Ken Foote

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What It Takes To Make A 30-Second Commercial

A 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.

04/15/2015

KVIL

Success With A K: KVIL & Kannon In The Morning

I 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.

04/02/2015

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Remembering Owens, Gore & Simon

February 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.

02/18/2015

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Love Is On The Air!

TV shows that were all love, all the time!

02/11/2015

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Where’s My Carol Burnett?

The biggest topic for the last two weeks has been about Carol Burnett & Friends on MeTV/KTXA 21.2 and why it is not being shown locally even though there are promotional spots airing. I’d like to explain.

01/14/2015

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Radio & TV Performance Royalties

Do you ever wonder how much money singers, songwriters, actors, actresses, writers, directors and producers make on performance royalties of their work on radio and TV?

12/16/2014

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“Hot Bench” Is Hot

I have been programming TV stations since 1983 and I have seen a lot of shows but I am liking a new first run court show Hot Bench (weekdays 3:00 pm on TXA21)

09/16/2014

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Last U.S. Open Tennis Championship On CBS

Since 1968, CBS Sports has been the broadcast home for the U.S. Open. It has been the “big event” between the end of the PGA schedule and the start of the NFL season.

08/26/2014

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My Top 10 All-Time Radio Disc Jockeys, Part 2

You know, there are so many good radio DJs around our area and abroad (including overseas) so here is another list of my ten favorite radio disc jockeys of all time.

07/22/2014

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Best Television Medical Dramas

Over the last couple of months I have had some close loved ones in and out of the hospital. But now that everyone is doing better, it reminded me of the great TV medical dramas.

07/10/2014

Ken Foote

Radio Music Director For A Day

I love radio. So, if I could be a radio music director for one day, and could schedule music on a greatest hits station like KLUV-FM, here is my list of what I would play.

07/02/2014

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My Top 10 Radio Disc Jockeys Of All Time

This one is about my personal vote for 10 of the best radio disc jockeys over a 40-50 year period. Certainly it is not all inclusive and doesn’t list all of my favorites

06/30/2014

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