Sidelined Red Wings' defenseman Jiri Fischer will offer his analysis of the Wings playoff run for Sports WXYT-AM (1270) beginning with Sunday's Game 2 against Edmonton. Fischer will be contributing to WXYT's local pregame coverage throughout the playoffs.
Fischer has been sidelined since November when he was struck with a heart ailment during a game against the Nashville Predators at Joe Louis Arena.
Gene Schabath was watching the Red Wings' game the other night in Sterling Heights while he talked on the phone with his son Matt, who was watching the game on the same cable station in Houston. Well into the third period against the Dallas Stars, Matt interrupted their conversation with a whoop and a huzzah, in honor of the Wings' first goal. "What the heck are you talking about?" said his loving dad. "They didn't score"... Houston knows first: Why Macomb gets dad gets delayed TV feed (Fri 4/21)
Whether or not local radio DJ Thayrone's lawsuit against WEMU, the public broadcasting station at Eastern Michigan University, has enough merit to go to trial may be decided by the Michigan Supreme Court. Kenneth McKanders, legal counsel for EMU, said Thursday that the university has decided to appeal a Feb. 28 decision by a Michigan appeals court panel that reinstated Theron Hughes' wrongful dismissal suit against the station. Hughes, who goes by the on-air name Thayrone, was host of "The Bone Conduction Music Show'' for 17 years on WEMU (89.1 FM) before being fired in 2003... EMU appeals case of fired DJ (Fri 4/21)