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Beautiful Music Radio

Beautiful music stations were a staple of radio programming for many years until other formats took hold such as Top 40 and all-news. Artists included Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis and more.

01/29/2014

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More Information About MeTV

There are some updates about the newly launched MeTV. Three programs that were being covered up, including “Perry Mason,” are now available and being shown!

01/08/2014

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An FAQ Guide To MeTV DFW

I am just overwhelmed with the warm reception you have given MeTV on KTXA 21.2. Here are a few things that we need to communicate to you about having the best experience.

12/26/2013

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Why Advertising On Radio & TV Works

Without advertising, viewers would not be able to see such outstanding programming such as “NCIS,” “Wheel of Fortune” and NFL football, just to name a few.

12/11/2013

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Giving A Whole Lotta Thanks

I wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. There is a whole that I am thankful for this year, so here is just a partial list, in no particular order.

11/27/2013

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The Foote Files: Clunk Emails

I’m getting ready to take a few days off from work to celebrate my 27th wedding anniversary but, before I do, I wanted to write this week’s blog called “Clunk Emails.”

10/15/2013

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Remembering Captain Kangaroo

Captain Kangaroo remains today as one of the longest running children’s programs in history, lasting from October 1955 until its cancellation in December 1984.

07/25/2013

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf Meets William S. Paley

When you are a really big star bringing in lots of money, you have a really good chance of meeting the top business executives of a large media company like CBS.

07/08/2013

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The Importance Of Independence

This is the 237th anniversary of the Declaration Of Independence from British rule. And as we celebrate July 4th, I am reminded of what that document means to me.

07/02/2013

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Another Child Star From The ’60s Passes Away

If you were a child of the 1950s and 1960s, you more than likely watched “Leave It to Beaver.” Frank Bank, who played Lumpy, passed away on April 13 at age 71.

05/01/2013

Ken Foote

What Have We Learned About Blogging, Class?

You cannot please all people all the time. Since anyone in the world who has internet access can see our webpage, at any given time, someone is not going to like your blog.

04/08/2013

Ken Foote

The Foote Files: Covering Tragic News Stories

Since the beginning of radio and TV, broadcast journalists have been or will at some time in their career be faced with covering a story that has the potential and capability to affect them personally.

12/19/2012

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