The Foote Files

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Radio & TV Performance Royalties

Do you ever wonder how much money singers, songwriters, actors, actresses, writers, directors and producers make on performance royalties of their work on radio and TV?

12/16/2014

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My Top TV Game Show Hosts Of All Time

Game shows, also known in the early days of radio as quiz shows, have been a staple of network radio and television since the 1930s. And the hosts had and have talent.

12/11/2014

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Programming Note For Thursday, December 4

CBS 11 will show the Cowboys take on the Bears this Thursday night. But what will happen to the regular CBS programming? Get all of the answers right here.

12/03/2014

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Happy Thanksgiving: What I’m Thankful For

This is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Not just because of the turkey, dressing and deserts, but for being with family and friends that we love and being thankful.

11/25/2014

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Cold Nights Mean Great AM Radio Listening!

Now most people think of AM Radio as old technology into today’s world of digital and apps . But I have been a fan of AM Radio forever.

11/11/2014

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Let Me Speak To The Manager

Remembering the old show ‘Let Me Speak To The Manager’ and trying to answer your questions.

11/06/2014

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Television’s Life Lessons

In about a month, I will be starting my 37th year in television. Lots of life’s little instructions are learned over that period of time, and here is a list of my favorite “life instructions.”

10/28/2014

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Defending The Fifth Estate

This week’s blog is about a pioneer of our business who fought vigorously for broadcasting’s First Amendment rights.

10/23/2014

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80 Years Of Regulating Radio & TV

I don’t typically write a blog about a topic that people may not know much about, but this year is the 80th anniversary of the passage of the Communications Act of 1934.

10/15/2014

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Remembering Rock Star Paul Revere

On my way to work this morning, Sirius XM 60’s On 6 morning man Phlash Phelps broke the news to me that legendary rockstar and keyboardist Paul Revere passed away this weekend at age 76. […]

10/06/2014

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Remembering The “I Love Lucy” Baby

Earlier this month, my assistant gave birth to a baby girl. First child. That triggered a memory of one of TV’s most successful television shows: I Love Lucy.

09/26/2014

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“Hot Bench” Is Hot

I have been programming TV stations since 1983 and I have seen a lot of shows but I am liking a new first run court show Hot Bench (weekdays 3:00 pm on TXA21)

09/16/2014