David Rancken

111 David Rancken David Rancken is a morning personality on 98.7 KLUV with Jody Dean and a midday anchor at 1080 KRLD-AM.  He has been in broadcasting for more than 25 years, starting his career as the nightly news anchorman for a small TV station in Houston. Recalling those early days, David said, “We had five people in the newsroom and had a lot of area to cover. I anchored, wrote and shot a lot of the news stories myself.”

He went on to work drive times at radio stations KLTR-FM and KODA-FM in Houston.  David doubled up as a reporter/senior producer for KNWS-TV and worked overnights. “I learned how to get by on five hours of sleep a day with that schedule.”

David has won numerous broadcast awards from the Associated Press, the Texas Association of Broadcasters, as well as the Dallas and Houston Press Clubs. His public affairs shows have been recognized for their excellence by the American Cancer Society, Women in Communications, the Mental Health Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

In addition to David’s duties at CBS, he also travels the country to serve as emcee for several professional tennis tournaments on the men’s and women’s tours; including the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity, the Advanta Championships and the U.S. Master’s Cup Tennis Championships.  He also has emceed Elton John’s annual All Star Smash Hits charity tennis event.

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A Message From Canadians To Americans About ‘Being Great Again’

America may be a bit ‘down in the dumps’ with all the negativity from the Presidential campaign. And there’s 21 days left.

10/18/2016

Actor Alec Baldwin attends on Day 1 of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Baldwin Portrays Trump On “SNL” Premiere

The season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” started out with a bang. There’s a new Donald Trump in town. Alec Baldwin is now portraying him on the comedy show, and he nailed the impression.

10/03/2016

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Taste Test: $4 Burger Vs. $777 Burger

Would you spend almost $800 for a hamburger? How could it compare to a burger that costs $18 at a Gordon Ramsey restaurant? Or just a regular $4 burger.

09/27/2016

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Celebrities Read Mean Tweets

People tend to write the nastiest things on Twitter against them. No one expects those celebrities to read those awful words

09/26/2016

Ballet

Texas Ballerina Donating Items To Smithsonian’s African American Museum

This weekend, thousands of people are expected to be in Washington D.C. for the opening of Smithsonian’s African American Museum of History and Culture and there will be several Texas connections.

09/22/2016

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Football vs Football

In today’s Viral Video – it’s Football vs. football. *One is soccer. But no matter how you slice it, both sports can come up with some hilarious bloopers.

09/22/2016

Savor Vegetable Sushi

Viral Video: $3 Sushi Vs. $250 Sushi

Sushi rolls that run about $3 roll, or a sushi flight that costs $250? You might be surprised, and you might be surprised that you sit through the whole thing.

09/20/2016

Pentatonix

Dolly Parton Joins Pentatonix For “Jolene”

Pentatonix usually does remakes of songs with just the five members of the group. But, sometimes, they bring in special guests. And who better to join them for “Jolene” than Dolly Parton?

09/19/2016

onstage during the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California.  MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Without The CGI

Many movies these days are so chock full of special effects and CGI that it is hard to tell what is real or what is not. But the creators of “Mad Max: Fury Road” want you to see what they did without computer effects.

09/14/2016

Michael Phelps of the United States reacts after winning the final heat for the men's 200-meter butterfly during Day 4 of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 29, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Michael Phelps Channels Eminem

Michael Phelps can perform in the pool to the tune of gold medals. But can he throw down rhymes like Marshall Mathers? Watch him put on a hoodie and test his lip sync rap skills.

09/13/2016

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An Honest Commercial For Air Travel

Air travel is getting worse with cramped seats and the fight for legroom. A stand-up comic has put together a commercial that shows more honesty about the flying experience. It’ll make you want to drive to your next destination.

09/12/2016

Corned Beef Sandwiches with Shredded Cabbage

Kids Try 100 Years Of Sandwiches

Watch as some of today’s children get a chance to pig out on classic foods. They’re trying out different kinds of sandwiches, dating all the way back to 1900. And there’s a reason that they’re called classics.

09/09/2016

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