Ken Foote

Ken Foote

Ken Foote is the Director of Programming for CBS 11 and TXA 21.

Foote has been in the radio/TV business since 1978 when he joined WGHP-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since 1984, he has served as the Director of Programming for five TV stations in the DFW area, and was with KTVT in the 1980’s during its “Super Ones” days as an independent.

Foote has been Director Of Programming for KTVT/KTXA since 2004, and is an avid student of radio/TV history both locally and nationally.

Ken Foote’s Summer Songs: “Hot Summer Nights”

The song “Hot Summer Nights,” written by Walter Egan, hit the Billboard charts in the summer of 1979 and finished at No. 18.

07/25/2017

Foote Files Follow Up: “Little Latin Lupe Lu”

“Little Latin Lupe Lu” was a great Top 40 song from the ’60s, but Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders did a rock version of the song in the 1980s for a great cause.

07/18/2017

Happy 45th Birthday, CBS-FM!

This month in 1972, WCBS-FM in New York City became the place for New York’s Greatest Hits.

07/12/2017

Ken Foote’s Summer Songs: “I Wanna Be A Cowboy”

“I Wanna Be a Cowboy” was an international hit in 1986. In the United States, it peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

07/11/2017

Remembering Will Wright

Wright was born in San Francisco in 1894. He worked as a newspaper reporter before he went into show business. He was truly a star of stage, screen, radio and television.

07/07/2017

Ken Foote’s Summer Songs: “America” From Neil Diamond

For the 241st birthday of our great country, this song written and performed by Neil Diamond was a top 10 Billboard hit in the spring and summer of 1981.

07/04/2017

Ken Foote’s Summer Songs 2017: Saturday In The Park

I was a recent high school graduate headed to Baylor University in Waco when this song hit the American Top 40 charts.

06/26/2017

Ken Foote’s Summer Songs: “Steal My Sunshine”

This week’s summer song was a one hit wonder for alternative/indie rock band Len.

06/21/2017

Ken Foote’s Summer Songs: Two From Brian Hyland

Brian Hyland’s “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” was considered a novelty song, but it became a No. 1 hit in the summer of 1960, the only No. 1 hit that he had.

06/15/2017

The Foote Files: Summer 2017 Songs: American Girl Bonnie McKee

Bonnie McKee is a true veteran of the pop music scene for someone who is only 33 years of age.

05/31/2017

Weekly One Hit Wonder: Sausalito Summernight

This week’s one hit wonder comes from a Dutch pop/rock quartet named Diesel.

05/26/2017

The Foote Files: WJM, Mary Tyler Moore & A British War Song

I never thought that a 1912 war song from Ireland could make its way into the final episode of one of the most successful network TV shows in history… but it did.

05/22/2017

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