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Kevin Brass

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Media Watch: All Things to All People Meters

New radio ratings system kicks in

News Feature, Oct. 8, 2010

Media Watch: Shiver Me Timbers

Pirate radio station tells FCC to go walk a plank

News Feature, Aug. 6, 2010

Media Watch: 'I Want My KGSR!'

Format and signal changes alienate longtime fans – and boost ratings

News Feature, May. 28, 2010

Media Watch

The Austin Bulldog, Statesman dabble in new business models

News Feature, Apr. 23, 2010

No Mo' Money

Big-time radio fears tsunami; Dudley & Bob treads water

News Feature, Apr. 16, 2010

Media Watch: The Rag in the Modern World

Olde Austin Ragsters revive in a digital age

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2010

Top 9 Media Stories

News Feature, Jan. 1, 2010

Media Watch: Radio Waves

Station chiefs turn to meters to gauge listening habits

News Feature, Dec. 25, 2009

Media Watch: Sammy Allred Back on the Air

Shake, rattle, and roll in local radio

News Feature, Nov. 6, 2009

Media Watch: 'A Sense of Purpose'

Texas Tribune makes its debut in realm of nonprofit journalism

News Column, Oct. 30, 2009

Media Watch: Animal Stories and Snacking Trends

If you think TV news is quite dumb enough – you have no idea

News Feature, Sep. 25, 2009

Media Watch: 'Statesman' Off the Market

After entering final negotiations to sell the paper, Cox Newspapers walks away from the table

News Feature, Aug. 14, 2009

Media Watch: Unwinding the Twine at KUT

Listeners protest cutbacks of legendary DJs Paul Ray and Larry Monroe

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

Enter Austin Post

New online venture seeks to create a 'conversational democracy'

News Feature, Jul. 10, 2009

Statesmanship: Watching the Editors' Ink Dry

The Statesman's retooling isn't fooling anyone

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2009

'Statesman' Slam

That all ya' got?

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2009

Media Watch: KLRU's Numbers Don't Add Up

The recession has hit at KLRU

News Feature, May. 22, 2009

To the Cyber-Barricades!

Time Warner wants to meter broadband, and the techno-peasants are revolting

News Feature, Apr. 17, 2009

Media Watch: 'Statesman' to Go Platinum?

Equity firm specializing in 'distressed' properties looking at Austin daily

News Feature, Apr. 3, 2009

Eye of the Media Storm

On the block, the Statesman fiddles while the industry burns

News Feature, Mar. 6, 2009

Our Lips to God's Ear

What the new Statesman might do

News Feature, Mar. 6, 2009

Defense Appeal Targets Attorney Minton in WilCo Homicide

Brandon Threet's appeal attorney says Roy Minton dropped the ball

News Feature, Feb. 27, 2009

Media Watch: Local News

The Statesman and its suitors, and the TV shuffle

News Feature, Feb. 20, 2009

Media Watch: KXAN Bucks the Wave: Covers the News

KXAN bucks the wave – covers the news

News Feature, Jan. 23, 2009

Media Watch: Top 10 Media Stories of 2008

News Feature, Jan. 2, 2009

The Cable Channel Shell-Game Shuffle

The FCC is investigating Time Warner; African-American weekday news anchors are few and far between

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2008

Media Watch: Boob Tube Drama

KXAN, Time Warner battle not exactly a ratings booster

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2008

Nix to Negativity

Overheard at the broadcasters schmoozefest: Crisis? What crisis? Have some candy.

News Feature, Sep. 26, 2008

KXAN Airs Its Time Warner Laundry

KXAN broadcasts its disgust with Time Warner

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2008

KEYE on the Blink?

Shakeout at local CBS affiliate takes toll on station staff

News Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

Smith Takes 'TM' Helm

Monthly presses on in wake of layoffs, shrinking budget

News Feature, Aug. 29, 2008

More Heads Roll at KEYE

Weatherman Byron Webre among the latest cuts

News Feature, Aug. 29, 2008

Media Watch: Anybody Want to Buy the Bat Cave?

Read all about it – 'Statesman' goes up on the block

News Feature, Aug. 22, 2008

Media Watch

Sports guy Roger Wallace is unflappable as he delivers live sound bites from "halfway around the world"

News Feature, Aug. 15, 2008

FCC Overruled on 'Wardrobe Malfunction' Fine

News Feature, Jul. 25, 2008

Apocalypse February!

When digital TV arrives next year, you may not notice

News Feature, Jun. 13, 2008

TV Storm Surge ... and the Demanding Life of a 'Statesman' Editor

What would we do without TV during a storm?

News Feature, May. 23, 2008

'Statesman' Editor Retiring; Paper's No. 2 Stepping Up

Rich Oppel stepping down in June, at which point Managing Editor Fred Zipp takes over

News Feature, Mar. 28, 2008

Media Watch

The Statesman's getting smaller, but for what?

News Column, Mar. 21, 2008

Media Watch

KVET turns into poster child for station chaos, plus other tidbits

News Column, Feb. 22, 2008

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