The Foote Files

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Ken Foote’s Radio/TV Files: 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

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

With the start of the NFL season, we want to remind everyone about how NFL rules affect local TV scheduling, especially a station like CBS 11 that is an AFC station in an NFC market.

09/05/2014

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Last U.S. Open Tennis Championship On CBS

Since 1968, CBS Sports has been the broadcast home for the U.S. Open. It has been the “big event” between the end of the PGA schedule and the start of the NFL season.

08/26/2014

Don Pardo arrives at the Academy Of Televison Arts & Sciences' 19th Annual Hall Of Fame Induction at the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 20, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The Announcer’s Announcer: Don Pardo

Don Pardo was an announcer’s announcer. He was the model that all announcers aspired to be. He passed away this past Monday at age 96. What a life and career he had.

08/19/2014

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Porter Randall & The Texas State Network

TSN is the oldest and largest state radio network in the country with 138 affiliates in Texas. Porter Randall was a radio legend on TSN in the 60s.

08/11/2014

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CBS 11/TXA 21 Programming Changes For Thursday, August 7

This Thursday, CBS 11 is excited to air the first Dallas Cowboys Preseason game of the 2014 season. We hope Cowboys fans will enjoy the game! Regular CBS programming will be available on TXA 21.

08/07/2014

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Cowboys Preseason Football Is Back

For the 15th consecutive year, CBS 11 (along with TXA 21) will again be the home and flagship station for Cowboys preseason football starting on Thursday of this week.

08/04/2014

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A Look Back At Actor Bill Daily’s Career

Bill Daily was one of the most likable, good-looking and witty supporting role actors on TV during the 1960s and 70s. But he started as a musician in clubs around the Midwest.

08/01/2014