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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Police angry with Dallas TV, Houston FM station returns plus more

- WFAA uses iPhone to tape half-hour show
- Opens from bad 70s TV, 80 sci-fi shows and kid television
- Jimmy Kimmel Says Local Anchors Have Funny Names
- Anthony Yanez going away video from KPRC 2
- Weather guy has to deal with REALLY high temps
- Monty Python gang guest hosting on AM America 1975 (Thanks Mike)
- Live Report On Dangerous Driving Conditions Interrupted By Car Wreck
- 'Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons has strong Houston roots
- WTTG Celebrates Working Naked Day! Weather in the Almost Buff
- The cartoons that inspired 'Family Guy' and 'Office Space'
- KHOU Houston Feb. Sweeps Promo/Story

Sheriff’s Deputy Tries to Block Live Shot While Reporter is Live
When FOX 4 KDFW reporter Saul Garza went live with a story yesterday about a Montague County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed, viewers were treated to the added voice of a Wichita County Sheriff’s deputy named Hatcher.

Ft. Worth police lash out at Dallas station
The Ft. Worth Police Officers Association is not too happy with KTVT in Dallas.

"Morning people come in as many flavors as sunrises do"
D-FW’s Gannett8 has been on a roller coast ride of late with its early morning Daybreak program.

Talking points in D-FW television news
Saturday’s 10 p.m. newscast on NBC5 may have been a first for a D-FW English language TV station.

The scoop -- and the poop -- on Kaley O'Kelley's impromptu CBS11 anchoring debut
CBS11 opted to sneak preview new anchor Kaley O’Kelley Friday night during a 10 p.m. newscast that might best be remembered for her touting of a “glowing toilet seat.”

What are they thinking? Jim Moroney’s digital-reaching Dallas Morning News
Jim Moroney’s newspaper once dominated Dallas as only a monopoly daily can.

Ex-TV reporter Charles Duncan still preaches ‘Eat, Drink & Be Wary’
Dinner invitations may be a little scarce for Charles Duncan. Don’t get me wrong. The former WFAA-TV (Channel 8) investigative reporter is a charming guy with great stories — including one about new romance. But he’s probably a little too conversant in cockroaches and E. coli.

In 1962 Dallas’ KBOX-AM was an early pioneer of sampling and mash-ups. Here’s proof.
In the 1960s there were two top-of-the-pops pop stations in Dallas: the immortal KLIF and the lesser-remembered KBOX, born from the ashes of KGKO.

Where Is 94.5 The Buzz's Doug
What happened to Doug Faulk of 94.5 The Buzz KTBZ's Rod Ryan show? Facebook and Reddit are wondering? So are my readers.
- What happened to Doug from The Rod Ryan Show?

How the Houston Chronicle is catching up to a changing city
Top editor Nancy Barnes opens up about the paper’s transition.

Federal indictment for former KCOH owner
A prominent Houston businessman is learning the hard way you don't play with Uncle Sam's money.

Houston news anchor's tattoos tell a story
Greg Onofrio - he prefers just "Grego" - isn't your typical tie-and-jacket, clean-shaven, straight-arrow news anchorman in Houston.

It's official
Maggie Flecknoe officially becomes morning cut-in news anchor for EyeOpener on CW39. She shot a promo with NewsFix voice Grego. That job was previously held by Mia Gradney.

KTRU Returning to Houston Airwaves
Rice's student-run radio station received an FCC permit today to resume broadcast on a new frequency, 96.1 FM.

ESPN Broadcasts UH Game But Doesn't Bother To Send Any Announcers
ESPN, which was broadcasting the game, didn't even bother to send any announcers to the game, instead choosing to have them broadcast the game, won 57-44 by Tulsa, from some studio in another state

Sweeps debut! KENS-TV opts for sexy ‘swingers’
After KENS-TV was slapped last sweeps period with what could be called one of its worst ratings showings for local news – it fell to No. 3 in some key news periods, behind traditional ratings-trailer WOAI-TV — San Antonio’s CBS affiliate comes out, well, swinging in the latest book.

Major anchor, weather changes at WOAI/KABB
WOAI/KABB is introducing a new weekend team that will lead the newscasts on both stations.

The Perea Story
Producer fired by KTBC last year kills himself at Fox headquarters

KXAN shuffles weather lineup
The forecast at KXAN calls for new assignments for some members of the station’s weather team.

KEYE debuts new morning anchor lineup on Feb. 16
Chris SaldaƱa and Allison Miller will take over as anchors of “KEYE TV Morning News” starting Feb. 16, the station said.

KUT aims to set the ‘Standard’ with new show
When it comes to radio news, Austin station 90.5 KUT-FM aims to set the “Standard” with its latest program.

New aerial photos show scope of damage to KCBD tower
KCBD continues to make repairs after the deadly plane crash Wednesday night that took down our broadcast tower.

Maverick Moves In College Station
Bryan Broadcasting has signed-on 100.9 KVMK Wheelock, TX.

SHSU hopes professors utilized by news media
With more breaking news coverage demanding expert analysis, Sam Houston State University is plugging more professors to news outlets for commentary.

Big Data Remakes Texas Campaign Ad Spend
Republican Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott’s team assembled a winning strategy featuring an integrated media marketing machine that included more for digital, less for TV. This story first appeared in TVNewsCheck's Executive Outlook winter edition.


Houston traffic's Vikki Taylor loses cancer battle
Vikki Cummings Taylor Rosenkranz, better known as Vikki Taylor, was a fixture on KTRK abc13 and 104.1 KRBE

Former KTRK abc13 producer Brian Shields has passed away. In Dallas he worked for KXAS, KERA and KRLD.

- Ken Hoffman joins Twitter @KenChronicle & brings unique humor along
- Hey KPRC 2, where's the 'Local?'
- Minerva Perez tells the good and bad in 'I GOTTA STORY: My 30 Years in TV News'
- KPRC 2 to get a new station, plus secret of current building
- Fox 26 KRIV's 'Wake Up Money' seems to be sleeping in
- KHOU's Brooks Garner named TV Guide's '10 Sexiest Weathermen on Earth'
- Root Sports releases 2015 Astros spring training TV schedule
- Houston TV has been attacked by potholes
- Houston & Texas media job moves, plus Houston TV goodbye party

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