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.
Spike TV and LL Cool J hosting notwithstanding, Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show came up with the original Lip Sync Battle.
We get the reactions from kids to stores that used to be around. This time, it’s a national chain that opened in Dallas more than 30 years ago. Remember Blockbuster?
Two comic book companies are going at each other trying to find the biggest box office. That’s Marvel and DC. What would happen if those universes collided head to head with each other?
This time, there are 10 different things you can do with one simple item. A hot glue gun.
The video uses this version of the song Sounds of Silence…and accompanies footage of police officers going about their day. It also shows their families and lives outside the department.
The Slo-Mo guys are trying to show their artistic side. Of course, they’re not going to just use paintbrushes and canvas.
If you can’t trust a Crazy Russian for teaching you life advice, whom can you trust? This guy does a lot of YouTube videos digging into the world of life hacks. This time, he shows us what you can do with a simple spoon.
Meet Callie Bevier. She’s 16 years old, a cancer survivor and a singer. Her story is so touching, and she especially touched one soul on the judge’s panel of “America’s Got Talent.”
James Corden is really taking his carpool out for a spin. He recently went on one with North Texas native Selena Gomez. But this ride took a few detours — including one on a roller coaster and another to the fast food restaurant.
Nike wastes no time in putting together THE commercial to celebrate the Cavaliers win. The Cavs gave Cleveland its first major championship in more than 50 years, and this ad captures the feeling in the city.
Oliver takes on the whole issue of 401k’s and investment managers and brokers and fiduciary duties and he makes sense of it.
Her name is Grace Vanderwaal and she blew everyone away with her unique and her ukulele. She’s only 12 and she brought down the house.