TV & Radio Blog
Updates from Austin TV and radio stations – and a whole lot more.
JB Hager was already gone from 94.7 KAMX-FM. Now his former morning co-host Sandy McIlree is, too. Mix 94.
Central Texan Michael Morton, who was accused, convicted and later exonerated of murdering his wife, Christine, is the focus of a documentary premiering tonight at 8 on CNN.
Joe Jerkins, who spent a decade leading Austin’s top-rated television station, died Tuesday after a battle with leukemia.
KVUE and KXAN continue to be Austin’s top choices for TV news, according to the latest Nielsen ratings data. In the November “sweeps” race, KVUE was No. 1 among households mornings, middays and at 10 p.m., while KXAN landed in the top spot at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Loriana Hernandez, a fixture at KTBC for the past seven years, will leave the station next month, she announced today. Her final day on the air will be Jan. 3.
Austin’s Channel 6, the city-run station that has been broadcasting a host of council meetings and other civic functions for three decades, is changing its name to the Austin Texas Network, or ATXN for short.
JB Hager, one half of the long-running “JB and Sandy Morning Show” on 94.7 KAMX-FM, has departed the station after almost 18 years on the air.
Phil Vassar, a regular on Austin’s country radio stations, is the featured performer at this year’s Lighting of the Great Tree at the Domain.
Have you turned your radio knob to Bob lately? If so, you’re certainly not alone. The city’s No. 1-rated radio station is, once again, 103.5 KBPA-FM.
YNN is getting an extreme makeover. Next month, Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour local news channel will begin rolling out a new name and a new on-air look.
Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.