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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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7 Myths About The Human Brain

Humans can only use 10 percent of their brains, right? Wrong. This video shows off seven myths about the human brain that you probably thought were true.

07/08/2014

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Watching Fireworks From An Airborne Drone

We’ve all seen fireworks flying high above us from the ground level, but you’ve never seen this. A flying drone provides a unique look at fireworks from inside the show.

07/07/2014

Soccer Fans Gather To Watch U.S. Play Portugal In World Cup Match

Some American Soccer Fans Are Clueless

Jimmy Kimmel found out that many American soccer fans don’t really know what they’re talking about when they discuss the game. Check out the video!

07/03/2014

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I Dare You To Watch This Entire Video

It’s a test of your patience. We’ve become very good at multitasking, but can you do just one thing and one thing only? Try watching this video and nothing else…

06/27/2014

A family looks at French socialist candi

Television’s Greatest Catchphrases

This is just fun for nostalgic TV fans. It’s television’s greatest catchphrases. There are 65 of them in this video. Do you remember where you heard them first?

06/25/2014

The costume of the Chewbacca character from the "Star Wars" series of films is displayed at the museum exhibit of "Star Wars: In Concert" at the Orleans Arena May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A Comedic “Star Wars” Mashup Trailer

A fan recreated the “Star Wars” trailer in the style of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The result: a light-hearted and comedic movie starring Chewbacca.

06/24/2014

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GoPro Captures Skydiver’s Dramatic Descent

A skydiver captured the moment when his parachute failed, sending him plummeting out of control towards the ground. His life came down to an important decision just before impact.

06/23/2014

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Formerly Blind Dog Sees Family After Surgery

Duffy, a rescued Irish Terrier, lost his eyesight due to diabetes. But after surgery restored his sight, he sees his parents for the first time. The reunion is something to behold.

06/19/2014

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The Most Elaborate Music Video Ever

The band famous for their mind-boggling music videos has done it again. OK Go is out with their latest video, “The Writing’s On The Wall.” Check it out!

06/18/2014

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727), Fellow of the Royal Society, philosopher, scientist and mathematician, circa 1710. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Epic Rap Battle: Sir Isaac Newton Vs. Bill Nye

Sir Isaac Newton and Bill Nye have both made significant contributions to the world of science, but in very different ways. The two match wits in this epic rap battle.

06/17/2014

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Dashcam Video Of ‘Hip Hop Cops’

So what do police officers actually do in their patrol cars? This dashcam video gives us a glimpse that, in reality, they’re no different than anyone else.

06/16/2014

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39 Interesting Facts About Comedy

What’s the worst grossing comedy of all-time? And did Ed Helms really lose his tooth in “The Hangover”? Here are 39 interesting and largely unknown facts about comedy.

06/13/2014

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