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 Aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu to “Plant Answers” and County Extension and Master Gardener websites.
List updated: 12 December 2005

 
Abilene (Taylor County)
Melissa Clifton


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

Austin (Travis County)
Skip Richter


TV:

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.
Radio:
KLBJ-590AM, "Weekend Gardener"
Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon; 3, 2-minute spots aired
Newspaper:
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)


TV:
KDFM, Channel 6, CBS, "Gardenline"
12:00 p.m. News; 3-5 minute segment
Viewing Audience: 32,000
Radio:
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"
Newspaper:
Port Arthur News, "The Back Forty"
Sunday Garden Column
Reading Audience: 22,50

Bryan/College Station (Brazos County)
Doug Welsh

TV:
KBTX-TV3, "Brazos Valley This Morning"
Friday 6:45 a.m., 3-minute segment
Viewing Audience: 37,000
Radio:
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


TV:
6 News at Noon (NBC Affiliate) "Weekend Gardener"
First Friday each month, 3-minute segment at 12:24
Viewership: 6,000
Newspaper:
Nueces County Record Star, "At the Garden Gate"
Weekly Thursday column
Circulation:4,000
Corpus Christi Caller-Times, "Keep It Green"
Weekly Saturday column
Circulation:200,000

Denton (Denton County)
John Cooper


Newspaper:
Denton Record Chronicle
Sunday
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


TV:
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

Radio:
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
Newspaper:
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

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


Lufkin (Angelina County)
Cary Sims

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


McKinney (Collin County)
Landry Lockett

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

Power Pages, monthly column
Readership: 2,500 people


Midland/Odessa ( )
Deborah Benge

TV:
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
Newspaper:
Odessa American, "Ground Breaker", Sunday,Reading Audience: 30,974

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

Magazine:
Midland Lifestyles, monthly
Garden Feature Article, monthly

Nuestra Cultura, Gardening Column, quarterly

San Angelo (Tom Green County)
John Begnaud


TV:
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
Radio:
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

Newspaper:
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

Radio:
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

Radio:
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


Radio:
KIKM-96.7FM
Monday/Wednesday/Friday; 6:15 a.m. (5 minute spot)
Listening audience: 75,000

Tyler (Smith County)
Keith Hansen


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

Uvalde (Uvalde County)
Larry Stein


Magazine:
Texas Horticulturist, "Fruit Facts"
Monthly
Pecan South, "Native Timbre"
Quarterly

Victoria (Victoria County)
Newspaper:

         The Victoria Advocate, Master Gardeners’ Dirt Weekly Column

Wichita Falls (Wichita County)
Tara McKnight

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

Radio:
AM 1290
Wednesday mornings, 30-45 minutes

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