Mike McGuff

  • Music

    December 20, 2012

    Radioactive Duo

    Classic-rock station 93.7 The Arrow yanks controversial morning DJs Walton and Johnson off the air.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    UPDATED: Walton And Johnson Now MIA From Houston Radio, Point To "Left-Wing Political Attack"

    Longtime morning radio duo Walton And Johnson are no longer airing on 93.7 The Arrow. The Houston-based, nationally syndicated talk show's page on the Arrow site has also been scrubbed. Houston media blogger Mike McGuff has been on the story for a few hours now, and there are reports that Clear Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Rock 101 KLOL Comes Barreling Back as an Internet Station

    A few weeks back a blog post by Houston media watcher Mike McGuff tipped us off to the sorta-rebirth of Rock 101 KLOL, in Internet-radio form. Immediately the site went viral and was bogged down with fans clamoring to hear and see what the fuss was about and relive a part of Houston radio history. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Closing Time: Some Unhappy With 103.7 FM's Christian Change

    At 5 p.m. Tuesday, 103.7 KHJK left the Houston airwaves, leaving "Houston's Adult Alternative" without a substitute. Christian alternative format Air 1 Radio has taken its place. The changeover as a result of Cumulus Media's prepackaged bankruptcy buyout that included KHJK and sports-talk station K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Pattie Shieh What? Taped Curse Gets on Fox 26

    Mike McGuff caught this blooper from last night's Fox 26 broadcast. Reporter Pattie Shieh flubs a stand-up and reacts as most anyone would. The inexplicable thing is that it wasn't live, it was taped, and still made it on the air. For what it's worth, this is Shieh's Facebook avatar:

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Wayback Machine To Bad Houston Fashion And Even Worse Ads

    News brought to you by THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BOW EVER​Local media Mike McGuff has made a YouTube discovery that should make happy anyone who grew up in Houston in the `70s and early `80s -- a compilation of old news clips and ads. There are some famous faces: Dan Rather, Jessica Savitch, a very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Tosh.0 to Make Fox 26's Isiah Carey Even More Viral

    If you've been on the net anytime in the past two years, you've probably seen the above (very old) clip of Isiah Carey going nuts when a bug gets in his mouth during a stand-up. It's about to get new life: Carey announced on his blog that he'll be appearing on the hit Comedy Central show Tosh.0, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Chris Baker Comes to KSEV: Another Attempt to Preach to Houston's Talk-Radio Choir

    Chris Baker is baaaack​Chris Baker, who was Houston's Glenn Beck before Glenn Beck really took off, is coming back to the local airwaves. Yet again. Baker, a superficial blowhard who in many ways -- none of them good -- epitimozes right-wing talk radio, will have a show on State Senator Dan P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Egyptian Protests: Houston Playing Its Role

    Photo by Mike McGuff​With amazing events going on in Egypt -- some sort of "big announcement" is expected soon -- Houston isn't being left out. A group is outside the Egyptian Consulate near Westheimer and Chimney Rock, as photographed by the intrepid Mike McGuff. When the history of the 30- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Mark Stevens Of KLOL's Stevens & Pruett Show Passes Away

    ​Rocks Off just got word via that former Houston radio personality Mark Stevens, half of KLOL's popular Stevens & Pruett morning-show team from the 1980s until 2000, has passed away. Houston blogger Mike McGuff says close friends told him Stevens died in his sleep early this morning; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Mayor Parker On Twitter, Facebook And Those Nasty People Who Leave Comments On Blogs

    Intrepid blogger Mike McGuff  has an interview up with mayor Annise Parker on her -- and the city's -- use of social media in the past and the future."She reveals the steps her campaign took to effectively utilize social media and the blogosphere to win the votes," McGuff tells Hair Balls.No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Paul Wall, Jamie Kennedy and Chuck Norris Help Mattress Mack Find His Inner Gangsta

    It's been a rough summer over at Gallery Furniture, what with a former employee being arrested for torching the local home-furnishing superstore's warehouse. But we all know plucky owner Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale isn't going to let losing the lion's share of Gallery's inventory get him down any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Putting Dr Pepper on the Map

    Over the past few months, local TV personality and blogger Mike McGuff has been steadfastly and patiently compiling a list of all the locations around the greater Houston area where one can procure his favorite -- and my favorite -- chilled beverage of choice, a Dr Pepper Icee. Dr Pepper ... More >>