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In Memoriam

Well this is the week we say goodbye to those people who shaped the radio/television/entertainment business. Below is only a partial list of those we lost this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.

12/31/2013

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An FAQ Guide To MeTV DFW

I am just overwhelmed with the warm reception you have given MeTV on KTXA 21.2. Here are a few things that we need to communicate to you about having the best experience.

12/26/2013

Ken Foote

It’s All About….MeTV!

Santa Claus came to see us early this year! He brought us MeTV!

12/22/2013

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Why Advertising On Radio & TV Works

Without advertising, viewers would not be able to see such outstanding programming such as “NCIS,” “Wheel of Fortune” and NFL football, just to name a few.

12/11/2013

Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of "Jeopardy!" Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall on April 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

KTXA Programming Note: December 5 & 6

Wednesday afternoon it was 79 degrees. But in just 24 hours, North Texas dropped close to freezing. The winter storm has led to a few changes in programming on TXA 21.

12/04/2013

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Giving A Whole Lotta Thanks

I wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. There is a whole that I am thankful for this year, so here is just a partial list, in no particular order.

11/27/2013

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TV Programming Note For November 22

I decided to use this week’s blog to advise you, our viewers, about some one-time only midday program changes on CBS 11 and TXA 21 this Friday, due to JFK coverage.

11/20/2013

Nixon And Agnew Wave On Campaign, c. 1968.

The Power Of The Media

44 years ago today, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew delivered a speech in Des Moines IA that would later come back to haunt him.

11/13/2013

President John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie riding in his motorcade through the streets of Downtown Dallas on November 22, 1963

JFK Assassination Through My 6-Year-Old Eyes

The day that changed the world came on November 22, 1963. It was a sunny but cold and windy day in Dallas. I was a fourth-grader sitting in the library when the principal came on the public address system to inform the kids what had happened.

CBS 11–11/06/2013

Actress Marcia Wallace speaks at the Paley Center for Media and TV Land salute of 'The Bob Newhart Show' at the Paley Center for Media on September 5, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Remembering Actress Marcia Wallace

With roles in shows like “The Simpsons” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” Marcia Wallace was one of television’s best character actresses and character voice artists.

CBS 11–10/30/2013

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The Foote Files: Clunk Emails

I’m getting ready to take a few days off from work to celebrate my 27th wedding anniversary but, before I do, I wanted to write this week’s blog called “Clunk Emails.”

10/15/2013

Ken Foote

Remembering “The Match Game”

One of the best game shows in the history of television, “The Match Game” premiered 51 years ago on NBC during daytime from 1962-1969, and then on CBS from 1973-1979.

10/08/2013