Metro Detroit: Newsmakers March 31 2006

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Detroit News:

When Channel 7 fired news anchor Frank Turner in 1998, it followed revelations of crack cocaine addiction and thousands of dollars in telephone sex line charges. Now Turner's lifestyle choices have the anchor and the TV station going to the mat again -- but the circumstances could not be more different. Turner, a born-again Christian who returned to the 5 p.m. anchor desk in 2000 a changed man, has filed a complaint against WXYZ-TV with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for refusing him permission to host an evangelical radio program in his spare time... TV anchor's choice: God or Ch. 7 job (Fri 3/31)



Detroit Free Press:

Frank Turner's contract to anchor the news at WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) expires at year's end, the station says. And the likelihood he'll continue much beyond that has been clouded by his new Equal Opportunity Commission filing against the station for enforcing its exclusive contract for his broadcast services. Turner, who embraced evangelical Christianity after well-publicized cocaine and phone porn scandals in the late 1990s, wants to launch a two-hour weekday show on Christian broadcaster WEXL-AM (1340)... Turner pushing Channel 7 to allow his radio evangelism (Fri 3/31)



Flint Journal:

Michigan Public Radio got some good news for a change recently when it was named one of the best public radio stations in the state by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. The Ann Arbor-based station, WUOM (91.7), which simulcasts in Flint as WFUM (91.1), earned the designation after winning eight 2005 Broadcast Excellence Awards from the MAB... Michigan Public Radio earns eight awards of excellence (Fri 3/31)

 

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730 AM carries Detroit Tigers baseball, so I can't see how they would also carry the Lugnuts, unless they are carried on one of Citadel's FM stations in Lansing.

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