Blue Dogs

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  1. Just like that..... FOX 26 Weather Meteorologist Lisa Vaughn is no longer with the station. Her last day was on Monday, April 16th: http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/04/lisa-vaughn-exits-fox-26-kriv.html No explanation has been made on why Vaughn left Fox 26.
  2. WOW! Who saw this coming ? Ch. 13 Weekend Anchor Natasha Barrett has left the ABC O&O Station! http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/04/natasha-barrett-leaves-ktrk-13.html There's possibility Mayra Moreno might move to the weekend evenings. But until then, we'll find out who replaces Barrett. Thoughts from anybody on Barrett's exit ?
  3. Cox Media Group today announced an original podcasting concept, in collaboration with world-renowned BMI songwriters. With sessions originally recorded at the BMI Theatre in Nashville, TN., "Stories Behind The Songs" is hosted by Christi Brooks: midday personality & Assistant Program/Music Director of KKBQ-FM The New 93Q in Houston, TX. "Stories Behind The Songs" was created for one reason: Every great song starts with a great story. This podcast focuses on the process, the artform & the stories---discussing the writer's journey from concept to hit song. https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/04/stories-behind-the-songs-podcast.html https://www.storiesbehindthesongspodcast.com/
  4. Houston sightings

    David Gonzalez joins CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston according to the McGuff Blog.
  5. Unless you've been living under a rock, CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston GM Susan McEldoon announced her retirement & here's the full details on McEldoon's retirement & her accomplishments since taking over as the TEGNA Station's GM. http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/03/khou-gm-susan-mceldoon-announces-retirement.html Your thoughts on McEldoon's legacy at CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston ?
  6. Alex Jones on new TV Channel 3.1

    OMG!
  7. Gene Norman out at KHOU

    It appears Norman got the boot in Birmingham too ROFLOL.
  8. There's speculation brewing that CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston might be looking for a new home. The TEGNA station had to evacuate their building during Hurricane Harvey, the station's Facebook page previously mentioned that a restoration company was working the flooded studio. However, CBS 11 KHOU-TV meteorologist Brooks Garner was asked by someone on his Facebook page on the latest developments regarding the restoration of Allen Parkway studios. Garner replied the station was looking for a new spot to call home. Even Mike McGuff of mikemcuff.com, asked the station about the possible new location search: he was then told by one of the station's representatives they will "keep in touch" when there's something to announce... which is code for MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. For now, just stay tuned on whether CBS 11 gets a new studio to call home. http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2017/10/is-khou-11-rebuilding-or-moving.html
  9. Chaos at Ch. 13 ?

    Unless you've been living under a rock for months or weeks, it appears that what's going on at Ch. 13 appears to be upping the ante. Ch. 13 Reporter Kevin Quinn has resigned after 15 years with the ABC O&O Station in order to spend with family, but it'll be interesting to see where Quinn lands next. However, he's not the only one leaving Ch. 13 as there's been speculation swirling around longtime employees exiting from engineering, community affairs & beyond over the last few months. Mike McGuff's Ch. 13 contact David Lee bolted from the ABC O&O Station as well... he went to ABC 7 WLS-TV Chicago, IL. The Los Angeles Times had an article from October of 2017, which reported the ABC Television Group was going to have layoffs across the board (Ch. 13 is owned by the Disney ABC Television Group). Then the best media blogger around, Robert Feder, reported layoffs at ABC 7 WLS-TV Chicago (Sister Station). http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/03/kevin-quinn-resigns-from-ktrk-abc13.html Let me know your thoughts on Quinn leaving Ch. 13 & the overall fallout of what's been going on with the ABC O&O Station.
  10. Houston School Districts

    I'll check it out.
  11. 95.7 The Spot Lisping Announcer

    Good question. Never heard of her.
  12. Who remembers the great Kitirk, who was the host of Ch. 13's afternoon kids TV Show ? http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/03/kitirik-86-still-in-hearts-of-houston-ktrk-13.html
  13. Where were you when this newscast was aired on Ch. 13 on July 9th, 1985 ?
  14. Ch. 13 KTRK-TV Houston has reported that Houston City Councilman Larry Green (D) of District K since 2012, was found dead at his residence this morning according to HPD. He was 52 years old. According to HPD, a missed meeting had people concerned & welfare check at the Green residence, where they found him. It appears that Green died of natural causes. HPD says that Green's death remains under investigation, but there appeared to be no foul play. He was first elected to the newly-formed District K in 2011, which serves from the edge of the TX Medical Center to the portion of Houston within Fort Bend County. He was sworn into office on January 2nd, 2012 & was reelected in 2013 & 2015, which included the first 4-year term when Green won his 3rd & final term of office. During his 1st term on the Houston City Council, Green brought more than $20 million worth of economic development projects to his district, which includes the Houston police station & street construction & repairs. He also pushed to see that women-owned businesses were included into Houston's affirmative action contracting program. Green earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Houston & JD from the Thurgood Marshall Law School of TX Southern University. He was also a member of the Greater Houston Partnership, a former Board Trustee of Brentwood Baptist Church; board member of the TX Black Expo & College of Science & Technology Advisory Board at TX Southern University. http://abc13.com/politics/houston-council-member-larry-green-dies-at-52/3182154/ http://www.houstontx.gov/council/k/about.html
  15. Is CBS 11 KHOU-TV looking for a new home ?

    Looks like CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston is closer to getting a new home including other details: http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/02/khou-close-to-getting-new-building-plus.html
  16. Mike McGuff of mikemcuff.com reported that Ch. 13 Traffic Anchor Rebecca Spera posted on her Facebook page about the recent birth of her 2nd son & we're supposed to find out the name of the baby any moment now. Plus, you can give out your congratulations to Spera & her family on the recent birth of her 2nd son: https://www.facebook.com/ABC13RebeccaSpera/ http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/02/rebecca-spera-shows-off-baby-2.html
  17. Foreign Consulates

    The Philippine Consulate General office in Houston will be reopened later this year according to Noemi Frias.
  18. When Ch. 13 Consumer Reporter Patricia Lopez left the ABC O&O Station late last year, the Disney ABC Television Group wasted no time in getting a replacement for Lopez. The San Antonio Express News announced that KENS 5 Traffic Anchor Chelsey Hernandez will be taking the job. "Working for KENS 5 over the last 3 years has been filled with endless opportunities & so many blessings. San Antonians & everyone in the viewing area are like family & it's going to be bittersweet saying goodbye to a city I've called home for 7 years," Hernandez said in the emailed release to the newspaper. http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/02/chelsey-hernandez-joins-krtk-abc13.html https://www.facebook.com/ChelseyHernandezTV/ Your thoughts on Hernandez coming to Ch. 13 ? Post your comments on this development.
  19. Following the immediate resignation of Darian Ward as Press Secretary, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) announced former NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston Reporter Mary Benton will be named the interim Press Secretary. Thoughts on this news development ? https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/01/mayor-turner-names-mary-benton-interim-press-secretary.html?m=1 PS: Darian Ward used to be with FOX 26 KRIV-TV Houston for many years.
  20. Hey there ladies and gentlemen, here's some photos and videos of KRIV-TV Fox 26 Houston newscasts and the list of folks, who used to work at this station in the good ole days: **Below are photos of Fox 26's studio set with the sprawled downtown skyline, which they kept until sometime around 1994. November 6, 1988: 10pm weekend newscasts with Mike Barajas, Jocelyn Lane, Steve Mark & Shaun Rabb. June 9, 1989 7pm newscast with John Davenport, Fran Fawcett, Robert Smith and Mark Berman 7pm newscast close with the screenshot of the Fox 26 studio set with their skyline, which ChannelTwoNews mentioned that it was unveiled during the Metromedia days. Here's the list of anchors, reporters, etc., who used to work at Fox 26: Mike Barajas (1986-2011): weekend anchor from 1986 until around 1992; weeknight anchor (1992-2011) Fran Fawcett Jan Jeffcoat Anna Devalantes (later moved to WFLD-TV Fox 32 Chicago) Chau Nyguen Hank Plante Jocelyn Lane Steve Mark John Davenport (I know he died back in 1993, but I'm assuming he was still working for Fox 26 then) Robert Smith (weahter anchor for Fox 26 from around the mid 1980s-until sometime in the 2000s) Ford Atkinson (reporter/weekend anchor) Natalie Bomke (now at WFLD-TV Fox 32 Chicago) Olga Campos Keith Watkins Darian Ward Erin Anthony Monique Nation (died in 2001 from cancer: way too young to go) Larry Griffith Todd Duplantis Shaun Rabb (used to do the weather for Fox 26 back during the 80s, he's now working in DFW as a reporter) Ginger Casey (moved to KHOU-TV CBS 11 sometime during 1986) Anita Martini Linda Cheek Heinrich Dave Sheehan If I've missed anyone, let me know and I'll edit the list and comment on the videos of these videos back in the days of Fox 26.
  21. Foreign Consulates

    What about the Thai Consulate General Office ?
  22. Look who joined the NHMC Board of Directors: https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/01/minerva-perez-joins-nhmc-board-of.html?m=1
  23. CBS 11 KHOU-TV Reporter Josh Chapin announced late last night on social media that he's bolting to the Tar Heel State. Although he cannot reveal where in NC. https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/01/josh-chapin-exits-khou-11.html?m=1
  24. HarD Rock 96.5 (HD-2)

    Who's going to be the hosts ?
  25. Houston sightings

    Now half of the Lone Star State is freezing!