Metro Detroit: In the news June 15-21 2005




Detroit News:

Despite pursuing the issue in probate court, Diane Steinberg-Lewis, the daughter of the legendary Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg, maintains it was not her personal wish to sell Detroit radio station WQBH... Dispute stains Queen's legacy, Thu 6/16

There's been a big shake-up at Infinity-owned oldies station WOMC-FM (104.3) with a new vice president/general manager, Kevin Murphy, replacing the popular v.p./g.m. Steve Schram... Changes at WOMC-FM, Thu 6/16

To most radio types, ranking No. 2 in a market as competitive as Detroit's would be a cause for celebration. Although oldies WOMC-FM (104.3) had a No. 2 overall ranking during the winter Arbitron ratings period, with an increase in audience share of .3 percent, owner Infinity Broadcasting wanted more... WOMC adds new general manager, Fri 6/17

In a dream come true for Clinton Township couple and creative team Carol Sweeney and Alex Greene, their "My Bedbugs," a two-season-old WTVS children's program, opens for "The King" in two shows on Thursday... It's OK to play with these 'Bedbugs', Fri 6/17

Oakland Press:

Just back from another radio road trip, where one of the most memorable moments at the recent New Media Seminar in New York City occurred at the opening night cocktail party... Freedom of speech? For Franken, just sort of, Fri 6/17

ABC college football analyst Gary Danielson will join Dan Gutowsky as host of "The College Football Conference Call" when the show launches in August. The weekly hour will be distributed by Genesis Communications Network; reach affiliate relations director Chris Pearson at (877) 996-4327 x123. Fri 6/17

Other Stories:

"The Handyman Show with Glenn Haege", heard in Detroit on WDFN-1130 AM, has received the "Best Broadcast Report" Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) as part of its 55th Annual Journalism Awards. In addition, Haege’s website received second place from NAREE for "Best Web Site".

According to NAREE news release announcing the award, "Glenn Haege performed a valuable radio service for home not only answering their call-in questions knowledgeably but by interviewing professionals in the industry. His knowledge of the field is impressive, and his answers were easy to understand and follow." NAREE also said the website was easy to navigate and contains a wealth of material. The award winners were selected by a panel of expert judges from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Haege has more than 30 years of experience in the home improvement industry and began hosting his own radio show in 1983, on WXYT-AM 1270 in Detroit and can now be heard on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on WDFN-1130 AM. The show is nationally syndicated by Troy, Mich. based Handyman Productions, LLC, and can be heard each weekend on more than 170 radio stations nationwide. He is a frequent public speaker and is the author of 11 home improvement books. Haege also writes two columns each week for The Detroit News.

New web streaming stations: Talk WKRK-FM 97.1, Adult Contemporary WMGC-FM (105.1), and Sports WXYT-AM 1270.







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on June 21, 2005 7:39 PM.

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