Ken Foote

Ken Foote

Ken Foote is the Director of Programming for CBS 11 and TXA 21.

He got his start in radio in 1968 as a “guest DJ” on 103.7 KVIL-FM in Dallas. In 1972, he did the evening shift at KWBU-FM in Waco. Later, he was on KIXL-AM and KOAX-FM in Dallas for a short time while in college. In 1978, he started his TV career at WGHP-TV in Greensboro, N.C. He was transferred to Tampa in 1981 to the corporate office of its owner, Gulf Broadcast Group, where he was a financial analyst. He served as Assistant Program Director at KOOL-TV in Phoenix in 1983.

By 1984, Ken started his longtime career in Dallas/Fort Worth, where he has since been the Director of Programming for five stations in the area: KXTX, KTVT, KDFW, KDFI and KTXA. He was originally with KTVT during its independent days from 1987-1993, and then rejoined in 2004 after KTVT became a CBS Owned & Operated station. From 2008-2010, he did the Saturday evening shift on Fort Worth’s KTFW-FM, 92.1, a classic country music station.

Ken holds a bachelor’s degree from SMU and an MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Country Music Association.

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Ken Foote Summer Songs: The Boy Is Mine

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The Foote Files: Summer 2018 With Calvin Harris

This week’s summer song inspired me for one and only one reason: it’s HOT in the DFW area this week!


Ken Foote Remembers New York Radio Legend Dan Ingram

For half a century, he graced the airwaves with his smooth sounding voice and a personality second to none.


Ken Foote Summer Song Extra: Endless Summer Nights

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Ken Foote’s Summer Songs: Steve Winwood And ‘Roll With It’

“Roll With it” was released during the summer of 1988 and was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1989


Ken Foote’s Summer Songs: The Police And ‘Every Breath You Take’

This has got to be one of the most popular punk/reggae pop bands ever, with more emphasis on reggae than punk.


Ken Foote’s Summer Songs: Andy Gibb’s ‘Shadow Dancing’

Andy Gibb had one of the hottest summer songs of 1978!


Ken Foote’s Summer Songs: Jim Croce And Bad Bad Leroy Brown

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Ken Foote’s Summer Songs: ‘This Guy’s In Love With You’

Well, summer 2018’s official date is a few weeks away but for The Foote Files, it starts the week prior to the long weekend ahead.


The CBS Primetime Schedule From 1951

This week’s blog is not about the upcoming TV season, but about what the schedule was in 1951, which put CBS on the map and led the way to it being America’s Most Watched Network.


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The Foote Files: Meet The Cuckoos

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