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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Houston radio DJ burglarized, Dallas TV talent changes and wwwaaayyyy more

- Anchorman F-Bomb News Blooper
- The Story of AFVN Radio and TV
- WFAA Star Wars Day promos
- Ummmmm....I think you meant to say "Annual"
- Media tour of New York
- WFAA 8's new anchor profiles

2015 Region 6 Murrow Winners
Texas Murrow Award Winners
- KXAS, News honored for investigating injured soldiers
- honored with Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

#6 Houston-Galveston TX
#5 Dallas-Fort Worth
March 2015 Portable People Meter 6+ Mon-Sun, 6a-12mid

Gannett8 tabs Wes Houx as new weekend morn meteorologist
Wes Houx arrives from Gannett-owned NBC affiliate KCEN-TV.

Tammy Dombeck out at CBS 11
Once again, popular traffic reporter Tammy Dombeck has hit the brakes on DFW TV.
Chelsey Davis to be KTVT traffic reporter
Chelsey Davis is the replacement for Tammy Dombeck, who had been CBS11’s principal early morning interim traffic reporter until she announced on Monday that she was being let go.

Gannett8 weathercaster Pete Delkus: test-driving the earnest approach
Pete Delkus, has shifted gears and is accentuating how important it is for him to be a seriously reliable port in the storm when the weather hits the fan.

New Larry Mowry promo a nice howdy do
CBS11 makes that sale with its new country music-themed spot for chief meteorologist Larry Mowry.

Revisiting the now impossible dream of a D-FW weathercaster being praised by his station for not being alarmist
Imagine a local TV weatherman being promoted and praised by his station for using restraint rather than joining in the reindeer games of predicting a snowstorm.

Orlando Reporter Joining Dallas FOX Station
Lori Brown is joining Dallas-Fort Worth FOX owned station KDFW as a general assignment reporter.

Chaos in Baltimore hits home for WFAA reporter
Demond Fernandez has seen people and places near and dear to him affected by the Baltimore riots.

WFAA Produces a Commercial for Southwest Airlines on the 10 O’Clock News
WFAA Channel 8 broadcast a story that had D Magazine reporter Tim Rogers talking to the TV and irritating his wife.

WFAA reporter witnesses Garland shooting first-hand
News 8 reporter Jobin Panicker was outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Sunday evening when shots were heard.

An early look at the Houston Chronicle’s new digs
The Houston Chronicle’s relocation into the former Houston Post building along the Southwest Freeway is expected to begin early next year.

KHOU's Ron Trevino honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
KHOU 11 News veteran, Ron Trevino, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals.

Two arrested after disc jockey's home, car burglarized
Phoenix from "The Roula and Ryan Show" on 104.1 KRBE said thieves broke into his car in Westchase.

Local radio personality Craig Shelton to host shows on 97.5 FM, 1230 AM
Houston radio personality Craig Shelton says he will host a Wednesday night show on KFNC (97.5 FM) beginning this week and a similar weekend show beginning May 9 on KCOH (1230 AM).

Death to Pagination
The New is coming.

Fruge taking over Houston market
CBS Radio has named Charese Fruge as the vice president of programming and operations manager for the company's six-station cluster in the Houston market.

The McHam, the myth, the legend: Journalism professor retires after 54 years
As one of the most prolific journalism professors in the country, his retirement marks the end of an era at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication.

Producer, Writer Rushion McDonald Accepting UH Alumni Honors
One would think that writer/producer Rushion McDonald majored in broadcasting or communications during his time at the University of Houston.

Meet S.A. TV’s new morning anchor
Jessica Headley has been named Fox affiliate KABB’s new morning co-anchor.

KENS-TV anchor in Witherspoon-Vergara movie
KENS-TV anchorman Phil Anaya pops up in a fun cameo, joining a long list of current and former S.A. media personalities who have nabbed roles in movies and TV series.

Cortez voted #1 DJ in San Antonio
Tony Cortez, KTFM 94.1’s afternoon drive host and Assistant Program Director, was voted San Antonio’s #1 radio host.

Shannon Wolfson wins TV personality of the year award
KXAN anchor Shannon Wolfson received the award for ‘Television Personality of the Year’ by the Austin Alliance for Women in Media.

KVUE's Jim Bergamo receives MORE Award for rotationplasty story
A May 2014 report by KVUE's Jim Bergamo on rotationplasty has received a Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Austin Radio
Stephanie Callihan New VP/GM For Entercom

Sports KZNE-AM Adds T-FM Simulcast
KZNE 1150 AM The Zone is starting a simulcast on K274CM 102.7 FM.


Kayla Ayres joins KPRC 2
Kayla Ayres returns to Houston at KPRC 2 from KRQE NEWS 13/KASA FOX 2 in Albuquerque

Kyle Weeks has left a news producer gig at Tulsa's KOTV to join KTVT Dallas in the same position.

Trey Friedrichs has left Waco/Temple/Killeen's KWTX as an executive producer to be a producer at WISH Indianapolis.


Dehoney worked in radio in the ’70s and ’80s
When Edmund Gregorie “Greg” Dehoney started his radio career in the late 1960s, FM radio was “just coming into its own,” and the Greatest Generation made up the majority of the audience at Radio Station KCOR-FM, where he first worked.

Phil Parr - R.I.P
Texas radio's Phil Parr dies.

- Maria Corrales gone from FOX 26 KRIV
- UH media star alums to be honored
- abc13 KTRK gets new graphics
- Lily Jang & Shern-Min Chow alter KHOU 11 schedules
- FOX 26 gets experimental; technical errors follow
- When will KPRC mornings be watched in space?

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