The Foote Files: One-Hit Wonder Wednesday: Kym Mazelle & The Rapino BrothersIn 1992, while driving around town, I was listening to a local Dallas/Fort Worth CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio) station, also known as “Top 40” or basically current hits. A song that I was not familiar with came on and I was blown away!
The Foote Files: One-Hit Wonder Wednesday: "Dynomite"The song was inspired by a word used by actor Jimmie Walker on the CBS hit show “Good Times” which ran on the network from 1974-1979 with 133 episodes.
Meet AMP 103.7's Nathan FastDuring the week prior to the Grammys, I had the honor and privilege to meet their new morning drive personality, Nathan Fast, when he and CBS11’s Kaley O’Kelley did a week’s worth of Grammy segments on CBS11 News.
When TV Stations Aired Local MoviesDuring the 1950s and 1960s, theatrical movies were a staple of a local television station's programming, especially on an independent station like KTVT was back then.
The Foote Files: Decades Programming Alert: Need More Mary Tyler Moore? No Problem!Starting this Saturday, February 4, at 12:00 p.m. CT through early Monday morning, February 6 at 5:30 a.m. CT, Decades (sister network to MeTV 21.2) will air 84 episodes from this Emmy Award winning series and ratings hit for CBS during the 1970’s.
TXA 21 Programming Alert: Remembering Mary Tyler MooreThis Sunday, January 29, 2017, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, TXA 21 (along with our sub-digital channel MeTV on TXA 21.2) will air a six-episode tribute to the late Mary Tyler Moore.
One Hit Wonder Wednesday: "Lies"The 1960s was a decade of big expansion for rock music, especially with the British Invasion and the groups that came about as a result. One such group was The Knickerbockers.
The Foote Files: Who Would A Horse Talk To? Alan Young, Of Course!One of my favorite times to be a local TV programmer was my time with KXTX Channel 39 when the station owned the local syndication rights to Mister Ed: America’s Favorite Talking Horse!
The Foote Files: Billy Ward & His DominoesIn the early 1950’s, one of the first R&B groups emerged on the music scene. Formed by a guy named Billy Ward (born Robert L. Williams), his plan was to ride the wave on the emerging vocal trends of R&B music.
The Foote Files: The Fifth BeatleThe reference is informal, coined years ago by various music and entertainment writers, to a person, either on the performing or business side, who was at one time a member of The Beatles or had some very close connection to them.
The Foote Files: Two Popular Dance Songs On College Campuses... From The 60's!During the 1960’s, two songs were very popular on Top 40 Radio and college campuses: “Money (That’s What I Want)” and “C’mon And Swim.”
Ken Foote's Radio/TV Files: Spend Christmas With The Ricardos, Mertzes, and Petries!!This Christmas evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., CBS will rebroadcast the I Love Lucy Christmas Special and two colorized Dick Van Dyke Show episodes.