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Mother's Family Video Production

Press Release 1973

It was clear that video was the new electronic frontier when Richard Green and Frank Jaubert went to Los Angeles to design and implement New Worlds Video, the $500,000 mobile color production facility serving the Committee for the Future. Upon their return to Houston, Mother's Family added H. Adam Stevens, one of the foremost young video engineers in Texas, who was responsible for the design and con- construction of Austin's ABC affiliate, KVUE-24. June 13, 1973, marked the incorporation date of Mother's Family Productions. The owners were also named to serve as the first Board of Directors. They are: Pat Fant, President, Richard Green, Secretary, Johnnie Ginger, Vice- President, Frank Jaubert, Media Technician, H. Adam Stevens, Technical Director, and Ken Branam, Director. Since February this group has handled audio and video production for advertising agencies and direct accounts on a per contract basis. This work has aired in eleven cities as well as Houston. With all color video production being done at TV 26 and Mobilcolor, we still offered competitive prices for quality work.

As individuals, MFP Inc. members have extensive backgrounds in communications. Producing, directing, engineering, scripting, announcing and graphic design comprise only the parts of our collected experience. Together, we have explored and found successful new production techniques for radio and television. In addition to technical skills, we offer concept and design ... usually necessary when working from a client's idea or when producing our own. Promotion and marketing of software completes the process and again can be handled by MFP Inc.

Pat Fant signed KLOL FM on the air. Freeform radio is to be proven a commercial success with Mother's Family guidance. As program director, Pat Fant is commissioned to organize a staff, and develop the air style that would survive. Later, as music Director, Pat's afternoon shows contributed to the radio station's excellent market position and number one rating. KLOL received national recognition through his contributions to WALRUS, the twice-monthly national progressive music newsletter. It was Frank Jaubert, who acted as Production Director and who invented the Greater American Collective Bedpan. This weekly six hour radio experiment was nationally syndicated. Richard Green brought new life to the facts when he joined Mother's Family as News Director. Again, KLOL received national recognition with the distribution of special news productions. Surfaced during the production of Mother's Midnight Media Mix, Houston's first commercial radio-television simulcast. As a showcase, this generated @the need for research and development into video Dr music.

This was, we believe, the first live, commercially successful color stereo "simulcast.'' KVRL's director, Ken Branam, joined Mother's Family a this time. This team helped to produced a second simulcast series called Sensatiation, which as aired in Houston and Lubbock. The simulcasts revealed the existence of a substantial midnight audience, which was expanded into midnight theatre productions of concert and cinema.

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