Strippers. Alcohol. And the ballet. Anything’s possible when Bravo comes to Austin. The network’s Andy Cohen is bringing his “Watch What Happens Live” late-night talk show to Austin for a second straight year, setting up shop at downtown’s Ballet Austin Academy.
Boosted by some of the highest Winter Olympics ratings in the country, NBC affiliate KXAN grabbed the gold in primetime and in most head-to-head news time slots during the recently completed February Nielsen ratings period.
Dish Network will add the Longhorn Network to its lineup, the company announced Monday. As part of a multi-network deal the nation’s second-largest cable provider reached with ESPN, which runs LHN, Dish Network has also committed to carrying the soon-to-launch SEC Network.
Well-known local chef Paul Qui and strippers from Sugar’s Cabaret – yes, really – are among the guests slated to appear on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” when the show heads to Austin during South by Southwest.
In case you weren’t already aware Jimmy Kimmel is heading to Austin for South by Southwest, the show has shelled out big bucks to plaster the late-night host’s face on the sides of four MetroRail train cars.
KLBJ-FM is shuffling its DJ lineup. The changes, which take effect Monday, start first thing in the morning, with “The Dudley and Bob Show” adding an hour. It’ll now run until 10 a.m. on 93.7 FM and online at klbjfm.com.
Grande Communications, AT&T and Google aren’t the only companies promising Austinites super-fast Internet. Time Warner Cable, the area’s dominant cable provider, announced Thursday that it will boost Internet speeds in Central Texas – but not up to 1 gigabit, the speed being promised by its three competitors.
Midday sports talk is back on 104.9 The Horn. Aside from the morning and afternoon drive-time slots, the station ditched most of its sports programming earlier this year after being taken over by new owners.
A heaping helping of Christmas music made Majic 95.5 Austin’s top-rated radio station during the holidays. In fact, newly released numbers from Nielsen show the station nearly doubled its ratings from the previous month.