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About me

Mike McGuff is a native Houstonian who has been blogging since 2005.

"The blogger and former producer at KTRK-TV and reporter at The CW39, whose self-titled blog has become a go-to source for shuffles and kerfuffles in the Houston mediasphere," - wrote Cary Darling, the Houston Chronicle arts and entertainment editor.

He balances his time covering the Houston and Texas radio, television and newspaper media scene plus other interesting news concerning the Bayou City.

Outside of covering the media, McGuff designs Houston websites, produces videos and provides digital marketing services. 

While professionally McGuff builds amazing custom WordPress themes from scratch, he sticks with his free account for this blog to show you don't need a lot of bells and whistles to reach a large audience.  Web developers can download free/paid themes for you, but will that ultimately work for your business?  What comes after your new site goes live?  And with video becoming more and more important for websites and social media, do you trust web builders to produce beautiful videos and compelling stories for your digital efforts?  Emmy award winning former television journalist McGuff is here to show content, storytelling and understanding of your audience are most important when creating websites and digital content!


Speaking of Houston video production, McGuff produced/directed/wrote a documentary on the former Rock 101 KLOL Houston and its continuing legacy as an Album Oriented Rock (AOR) radio station. The much-anticipated doc had its world premiere at the music documentary festival Sound Unseen in 2023. The documentary is now available via Video on Demand (VOD) and DVD.

In his spare time, McGuff is an Alzheimer's Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter Board Member and the Alzheimer's Association Ambassador for Texas' 7th Congressional District, working to pass legislation that can help fight this terrible disease. As the chapter's MarComm lead, here is a video he produced for the Houston Walk. 

McGuff started his journalism career more than 20 years ago.

He has reported live for ITV's Good Morning Britain and had his reporting work appear on CNN International. His written reporting work has also appeared on the Chicago Tribune and Hartford Courant websites.

McGuff has interviewed such figures as Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Metallica, Earl Campbell, Sammy Hagar (Solo/Van Halen/Montrose/The Circle), David Lee Roth (Van Halen/Solo), Melissa Etheridge (singer-songwriter), Vanessa Williams, Jessica Simpson, Doug Pinnick (King’s X/KXM), Carmine Appice (Ozzy Osbourne/Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart/King Kobra), Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Geoff Tate (former singer of Queensr├┐che), Shelley Duvall, Richard Roundtree, Jerry Hall, Clay Walker and then ABC 'Good Morning America' anchor Charlie Gibson among others.

In Houston, McGuff has worked as a reporter, producer and digital journalist for various television stations.

Dubbed the "Father of Houston TV social media" on his own blog, McGuff created the first Houston TV Twitter and Facebook accounts in Houston while at KTRK abc13 in 2008. He later consulted KPRC 2 on Facebook in 2010.

McGuff is a Baylor University graduate with a double major in Journalism/Radio-Television-Film. 

#17 on Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers Houston
2011 CBS Houston Most Valuable Blogger
2009 Houston Press Best Twitterer Readers' Choice winner
2009 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters: First and Second place in Best Online/Special Content
2009 Emmy Advanced Media Awards Winner: Lone Star Chapter
2008 Emmy Advanced Media Awards Winner: Lone Star Chapter
2007 Emmy Award Nomination: Public/Current/Community Affairs-Program/Special, Lone Star Chapter
2006 Emmy Award Nomination: Interactivity, Lone Star Chapter
2006 Emmy Award Nomination: News Special, Lone Star Chapter
2006 Emmy Award Nomination: Business/Consumer - News Series, Lone Star Chapter
2006 Emmy Award Nomination: Specialty Assignment Report - News Single Story, Lone Star Chapter

– Exclusive: Long-awaited documentary about Houston radio station KLOL to debut this month (Houston Chronicle)
"Runaway Radio" review (FOX 13 Utah) 
- Ross on Radio review (radioINSIGHT)
An inside look at Mike McGuff's KLOL Radio Documentary (KHOU 11's Great Day Houston)

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- Texas Capitol in Austin, TX "Public Policy Initiatives for Alzheimer’s Patients and their Caregivers" (2022)
- Jack J. Valenti School of Communication - University of Houston
- Politics, Diversity & Technology: A Media & Communications Round table (2016 The Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States and the Society of Professional Journalists - Houston)
- Diversity in the Digital Age journalism conference (October 2015 Rice University)
- Opening keynote speaker Houston’s Social Media Day Conference 2015
- 'Blogging, Here and Now in Houston' (Houston Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists)
- 'Bloggers vs media' (WordCamp Houston)
- 'How authors can get on TV' (Authors and Publishers Association)
- How business can succeed in social media/blogging (BNI)

- Alzheimer's Association Ambassador for Texas' 7th Congressional District
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
- “First We Feed Them™” Artsy Pet Food Bowl and Art Auction and Happy Hour Party benefiting Rescue Bank® Houston.
- Abby's Book Corner
- Reliant Energy's Rodeo Roundup
- TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services
- Kroger’s annual Bringing Hope to the Table campaign

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