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Who Is Harold Gunn
  • 50 years in broadcasting and still counting.

  • Harold has been named a “Broadcast Pioneer” by the Texas Association of Broadcasters and is a 2009 inductee into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in addition to many regional and national awards for journalism.

  • In 2010 Harold was honored by the Texas Auto Writers Association when they named their scholarship program The Harold Gunn Scholarship for Journalism.

  • Writer, producer and talent for thousands of radio and television commercials during a career spanning 50 years.

  • Writer, producer, director and talent on regular television programming since 1970, including the longest running movie host program in the history of Houston television and with the highest audience rating in the nation, “Captain Harold’s Theatre of the Sky.” The city’s first and only variety show shot entirely on location, “Standing Room Only;” the first local program shot internationally, “Houston Monthly;” and created and produced the business program “DBA”. Gunn has produced programming regionally, nationally, and for syndication.

  • Producer and host of interview programs for KRIV-TV, syndicated on Metromedia for 10 years.

  • Entertainment producer and reporter for the news on KPRC-TV (NBC) in Houston for 5 years with segments syndicated through Group W’s “Entertainment Report,” and airing on KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.

  • Produced segments for “Entertainment Tonight”, “Geraldo,” ESPN’s “Motor Week,” and specials for PBS.

  • Producer and talent on industrial videos distributed worldwide including the world’s most popular short safety videos, ”Safety Shorts,” starring as “Hapless Hal”.

  • Magazine entertainment columnist for over 30 years.

  • Entertainment reporter on radio and television for over 40 years.

  • Producer/host of “Standing Room Only” radio/television entertainment review segments for over 30 years.

  • Media and publicity director of “The Jack Benny Memorial Tennis Tournament” benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation for 5 years. At that time the largest grossing charity tennis event in the nation.

  • Public relations and promotion agency for USHRA Truck and Tractor Pull Nationals for eight years and the Camel Pro Motorcycle races for 5 years, with both held in the Astrodome.

  • Public relations and promotion agency and co-producer of the Annual Thrill Show and Destruction Derby in the Astrodome, a SRO/PACE production, for 15 years.

  • Public Relations and Promotions Director for the grand opening of Texas World Speedway.

  • Advertising/public relations agency for the Arabia Shrine Circus.

  • Produced, promoted, advertised and participated in a vast number of charity and commercial events such as: golf tournaments, chili cook-offs, barbecue cook-offs, hot air balloon contests, air shows, sporting clays competitions, quick draw contests and beauty pageants. Examples: The Houston Championship Chili Cook-off for 10 years, The World Championship Barbecue Cook-Off at the Astrodome for 10 years, the World Championship Chili Cook-Off in Terlingua, Texas for 3 years, The Answer Foundation Sporting Clays Classic and co-created what became the Miss Hawaiian Tropic Beauty Pageant internationally.


Currently

  • Producer/co-host of the most honored outdoor radio show in Texas for over 22 years and named in the top three in the nation, “Texas Outdoor News”, which airs weekends on ESPN and Yahoo SportsRadio in Houston and in syndication covering nearly 90% of the population of Texas/Louisiana. On the World Wide Web at Stitcher SmartRadio, iHeart Radio, Facebook, Twitter, and texasoutdoornews.com.

  • Producer/co-host of “The Automotive Reporter” for 12 years on ESPN Radio in Houston as flagship station and on-line at Stitcher SmartRadio, Facebook, Twitter and automotivereporter.com.

  • Gun Editor of Texas Outdoors Journal magazine.

  • Contributor to Guns, Gun Week, SHOT Business, Texas Fish and Game, Safari Times.

  • Fifth generation Texas rancher.


Member

  • Texas Radio Hall of Fame-Inducted 2009

  • Texas Association of Broadcasters – Inducted in the Pioneer Club and Golden Mic Club

  • Texas Auto Writers Association (Three Term Past President)

  • Midwest Automotive Media Association

  • Outdoor Writers Association of America

  • Southeastern Outdoor Press Association

  • Texas Outdoor Writers Association

  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Life Member

  • National Rifle Association – Life Member

  • Grand Lodge of Texas – Endowed Member

  • Lieutenant, John B. Jones Rangering Company and Life Member of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation

  • Motion Picture Council of Houston (Past President)

  • Houston Professional Musicians’ Association

  • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

  • Screen Actors Guild