The Foote Files

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Garage Rock Music

If you grew up in the 1960’s you most likely heard a type of rock music on the radio that is now known as “garage rock” or “underground garage rock”.

01/22/2015

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Where’s My Carol Burnett?

The biggest topic for the last two weeks has been about Carol Burnett & Friends on MeTV/KTXA 21.2 and why it is not being shown locally even though there are promotional spots airing. I’d like to explain.

01/14/2015

Ken Foote

DFW TV History From April 14, 1986

A funny thing happened to me in the spring of 1986, on the way to work as director of programming for KXTX Channel 39 (this is now a Telemundo station owned by NBC Universal).

01/07/2015

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In Memoriam Of Those Who Passed In 2014

2014 was an unusual year in that we lost so many celebrities — some way too early. Here’s a list of those I was blessed to have some sort of professional or personal connection to.

12/30/2014

Ken Foote (photo courtesy Ken Foote)

Ken Foote’s Annual Holiday Message

As we are in full swing for the holiday season, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the past year and a look ahead at 2015.

CBS 11–12/24/2014

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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

Ken Foote

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

Ken Foote

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