Metro Detroit: In the news May 25-31 2005




Detroit News:

Warren and Detroit are strange bedfellows in a knuckleheaded television production that ought to result in the yanking of their licenses to produce cable programming. The two communities collaborated on a short video attacking Steve Wilson, the attack-dog reporter for WXYZ-TV Channel 7... Warren, Detroit Wrong to Use Cable Show to Target Reporter, Tue 5/31

Detroit Free Press:

The chairman of the Detroit Cable Commission says the city is broadcasting an attack on a local TV reporter over the chairman's objections, and despite his concern that the program could cause trouble with the Federal Communications Commission... Report attacks TV newsman; official frets about sanctions, Wed 5/25

Here, by key time period, are Detroit results from Nielsen Media Research's May sweeps ratings period, which ended Wednesday... MAY SWEEPS RESULTS: Channel 7 rules the A.M.; 'Today' show slips, Fri 5/27

Ruminate over last week's monthly Arbitrend report card on radio ratings and your perspective changes... Clear Channel, Infinity lead local radio ratings, Mon 5/30

When I broadcast baseball play-by-play, I had two major hobbies -- playing golf and writing music. My partners and I always welcomed anyone connected with either endeavor into our radio booth. Sometimes our visitors went on the air with us. More often, they simply enjoyed watching the games.... ERNIE HARWELL: In booth, hobby was music to my ears, Tue 5/31

Oakland Press:

It’s not the kind of publicity that country WYCD-FM (99.5) was looking for. This week, a federal jury in Detroit awarded $10.6 million to former midday air talent Erin Weber who was fired by the station in 2001 — after complaining that a co-worker’s perfume made her sick... Country station says it will appeal $10.6 M suit, Fri 5/27

All Access:

Today (5/31), ABC Hot AC WDVD/DETROIT, MI held their "PEDAL FOR PISTONS TRYCYCLE RACE" at the PALACE in AUBURN HILLS, home of the DETROIT PISTONS. Ten contestants competed for a pair of playoff tickets to see game 4 of the PISTONS and MIAMI HEAT series tonight.

More stories:


News/Talk 760 WJR will again bring live coverage from the 2005 Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference. The three days of meetings, discussions and speeches traditionally result in a number of breaking news stories heard first on WJR. Tune in to hear a Who's Who of guests as Paul W. Smith (5:30am-9am) and Frank Beckmann (9am-11:30am) broadcast LIVE on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 from the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Then, join Paul W. Smith LIVE as he hosts the annual "Big Four" on Saturday, June 4th from 10:30 AM-Noon. Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and Macomb County Commission Chair Nancy White will participate in this lively, topical, roundtable discussion, surrounding significate issues facing southeast Michigan. The Big Four will be re-broadcast on News/Talk 760 WJR on Sunday, from 4:30-6pm.







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