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Ken Foote’s Radio/TV Files

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The Last TV Program Syndicator

Last week, I lost one of my best friends in the business, Al Shore. He was the last of a generation of syndicators alive who wrote the book on how to sell TV shows to stations.

02/25/2015

Actor Gary Owens (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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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Defending The Fifth Estate

This week’s blog is about a pioneer of our business who fought vigorously for broadcasting’s First Amendment rights.

10/23/2014

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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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In Memoriam

Well this is the week we say goodbye to those people who shaped the radio/television/entertainment business. Below is only a partial list of those we lost this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.

12/31/2013

Nixon And Agnew Wave On Campaign, c. 1968.

The Power Of The Media

44 years ago today, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew delivered a speech in Des Moines IA that would later come back to haunt him.

11/13/2013

President John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie riding in his motorcade through the streets of Downtown Dallas on November 22, 1963

JFK Assassination Through My 6-Year-Old Eyes

The day that changed the world came on November 22, 1963. It was a sunny but cold and windy day in Dallas. I was a fourth-grader sitting in the library when the principal came on the public address system to inform the kids what had happened.

CBS 11–11/06/2013

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Remembering “The Match Game”

One of the best game shows in the history of television, “The Match Game” premiered 51 years ago on NBC during daytime from 1962-1969, and then on CBS from 1973-1979.

10/08/2013

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Got HDTV? Now, Get HD Radio!

I am a happy guy. A real happy guy. Because my wife and older son recently bought me a new radio for my car… an HD Radio, along with all the other whistles and bells.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

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Remembering Kidd Kraddick

The news about the sudden passing of radio personality Kidd Kraddick was not only was a shock professionally and personally, but also prompted my brain to recall a story about him.

07/29/2013

Actress Jeanne Cooper (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Thank You, Jeanne Cooper

If you are a regular viewer of CBS daytime drama, you knew Jeanne Cooper and the role she played on “The Young and the Restless,” the top daytime drama in America today.

05/08/2013

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The Birth Of The All-News Radio Station

When television began to grow rapidly in the 1950s, the original radio network model began to erode. As a result, network radio shows were being cancelled by the dozens.

02/19/2013

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