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Dinges: Joe Barlow is new entertainment reporter for the CW Austin


Local CW affiliate KNVA is kicking its entertainment coverage up a notch.

The station has tapped Joe Barlow to serve as its new entertainment reporter. Look for his stories to air three days a week — Monday, Wednesday and Friday — during KNVA’s 9 p.m. newscast.

Barlow is already familiar to the station’s viewers, having served as a correspondent on the recently canceled “ATX Uncensored(ish)” news satire show.

“I’m truly excited to get started as the CW Austin’s entertainment reporter,” he said. “I look forward to infusing humor into my interviews with chefs, actors, musicians and honestly whoever will talk to me.”

Before arriving in Austin, Barlow spent four years as a reporter at a TV station in Champaign, Ill.

News director hired

The search for a new boss to lead KVUE’s news team has come to an end.

The city’s ABC affiliate has hired Mike Redding to serve as news director. His first day will be Tuesday.

Redding comes from Maine, where he headed up the newsrooms at the NBC affiliates serving the cities of Bangor and Portland.

Just like KVUE, those two stations, WCSH and WLBZ, are owned by Tegna.

“Mike is a gifted storyteller and leader who has been awarded some of the highest honors in the field of journalism,” KVUE president and general manager Kristie Gonzales said. “He has the vision and experience to lead KVUE news into future successes and grow our digital properties.”

Before Maine, Redding worked on camera and behind the scenes for stations in Greensboro, N.C.; Roanoke, Va.; Springfield, Mo.; and Charlotte, N.C.

He replaces Frank Volpicella, who left the station in April after 16 years. Volpicella is now news director at WGCL, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta.

Radio show debuts

“Beyond Reality Radio,” a new show focused on the paranormal, has debuted in 10 cities across the country, including right here in Austin.

The program airs live from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday on 1370 KJCE-AM.

Co-hosted by “Ghost Hunters” star Jason Hawes and TAPS ParaMagazine editor/publisher JV Johnson, “Beyond Reality Radio” is the first live radio show to be syndicated by Pennsylvania-based Entercom, the owner of KJCE-AM. Other cities where it will air are Boston; Buffalo, N.Y.; Denver; Gainesville, Fla.; Greenville, N.C.; Kansas City; New Orleans; Wichita, Kan. and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

“Radio has a long history of programs about the paranormal, dating back to the 1920s, so it’s very exciting to bring ‘Beyond Reality Radio’ to the airwaves with Entercom and continue this tradition, but with a contemporary twist,” Johnson said. “We’ll be engaging with our listeners not only through call-in, but through our digital platforms. So while we’re reaching a larger audience, we’re also creating a community with which we’re intimately connected.”

Lean more about the show at beyondrealityradio.com.

Read my blog at tvradio.blog.austin360.com to get the latest updates on local radio and TV stations.


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