WJR Upcoming Events
Tues. Sept. 13 – Wed. Sept. 14: (6AM-9AM) The Paul W. Smith Show broadcasts live from the Frankfurt International Auto Show in Germany.
Thursday September 15: (6AM-9AM) The Paul W. Smith Show broadcasts live from the GDHAC 49th Annual Conference & Meeting at The Dearborn Inn.
Also on Thursday, (9AM-11:30AM) the Frank Beckmann Show will broadcast live from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Future Forum and Annual Meeting 2005 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City.
Detroit Free Press:
To be honored: By Wayne State University's Journalism Institute for Minorities (JIM), longtime local TV newsman Emery King; In the works: "A Night of a Thousand Stars," a cabaret benefit for the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, at 6 p.m. Sept. 18. Festivities include a dinner, cash bar and a silent auction. Country WYCD-FM's (99.5) Mike Williams emcees... Names and Faces, (Tue 9/6)
WDIV-TV (Local 4) viewers will have to get their Good Health from somebody else. Friday, Lila Lazarus, WDIV's health reporter and noon news anchor, resigned to pursue "new adventures" in life. Friday was Lazarus' last day... Lila Lazarus resigns at Local 4 to tackle 'new adventures', (Sat 9/10)
The Detroit News, Metro Times, 89X (CIMX-FM, 88.7), Clutch Cargo's and the Motor City Music Conference will sponsor a fund-raising concert for hurricane relief Sunday at Mill Street, downstairs from Clutch Cargo's... Concert proceeds will go to Salvation Army, (Sat 9/10)
Daily Oakland Press:
It’s nice to start off the week with some good news. Dave Wagner, whom classical music fans no doubt remember from his days at the former WQRS-FM (105.1), has been named program director for Classical/ Jazz WRCJ-FM (90.9), effective Tuesday. In addition, he’ll become the station’s morning voice later this fall when the station switches from satellite feeds to local-based shows... Dave Wagner makes classical return to Detroit radio, (Mon 9/5)
NFINITY's latest stations to add podcasting are News WBBM-A/CHICAGO, WBZ-A/BOSTON, WWJ-A/DETROIT, and KCBS-A/SAN FRANCISCO, which now offer a lineup of podcasts similar to those from sisters WINS-A and WCBS-A/NEW YORK, KYW-A/PHILADELPHIA, and KNX-A and KFWB-A/LOS ANGELES. WBZ is offering KATRINA coverage, commentary by BRADLEY JAY and CARL STEVENS, and other features. WWJ has a "Worldwide Automotive Report" among other options. WBBM's offerings include the station's 4:30 on-air newscast, Mayor DALEY's press briefings, and more. KCBS is featuring reports from the GULF COAST, plus LARRY MAGID's high-tech reports and other material. (Tue 9/6)
Crain's Detroit Business:
Radio station entrepreneur Robert Liggett sold nine radio stations in 2000, but he continues to be involved in companies ranging from the Big Boy restaurant chain to radio stations and a high-speed wireless Internet company. Liggett, who began working at a radio station at age 14, bought his first radio station in the 1970s and built Liggett Broadcasting into a regional empire based in Lansing... Entrepreneur still thrives (Mon 9/5)
Granite Broadcasting Corp. plans to sell WDWB-TV Channel 20 in Southfield along with another WB affiliate in San Francisco in a $180 million deal. New York City-based Granite, which has been seeking to sell or swap the stations since 2003, plans to sell WDWB and KBWB-TV Channel 20 to AM Media Holdings L.L.C., an affiliate of Acon Investments L.L.C... Channel 20 sold as part of $180M deal; AM Media Holdings buys WDWB-TV from Granite Broadcasting, (Thu 9/8)
Billboard Radio Monitor
Infinity all news outlet WWJ Detroit now offers a wide variety of podcast programs, including one with a couple of traditional 10-second spots. WWJ’s “Worldwide Auto Report,” is sponsored by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the advertiser rates a logo display on the WWJ podcast page, along with two spots in the program... All News WWJ Offers Podvertising, (Tue 9/6)
Granite Broadcasting Corporation announced today that it has entered into separate definitive agreements to sell its WB-affiliated television stations, KBWB, Channel 20 in San Francisco, California and WDWB, Channel 20 in Detroit, Michigan to wholly-owned subsidiaries of AM Media Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of ACON Investments, LLC. In consideration for the sales of the two stations as well as for covenants not to compete in each of the San Francisco and Detroit markets, Granite will receive $180 million in the aggregate, before closing adjustments, consisting of $177.5 million in cash and $2.5 million of equity in AM Media Holdings, LLC... Granite Broadcasting Corporation to Sell San Francisco and Detroit WB Stations to AM Media Holdings, LLC, (Thu 9/8)