KBTX General Manager, Mike Wright
J-S from College Station wrote in with a very good question:
"I am curious why KBTX never (or at least when I've been viewing) reports any news or sports stories regarding Prairie View A&M. Prairie View is within the same proximity as Blinn and Sam Houston, yet I have not seen one story about the historic school. Many people in the Bryan/College Station area have ties to Prairie View, either as former students or through family members who currently attend the school. I'm sure I am not the only one who would enjoy seeing an occasional piece about their football program, or their engineering school, or the many other great aspects of the historic university. Looking forward to your response."
J-S - you bring up a good point. Naturally, after doing research, we indeed do cover a number of stories from Prairie View as does sports, but not to the degree of Sam Houston or Blinn. Part of that has to do with KBTX carriage and availability in the Prarie View area. We are not available on cable or satellite because, as close as they are, they are in the Houston market. Blinn's home campus in Brenham can receive KBTX via cable, as can Sam Houston in Huntsville - as KBTX has carriage on both cable systems there. In all the area, we are available on antenna, and because of local news, weather and sports coverage, many in that area receive KBTX through that method. Can we do a better job? Absolutely. You bring up a good point about many Prairie View former students living in this area. KBTX has a very good relationship with their communications department, as we offer internships here to Prairie View Students and have frequently hosted tours. Please know you have been heard, and we are grateful for the comment.
We haven't had a throwback Thursday for quite sometime, today seems like a good day. Let's go back to the early and mid-90s. Few commercials had a lasting impact like the one featuring the guys at John's Transmissions. I voiced this commercial originally, and at one time thought - that was going to be my legacy when my time was up at KBTX. On my tombstone: "The guy who voiced John's Transmissions." And you'd be like "Oh yeah - now I know…" - So - here it is. The reference to the basketball player and all. Throwback Thursday reminds you of the men of John's Transmissions.
If nothing else, this is a testimony to the lasting impression of television advertising. Those who have been around here a while are thinking now - "wonder whatever happened to those guys?" Maybe John Selig can shed some light on that.
The memories we make together. Only here. And there's truly no place like it. Families get that type of thing.
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