Metro Detroit: In The News Sep 25 - Oct 1




Ann Delisi to join Classical/Jazz WRCJ

Detroit Public TV run Classical and Jazz outlet WRCJ-FM 90.9 will add another high-profile host to its lineup when Ann Delisi takes over the station's afternoon drive timeslot later this fall. Delisi is a veteran of Detroit radio who most recently was hosting a weekend program on WJR AM 760. Her resume also includes stops at WDVD-FM 96.3, CIDR-FM 93.9, and at her first radio home, WDET-FM 101.9.

The station previously announced former Classical WQRS host Dave Wagner as the station's morning host and program director.

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FSN Detroit welcomes back Red Wings with power play programming lineup

FSN Detroit is airing a combined 25½ hours of hockey specials and games from Sept. 29-Oct. 9 to welcome back the Red Wings and the NHL. Following are show descriptions and schedule, most of which falls
during FSN’s “NHL Premiere Week” Oct. 3-9:

  • Hey, Hey Hockey's Back: Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond take fans through the various rule changes and discuss some of the new looks to the Red Wings and the National Hockey League in this half-hour special. The show includes visits with Red Wings players Kris Draper, Brendan Shanahan, Mathieu Schneider, Robert Lang and Chris Osgood.
  • Red Wings Season Preview: Features include the return to Detroit of goaltender Chris Osgood, who has seen his career com full circle; a behind-the-scenes and wired-for-sound segment with new head coach Mike Babcock; the reconnecting of the Red Wings players with their fans; and an introduction to the 2005-06 playing roster.
  • Red Wings Weekly: This season-opening episode includes a two-part interview with captain Steve Yzerman, conducted by John Keating. Host Trevor Thompson tells us what’s new since we last saw the Red Wings.
  • Ice Warriors: This 60-minute film documentary follows Igor Larionov and the Red Wings Alumni team on a wild ride through the former Soviet Union as they competed in seven games against some of the greatest Russian players of all-time.
  • Red Wings Hockey: FSN Detroit begins its 65-game regular-season schedule with three season-opening contests– two pitting the Red Wings against division rival St. Louis, the other against 2004 Stanley Cup finalist Calgary.

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WDET Program Highlights

Tune in to the Jon Moshier Program this Saturday, October 1 at 11 PM
for a performance and interview with Portland's Fruit Bats. The band, propelled by the songwriting of Eric D. Johnson, chat and play songs from their new cd, "Spelled in Bones" which is out now on Sub Pop Records.

Detroit Free Press:

Some of Detroit's grand old voices and faces got together Saturday night and raised $15,000 for the Gail Purtan Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at the 3rd Detroit Broadcast Reunion at the Sheraton Novi. Guests at the private party numbered over 300... Names and Faces, (Tue 9/27)

Steve Harvey's syndicated morning radio show debuts Monday on Detroit's Clear Channel-owned WMXD-FM (92.3). He's been at this incarnation of his radio career since mid-September, broadcasting from New York's WBLS-FM. He previously helmed a Los Angeles morning show for five years and did a week here recently to warm up the audience for this effort. Harvey is best known for stand-up comedy and hosted his own TV show, which featured unusual acts, last season... King of comedy on Detroit radio, (Fri 9/30)

Detroit News:

Reality TV can't resist casting Metro Detroiters.Who can forget when Ferndale gave the world Bachelor Bob Guinea or how West Bloomfield Township blushed when chef and survivor Keith Famie burned rice in the Australian Outback? Detroiter Naima Mora made her fellow Cass grads smile when she became America's next top model and Lisa Shannon of Bloomfield Hills looked to "Cupid" for love not marriage... For Michiganians, starring on TV this fall is reality, (Tue 9/27)

The good news is, there are three cool new radio stations on your FM radio dial, and more on the way. That's FM dial, as in free. The bad news? You can't pull in the stations on your radio unless you're a geek, or work for a radio station. That's because these stations are broadcast in high definition -- "HD" -- and your regular old radio and mine just won't pull the new signals in. But in the next year, as more consumers buy HD radios, regular "terrestrial" radio and satellite radio will be duking it out in a pitched battle for your ears that should freshen the radio landscape tremendously. It's a long-overdue change, as radio has lagged behind other media in upgrading both its content and the technology through which we listen... Brave new waves, (Fri 9/30)

WDIV Local 4's Rhonda Walker will host a celebration of powerful Michigan women on Sunday at Detroit's Seldom Blues during the inaugural Moving with Success Empowerment Brunch. Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Cathy Hughes of Radio One and Swin Cash of the Detroit Shock are among the women who will be honored during the noon-3 p.m. event to benefit the Rhonda Walker Foundation. The 3-year-old organization's mission is to empower inner-city teen girls to become strong, moral leaders... Empowerment brunch honors women, (Fri 9/30)

Tom Joyner, the popular nationally syndicated talk show host who can be heard 6-9 a.m. weekdays on WDMK-FM (105.9), is now stretching his hand as a TV host on the new variety series "The Tom Joyner Show." Detroit will be featured prominently in the debut episode of the show, airing at 5 p.m. Saturday on Detroit's WB 20. The hour-long program will feature comedian J. Anthony Brown visiting downtown's City Slickers Shoes and the legendary Motown Museum. Detroit co-stars in Joyner's new show, (Fri 9/30)

Daily Oakland Press:

This past weekend was one I’ll personally never forget as the Last Great Radio Reunion took place. Since I was one of the organizers, it seems more appropriate for my colleague Mike Austerman to fill you in on the details in his next column. Suffice to say it was amazing to gather over the weekend with several hundred of the biggest names to ever grace the Motor City radio dial... MSU, U-M fans get your game fix on radio this weekend, (Mon 9/26)

Flint Journal:

It looks as if we can finally bid adieu to WFDF. The station and its call letters have been in the Flint area since it signed on in 1922. But ABC Radio, which purchased WFDF for $3 million in 2002, is finally moving the station, now a Radio Disney affiliate, to Detroit. The license will transfer to Farmington Hills, which could signal the end of the historic call letters (FDF took its name from the initials of station founder Frank D. Fallon)... WFDF finally sets departure from Flint, (Fri 9/30)

All Access:

It wasn't YANKEE STADIUM, but it'll have to do for INFINITY Talk WKRK (LIVE 97.1)/DETROIT DEMINSKI AND DOYLE Producer (and YANKEE fan) BILL "BEAVER" TORTORIELLO, who threw out the first pitch at WEDNESDAY night's DETROIT TIGERS game at COMERICA PARK. No injuries were reported as BEAVER tested his pitching arm in front of a crowd that included Rev. JESSE JACKSON. (Fri 9/30)








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