Doubtful Andrea's liveblogging today's meeting of the council's Ad Hoc Legislative Committee, fascinating though it may be. Because today's the day the council gets its Federal Legislative Update and the Development of the City's Legislative Program for the 82nd Session of the Texas Legislature, ... More >>
Variety's reporting that the Federal Communications Commission is fining FOX $25,000 over the January 3 episode of American Dad titled "Horse Chores," in which -- as the trade's Ted Johnson puts it -- there's a scene "in which two characters engage in ribald dialogue, followed by a scene in which ... More >>
At last: KERA just sent word that its announced-in-June all-music radio station, now known as KKXT-FM (91.7), will officially makes its bow November 9 at 7 a.m. Also announced this morning were the nationally syndicated programs KXT, as it'll be known, will air: Acoustic Café, American Routes, M ... More >>
Yes, but will we see the return of these klassic kollections?Late yesterday, a Friend of Unfair Park suggested that Cumulus Media's going to rebrand 93.3 on Your FM Dial as a pop-40 station -- as in, Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas. Maybe so. But this much is (almost) certain: Sooner th ... More >>
KNUS99.comI was tracking down some information on the Federal Communications Commission's Web site regarding an unrelated matter, then figured while I was there I'd check in to see how the KVTT-to-KERA transfer was going. Because every few days, someone will ask me when KERA's going to launch its ... More >>
Last week came word that KTVT-Channel 11 had gone to the Federal Communications Commission to get a new frequency following the digital transition. And why was such an emergency petition necessary? Because, according to KTVT docs on file with the FCC, the local CBS affiliate "has received thousan ... More >>
www.mcsittel.comSo reports the great Ed Bark, who's peeked at a copy of the CBS affiliate's petition to the Federal Communications Commission in which KTVT's asking for a new frequency pronto. Uncle Barky's got the details, but the short version is: Channel 11 says the digital transition on June 12 ... More >>
This just in from the U.S. Department of Justice's press department: The government and the Dallas Independent School District have settled their dispute involving the misuse of funds provided to the district for the so-called E-Rate program, created in 1996 to give "affordable access to telecommuni ... More >>
If you want a sneak peek at what KERA's new frequency will sound like, Paul Slavens's podcast is a "microcosm." That, and World Cafe.I just got off the phone with Deborah Johnson, the senior veep of marketing at KERA, who was more than happy to answer any and all questions concerning its just-announ ... More >>
The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL ... More >>
Last month, the feds put off the digital TV transition till June 12 -- which isn't stopping two Dallas stations from making the switch well before the deadline. Late yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission released a list of some 150 stations going all-digital early, and among those making ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *My summation of Thursday's dramatic plane crash/rescue in New York's Hudson River: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!! *Found it funny that, although the crash happened at 2:30, Larry Ki ... More >>
Disc jockeys work their asses off. While we're listening to a song, they're racking up breaks and answering the phone. While we're pressing the seek button during commercials, they quickly record and edit contest winner calls before scribbling down log information for the FCC folks. Even when they j ... More >>
PR becomes "reporting" at WFAA
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