Jody Dean and the Morning team to simulcast on local TV


TXA 21 (KTXA-TV), the CBS-owned independent station in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, will simulcast two hours of CBS Radio sister station 98.7 KLUV’s Jody Dean & the Morning Team (2010 Marconi Award Nominees) show weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m., beginning 10/25.

Hosted by Jody Dean and featuring Kathy Jones, Bernie Mack, Jonathan Hayes and Rebekah Black, the program blends classic music from the 60s, 70s and 80s with humor, news, interviews and discussion about topics ranging from entertainment news to controversial issues.

Features include the fan-favorite “They Walk Among Us,” (true — but almost unbelievable — stories of human errors) at 7:50 a.m. and daily updates with “Hollywood Insider” Mike Evans at 8:20 a.m.

“We’re excited to bring Dallas-Fort Worth viewers more of Jody and his team’s wit and humor,” said CBS 11 and TXA 21 President and GM Gary Schneider.  “The show is clever, funny, and sometimes irreverent — but it’s always entertaining — and we’re looking forward to adding a popular local morning program on TXA 21 from one of our CBS Radio partners.”

“Jody’s vast experience in both mediums makes this a natural extension,” said CBS Radio Dallas Market Manager Brian Purdy.  “We’re experiencing the highest morning ratings in 98.7 KLUV’s history, and we’re honored to share a peek behind the curtain with TXA 21 viewers.”