Metro Detroit: Newsmakers April 10, 2006

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Detroit Free Press:

They're tired of static. They're tired of the morning DJs. They hate commercials. They're tired of the same songs, played over and over and over. These are some of the reasons folks in metro Detroit give for why they decided to plunk down $13 a month for satellite radio... Find your frequency: Satellite radio services promise the stars, portability and channels galore (Mon 4/10)



The Oakland Press:

Cable rates have risen 86 percent in the past 10 years and 40 percent in the past five years, increases that are raising the call for more competition to help moderate prices and give consumers choices. There is a full court press by regional telephone companies on both national and state levels to allow them easy entry into the cable market. A set of state bills allowing AT&T to provide cable service to Michigan markets has been introduced and would bring that competition. But foes of the bill say it would also bring less local control and less local money and would "cherry-pick" only the prime customers. Prime customers are considered to be those in more affluent areas who tend to load up on services and to pay their bills on time... The high cost of cable (Sun 4/9)



Flint Journal:

Ask Jack Frost how important a community-minded radio station can be to its listeners, and he'll offer up the endorsement he got last month during his show on Kettering University's WKUF-FM (94.3). A woman who had just been released from Genesee County Jail called Frost crying in gratitude because she and other inmates were able feel connected to Flint by listening to Frost (real name: Cleven Williams) play hip-hop and R&B made by local artists every afternoon... Our airwaves (Sun 4/9)



All Access:

WTKA/Ann Arbor Renews U. Of Michigan Sports Deal: The UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN and HOST COMMUNICATIONS renew their deal with CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WTKA-A/ANN ARBOR, meaning that the WOLVERINES' football, men's and women's basketball, hockey, and some baseball games will continue to air on the station. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Mon 4/10)

 

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