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Donna Franklin

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    KTSU DJ Arrested for Suspected Credit Card Fraud

    According to a tweet from Fox 26 reporter Isiah Carey late this afternoon, KTSU radio volunteer Michael Whitfield was arrested earlier Wednesday and could face up to 300 counts of credit card fraud for stealing radio-station donors' pledge sheets and opening credit cards in their names. Earlier thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Cops Suspect Up to 300 Counts of Fraud In KTSU DJ Case

    Note: This article was written by William Michael Smith and Houston Press staff writer Steve Jansen. A TSU DJ has been arrested in an alleged pledge-drive scam, a local TV watchdog reporter said late Wednesday. According to a tweet from Fox 26 reporter Isiah Carey late this afternoon, KTSU radio v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Concerned Legends of KTSU Publish Final Manifesto, Demand Donna Franklin's Immediate Resignation

    In its first manifesto since our feature story about KTSU "The Choice" FM 90.9, the Concerned Legends of KTSU are apparently saying "peace out" for now...but not before lobbing strong words at the management of Texas Southern University's radio station. As Houston Press previously reported, the pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Former KTSU Advertiser Alleges Bait-and-Switch by Station Management

    ​In 2010, event planner Sharon Johnson says that KTSU-FM 90.9 management sabotaged a trip she had put together for the 2010 New Orleans Jazz Festival. As a result, she may file a class-action suit "because it hurt me badly," Johnson tells Hair Balls. Two years ago, Johnson organized a bus exc ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2012

    All That Jazz

    Critics say KTSU has lost its listeners, not to mention its soul, by ditching its cutting-edge music and many of its veteran DJs.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Cover Story: The Killing of KTSU

    ​Critics say that KTSU has a soul that's empty, its "Jazz In All Its Colors" now a potent hue of smooth-jazz wallpaper. In this week's cover story (and accompanying sidebar by John Nova Lomax), current and former DJs of KTSU, as well as the station's lost listeners, talk about the so-called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    KTSU Is Dead Inside, Say Current and Former DJs

    ​Smooth jazz doesn't equal "Jazz In All Its Colors," say critics of KTSU. And that's why, according to those same critics, people aren't listening like they used to. In this week's cover story (and accompanying sidebar by John Nova Lomax), current and former DJs of KTSU, as well as the stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Local Man Claims KTSU Plays "Concentration Camp" Jazz

    KTSU on FacebookChris Tucker finds KTSU's smoother direction hard to swallow.​Rocks Off has heard smooth jazzer Kenny G compared to rusty nails in the eyes, and what wallpaper might sound like if it boasted sonic properties. However, this is the first time that we've heard the soprano saxophon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Houston Emcee Calls KTSU a "Concentration Camp," Station's Assistant General Manager Responds

    ​Somebody hearing Diana Krall's interpretation of "Body and Soul" on KTSU may not associate the jazz standard, immortalized by Billie Holiday, with a "concentration camp." But according to a longtime Houston entertainer, that's exactly what's going on behind the scenes at the local radio stati ... More >>

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