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Grand Rapids Press:

Evan Beach, the new FOX 17 sports anchor and reporter, proved his love of sports when he proposed last June. Under the guise of an on-the-field assignment at Comerica Park on a Detroit Tigers' off day, Beach asked long-time girlfriend Alissa Krupp to tag along, camera equipment and all.

Full story: Evan Beach returns to FOX 17, this time as weekend sports anchor and reporter (Wed, 1/28)

 


 

The Oakland Press:

Specs Howard School of Media Arts of Southfield marks its 45th anniversary by offering 45 scholarships, $4,500 each. The 2015 Michigan Business Scholarship program is the school's third annual program. It was created to assist individual employers and their employees acquire training in technology driven courses including Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design and Digital Media Arts.

Full story: Specs Howard School in Southfield marks 45 years with 45 scholarships (Tue, 1/27)

 

 

 

Fine Tuning:

  • Update: Adult Contemporary WLDR-FM 101.9 Traverse City went off the air on Wednesday, January 21st and the station will remain off the air until further notice while owner Great Northern Broadcasting works through issues with its transmitting facilities.

 


 

Crain's Detroit Business:

For religious broadcasting entrepreneur Kevin Adell, video did not kill the radio star. Instead, radio has gone to work generating new revenue for the video broadcaster.

Full story: Adell's WFDF buy boosts reach, rates (Sun, 1/25)

 

 

 

Kalamazoo Gazette:

While concern about a local radio station's victimization by computer hackers has garnered the station attention on national media, the Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't offer much hope for a resolution to the problem, said Jim Higgs, owner and on-air personality of WAKV AM 980. "Suzanne (Higgs, his wife) just talked with the FBI and they told her there was nothing they could do... but suggested possibly getting in touch with the Department of Homeland Security, and maybe they could do something," Higgs said Friday.

Full story: Plainwell radio station WAKV urged to file complaint with FBI after ransomware attack (Fri, 1/23)

 


 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

It was nearly a year ago when Dan Dierdorf had major back surgery, a "12-level fusion" in which three rods and 33 screws were inserted into his spine. It was a rough go for the Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman from the St. Louis Cardinals who later ascended to national football broadcasting prominence.

Full story: Dierdorf is on the mend after surgery-filled 2014 (Fri, 1/23)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Northern Michigan tipsters report that Adult Contemporary WLDR-FM 101.9 Traverse City has been off the air since midweek.

 

 

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