Retro TV channel KTXD/Channel 47, known for its reruns of classic TV shows, is about to bring a whole 'nother type of retro to DFW.
This morning, the station officially announced its plans to launch The Texas Daily, a morning show featuring familiar faces from the recent and not-so-recent DFW TV past.
"Imagine enjoying your morning coffee while watching a local program that rolls together news, commentary and audience participation, all delivered by DFW's best-loved former news anchors," the press release begins.
Jeff Brady, former anchor at WFAA/Channel 8, will be the host of a program that will feature former WFAA and KTVT/Channel 11 anchor Tracy Rowlett, former WFAA weatherman Troy Dungan, former KXAS/Channel 5 sports anchor Scott Murray and former KDFW/Channel 4 anchor John Criswell, among others.
"We won't be covering the everyday murder or house fire," Stuart Boslow, the show's managing editor, says in the release. '"We are going to be covering smart news that affects our audience. And who better to deliver that news then the people you know and trust? The people who have been giving you that news over the last three decades."
The show will target a mostly over-40 audience, an offbeat move when the "money" demographic is the 18-to-49 audience. The hour-long show will air at 8 a.m. Monday-Friday beginning Oct. 1.
The crew of former (and soon to be current again) TV personalities will sit down two at a time to discuss current events with Brady. Other contributors will include former WFAA entertainment reporter Gary Cogill; Midge Hill, also formerly of WFAA; Phyllis Watson, formerly of WFAA and KDFW; Debbie Denmon, who recently left WFAA; Jolene DeVito and Suzie Humphreys, both also WFAA alumni; Iola Johnson, who worked at WFAA and KTVT; former KTVT investigative journalist Robert Riggs; and John Sparks, who has been a producer and writer at all four major DFW TV stations.