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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New York Residents Buried In Snow

Sections of western New York are still buried after a blizzard dropped anywhere from four to six feet of snow this week. That storm has trapped thousands of people in their homes.

11/19/2014

NETHERLANDS-MUSIC

Menzel & Bublé Sing “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

The two smooth voices team up to perform this Christmas hit, but with a twist. While Menzel and Bublé do the singing, the video is set in a classic hotel where all the patrons are children.

11/19/2014

Sir Bob Geldoff Briefing To Launch #BandAid30

Band Aid 30’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

The charity supergroup Band Aid 30 has released an album to raise awareness and money for the Ebola crisis in Western Africa. The group includes One Direction, Bono and many other British performers.

11/18/2014

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Taylor Swift Joins Greg James For Drive Around Lip Sync

British DJ Greg James routinely drives around London lip-syncing the latest hits. He’s at it again, though this time he’s reeled in a legitimate superstar to perform alongisde.

11/17/2014

Stopping Deserters

Christmas Ad Shows Peace During World War I

A UK supermarket is recreating a touching moment during World War I, when British and German soldiers crossed enemy lines to celebrate Christmas together.

11/14/2014

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during a political ceremony. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

How Much Do Texas Tech Students Know About Politics?

A political science organization at Texas Tech wanted to find out how much students know about politics. Who won the Civil War? And who is the Vice President? Their answers might surprise you.

11/13/2014

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Hidden Camera Catches Nosy Hotel Housekeeper

Do you leave your valuables sitting out in your hotel room? Maybe you shouldn’t. One man secretly recorded a housekeeper going through all of his stuff.

11/12/2014

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John Oliver Hits Celebrities With Salmon Cannon

Tom Hanks, Homer Simpson, and David Letterman. No one is safe from the salmon cannon! Host John Oliver deploys his weapon on a number of celebrities across a number of genres.

11/11/2014

Fugi FinePix 6900 Digital Camera

Kids React To Old Cameras

They don’t make cameras like they used to. A group of kids is handed an old film camera. Confusion, frustration, and comedy ensue.

11/10/2014

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‘Daylight Saving’ The Movie

Twice per year, Americans must fight through the sometimes confusing and always inconvenient Daylight Saving Time. A new movie documents these struggles, and dramatizes the impact it has on our lives.

11/07/2014

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Tori Kelly, Pentatonix Team Up For Christmas Mash-Up

Pentatonix teamed up with singer and songwriter Tori Kelly to create an a cappella mash-up of “Winter Wonderland” and “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” Sound a little strange? It’s not. It’s incredible.

11/06/2014

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Trailer: ‘Despicable Me’ Minions Take Center Stage

Remember the adorable little yellow Minions from “Despicable Me”? They’ve now got their own movie, as they desperately search for a new master. The video has over 5 million views since Monday.

11/05/2014

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