The Foote Files

Ken Foote

The Top 10 Hits Of 1980

It’s time again to relive and countdown the 10 most popular songs in America from 1980 as determined by Billboard Magazine.

06/24/2015

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Dan Rather: How Hurricane Coverage Paid Off

When Hurricane Carla hit the Texas Coast in September 1961, it landed with such intensity that no other hurricane to hit Texas has ever matched it. Rather saw this news event as a way to make his mark as a reporter.

06/17/2015

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The Top 10 Songs Of 1975

We’re looking back to 1975, and the 10 most popular songs in the nation! It was quite a year. The Vietnam War ended and President Ford had only been in office for a few months.

06/09/2015

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Fort Worth’s Own Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer started his career at KXOL radio in Fort Worth, but became known for his famous phone call and interview in 1963 with Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother.

06/03/2015

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A Word To All High School & College Graduates

This week, I want to take a moment to congratulate our high school and college graduates on a job well done.

05/26/2015

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Welcome To Decades

This coming Monday, May 25, the national digital network Decades officially premieres on KTVT 11.2 at 6 a.m. local time! More details here!

05/21/2015

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The Sound Of Red Dirt Country: 95.9 The Ranch

When it comes to radio programming, there are music formats within the main music formats. Within country music, a station can drill down and program a variety of genres.

05/14/2015

Golden Anniversary Of Top 40 Radio Format

Fifty years this month, May 5, 1965, Boss Radio 93 KHJ in Los Angeles hard launched its Top 40 format on the 930 AM frequency.

05/05/2015

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Counting Down The Top 10 Hits Of 1965

We are looking back 50 years ago and counting down the 10 most popular songs of 1965, as determined by Billboard. These are the songs you heard on great radio stations.

04/29/2015

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George Burns & Gracie Allen

George Burns and Gracie Allen were one of the top comedic duos in the country when they started in vaudeville. When vaudeville died, they moved to motion pictures.

04/21/2015

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What It Takes To Make A 30-Second Commercial

A TV commercial starts with the creative department of an advertising agency. Once they get a sense of what their clients want to achieve, they map out a strategy that includes all facets: media, creative, you name it.

04/15/2015

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Why Is Prime Time The Way It Is?

The beginnings of prime time go back to the days of network radio. Essentially, it refers to that time of day that has the highest available audience for viewing or listening.

04/08/2015