FSN's comprehensive coverage of the Detroit Tigers in 2006 is highlighted by a network-record 112 regular season telecasts, including at least one game from every series on the team's schedule. Regular season telecasts begin with the April 3 season opener at the Kansas City Royals. FSN Detroit also has the April 10 home opener against the defending World Champion Chicago White Sox. FSN provides the only regional television coverage of the Tigers at spring training, originating two Grapefruit League contests in Lakeland, FL: Thursday, March 16 vs. the New York Yankees and Monday, March 27 against the defending National League champion Houston Astros.
Mario Impemba returns for his fifth season as FSN Detroit's play-by-play announcer, joined for the fourth consecutive year by analyst Rod Allen. This marks the ninth year for Tigers telecasts on FSN Detroit, which earned a 2005 Michigan Emmy for “Best Sports Play by Play”. In addition to the road and home openers, here are other highlights of FSN Detroit's Tigers regular-season telecast schedule in 2006:
• At least one telecast from each of the 52 series on the Tigers schedule.
• 50 games against their Central Division counterparts – Chicago White Sox (15), Minnesota Twins (13), Cleveland Indians (12), Kansas City Royals (10).
• A total of 12 telecasts featuring the perennial powers of the AL East – New York Yankees (6), Boston Red Sox (6).
• A strong lineup of 15 inter-league contests including games against the Cincinnati Reds (3), Chicago Cubs (2), Milwaukee Brewers (2), St. Louis Cardinals (3), Houston Astros (2) and Pittsburgh Pirates (3).
• Holiday telecasts on Memorial Day, May 29 vs. New York Yankees and Independence Day, July 4 at Oakland Athletics.
• The Tigers final game of the season, Oct. 1 vs. Kansas City.
A one-hour Tigers Season Preview special premieres Saturday, April 1 at 6:00 PM. Most regular season telecasts are preceded by the 30-minue Tigers Pregame, hosted by John Keating. The Emmy-winning Tigers Weekly returns April 8 and airs most Saturdays throughout the season at 11:30 AM. The Tigers also are covered nightly on the Detroit Sports Report at 10:00 PM or immediately after the game. Following FSN Tigers telecasts, DSR goes into post-game show mode with highlights, analysis, manager Jim Leyland's media session and player reaction. And, FSN's profile series Spotlight will have episodes featuring Tigers personalities during the course of the season.
FSN Detroit's coverage of the Tigers goes to 3.2 million cable and satellite homes throughout Michigan and portions of Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana.
WMGC-FM, Magic 105.1, has announced its “Magic Bowling Party” scheduled for Saturday, March 18th at Super Bowl Lanes in Canton. The event will be hosted by many of Magic's personalities- Cyndy Canty, Mitzi Miles and Linda Lanci will host the first bowling session that goes from 1-3pm. Jim Harper, Jim Paolucci, Mike Bradley and Fay Samona will host the second bowling session which lasts from 3-5pm.
Listeners can win a spot for themselves and three guests to attend one of the two bowling sessions taking place at the “Magic Bowling Party” by listening to WMGC or visiting the station's web site at detroitmagic.com. There will be door prizes and special contests, as well as food, soft drinks and fun for all.
Steve Harvey was a little nervous. The comic actor and radio show host had decided to come clean. Harvey was on the verge of making a significant change in his life, and even though he's a public figure, he didn't exactly want to do it in a public way. For two decades, he had been known for delivering foul-mouthed, hilarious dialogues on life, including many in the smash comedy concert film "The Original Kings of Comedy." But he was ready to switch gears, become closer to God and do away with his otherwise un-Christian-like devices. He decided he wanted to become a better man... Steve Harvey is the new Mr. Clean (Sun 3/12)
A pool table and Persian rugs given to a former salesman for the University of Michigan's public radio and television stations as performance bonuses last year are among the things U-M police and administrators are investigating in a criminal probe of the stations' fund-raising, a lawyer for the man said Sunday. Meals provided to staff members and a Christmas party at a local restaurant are also part of the probe, said Tom Moors, an attorney for Jeremy Nordquist, an account executive who sold airtime and was fired from Michigan Public Media in January. The meals and the merchandise were provided in exchange for announcements on the station, he said. Nordquist, who is appealing his firing, and his supervisor, Justin Ebright, development director for Michigan Radio, have both been questioned by police, according to their attorneys. Ebright left the station in November after eight years... U-M radio, TV subject of probe (Mon 3/13)