aka Uncle Fred, by day a mild-mannered TV reporter fcantu@cbsaustin.com 📺 and local icon in #ATX. Off the clock I program Swingin' Hits🎙️ FabulousFredFM.com
Anyone else feel like Schitt’s Creek is like Ozark but funny? #netflix
 
Schitt’s Creek has this great loving family trying to get back on their feet together after losing everything. I’ve been rooting for them since season 1.
 
We just started watching it and it’s great! Also a treat to see Eugene Levy and his son acting together.
The race is a lot closer than the graph would suggest. Note the bottom of the bars is at 44% not 0%. twitter.com/DSA_Veteran/st…
BREAKING— Massive building explosión in NW Houston. twitter.com/abc13houston/s…
BREAKING— Building explosión in Houston. twitter.com/houstonpolice/…
Everyone's talking about coronavirus. But a Houston family reminds us the flu is still out there. ow.ly/SRuZ50y3PsP
While I appreciate the #LinkedIn suggestion I think I'll stay with TV a while longer. @Whataburger https://t.co/t0FIqrx2F5
#PBS ANCHOR EMERITUS JIM LEHRER has died. He moderated 12 presidential debates in his long career. Top that! adweek.com/tvnewser/jim-l…
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for annual count of people experiencing homelessness in Austin. Follow link for details and training (which can be done online.) ow.ly/UTmM50y3gfd
SAVE THE DATE? Popular Obama portraits coming to Texas... in 2022. twitter.com/washingtonpost…
CREEP OF THE WEEK-- Washington state grocery store has man living in their ceiling... and he may still be up there! ow.ly/wAW250y2c5q
ADIOS & R.I.P TERRY JONES, ground-breaking comedian, founding member of Monty Python. ow.ly/ncKw50y23Kg
An updated version of the old Nigerian Prince scam. You’re going to open it if it comes from the Saudi Crown Prince. twitter.com/latimes/status…
I have a really good low-cost iPhone, too. It’s called an iPhone 6. twitter.com/CNET/status/12…
RT @NewsHour: “The mischaracterization of the state of the American economy and how well the typical American is doing was very strong, sta…
TRAVIS COUNTY DEPUTIES still looking for Andre Lashon Ross, 44, following fatal shooting last night on FM 969 at SH 130. https://t.co/AxzTZbqzFE
Suspect in last night’s fatal shooting outside Circle K on FM 969 and SH 130 has not been arrested. Let’s just call the TCSO tweet premature. https://t.co/bcEukWJUi3
BREAKING— Suspect in custody following deadly shooting in Eastern Travis County. https://t.co/TIvzUClFoO
Developing— Crime scene tape coming down at shooting scene of FM 969 at SH130. https://t.co/VImr4m9jxy
Is it just me or are we hearing a lot more lately about coyotes attacking humans? twitter.com/CNN/status/121…
CAUTION-- Residents of Austins' Colony in SE Travis Co asked to stay indoors after car belonging to suspect in Corner Store shooting found in their neighborhood. https://t.co/lZdAVLCBeN
RT @USNavy: TComing up at 1:00 PM #ATX time, watch the #MLKDay Ceremony Honoring African American Contributions to the Greatest Generation, led by the Acting @SECNAV Thomas B. Modly, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Twitter. #JointBasePHH https://t.co/pOwX9tT1BZ
WELL DESERVED HONOR— new aircraft carrier to be named after Doris “Dorie” Miller, black sailor from Waco and unlikely Pearl Harbor hero. dallasnews.com/news/politics/…
Amtrak Wanted 2 Wheelchair Users To Pay $25,000 For A Train Ride. Accommodating wheelchairs is an “undue burden” for company. Seriously? ADA is 30 now! npr.org/2020/01/17/797…
JUST SAW musical “Big Fish” at Bowie HS. Amazing cast from top to bottom. There’s a Sunday 2pm show then they’ll be back next weekend. https://t.co/f8phsvX22B
We’re going to see the musical “Big Fish” at Bowie High School tonight. Maybe you can find a good show near you. https://t.co/74VmcbC94A
AMBER Alert issued for missing 12-year-old girl cbsaustin.com/news/local/amb…
And they did it to avoid controversy? Somebody didn't think it through. washingtonpost.com/local/national…
Camo? Where can you hide up in space covered in Camo? twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/…
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From @wacotrib : 40 photos of TV icon Betty White who turns 98 today. Who doesn’t love Betty White? bit.ly/2TsRKvU
ON A LIGHTER NOTE-- Last night was opening night for "Mamma Mia" at McNeil HS. twitter.com/HenryHueyPhoto…
RT @gregfenves: Congratulations to Distinguished Alum and Sen. @JudithZaffirini for receiving the LULAC Lifetime Achievement Award. What st…
LOYAL LISTENERS SHOW LOVE for laid off Iowa radio station staff and get them all REHIRED. radioinsight.com/headlines/1834… 👁️❤️📻
RT @markknoller: Pres issues disaster declaration for Puerto Rico, greenlighting addtl Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth and lo…
Their support for the bill marks a rare occurrence for the Texas delegation: unanimous support on a major piece of legislation. The deal is of particular importance to Texas, the state with the most ports and the longest border with another country. bit.ly/30oE7PQ
NUTRITION LABELS finally get it. Some now include nutrition info for the WHOLE package if they believe you might eat the whole thing in one sitting. I guess we can put the calculator away. ow.ly/gJtl50xXhEU
Breaking: U.S. Sens. @tedcruz and @JohnCornyn joined with most of their colleagues from both sides of the aisle to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a new North American trade deal. bit.ly/30oE7PQ
 
USMCA-- aka TMEC (Tratado México, Estados Unidos y Canadá) CUMSA (Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement) Everyone wants their name at the top.
IT’S SHOWTIME! See a great Broadway show will you support the talented kids at your neighborhood @AustinISD high school. Check out what’s playing TONIGHT. https://t.co/0j39yu64UJ
#TBT-- @cbsaustin Chief Photog Jason Walker giving the wipers some TLC as we head out to cover an ice blast in Jan 2018... before all this climate change. https://t.co/utk5yKnQhd
KLBJ-FM’s Dudley & Bob with Matt moving to afternoon drive. Excellent. I’ve always said people who hate the drive home just haven’t found the right radio station. https://t.co/t4pyqVf3QM
2 men taken to hospital with minor smoke inhalation after overnight house fire on Greenwood Av near East 12th. Watch for fire crews and equipment. https://t.co/9DrzSbKgjP
Oh. Will remain ONSCENE. Gotta love autocorrect. https://t.co/xJxifJGPzW
OVERNIGHT-- House fire 1205 Greenwood Drive. 2 people in their 70s with smoke inhalation taken by ambulance. twitter.com/AustinFireInfo…
He gave us “The Rock.” RIP “Soul Man.” twitter.com/CBSNews/status…
Results from my poll on the Astros: 60% says they should lose their World Series title because of the current cheating scandal. twitter.com/fredcantu/stat…
Multitalented @ValSantosOnAir exits @thebeatatx as part of nationwide restructuring of @iHeartRadio. I did not see that coming. twitter.com/ValSantosOnAir…
I just don’t understand studies that limit themselves to ABC, CBS & NBC in this era of infinite channels and on-demand choices. twitter.com/zpleat/status/…
Do you think the Astros should lose their 2017 World Series title for cheating?
ORPHANED BY WINDOWS 7? This antivirus software served me well for years when they stopped supporting XP. AND IT'S FREE. (Of course, they will keep asking you to upgrade.) ow.ly/fxX550xUPIL
The same group that generated so much free publicity for Hallmark Channel & wedding planner Zola in December is now calling attention to Burger King. ow.ly/H6Yl50xTXa2
OSCARS NOMINATIONS announced 7:18 AM #ATX time via @YouTube youtu.be/BEho_CNX43s
“NEVER PLAY A SPACESHIP,” Eddie Murphy’s advice to aspiring actors after being honored for lifetime achievement at Critics’ Choices Awards | IOL Entertainment iol.co.za/entertainment/…
I take it the low bid didn't include bird mitigation. twitter.com/nypost/status/…
Here are the show dates for @AustinISD high school musicals. Lots of talented kids! https://t.co/eaJ4nIq1u5
Kudos to all the great performers at the @AustinISD Fine Arts Showcase. Great show! See what’s playing at your high school. https://t.co/orh0sWmfaP
IT'S SHOWTIME!!! @AustinISD Musical Theater Showcase tonight 6:30 at AISD PAC (Mueller neighborhood.) twitter.com/AustinISD/stat…
We're LIVE this morning for the kickoff of the @CTXFoodBank @Souperbowl of Caring! twitter.com/CTXFoodBank/st…
I recall a military leader commenting on a Gulf War era friendly fire incident saying It appears our capability of hitting a target has outpaced our capability of identifying the target. Apparently it still holds true. twitter.com/BBCWorld/statu…
IF YOU'VE NEVER given serious thought to your child being crushed by tipped-over furniture just watch the first 10 seconds of this video. I don't think I've ever felt more sorry for a test dummy. #CPSC ow.ly/Wta650xRmFZ
In hindsight the royals should have gotten a prenup from both of them. #Megxit twitter.com/CBSThisMorning…
ON THEIR WAY to global domination! Texas-born H-E-B is now America’s #1 grocery store chain. I’ll bet their Creamy Creations put them over the top. cbsaustin.com/news/local/sur…
FINALLY WE KNOW--City of McAllen paid Enrique Iglesias $485,000 to be in their 2015 holiday parade. themonitor.com/2020/01/07/mca…
Elvis was born on this date and the world has been All Shook Up ever since. What Elvis song moves you? https://t.co/zTVgvRCxEw
#BREAKING-- Ukraine-bound Boeing 737 crashes taking off from Tehran. BTW-- They're 9-1/2 hours ahead of us. twitter.com/nytimes/status…
Does Austin ISD go back to school today? Yes and No. Only if you’re on the list. https://t.co/HuBreVR5AE
POOR PUERTO RICO— First Hurricane Maria, now this! twitter.com/DavidBegnaud/s…
HAYS & EANES are back from their holiday break today. Round Rock and Austin ISD return Wednesday. Watch for school zones. https://t.co/nb8Xb3005X
POOR, ELSIE--Borden Milk files for bankruptcy. Cites growing non-dairy competition. ow.ly/RJNj50xOQtY
#Samsung showing off AI-powered #SelfieType virtual keyboard for your phone at #CES2020. You like? theverge.com/circuitbreaker…
#BREAKING-- REPORT: NEW #COWBOYS COACH. twitter.com/dmn_cowboys/st…
#TGIM This post reminded me of once interviewing Denise Austin via satellite. She talked about exercises you could do at your desk including clenching your butt. Afterward our meteorologist had a weird look on her face. She confessed she was exercising, too. 😊 https://t.co/AgcNbTdNqM
HOLIDAYS AREN’T OVER YET— Mexicans today celebrating Los Reyes Magos, the 3 wise men who come bearing gifts. twitter.com/NBCLatino/stat…
UPDATE— Owner of #mystery tape of baby’s first steps has been found! Power of social media put to good use! twitter.com/ohhayhay2/stat…
#CES2020 is back! Formerly the Consumer electronic Show. Oh, t be a #GadgetGuy in Vegas. twitter.com/trickholland/s…
Looks like well-wishers are slipping condolences between the doors at Freebirds where employee was killed Friday. https://t.co/GdTx1vV39u
As an old radio guy I'm thrilled to still be around in 2020 when broadcasting as we know it turns 100. ow.ly/Wlgn50xNNEM
GOFUNDME setup for survivors of Friday stabbing. ow.ly/cCyE50xNNqc
Curious about how this will turn out? #metoo twitter.com/ABC/status/121…
NOOOOOO! The Zone Radio’s automation just left the Texan’s game for the Spurs broadcast!
Hey kids in Austin... Your winter break has shrunk all the way down to just being a normal weekend now Enjoy! https://t.co/XT2VCcEyRF
 
AISD goes back on Wednesday.
#BREAKING— Multiple stabbing. South Congress at Riverside. https://t.co/1GzGdHgRP3
#TBT— 2020 is a big milestone for me. I’m marking 40 years on the air in Austin, the first 10 years in radio and now 30 years on TV. So, yes, you have been watching me since you were a kid. https://t.co/w7PmiMNlul
 
 
 
 
 
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