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KWHB-47 to air weekly show, beginning Aug. 19.
by Mel Bracht Published: August 9, 2012

— Fox also has announced its college football broadcasters lineup. New sideline reporter Julie Alexandria has joined the lead team of Gus Johnson and Charles Davis. Noticeably absent is former Bengals lineman Dave Lapham, who called Big 12 games for more than 15 years. Lapham also is the Bengals' radio analyst. The rest of Fox's announcing teams: Fox/FX: Craig Bolerjack, Joel Klatt, Petros Papadaikas. FX, Justin Kutcher, Eric Crouch, Darius Walker. FSN, Joel Meyers, Brian Baldinger, Jim Knox; Mike Morgan, JC Pearson, Laura McKeeman; Ron Thulin, Shaun King, Desmond Pernell.

— The five members of the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team that won the team gold medal at the London Olympics — Gabrielle Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Alexandra Raisman — will appear Tuesday night on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” 10:35 p.m. on KWTV-9.

— KFOR-4's 21.0 average rating for NBC's prime-time Olympic coverage puts it in a tie for 13th with Portland, Ore., among the network's metered affiliates. Tulsa's KJRH-2 is tied for 26th{+ }with a 19.5 average.

— ESPNU moves into late night entertainment with “Unite,” beginning at 11 p.m. Aug. 27. College football analyst Danny Kanell, comedian Reese Waters and TV host Marianela Pereyra will bring a humorous touch to sports and pop culture.

— ESPN's basketball version of “College GameDay” will return for its ninth season Jan. 19 from Butler University in Indianapolis to preview the Butler-Gonzaga game. The show's only Big 12 visit will be Feb. 16 in Lawrence, Kan., for Texas at Kansas. Jalen Rose is a new addition to the show, replacing Hubert Davis.

— The NBC Sports Network will highlight a different baseball series each week with the new one-hour series “Caught Looking,” which debuts at 8 p.m. Wednesday. A new episode will debut through Oct. 4, moving to Thursdays next week. Major League Baseball Productions cameras follow players, managers and front office personnel as they arrive at the ballpark, compete and prepare for each game.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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