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.

Maxi Priest & The Jamaican Sound

Born as Max Elliott in London in 1960, Maxi Priest was the eighth of nine children of Jamaican parents. He got his start singing in live dance hall shows. He signed with Virgin Records in 1985 and released his first song, “Wild World.”

03/22/2017

Remembering Chuck Berry

As you all know, we lost Chuck Berry last week. Very few musicians have or have had significant influence on music and other musicians like Chuck Berry.

03/21/2017

One Hit Wonder Wednesday: Jimmy “Bo” Horne

Continuing our blogs on “one hit wonder” artists, here is one you may or may not be familiar with: Jimmy “Bo” Horne.

03/15/2017

The Foote Files: 1-Hit Wonder Wednesday: Deee-Lite!

You know, I feel a little like the 2014 Becky G song, “Can’t Stop Dancing” with these recent one-hit wonder blogs on Top 40 dance groups……….but here we go again!

03/08/2017

Happy 130th Birthday, William Frawley!

I don’t know what prompted me to see if there was some sort of anniversary date for the late character actor William Frawley, but there is this year. Frawley is best known as Fred Mertz from “I Love Lucy.”

03/07/2017

One Hit Wonder: Ketty Lester

In 1961, singer Ketty Lester released two songs. The ‘A’ side was “I’m a Fool to Want You.” But when radio station DJs heard the ‘B’ side, that’s the one they played that made her famous.

03/02/2017

CBS 11 & TXA 21 Programming Alert For March 6, 2017

I want to make sure you know that CBS 11 and TXA 21 have some rare daytime programming changes starting Monday, March 6.

03/01/2017

The Foote Files: The Last Lady Standing: Barbara Hale

Born in DeKalb, Illinois, Hale had planned to major in art and drawing. She began as a model for a comic strip, “Ramblin’ Bill,” while working her way through the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.

02/24/2017

The Foote Files: One-Hit Wonder Wednesday: “Dynomite”

The song was inspired by a word used by actor Jimmie Walker on the CBS hit show “Good Times” which ran on the network from 1974-1979 with 133 episodes.

02/15/2017

Meet AMP 103.7’s Nathan Fast

During the week prior to the Grammys, I had the honor and privilege to meet their new morning drive personality, Nathan Fast, when he and CBS11’s Kaley O’Kelley did a week’s worth of Grammy segments on CBS11 News.

02/13/2017

When TV Stations Aired Local Movies

During the 1950s and 1960s, theatrical movies were a staple of a local television station’s programming, especially on an independent station like KTVT was back then.

02/08/2017

The Foote Files: Decades Programming Alert: Need More Mary Tyler Moore? No Problem!

Starting this Saturday, February 4, at 12:00 p.m. CT through early Monday morning, February 6 at 5:30 a.m. CT, Decades (sister network to MeTV 21.2) will air 84 episodes from this Emmy Award winning series and ratings hit for CBS during the 1970’s.

02/01/2017

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