A TV Programmer's Life: 37 Years & CountingFrom Greensboro, Tampa, Phoenix and back to Dallas. I have had the honor and privilege to have been the Director of Programming for five TV stations in the DFW area since 1984.
The Top 10 Hits Of 1964This is the year generally credited as the beginning of the British Invasion, a phrase that refers to the multitude of British pop and rock stars to dominate the American music scene.
What Was On Your TV Set In 1965?CBS was the top network in America in 1965, but NBC and ABC were nipping at them constantly.
A Dallas Cowboys Programming Note For Thursday, Aug. 13For the 17th consecutive year, CBS11 will again be airing Dallas Cowboys Preseason Football. Here's how the schedules will be impacted on CBS11 and TXA21.
50 Of My Favorite Summer Songs Of All TimeThis week’s blog lists 50 of the greatest pop summer songs of all time, according to Ken Foote.
The Top 10 Hits Of 1980It’s time again to relive and countdown the 10 most popular songs in America from 1980 as determined by Billboard Magazine.
Dan Rather: How Hurricane Coverage Paid OffWhen Hurricane Carla hit the Texas Coast in September 1961, it landed with such intensity that no other hurricane to hit Texas has ever matched it. Rather saw this news event as a way to make his mark as a reporter.
A Word To All High School & College GraduatesThis week, I want to take a moment to congratulate our high school and college graduates on a job well done.
The Last TV Program SyndicatorLast 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.
Remembering Owens, Gore & SimonFebruary 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.
Defending The Fifth EstateThis week’s blog is about a pioneer of our business who fought vigorously for broadcasting’s First Amendment rights.
My Top 10 All-Time Radio Disc Jockeys, Part 2You 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.
In MemoriamWell 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.
The Power Of The Media44 years ago today, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew delivered a speech in Des Moines IA that would later come back to haunt him.
JFK Assassination Through My 6-Year-Old EyesThe 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.