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FOX Sports Detroit:

Every game on the Detroit Tigers' much-anticipated 2015 regular-season schedule will be televised, including 150 originated by FOX Sports Detroit, six games on FOX Sports 1 and two selected for the FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week. Two (with potential for two more) games are on ESPN. FOX Sports Detroit's coverage of the Tigers, presented by Belle Tire, leads off with six spring training games, followed by the April 6 home opener against Minnesota.

Full story: FOX Sports Detroit announces 2015 Tigers TV schedule (Wed, 3/4)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

PULITZER PRIZE-winning DETROIT FREE PRESS columnist and editorial page editor STEPHEN HENDERSON has been named the permanent new host of WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY/DETROIT PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial News-Talk WDET/DETROIT's "DETROIT TODAY."

Full story: Stephen Henderson Named 'Detroit Today' Host At WDET (Wed, 3/4)

 

AllAccess.com:

CRAIG RUSSELL has exited his APD/MD/afternoon drive position at TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Classic Hits WFGR/GRAND RAPIDS and is looking for his next great opportunity. RUSSELL also did Imaging for the station and was the cluster's Production Director.

Full story: WFGR's Craig Russell Exits (Thu, 3/5)

 


 

Detroit News:

The Downtown Hoedown is downsizing, from three days to two, and is heading to the Detroit riverfront. This year's festival -- June 5-6 at Detroit's West Riverfront Park at Jefferson Avenue and 10th Street, just west of the Riverfront Apartments and Joe Louis Arena -- will be headlined by Darius Rucker on June 5 and Rascal Flatts on June 6, event producers announced Thursday morning.

Full story: Downtown Hoedown headed to Detroit riverfront (Thu, 3/5)

 


 

Battle Creek Enquirer: (subscription)

Midwest Communications now offers the urban music women in the Battle Creek area have been asking for, according to Troy Robertson. Robertson, or T-Rob, is the station brand manager and voice of The Touch. It's an urban adult contemporary radio station that has expanded its listening outreach from Kalamazoo to Battle Creek.

Full story: The Touch radio station expands to Battle Creek (Wed, 3/4)

 

 

 

MLive.com:

Dan Hasty was named Tuesday, March 3, the new play-by-play broadcaster for the West Michigan Whitecaps, part of a new look in the booth this season for the Detroit Tigers' Class-A affiliate. Hasty, who has been with 97.1 FM The Ticket in Detroit for four years, succeeds Ben Chiswick as the main voice for the Whitecaps' broadcasts on radio station WBBL (107.3 FM).

Full story: Dan Hasty named new voice of West Michigan Whitecaps (Tue, 3/3)

 

 

 

Grand Rapids Press:

FOX 17 meteorologist Jon Shaner is leaving WXMI-TV and he's leaving meteorology. But he's not leaving Grand Rapids. Shaner, who joined FOX 17 eight-and-a-half years ago, will be the new marketing director for the Salvation Army's Kroc Center.

Full story: Why FOX 17 meteorologist Jon Shaner is leaving TV and weather forecasting behind (Mon, 3/2)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Raised: Nearly $1.4 million by listeners to Cumulus/Detroit News-Talk WJR AM 760 on Friday during the 28th Annual Salvation Army Bed & Bread Radiothon. Since retired jock Dick Purtan helped launch the effort, the philanthropic program has raised over $31 million to help feed and shelter the disadvantaged in Southeast Michigan.

 

 

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