Other Stories: September 2005 Archives

2005-06 WJR/Michigan Radioguide released

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The new 2005-06 edition of the popular WJR-Michigan RADIOGUIDE is now available and will be in most Big Boy Restaurants across Michigan as well as in the Michigan Department of Transporation's 'Welcome Center' rest areas shortly. As always, the guide is FREE for the asking. Sponsored by GMAC Mortgage Corporation, the WJR-Michigan RADIOGUIDE lists every station in the state, sorted by regional area! Also featured are the University of Michigan Football and Men's Basketball schedules for the current/upcoming seasons along with affiliate station listings.

If you're attending University of Michigan football games in Ann Arbor this fall, you can visit the WJR tailgate party to pick copies as well.

 

Michigan Cares - Michigan Gives

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More than 200 Michigan radio and television stations are joining with Governor Jennifer Granholm in Michigan Cares/Michigan Gives Fundraising Day, an unprecedented statewide effort to raise funds for relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

On Friday, September 9 from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. (10 a.m. in some markets), radio listeners and television viewers throughout the state will be able to tune to their favorite morning program and contribute money to hurricane disaster relief through their local Red Cross chapters.

“In local communities throughout Michigan, broadcasters are currently raising funds and awareness for victims of Hurricane Katrina,” said Julie Koehn, Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors and President of WLEN-FM, Adrian. “By joining the resources of over 200 broadcast stations statewide, this effort will allow Michigan citizens to have an even greater impact and raise critical resources at a time when they are needed most.”

Radio and television broadcasts throughout the morning will feature live and taped interviews with Governor Granholm and many other Michigan based dignitaries and celebrities who are donating their efforts to Michigan Cares/Michigan Gives. Messages from Governor Granholm will promote contributions to a secure national Red Cross help line through a special toll free number.

 

Red Wings hockey returns to TV

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Starting with tonight's exhibition game against the Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings hockey returns to television sets across Michigan. All 82 regular season Wings' games will be televised this year among several different networks:

Fox Sports Net Detroit and Fox 2 Detroit will cover 69 Wings' regular season games along with 3 exhibition contests featuring the local broadcast team of Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond. Channel 2 will broadcast 5 of the 69 games during the regular season, with the remainder being on FSN. Fox Sports Net also enjoys local broadcast rights for the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The regular season starts on Wednesday October 5th with a home game against the St. Louis Blues at 7:30pm on Fox Sports Net Detroit.

NBC, the NHL's US national broadcast TV partner, will cover the NHL on 6 Saturdays starting in January. NBC stations across Michigan, including Local 4 in Detroit, are scheduled to carry 5 Red Wings' games on the following Saturdays at 2:00 PM: January 14, 21, and 28, February 4, and April 15.

New national NHL cable parter OLN will provide coverage of the remaining 8 Wings' games on October 24, November 1, December 12, January 3 and 10, February 12, March 27, and April 17.

ESPN, the longtime cable home of professional hockey in the US, opted not to continue its relationship with the league as it returns from a year-long labor dispute. OLN, perhaps better known as its former name the Outdoor Life Network, has taken over as the new cable outlet even though it only reaches 64 million households instead of ESPN's 90 million.

OLN will broadcast 58 regular-season NHL games primarily on Monday and Tuesday nights. Known mostly for showing Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France, OLN paid $135 million for the broadcast rights for at least the next two seasons. OLN will also show early-round playoff games, the conference finals and the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals. NBC will then take over for the rest of the championship series.

 

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