TCE Horticulture Mass Media

List includes regular contributions by Extension agents and specialists through television, radio, newspapers, newsletters, and magazines. For Horticultural websites on the Internet sponsored by Extension, access links through to “Plant Answers” and County Extension and Master Gardener websites.
List updated: 12 December 2005

Abilene (Taylor County)
Melissa Clifton

KTAB, Channel 32, 5:00 News, "Keeping TABs in the Garden with Melissa," Weekly, Tuesday, 3-5 minute segment, Listening audience: 75,000
KWKC AM 1340, Farm and Ranch Show
one - two segments per month, 5-10 minute horticulture program
Listening audience:  25,000
Abilene Reporter-News
The Abilenian, special insert on Wednesday editions
"Home Hotline" bi-weekly column
Reading audience:  75,000

Austin (Travis County)
Skip Richter


KLRU-TV, Channel 9, PBS, "Central Texas Gardener"
Monthly; First and last Saturday and Sunday; Saturday 12-1:00 p.m.; Sunday 4-5:00 p.m.
KLBJ-590AM, "Weekend Gardener"
Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon; 3, 2-minute spots aired
Austin American-Statesman, "Skip's Tips"
Saturday garden column
Reading Audience: 230,000 readers
Senior Adult Advocate, "Gardening with Skip Richter",Garden column
Monthly Mid-month
Reading Audience: 2,200 readers

Beaumont (Jefferson County)

KDFM, Channel 6, CBS, "Gardenline"
12:00 p.m. News; 3-5 minute segment
Viewing Audience: 32,000
KLVI-560AM, "KLVI Garden Show"
Saturday 7-8:00 a.m.
Call in: 1-800-330-KLVI
Listening Audience: 100,000
KLVI-560AM, "KLVI Farm Show"
Port Arthur News, "The Back Forty"
Sunday Garden Column
Reading Audience: 22,50

Bryan/College Station (Brazos County)
Doug Welsh

KBTX-TV3, "Brazos Valley This Morning"
Friday 6:45 a.m., 3-minute segment
Viewing Audience: 37,000
KAMU-90.9FM, "Garden Success"
Thursday 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Call-in garden show
Listening Audience: 9,000

Conroe (Montgomery County)
Tom Leroy

Newspaper: Weekly Garden Columns in:
         The Courier, Conroe
Montgomery County News, Montgomery
Cleveland Advocate, Cleveland
The Tomball - Magnolia Tribune, Magnolia and Tomball
The Observer, Kingwood
Suburban Houston Home Source (monthly), Lake Houston

Corpus Christi-Robstown (Nueces County)
Michael Womack

6 News at Noon (NBC Affiliate) "Weekend Gardener"
First Friday each month, 3-minute segment at 12:24
Viewership: 6,000
Nueces County Record Star, "At the Garden Gate"
Weekly Thursday column
Corpus Christi Caller-Times, "Keep It Green"
Weekly Saturday column

Denton (Denton County)
John Cooper

Denton Record Chronicle
Reading Audience: 17,000 Readers
Metrocrest News
Reading Audience: 27,000 Readers
The Lewisville News
Reading Audience: 20,950 Readers

Fort Worth (Tarrant County)
Dotty Woodson

Fort Worth Community Cable (Channel 31), "Extension in the City;" once-a-month, 30-minute program; airs 2 to 3 times daily; viewing audience 63,000
Comcast, “Gardening with Dotty;” once-a-month, 30-minute program; airs twice daily; viewing audience 67,000
KXAS/NBC Channel 5, Sunday Morning News, weekly, 3-5 minute segment; viewing audience 215,200
HGTV, “Gardening by the Yard,” segments appear throughout year

WBAP - 820 AM Howard Garrett Show
Saturday 11:00 a.m.-Noon; Sunday 8:00a.m.-Noon listening audience 216,000
KRLD - 1080 AM Neil Sperry Show
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Sunday 8:00a.m.-11:00 a.m. listening audience 210,000
Fort Worth Star Telegram-Saturday edition, "Try This", weekly column, 651,000 readership
Northwest Tarrant County Times Record, “Digging with Dotty,” bimonthly column, 2,000 readership
Meadowbrook News, “Extension News,” bimonthly column, 21,000 readership

DIRT, “Dear Big Sprout,” monthly childrens garden column

Lufkin (Angelina County)
Cary Sims

KRBA 1340AM, "The Ag Report and Call-in Show," Wednesdays, 11am-noon, listening audience 15,000

McKinney (Collin County)
Landry Lockett

McKinney Courier-Gazette, monthly column
Readership: 30,000 people

Power Pages, monthly column
Readership: 2,500 people

Midland/Odessa ( )
Deborah Benge

KOSA Channel 7 CBS Affiliate , Saturday 6 pm &10 pm News, "Weekend Gardener", 1 1/2 minute news package, Viewing Audience: 18,000

KOSA Channel 7 CBS Affiliate, Noon Day News Horticulture Interview, Every other Friday
Viewing Audience: 14,000
Odessa American, "Ground Breaker", Sunday,Reading Audience: 30,974

Midland Reporter Telegram, "Seeds For Thought", Sunday Issue
Reading Audience: 20,000

Midland Lifestyles, monthly
Garden Feature Article, monthly

Nuestra Cultura, Gardening Column, quarterly

San Angelo (Tom Green County)
John Begnaud

KLST-San Angelo, "Plant Talk"
Tuesday Noon News
KLST-San Angelo, "Plant Talk"
Thursday 6:40 a.m.
Live call-in show
KLST-San Angelo, "West Texas News"
Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m.
KLST-San Angelo, "Texas Agriculture"
Saturday 6-6:30 a.m., 4-minute segment
KTAB-Abilene, "Texas Agriculture"
Saturday 6-6:30 a.m., 4-minute segment
KMID-Midland, "Texas Agriculture"
Saturday 6-6:30 a.m., 4-minute segment
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 1-Minute Spot at Noon;
Listening Audience; 1 million people per week

  • VSA Radio Network, Clear Channel Communications
  • KTNZ-AM Amarillo
  • KDHN-AM Dimmit
  • KAWA-AM Floydada
  • KFLL-AM Floydada
  • KLVT-AM Levelland
  • KLLL-FM Lubbock
  • KIUN-AM Pecos
  • KIKZ-AM Seminole
  • KSEM-AM Seminole
  • KRUN-AM Ballinger
  • KRUN-AM Ballinger
  • KBYG-AM Big Spring
  • KSTV-AM Stephenville
  • KSTV-FM Stephenville
  • KXOX-AM Sweetwater
  • KOPY-AM El Campo
  • KVWG-AM Pearsall
  • KVOU-AM Uvalde
  • KULF-FM Brenham
  • KMIL-AM Cameron
  • KCAR-FM Clarksville
  • KGVL-AM Greenville
  • KDXE-FM Sulfur Springs
  • KNEL-AM Brady
  • KSTA-AM Coleman
  • KSTA-AM Graham
  • KYXX-FM Ozona
  • KUWA-FM Clovis, NM
  • KIJN-AM Farwell
  • KPET-AM Lamesa
  • KZZN-AM Littlefield
  • KKYC-FM Muleshoe
  • KPOS-AM Post
  • KPOS-FM Post
  • KTUE-AM Tulia
  • KSRW-FM Childress
  • KIXC-FM Quanah
  • KSEY-AM Seymour
  • KSEY-FM Seymour
  • KVWC-AM Vernon
  • KEYS-AM Corpus Christi
  • KHLT-AM Hallettsville
  • KWED-AM Seguin
  • KNAL-AM Edinburg
  • KTAM-AM Bryan
  • KVCI-AM Canton
  • KVLG-AM La Grange
  • KBUK-FM La Grange
  • KTAE-AM Taylor
  • KBWD-AM Brownwood
  • KOXE-FM Brownwood
  • KEAS-AM Eastland
  • -FM Eastland
  • KITE-FM Kerrville
  • KHOS-AM Sonora
  • KHOS-FM Sonora
  • KGKL-AM San Angelo

San Antonio (Bexar County)
David Rodriguez

San Antonio Express News
Saturday Garden Calendar
Reading Audience: 244,373

Prime Time Newspapers
Weekly Gardening Q&A and Articles
Reading Audience: 110,000

"La Prensa" Newspaper
Weekly Gardening Column
Reading Audience: 20,000

WOAI AM 1200, "Home and Garden Show"
Every Saturday, 'Live' from 8:00-11:00 AM. This is a 3 hour gardening show with call in question and answers, discussing current gardening topics and promotes a plant of the week.
Listening Audience: 50,000

KEDA AM 1540, "Amigos del Jardin"
Second and fourth Saturday of every month at 10:15 AM.
15 minute Spanish taped gardening show co-hosted with Nelson Diarte, which promotes Texas Cooperative Extension, current gardening topics and events with a plant of the week.
Listening Audience: 14,500

San Antonio (Bexar County)
Jerry Parsons

KLUP-930AM "Milberger Gardening Show"
Call in show with Drs. Calvin Finch and Jerry Parsons
Every Saturday Noon-2pm; Every Sunday Noon-2pm

Sherman (Grayson County)
Mark Arnold

Monday/Wednesday/Friday; 6:15 a.m. (5 minute spot)
Listening audience: 75,000

Tyler (Smith County)
Keith Hansen

Tyler Morning Telegraph, "Keeping It Green"
Reading Audience: 44,500 Readers

Uvalde (Uvalde County)
Larry Stein

Texas Horticulturist, "Fruit Facts"
Pecan South, "Native Timbre"

Victoria (Victoria County)

         The Victoria Advocate, Master Gardeners’ Dirt Weekly Column

Wichita Falls (Wichita County)
Tara McKnight

KFDX Channel 3, "Joe Brown"- Wednesdays, 5:30 am
Noon News- call in question and answer segment on Mondays

AM 1290
Wednesday mornings, 30-45 minutes

Times /Record News
Weekly Garden Column
Saturday Paper
Reading Audience: 112,380