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

Fox 7 hires new weeknight news anchor

3:16 pm Aug. 27, 2015

KTBC’s Mike Warren is getting a new co-anchor.

Rebecca Thomas will join Warren for the Fox-owned station’s 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts beginning Sept. 21.

She fills the spot vacated by Christine Haas,

KEYE to return to Dish Network lineup

5:42 pm Aug. 26, 2015

Dish Network says it has reached a new deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group, clearing the way for more than 100 local TV stations nationwide to be restored to the satellite provider’s lineup.

In Austin, Dish Network

Austin broadcasters react to murders of Roanoke reporter, photographer

11:00 am Aug. 26, 2015

This morning’s horrific murders of two journalists during a live broadcast have sent shockwaves through the tight-knit TV news business.

Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were shot and killed by a former co-worker, according to published reports. They worked for WDBJ-TV, the CBS affiliate for Roanoke, Va.

Journalists across the nation took to social media to mourn the two, including many news managers, anchors and reporters in Austin.

Here’s a

KEYE gone from Dish Network lineup

4:42 pm Aug. 25, 2015

Dozens of local TV stations nationwide, including Austin’s KEYE, have been dropped from the Dish Network lineup.

The stations are operated by Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group.

The move leaves a number of Central Texans without access to

New Longhorn Network ads debut today

10:04 am Aug. 17, 2015

With college football season just around the corner, the Longhorn Network today rolled out a slate of new commercials to promote its offerings.

The Austin-based cable network created the four ads featuring Charlie Strong, Shaka Smart, Colt McCoy, Jordan Shipley and Roger Clemens in collaboration with Preacher, a locally based ad agency. They were filmed in the Hill Country.

“We wanted to build upon the spirit of last year’s award-winning ‘All the

5 p.m. anchor Jim Bergamo retiring from KVUE

10:35 am Aug. 13, 2015

Jim Bergamo will retire from the TV news business next week, wrapping up a 36-year broadcast career.

His final day on the air will be Aug. 21. The following week, he’ll start a new job with

Fox 7 hires new weekend meteorologist

2:35 pm Aug. 11, 2015

Fox-owned KTBC has wrapped up its search for a new weekend meteorologist.

Chelsea Humphrey will join the station later this month, taking over the spot vacated by Scott Prinsen, who left for a job outside the

July TV ratings: KXAN is the station to beat

1:19 pm Aug. 10, 2015

In depth. Investigative. And now firmly in the lead.

NBC affiliate KXAN, which has built a reputation in recent years for its investigations and special reports, was the station to beat in July, with the top-rated