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Detroit Free Press:

Broadcast journalism is a metaphorical window on the world -- and sometimes it lets you look inside its windows as well. Starting Thursday at noon, WXYZ-TV will broadcast "7 Action News at Noon" from a glass-enclosed studio in the Qube building (the former Chase Bank building) neighboring Campus Martius.

Full story: Channel 7 moving noon newscast to downtown Detroit (Wed, 2/25)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

ESPN Sports KSPN-A (ESPN L.A. 710 AM)/LOS ANGELES OM DAVE SHORE is headed to the MOTOR CITY to serve as PD at GREATER MEDIA Sports WMGC (DETROIT SPORTS 105.1)/DETROIT. SHORE, who will start on MARCH 23rd and previously worked at CAPITOL BROADCASTING Sports WCMC (99.9 THE FAN)-WDNC-A (620 THE BUZZ)-Sports WCMC-HD-3 (THE TICKET) and Spanish Sports WCLY-A (1550 ESPN DEPORTES)/RALEIGH-DURHAM and at ESPN Sports KESN (ESPN DALLAS 103.3 FM)/DALLAS, replaces JASON DIXON, who exited earlier this month.

Full story: Dave Shore Named PD At Detroit Sports 105.1 (Wed, 2/25)

 

 

 

CBSLocal/Detroit:

I can easily recall the day, September 29, 1975 when WGPR-TV 62 went on the air live for the first time. I was sitting in the director's chair directing that very first live broadcast. To this day I am still amazed and overwhelmed by the incredible opportunity I was given by owner, Dr. William Banks, and Program Director, George White.

Full story: WGPR-TV 62: Where God's Presence Radiates! (Mon, 2/23)

 


 

Detroit News:

Covering President Obama's first international jaunt in Prague in 2009, Don Gonyea stumbled across a bluegrass band called Druha Trava playing Bob Dylan songs in Czech. That's the life of a political correspondent for National Public Radio.

Full story: Tracking the next president: NPR's same old Don Gonyea (Mon, 2/23)

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

During the early days of Detroit television, Betty Bahr was pretty much everywhere. She was a television personality who did commercials, and when the live commercial business was hopping during the 1950s, she was among the busiest talents in Detroit. Bahr, who died Monday at the age of 89, did as many as 17 shows a week during one stretch in 1957.

Full story: Detroit's 'Miss Fairweather,' Betty Bahr, dies (Sun, 2/22)

 


 

WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 Detroit:

We're very excited for the premiere of our new studio in downtown Detroit beginning at noon on Thursday, February 26. The studio is located inside the Qube building (formerly the Chase Bank building) on Woodward Avenue along Campus Martius Park.

Full story: New WXYZ downtown Detroit studio to debut Thursday during 7 Action News at Noon (Mon, 2/23)

 

 

 

Lansing State Journal:

Well-known broadcaster Dave Akerly will take over the weekday morning talk radio spot on WILS-AM. Akerly will host the "WILS Morning Wake Up with Dave Akerly" beginning Monday. The show is in the 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. slot at WILS, which is at 1320 on the AM dial.

Full story: Dave Akerly starts morning radio show (Thu, 2/19)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

MACDONALD BROADCASTING Urban WQHH (POWER 96.5)/LANSING, MI had a break-in YESTERDAY morning reports the LANSING STATE JOURNAL. A LANSING man, DEANTEA DEVON WRIGHT, 25, faces a pair of misdemeanor charges from the incident that happened shortly before 5a.

Full story: WQHH Burglar Caught In The Act By Police (Fri, 2/20)

 

Effective MONDAY, APRIL 20th, NATE BELL will transition from RADIO ONE/RALEIGH to the OM role overseeing RADIO ONE/DETROIT.

Full story: Radio One/Detroit Names Nate Bell OM (Fri, 2/20)

 


 

Broadcasting & Cable:

The over-the-air signal for WMNT, the MyNetworkTV affiliate in Toledo, is out of commission for the next few days. While viewers in DMA No. 76 can watch WMNT on cable or telco TV, it is "temporarily down" over the air, reports Melissa Knight, general manager. "We're having some technical difficulties. We're in the process of fixing that."

Full story: WMNT Toledo Temporarily Off the Air (Fri, 2/20)

 


 

Kalamazoo Gazette:

With the departure of morning show host Wayne Powers, WKZO-AM (590) finds itself without a permanent host in that slot for the second time in less than 18 months.

Full story: Readers react to departure of WKZO morning host; vote for the kind of host you'd like to listen to (Thu, 2/19)

 

 

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