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KVUE’s new morning meteorologist debuts

1:51 pm Feb. 28, 2017

A new face popped up today on KVUE’s two morning newscasts.

The city’s ABC affiliate has hired Erika Lopez to serve as meteorologist for its “Daybreak” and “Midday” broadcasts.

Lopez, a self-described “ultimate weather nerd,” arrives in

KUTX makes tweaks to its weekend lineup

4:17 pm Feb. 13, 2017

Austin radio station 98.9 KUTX-FM has tweaked its weekend lineup.

“The Breaks,” a two-hour show focused on local hip-hop and R&B acts, now airs Saturdays at 11 p.m. Its hosts are “local hip-hop super-fans” Confucius and

Management shakeup at Austin’s Spectrum News

11:53 am Feb. 9, 2017

Michael Pearson, news director for Spectrum News in Austin and San Antonio, is no longer heading up the cable news channels.

A spokesperson for Charter Communications, Spectrum’s owner, declined Thursday to answer questions from the American-Statesman regarding the departure.

Pearson had been news director for Spectrum News and its predecessors – Time Warner Cable News, YNN and News 8 Austin – since 2010.

Prior to that, he was assistant news director there for

KVUE hires Tyler Sieswerda’s replacement

2:47 pm Feb. 2, 2017

Look for a new face to pop up soon on KVUE’s evening newscasts.

Mike Rush has been hired as co-anchor of the ABC affiliate’s 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. broadcasts, the station said Thursday.

Radio mega-merger involves owner of 4 Austin stations

1:45 pm Feb. 2, 2017

The owner of four Austin radio stations is getting even bigger.

Philadelphia-based Entercom said Thursday it is merging with CBS Radio, which is based in New York.

The combined companies have 244 stations in 47 markets, including