Ken Foote's Radio/TV Files: Radio: The Theatre Of The MindThis past week while on vacation, I was watching an old episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Ken Foote's Radio/TV Files: The Ten Most Popular Songs Of 1976Today we are counting down the 10 most popular songs from 1976 as determined by Billboard Magazine.
Remembering Super BowI I: The Lost OneOnly one recording of the first Super Bowl exists, made by an unidentified man who lived in Pennsylvania, and it is just a partial recording. Neither CBS nor NBC have a clean copy.
Why AM Radio Is FascinatingI have written about AM radio before on this blog, as I am a child of AM's golden years. Yet, even today in 2015, I am still in awe of its capability and here's one reason why!
A TV Programmer's Life: 37 Years & CountingFrom Greensboro, Tampa, Phoenix and back to Dallas. I have had the honor and privilege to have been the Director of Programming for five TV stations in the DFW area since 1984.
In Memoriam: Bob Morrison & Dick WheelerThe DFW media market lost two veteran newsmen within the last two weeks, both of whom I listened to as a kid growing up in Dallas in the 60’s.
50 Of My Favorite Summer Songs Of All TimeThis week’s blog lists 50 of the greatest pop summer songs of all time, according to Ken Foote.
The Top 10 Hits Of 1980It’s time again to relive and countdown the 10 most popular songs in America from 1980 as determined by Billboard Magazine.
A Word To All High School & College GraduatesThis week, I want to take a moment to congratulate our high school and college graduates on a job well done.
What It Takes To Make A 30-Second CommercialA TV commercial starts with the creative department of an advertising agency. Once they get a sense of what their clients want to achieve, they map out a strategy that includes all facets: media, creative, you name it.
Success With A K: KVIL & Kannon In The MorningI love KVIL, ever since I did that 2-hour Sunday night show in October 1968 at age 14 just before Ron Chapman took over the mornings and put this station on the national stage ever since.
Remembering Owens, Gore & SimonFebruary has been an awful month for celebrity deaths. Here are three famous and successful individuals who we lost this month -- Gary Owens, Lesley Gore and Bob Simon.