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.
In honor of our kids returning to school, let’s review some of the best in-school failures. From falls to pranks to science projects gone wrong, it will make you laugh.
You’ve seen Rube Goldberg devices before. But how about one that use the power of light to function? Check it out here!
A 22-year-old Australian man survived a horrifying car accident, which sent him into a week-long coma. When he awoke, he was stunned to suddenly be fluent in Mandarin.
Remember the original Nintendo NES? While it was revolutionary to many of us, it is a relic to today’s teens. See how they react to it here!
The Mount Tavurvur volcano erupted in Papa New Guinea last week, sending ash and debris flying through the air. Watch the explosion here.
Arlington-native group Pentatonix is out with their latest a capella hit. “La La Latch” is a mashup of “Latch” by Disclosure and “La La La” by Naughty Boy.
By now, we’ve all seen the ice bucket challenge. But how will a group of kids react when they see their favorite stars participating?
Everyone knows that there is a lot that you can do with Coca-Cola, including drinking it. The extra uses make you wonder what it’s doing to your innerds though.
Homer Simpson jumps on board by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A surprise appearance by Bart Simpson takes the challenge to a whole new level.
A father catches his daughter taking an endless number of selfies in the backseat of the car. He must be so proud.
A group of teenagers is shown a video of a man admitting to a drunk driving accident which killed another man. Their reaction says it all.
There are so many Ice Bucket Challenge videos out there, it’s hard to find one that’s unique. Benedict Cumberbatch’s twist on the challenge has more than 3 million views in one day.