Updates from Austin TV and radio stations – and a whole lot more.

In new series, Austin hosts check out haunted sites

9:40 pm Oct. 30, 2014

Rather than checking out the same ol’ spooky movies for the umpteenth time this Halloween, head on over to one of KLRU’s digital subchannels to check out something new.

KLRU Q, Channel 18.3, will air three

The Daily Show in Austin, Day 3: ‘Don’t Ingress With Texas’

8:19 am Oct. 30, 2014

Jon Stewart’s guest tonight was Austinite Ellar Coltrane, the star of the Richard Linklater film, ‘Boyhood.’

But in the opening segment, “The Daily Show” cast had a lot of fun with Austin’s fear and loathing of the influx of new residents changing the city.

Al Madrigal skewers the Hispanic panic in Texas, and Stewart welcomes the Koch brothers to “The Daily Show’s” family of advertisers.

Watch the episode here:

Day 2 of Daily Show’s ‘South by South Mess: All-You-Can-Vote Midterm Buffet’

8:10 am Oct. 29, 2014

Jon Stewart opened Tuesday night’s “Daily Show” episode by sarcastically kvetching:”I am full — I may actually sleep tonight in a flour tortilla . . . I think that’s what they ask you at night, “Would you like to sleep in a flour tortilla or a corn tortilla.”

Stewart’s guest was San Antonio congressman and Democratic rising star Joaquin Castro, but the highlight of the episode came during the second block of the show with Jason

KVUE hires new weekend morning meteorologist

11:24 am Oct. 24, 2014

The KVUE weather team is once again fully staffed.

The station has hired Jared Plushnick to handle weekend morning weathercasts, according to executive news director Frank Volpicella.

He replaces Ilona McCauley, who signed off in late August.


NewsRadio KLBJ plans 2 light rail debates

1:19 am Oct. 24, 2014

The folks at NewsRadio KLBJ want to help you get ready for Election Day.

The station will host a pair of debates on Austin’s $1 billion light rail proposal – one at 9 a.m. Monday, the other at 2 p.m. Nov. 3.

Want to take part? Register at NewsRadioKLBJ.com.

The news/talk station airs on 590 AM and 99.7 FM.

Early voting is under way now and continues through Oct. 31. Election Day is

Newcomer joins KVUE’s morning newscasts

3:52 pm Oct. 23, 2014

Early risers have likely noticed a new face on KVUE’s top-rated “Daybreak” and “Midday” newscasts.

Recent arrival Cori Coffin has been anchoring the ABC affiliate’s 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. news broadcasts on a

Betty White is still alive

4:15 pm Oct. 19, 2014

Contrary to what you might’ve seen one Austin TV station Tweet earlier today, I’m happy to announce that “Golden Girls” star Betty White is, in fact, still alive.

No word yet on what prompted the station

X-rated photos tweeted from Time Warner Cable News account

5:44 pm Oct. 8, 2014

The Time Warner Cable News Twitter account appears to have been hacked this afternoon.

A Tweet sent at 5:19 p.m. said, “TRAFFIC: Your 5:12 p.m. update. Too many!” It also included four racy photos featuring four different men who were completely nude.

The post stayed up about 10 minutes before it was deleted.

A subsequent Tweet, sent at 5:21 p.m., said, “My Twitter account has been hacked.”

Reactions from @TWCNewsAustin followers were mixed. Several