate underground party
CultureMap's anniversary bash rocks hot new hotel, draws TV VIPs.

KABB exits mount as another news vet quits
The face of San Antonio's KABB-TV is beginning to blur to the point of being almost unrecognizable.

Hearst Drops An Ebola Joke
Check out this gut-buster from the San Antonio Express-News.

KENS-TV back on air after going dark
Just in time for football. . .KENS-TV returned to the air at around 11:30 a.m. after being dark for most of the morning.

Stronger Together!
You may remember her as "Lisa Lisa" the high energy radio host of KTFM but now she's here to inspire us in a new way!

KOKE-FM launching news department
Austin Radio Network is launching a news department this week led by well-known Austin broadcaster Dick Ellis, who spent 32 years anchoring TV newscasts on ABC affiliate KVUE and Fox-owned KTBC.

X-rated photos tweeted from Time Warner Cable News account
The Time Warner Cable Austin News Twitter account appears to have been hacked.

ONE Media to Launch Next-Gen Broadcasting at KEYE-TV in Austin Next Month
ONE Media announced that it is set to unveil its next generation broadcast transmission platform in Austin, Texas next month.

Texas FM Sold

- Grace White joins KHOU 11
- News 92 KROI is dead
- Where is FOX 26's Mike Iscovitz?
- Katherine Whaley debuts on KTRK abc13
- KHOU 11 debuts new Gannett ticker
- KTVT CBS 11 adds Gilma Avalos and Lisa Villegas
- Irika Sargent on CBS' 'The Talk'

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