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  1. Tomorrow is Koch's final day with Ch. 13: https://www.facebook.com/TomKochABC13 https://www.instagram.com/tomkochabc13/ https://abc13.com/
  2. Sad news for viewers of CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston. Former CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston reporter John "Rucks" Russell has passed away at the age of 55 yesterday. Russell's former colleague, former CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston reporter & political analyst Doug Miller received the news from Russell's wife. On Miller's Facebook page, Miller posted a nice tribute for Russell: https://www.facebook.com/doug.miller.75033149/posts/10224020654571793 Russell worked at CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston from 2006 to 2017, when he left the station to work as the Communications Director for US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) in Washington, DC; he then became the Senior Media & Communications Specialist HHS Office of Minority Health & also last worked as Chief of Staff/Communications Director for Houston City Council. Prior to KHOU-TV, Russell worked for WNCN-TV Raleigh, NC., WRIC-TV Central Virginia as well as stops in Washington, DC., Orlando, FL & Roanoke, VA. He graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ & studied abroad in Besancon, France. https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2021/05/rucks-russell-has-passed-away.html
  3. Had no idea he was leaving CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston. Big question is whether we're seeing a massive "Run for the Hills" stuff going on over there ?
  4. Now I've heard Innes is now in Nashville, TN working with Classic Rocker 105.9 The Rock WNRQ Nashville. https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2021/03/josh-innes-1059-the-rock-WNRQ-Nashville.html
  5. For those who are under rocks, the 2024 Presidential campaign has begun & for others: the GOP primaries began on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 when Biden was declared the 46th President defeating then-President Donald Trump. Big question is who'll be the GOP nominee for President in 2024 & could possibly win the White House ? A.) FL Governor Ron DeSantis (R) B.) Former President Donald Trump C.) Former VP Mike Pence D.) United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) E.) United States Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) F.) United States Senator Richard Scott (R-FL) G.) SD Governor Kristi Noem (R) H.) Someone we never see coming
  6. Yesterday, Weekday Traffic Anchor Katherine Whaley left Ch. 13 to spend time with her family. But something tells me we'll see her back on TV in a few years. With longtime Weekday Morning Anchor Tom Koch retiring after nearly 40 years on May 28th, it appears the weekday morning newscast will be looking different with possible more changes on the horizon: https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2021/03/katherine-whaley-leaves-abc13-ktrk.html?m=1 Whaley's Instagram message to her followers on her decision to leave the ABC O&O Station: https://www.instagram.com/p/CM1yHFhpzMp/ https://www.facebook.com/photo?fibd=293015292188645&set=a.292306375542870 https://www.facebook.com/KatherineABC13 Chelsey Hernandez, who does the "Stretch Your Dollar" segments & recently moved to the weekday afternoons in 2019, has left the ABC O&O Station as well, plus her biography was taken off the station's website & Hernandez removed all mentions of Ch. 13 from her Social Media accounts: https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2021/03/chelsey-hernandez-leaves-abc13-ktrk.html Any thoughts on the changes going on at Ch. 13 ? Big question is whether we'll see more departures down the road ?
  7. The house cleaning has begun at Ch. 13: 1.) Katherine Whaley is leaving, which could open the door for Jennifer Reyna. 2.) Chelsey Hernandez left Ch. 13 & scrubbed her social media accounts removing mentions of Ch. 13 altogether.
  8. In a move that surprised some but didn't with others, HPD Police Chief Art Acevedo recently announced he was leaving the Space City for South Beach & becoming the new police chief of the Miami PD in Miami, FL. In his last press conference, he also got into another testy exchange with NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston reporter Mario Diaz. Texas Monthly had an article detailing how Acevedo managed to piss off everybody. Give me your thoughts on Acevedo's tenure as HPD Police Chief & how he'll be remembered ? Yesterday inside Houston City Hall: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) announced Troy Finner would become the new HPD Police Chief replacing Acevedo.
  9. Now Lathan is leaving Houston ISD. I don't blame her at all!
  10. Explains why his former co-workers at Sports Radio 610 KILT-AM Houston did NOT like him, including Rich Lord, who was annoyed with Innes' schtick.
  11. Today is the final day on the air for legendary NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston reporter Phil Archer, who is leaving the station after 44 years with the Houston NBC affiliate. The legendary Houston reporter has covered it all ranging from being stabbed & knocked unconscious during the 1978 Moody Parks Riots coverage & other major events. "Phil's the guy you send when your own reputation is on the line," former NBC News Bureau Chief & KPRC-TV Houston reporter Larry Weidman told mikemcguff.com. "He always delivers & he has for nearly half a century. Plus, he's also from Wichita Falls." https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2021/02/phil-archer-to-retire-from-kprc-2.html TX Governor Greg Abbott (R) issued a message of luck to Archer: Any thoughts on Archer's retirement from NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston after 44 years ?
  12. Tom Koch is retiring from Ch. 13 KTRK-TV Houston after 39 years with the ABC O&O Station he announced at the end of yesterday's weekday morning newscast. His final newscast will be on May 28th. "For nearly 40 years, I've been honored & humbled that so many people welcomed me into their homes every day," Koch said in a statement emailed to mikemcguff.com. "It's been a dream come true for a small-town Wisconsin kid to be part of this incredible station & truly great city of Houston. But I've decided it's time to step aside, turn off that early morning alarm & wake up to a new adventure." The station tells Mike McGuff of mikemcguff.com the week of May 24th, will be featuring an on-air celebration featuring Koch & his many achievements will begin, with a final goodbye on May 28th, 2021. Here are some videos of Koch's time with Ch. 13 over the years: Weekday morning newscast from March 6th, 1990. February 2nd, 1991.
  13. Which explains why Rich Lord (formerly of Sports Radio 610 KILT-AM Houston) never liked Innes from the get-go.
  14. I like the Circle 13 logo from 1971 with the long 3 hanging out of the circle.
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