Ken Foote’s Radio/TV Files
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week’s blog was spurred by an appointment today with someone I have not seen in 30 years but that brought back fond memories of an era gone by.
Friday is the 31st anniversary of what was, at the time, the largest radio station acquisition ever made in the history of American broadcasting. Let me set the stage for you, if you please.
Remember the 1954 movie, “There’s No Business Like Show Business?” And the late Ethel Merman singing it? That’s what this week has been for the networks and they all want you to know that “there IS NO business like show business!”
Today is the birthday of orchestra leader, TV actor, and TV producer Ozzie Nelson. You may remember his show from the 50’s and 60’s, “The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet.”
In our last blog we gave you a little history about KTVT, now it’s time to talk about our other TV station, KTXA.
KTVT has a very long and distinguished history in the DFW area.
When I was attending St. Mark’s School of Texas, they had built a closed circuit TV facility that was located in the old Science Lecture Hall in the Science/Mathematics Quadrangle.
On our last blog, I talked a little about AM Radio and how it works. But I would like to share my personal experience with it!