Michael Oder

Michael Oder Assistant News Director at KBTX in Bryan/College Station, TX. I'm the former host of a national sports talk show, 12th Street Sports Bar on Fox College Sports.

I'm an Emmy-nominated producer and reporter and won an EMMA in 2014 for reporting.

Operating as usual

It's the best day of the year! Join KBTX Media and the Brazos Valley Food Bank for the 25th annual Food for Families Foo...
12/02/2020

It's the best day of the year! Join KBTX Media and the Brazos Valley Food Bank for the 25th annual Food for Families Food Drive! We kick things off at 430am on air and online at www.kbtx.com ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ป

LIGHTING IS KEY๐Ÿ’กWe're in that time of year when reporters live in our 6pm newscasts are in darkness. So, we do what we c...
11/22/2020

LIGHTING IS KEY๐Ÿ’ก
We're in that time of year when reporters live in our 6pm newscasts are in darkness. So, we do what we can to make things bright! 3 lights helped make Mekena stand out Friday night when reporting from the Brazos County Health District.

Alllllllllmost Friday ๐Ÿคฉ
11/19/2020

Alllllllllmost Friday ๐Ÿคฉ

Long thread at the station about Christmas music led me to share my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE holiday song. ENOY! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿด
11/18/2020
Lou Monte - Dominick The Donkey (Official Lyric Video)

Long thread at the station about Christmas music led me to share my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE holiday song. ENOY! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿด

Hee haw hee haw season's greetings! This is a new lyric video starring me, Dominick The Donkey! Join me on my adventures from Italy to New York while we sing...

Congratulations!
11/06/2020
KBTX Media

Congratulations!

GREAT JOB: Pastor Blake Jennings received this honor for his work with OnRamp, an organization that provides reliable transportation to people in need.

A much deserved retirement!
11/02/2020

A much deserved retirement!

With over 37 years of service, Bryan Fire Chief Randy McGregor has announced plans to retire in late January 2021. Chief McGregor began his career with the BFD in 1983, and has served in many capacities, including being named Chief in 2012. As the Chief, the Department has grown significantly and numerous accomplishments were made, including the City Councilโ€™s goal to have 4 firefighters on each engine and ladder company, a Class 1 ISO rating, EMS accreditation, and a new Fire Station #2.

10/14/2020

Did you vote today?
NO?!
That's okay. You still have time!
Polls are open 8am-5pm Oct. 12-17 & Oct. 19-23
#YourVoteCounts

PHONES DOWN: City of College Station - Government is reminding people about a hands-free ordinance that was passed BEFOR...
09/22/2020
College Stationโ€™s hands-free device ordinance to be enforced soon

PHONES DOWN: City of College Station - Government is reminding people about a hands-free ordinance that was passed BEFORE the pandemic hit. You'll see signs going up soon.

This week, more than 30 signs will be installed around College Station that label the city as having a hands-free ordinance in effect as it relates to drivers and their wireless communications deviโ€ฆ

I've interviewed dozens of internship candidates over the last four years. Where they attend school only matters in that...
09/19/2020
How the journalism industryโ€™s elitism locks out folks from underrepresented backgrounds - Poynter

I've interviewed dozens of internship candidates over the last four years. Where they attend school only matters in that we require class credit for interns. In addition to being a proud Sam Houston State University Bearkat, I'm a proud former student of Lone Star College-Kingwood!

When a journalism executive suggested I could have gotten an internship if I wasnโ€™t attending a community college, he perpetuated systemic barriers.

100 cars will be parked and will listen to the town hall through their radios.
09/17/2020
CNN to host first drive-in town hall due to coronavirus pandemic

100 cars will be parked and will listen to the town hall through their radios.

CNN will host the first political drive-in town hall of the 2020 presidential election Thursday night -- the latest adaptation to campaigning during the coronavirus pandemic.

09/14/2020
KBTX Media

Check out what Erika Fernandez is doing every week day!

09/09/2020
WVLT

Can you imagine seeing something like this???? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

READY FOR TAKEOFF! Lanes are clear on I-640 after a plane was refueled and able to safely continue its journey to Island Home Airport. https://bit.ly/3m4SF1g

07/05/2020
KBTX Media

โœ… My first LIVE fireworks broadcast๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡
Huge thanks to Rusty Surette & Meteorologist Shel Winkley KBTX for being great hosts. Couldn't have happened without awesome camera ops (Alex, Angelle, Jeremy and Tennyson!), one of the best directors in the business (Howard), incredible help from director Alex, and incredible support and guidance from News Director Josh Gorbutt.

WATCH: Freedom on the Brazos: Independence Day at RELLIS! Thanks to the The Texas A&M University System ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†

Another great interview with Greg Abbott about his statewide mask order. Many thanks to the governor and to Crystal Galn...
07/03/2020

Another great interview with Greg Abbott about his statewide mask order. Many thanks to the governor and to Crystal Galny for asking the good questions!

Gov. Abbott says wear a mask! If you're caught not wearing one, it's a warning, then a fine not to exceed $250 every tim...
07/02/2020
Gov. Abbott issues statewide mask order

Gov. Abbott says wear a mask! If you're caught not wearing one, it's a warning, then a fine not to exceed $250 every time after. Better stock up, friends ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท

Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday requiring people to wear masks in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases.

๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ Early voting starts TODAY ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ Texas Primary runoff election voting is underway. If you're concerned about voting in ...
06/29/2020
Early voting starts in Texas Primary runoff election

๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ Early voting starts TODAY ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ
Texas Primary runoff election voting is underway. If you're concerned about voting in person, take full advantage of early voting dates and locations.

Several races across the Brazos Valley made the runoff, including the race for U.S. District 17.

โ€œThis is a very, very small, yet inconvenient step. Not to take it would be selfish,โ€ said Mayor Mooney.Masks up for dis...
06/25/2020
Could the City of College Station mandate masks soon?

โ€œThis is a very, very small, yet inconvenient step. Not to take it would be selfish,โ€ said Mayor Mooney.

Masks up for discussion tonight at the City of College Station - Government council meeting.

The City of College Station will consider mandating face masks inside all businesses at Thursdayโ€™s virtual city council meeting.

I want to share these messages and faces from our #blacklivesmatter protests because it needs to be seen. Our timelines ...
06/02/2020

I want to share these messages and faces from our #blacklivesmatter protests because it needs to be seen. Our timelines are filled with violence. Here is the peaceful message of change in my community.

These are the faces of the #blacklivesmatter protests in Bryan and College Station. They have been peaceful and loud and...
06/02/2020

These are the faces of the #blacklivesmatter protests in Bryan and College Station. They have been peaceful and loud and passionate. We have to listen to them. I am listening.

This was a difficult story. Police reports are sworn testimony. We report what's in them as fact because it is. We work ...
06/02/2020
UPDATE: Intent unclear in reckless driving arrest during protest

This was a difficult story. Police reports are sworn testimony. We report what's in them as fact because it is. We work hard to attribute those facts. Mr. Scarborough's arrest is far from the first we've covered. If given the same situation, we'd report it again. He has my cellphone number.

Bryan police say they arrested a man at Sunday's Black Lives Matter rally for reckless driving after he enticed a crowd of peaceful protesters. A review of photos and videos suggests his intent was misidentified.

AP Images
06/01/2020

AP Images

40 years ago today, CNN began its 24-hour-a-day news broadcasts.

Photo Caption: Reese Schonfeld, President of Cable News Network and Reynelda Nuse, weekend anchorwoman for CNN, stand at one of the many sets at the broadcast center in Atlanta on May 31, 1980. The network, owned by Ted Turner, will begin its 24-hour-a-day news broadcasts in the afternoon on Sunday. (AP Photo/Joe Holloway)

We're expecting storms tonight โ›ˆโ›ˆโ›ˆYou've got to stay weather aware today! Check out the FREE KBTX Weather app. kbtx.com/...
04/28/2020

We're expecting storms tonight โ›ˆโ›ˆโ›ˆ
You've got to stay weather aware today! Check out the FREE KBTX Weather app. kbtx.com/a?a=483718261

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Thanks again for helping me stand up last night!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Happy birthday!