Blue Dogs

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  1. Ladies & Gentlemen.... guess who's BACK BABY: the legendary Ch. 13-ista Dave Ward.... He's returning to the ABC O&O Station & launching a new segment with Ch. 13 called "Dave Ward's Houston", the weekly feature, which launches in September, will be taking a look back each week at a topic in Bayou City history that even natives like myself might not be familiar with. "I have thought about doing this for quite some time & mainly because there are whole generations of young people in Houston who aren't aware of some of the history of this great city & how we got here & how we grew & what the future looks like," Ward told mikemcguff.com. http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/08/dave-wards-houston-to-launch-on-abc13.html http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/08/abc13-and-anchor-emeritus-dave-ward.html Please comment & give your thoughts on Ward's new segment! Very much appreciate it.
  2. Looks like another News Anchor job just came open.... this time at Telemundo 47 KTMD-TV Houston. After nearly 6 years behind the anchor desk of Telemundo 47, Martin Berlanga has announced he'll be leaving the Telemundo TV News Station by the end of this month. http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/08/telemundo-houston-martin-berlanga-ktmd.html Any thoughts on Berlanga leaving & who'll be considered front-runners to relace him ?
  3. Houston Chronicle & Mike McGuff of mikemcguff.com both reporting Ted Johnson of "The Triple Threat" afternoon Show is leaving KILT-AM Sports Radio 610 Houston after 6 years & returning back to Boston, MA in order to be with his family. Looks like "The Triple Threat" will continue with Rich Lord & Sean Pendergast. Thoughts on Johnson leaving KILT-AM Sports Radio 610 ?
  4. Hey there ladies & gentlemen, here's some photos and videos of KRIV-TV Fox 26 Houston newscasts & 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 6th, 1988: 10:00 PM weekend newscasts with Mike Barajas, Jocelyn Lane, Steve Mark & Shaun Rabb. June 9th, 1989 7:00 PM newscast with John Davenport, Fran Fawcett, Robert Smith & Mark Berman 7:00 PM 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) Melinda Spaulding (2004-2017): now working at Texas Southern University Angela Chen: moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles, CA 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 1980's-until sometime in the 2000's) Ford Atkinson (reporter/weekend anchor) Natalie Bomke (now at WFLD-TV Fox 32 Chicago) Olga Campos Keith Watkins Darian Ward (former Press Secretary for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) until she was forced out due to scandal) 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 & comment on the videos of these videos back in the days of Fox 26.
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf5A-dS7Wbw Who remembers the Mexican City Earthquake on September 19th, 1985, where Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid caused international outrage for blatantly refusing international aid to help, which prolonged the suffering of the victims & survivors ?
  6. Fox 26 KRIV-TV Houston: Where are they now ?

    I'm assuming during their 7:00 PM Newscasts including during the Metromedia days ?
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvGPZN2PsoY This was Houston's worst riot in modern history. Who remembers this incident ?
  8. Mike McGuff of mikemcguff.com reporting Ch. 13 has announced Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller will be retiring the ABC O&O Station in January of 2019. 1.) Any thoughts on Heller retiring from Ch. 13 after 16 1/2 years ? 2.) Who do you see replacing Heller ? A.) Travis Herzog B.) David Tillman C.) Elita Loresca D.) The Field
  9. Could this be the beginning of the end for CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston's Morning TV News Show ? It appears the TEGNA Station might consider pulling a NewsFix or something similar to it when CW 39 KIAH-TV ended their newscasts in favor of NewsFix back in 2010. http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/06/khou-11-blowing-up-its-morning-show.html
  10. After 17+ years with NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston, Morning Anchor Rachel McNeill is leaving after 17 years because her husband, Dr. Wayne Franklin has taken a job in Phoenix, AZ. https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/07/rachel-mcneill-leaving-kprc-2.html She'll officially leave in January of 2019. Big question is who'll succeed her ? A.) Amy Davis B.) Jennifer Reyna C.) The Field
  11. New COH Floodplain Regulations

    When's the next Town Hall Meeting ?
  12. Houston sightings

    Remember this Weather Segment from June 9th, 1989 ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oDe0exYPTY
  13. Good evening ladies & gentlemen. Who remembers this News Update from April 29th, 1985 on Ch. 13 ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z9Ktcf3Q8k
  14. Adam Clanton OUT at KBME AM 790: more chaos!

    Now Clanton works part-time for KILT-AM Sports Radio 610.
  15. Adam Clanton, the IHeartRadio SportsTalk 790 KBME AM Houston Afternoon Host, is no longer with the station according to several sources & get this: Morning Show Host Josh Innes has been suspended for the entire week following bitter dispute between the hosts. Clanton & Innes were previously working at KILT AM Sports Radio 610 Houston as well. Here's the latest on Clanton's exit & the craziness that took place: https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/176299/adam-clanton-exits-kbme-sportstalk-790-houston https://www.chron.com/sports/article/Adam-Clanton-out-at-KBME-AM-790-12876032.php Like to know your personal thoughts on Clanton's exit & Innes' suspension: A.) Love It B.) Not Shocked C.) TBD
  16. I noticed that Steven Romo has been subbing in for Tom Koch in Ch. 13's Weekday Morning newscasts in the last couple of days, but where is Koch ? If anybody can tell us where he is, let us know.
  17. I noticed that Ch. 13 still had the long 3 hanging out of the Circle 13 logo on this date because they updated the Circle 13 logo in mid-May of 1986 during the Summer. This newscast was recorded less than 2 months after Ch. 13's then-owner Capital Cities Communications completed the purchase of ABC, which made Ch. 13 an ABC O&O Station (the Purchase was completed on January 3rd, 1986).
  18. She was subbing for Dave Ward, who had the night off. I also noticed this was Ch. 13's 3rd Virtual Studio Set (which debuted sometime around the Fall of 1985).
  19. Anything new in terms of updated developments ?