March 31, 2006

Channel 11's "Houstonismo" Features Latin Astros Player Willie Tavares

HOUSTON -- Channel 11 will broadcast "Houstonisimo" on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. The thirty-minute program previews what's hot in the Houston Hispanic community.

"Houstonisimo" hosted by Nellie Gonzalez hits one out of the park with a profile of Astros outfielder, Willie Tavares. The Astros centerfielder shows viewers what it's like to be a baseball star with the National League Champions. Other top celebrities featured in the show are legendary singers, Jose Jose and Ramon Ayala. Both are icons to Latin music, Ayala to norteno and Jose Jose to romantic ballads.

Houstonisimo viewers will learn salsa steps with Nellie at Houston's Salsa Congress. The program also highlights places viewers can dance and sample the finest Latin food.

"We bring the flavor and the excitement of the Latin culture in Houston to our audience," says Gonzalez. "We'll also preview the very best in Houston entertainment and talk about upcoming events."

"Houstonisimo" which means the ultimate Houston, is a program reaching Houston's diverse community. The program airs quarterly on Channel 11 and is hosted by native Houstonian, Nellie Gonzalez. Gonzalez is a regular contributor of Channel 11's new morning show, "Great Day Houston." She also co-hosted Channel 11's 2006 Rodeo special, "Stars of the Rodeo."

"Houstonisimo" is produced by Marco Bracamontes. Don Graham is the executive producer.

KHOU-TV is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,700 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.