Metro Detroit: Newsmakers April 20, 2006




Pistons playoffs 1st round TV Schedule set

Go PistonsThe schedule and TV coverage for the Detroit Red Wings first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks has been announced:

Game 1: Sunday April 23, Fox Sports Net Detroit and TNT, 7:00 PM
Game 2: Wednesday April 26, WDWB Ch. 20 Detroit and NBATV, 7:30 PM
Game 3: Saturday April 29, Ch. 20 and ESPN, 9:00 PM
Game 4: Monday May 1, Ch. 20 and TNT, TBD
Game 5*: Wednesday May 3, Ch. 20, TBD
Game 6*: Friday May 5, Ch. 20, TBD
Game 7*: Sunday May 7, Ch. 20, TBD

(* if necessary)

Sunday's Tigers-Mariners Game to be simulcast on FSN Detroit and WDWB-TV 20

Due to Pistons' playoff basketball coverage, the television coverage of this Sunday's Detroit Tigers-Seattle Mariners game will be simulcast on FSN Detroit and WDWB-TV20. Game time is 4:00 PM. FSN will have the Tigers pregame show at 3:30. If the Tigers game is still in progress after 6:30 PM, coverage will continue through conclusion on TV20. Meanwhile, FSN viewers will be shifted to coverage of the Pistons-Milwaukee Bucks playoff game, which will include Tigers-Mariners updates.

Detroit Free Press:

In the words of WRIF-FM (101.1) broadcast immortal Arthur Penhallow--BAAAAAABY! Offspring are springing out all over. Let's start with the locals: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) reporter-anchor Christy McDonald and hubby WDFN-AM (1130) morning man Jamie Samuelsen have welcomed a son, Joshua Thomas Samuelsen... McDonald, Samuelsen have a boy (Thu 4/20)

Detroit News:

Make sure your TV remote has fresh batteries for the playoffs. And stretch your channel-changing thumb to prevent cramping or carpal tunnel syndrome. The Pistons, and especially the Wings, will be all over the place, starting Friday. The Wings' first-round matchup with Edmonton equals TV-viewing riches. The Wings will be on FSN Detroit, NBC, OLN, Channel 2 and CBC in the first round, meaning there shouldn't be a problem finding a channel ... Airwave oddities: Two odd things happened in local radioland over the last week, leaving some scratching their heads: WDFN's Rob Otto had former WDFN mid-morning host Brandon Tierney as a guest on his April 16 show. Tierney calmly ripped the station and morning show hosts Jamie Samuelsen and Greg Brady ... WXYT station honcho Rich Homberg denies this job listing is current, but it was up on until Tuesday afternoon. And I have the printout of the help-wanted ad. His station was advertising for experienced on-air talent, with at least five years morning show experience in a major market... Wings, Pistons games will be all over the dial (Thu 4/20)

Ann Arbor News:

The plug has been pulled on Johnny Danger's Depot Town Radio. The unlicensed, Ypsilanti-based "pirate'' station that could be heard at 89.5 FM, was shut down this week, reportedly by the Federal Communications Commission. The low-power station began broadcasting in January and could only be picked up in the Depot Town area and south to about I-94. "It was the best thing that ever happened to Depot Town. ... Everybody loved it,'' said Linda French, owner of Sidetrack restaurant. "Part of the fun was trying to figure out where it was being broadcast from. It wasn't like they were interfering with anybody... 'Pirate' radio in Ypsilanti is scuttled (Thu 4/20)







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