KTXD Launches The Texas Daily News Program With Jeff Brady

If you dig I Love Lucy, My Three Sons, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Love, American Style, then you’re probably familiar with KTXD. It’s a locally owned station that broadcasts the Me-TV network over the air on Channel 47 (and a whole bunch of other different channels on the various cable providers). Ed Bark can break it down for you, if you want to catch up.

Now comes word that KTXD will begin airing a news program in September called The Texas Daily. Former Channel 8 anchorman Jeff Brady will run the show, with an impressive list of promised contributors: Tracy Rowlett, Rebecca Rodriguez, Troy Dungan, Jolene DeVito, Scott Murray, Gary Cogill, John Criswell, Robert Riggs, Midge Hill, Phyllis Watson, Suzie Humphreys, and John Sparks.

What? No Scott Sams? No zombie corpse of Harold Taft?

Anyway, the full release, for those who need full release:

The Texas Daily

Synopsis

The Texas Daily will be KTXD and London Broadcasting Company’s first news project in the Dallas — Ft. Worth market. Set to launch in September, 2012, this unique news offering has been in the planning stages for years in a lot of people’s minds. KTXD….Texas Born, Texas Proud, We are Texas….. will be the first to make it a reality.

Sometimes called Boomers, the 40+ television audience has been overlooked and taken for granted for many years….. the very people who still watch over the air free broadcast television. Beginning in September, not any more…. the Texas Daily begins an hour of news and commentary 5 days a week in the morning beginning at 8 am. The show is affiliated with CNN, but the news will only include what is relevant to Dallas — Ft. Worth and Texas.

It will include the day’s weather forecast, providing only the relevant info… is it going to rain and what is the temperature? The Sports segment will also be short… who won and lost the night before…News segments focus on today’s news from DFW, Texas, and the rest of the world, but only if it has an effect on viewers here in Dallas — Ft. Worth and the surrounding counties here in Texas.

To compliment the news as a prime focal point of the show, each day the show highlights two pundits both having the credentials and experience as veteran, but retired, on-air DFW anchors with one very important new ingredient. Each pundit will tell you what he or she thinks about the news of the day, how an issue effects the viewer, and something new to an anchor…. an opinion on the affairs of the city, state, nation, or world.

Joining the show as the primary anchor is Jeff Brady, formerly of WFAA, channel 8. Jeff brings years of experience and is a long-term resident of DFW. Also agreeing to be a key part of the program as pundits are the following:

Tracy Rowlett Rebecca Rodriguez

Troy Dungan Jolene DeVito

Scott Murray Gary Cogill

John Criswell Robert Riggs

Midge Hill Phyllis Watson

Suzie Humphreys John Sparks

The show will give the viewer the ability to talk back to the show thru social media and to really feel a part of the discussion of the day. This will be the first DFW newscast that will focus on news that is concentrated on the vast audience of baby boomers who have been overlooked or ignored by traditional newscast of the day. The Texas Daily won’t be chasing ambulances, heading to court for the latest murder trial, covering the car wrecks, and under no circumstance will we be doing an “we’re live” shots outside — just because it has started to rain! Rather, The Texas Daily will give our viewers news they can use, and hopefully take something away from our reports. Come join us for the Daily, a different kind of news, from the names of the many anchors and reporters DFW has trusted for over 35 years. Who knows… the younger internet demo may tune in!!!

17 comments on “KTXD Launches The Texas Daily News Program With Jeff Brady

  1. Looking forward to the all-star cast. NOT very amused by the zombie remark, however. Poor taste.

  2. Tsk, tsk Tim. Don’t convert legendary Dallas broadcasters into Zombies. Pretty soon we will be overrun with Chip Moody and Harold Taft and Mr Peppermint and Icky Twerp.

  3. The news angle may be ok for those with sentimental attachments to has been talking heads, but as for the rest of the programming, they must really be counting on those who can’t afford Cable or Satellite to want to watch that junk…..

  4. What? No Iola Johnson? No Barbara White?

    I’m having flashbacks to my childhood.

  5. So, this will really only target people who nostalgically remember DFW news from 1985-1999. Can’t see it bringing in new viewers. With that said, I will love it.

  6. I hear they are going to have an Amish midget doing traffic. In a little buggy pulled a great dane. As they all head off to a dog house raising.

  7. I just found this station by accident. I was. Ery upset to see channel 52 switch to a Spanish format so I went in to take it off of my favorites lineup and found this instead. I don’t like today’s sitcoms so it is nice to have a station showing the good old shows. Will watch regularly now.

  8. I love Me-TV! Watch it every afternoon and late night (before KTXD starts airing their paid religious programming).

  9. It looks to me like BELO aquired KTXD. Channel 8 – WFAA was okay for a while, till my daughter was interviewed and they chopped off part of her interview, so that her interview met with WFAA standards, hence,
    I quit watching WFAA. I thought news was supposed to be UNBIASED. It appears to me that WFAA likes to drive a certain political venue, and make people believe things according to their agenda.
    Hence, like I said, I don’t watch WFAA, and if BELO bought KTXD, then I guess I will quit watching it too!!!

  10. Wow! A channel I can watch without worrying about explaining to our foster-kids why there’s a naked lady laughing and saying something obscene about a naked man on TV! And news — reported by folks from the Metroplex I know –without the gore, breathless take-offs on every bloody, crooked, “America is no good,” comment made by some inane celebrity! Wow, I may actually start watching again! Thanks, KTXD, for choosing to broadcasting that actually entertains and informs! Hey, that sounds like TV I will enjoy again!

  11. Thank God for old friends to watch on a local TV program. Wonderful to hear all your opinions & daily news! I am not a TV watcher normally! Tired of entertainment news ! Look forward to what u all bring to our viewing area. I grew up in Dallas, I am 63 yrs old. Best wishes to all who made this possible & look forward to the shows to come. God Bless , Nancy