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’s Summer Songs: Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’

Not too many recording artists come out of gate ablazing on their first song to chart that hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But Katy Perry did.

08/14/2018

Ken Foote Remembers Rick Sklar: Father Of Top 40 Radio

This summer we have been featuring top summer songs going back to 1958. And one man that created those memories for us was Rick Sklar.

08/08/2018

Ken Foote Summer Songs: 5 Seconds Of Summer

Summer may last longer than five seconds (this year it goes from June 21-September 22, 2018) but the Australian boy band, 5 Seconds Of Summer, has now been around since 2011.

08/01/2018

Ken Foote Summer Songs: Summertime, Summertime!

For this week’s Summer Songs, we go back to 1958 with a song with just that name: “Summertime, Summertime,” performed by a group called The Jamies.

07/23/2018

Ken Foote Summer Songs: The Boy Is Mine

(CBS11) – This week’s song was the most popular one of the summer of 1998. Brandy Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi) is a singer, songwriter, actress, model and record producer. Raised in Carson, California, she signed a record deal with Atlantic Records in 1993. The next year she released her self-titled debut […]

07/10/2018

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!

07/03/2018

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.

06/25/2018

Ken Foote Summer Song Extra: Endless Summer Nights

Richard Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Chicago) was a pop singer/composer in the 80’s and 90’s.

06/20/2018

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

06/19/2018

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.

06/12/2018

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

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

06/05/2018

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

This week’s Summer Song comes from 1973 by an artist from South Philadelphia.

05/30/2018

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.

05/22/2018

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.

05/16/2018

The Foote Files: Being Friends With Marshmello & Anne-Marie

The title of this week’s blog might think that I am personal friends with these two musical artists, which of course is not true. But what is true is that they have a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and worldwide right now.

05/09/2018

The Foote Files: Meet The Cuckoos

The Cuckoos are an Austin, Texas-based rock band who are beginning to make a name for themselves in the garage/psych rock genre of music.

05/03/2018

The Foote Files: The Original Show About Nothing: Burns And Allen

George Burns and Gracie Allen enjoyed one of the best entertainment careers imaginable: from vaudeville, motion pictures, network radio, and then network television.

05/02/2018

The Foote Files: Remembering Avicii

Avicii (born Tim Bergling on September 8, 1989 in Stockholm) was a multi-talented individual: musician, DJ, remixer, and record producer.

04/25/2018

The Foote Files: Cobra Starship With Icona Pop

In the summer of 2014, these two dance/pop groups collaborated on a really cool summer song.

04/17/2018

The Foote Files: Traveling With The Ricardos & The Mertzes

Wouldn’t you have loved to have been a friend of Ricky and Lucy Ricardo AND Fred and Ethel Mertz? I would!!!

04/10/2018

The Foote Files: Remembering Merv Griffin

(CBS11) – It is rare in the media/entertainment industry for people to be gifted, not only with excellent acting and performing skills, but also with a sharp business mind and acumen. Those two characteristics typically do not go together often. But Merv Griffin had it. Born in San Mateo CA on July 6, 1925, Griffin […]

03/27/2018

The Foote Files: Fifth Harmony Takes A Break

On March 19, 2018, the group announced that they would go on “hiatus” as a group so that each person could purse some solo projects.

03/20/2018

The Foote Files: Happy 80th Birthday CBS World News Roundup

The Roundup, as it is oftentimes referred to, is an extended network radio news “hourly.” It is a 10-minute newscast that airs every morning over many CBS Radio affiliates at 8am ET.

03/12/2018

The Foote Files: Dua Lipa

It’s not every day we find out that we share a birthday with a famous personality.

03/06/2018

The Foote Files: Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha is a successful American pop singer/songwriter in the pop/R&B/dance/electronica genres of music.

02/27/2018

Happy Valentine’s Day From Jack Benny

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite days of the year! So, being the old soul that I am, the late comedian Jack Benny came to mind.

02/13/2018

The Foote Files: (Meet Me In) The Middle

On CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio) radio stations around the country, one of the best songs on their playlist now is “The Middle” released on January 23, 2018.

02/06/2018

The Foote Files: Remembering Mary Jane Croft

In “I Love Lucy,” she played two roles: one was a passenger on a plane from Europe to New York, sitting next to Lucy, who pretends to have a baby but instead it is a big hunk of cheese!

01/25/2018

The Foote Files: Duffy

Ten years ago, Welsh singer/songwriter Duffy (born Amie Ann Duff in Gwynedd, Wales in 1984) hit the music scene with her debut album Rockferry.

01/19/2018

The Foote Files: Berlin Rocks The 80’s

If you grew up in the 80’s, you will know the band Berlin and that it has no know ties to the capital of Germany.

01/17/2018

The Foote Files: Sofi Tukker

Formed in 2014, Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern met in Providence, Rhode Island while attending Brown University.

01/11/2018

The Foote Files: Remembering Three From WCBS Newsradio 880

This week we celebrate the lives of three people who made WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York a legendary all-news station.

01/08/2018

The Foote Files: The Larks

This R&B vocal trio hailed from Los Angeles, with its leader, Don Julian, originally from Houston, Texas.

12/11/2017

The Foote Files: The Supremes’ First Hit

The Supremes were probably the most successful female R&B group in their day and remain so today. Over a 13 year period, the group charted 33 times on the Billboard Hot 100 with 12 of them hitting #1.

12/05/2017

The Foote Files: The Flirtations

This all-girl group got their start in the early 1960’s as a quartet but ended up as a trio for the song we are highlighting today.

11/29/2017

The Foote Files: Sweet Blindness By The Fifth Dimension

The Fifth Dimension was one of the most popular groups of the late 60’s and early 70’s, with Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Lamont McLemore, and Ron Townson.

11/20/2017

The Foote Files: Camila Cabello”s Havana

(CBS11) – Camila Cabello was a founding member of the pop music group Fifth Harmony, the group that brought us “Work From Home” and “Sledgehammer.” Born Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao on March 3, 1997 (same month and day as my older brother) in Cojimar, Eastern Havana, Cuba, she and her family moved to Miami when […]

11/16/2017

A Foote Files Concert Review: The Temptations

This past Sunday, my wife and I went back up to Winstar in Thackerville, OK for a matinee concert from The Temptations. And I have to tell you: this group is as great today as they were back when they got started in Detroit in 1960.

11/13/2017

The Underground Garage: The Bayonets

If you like hard-charging rock and roll with that gritty sound, then you’re going to like the sound of The Bayonets.

11/03/2017

The Foote Files: Mouse & The Traps

This underground rock group hailed from Tyler, Texas some 80 miles or so east of Dallas.

10/23/2017

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