Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 19, 2006

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Detroit News:

The head of Detroit's public radio station WDET pleaded no contest Thursday to an embezzlement charge stemming from his former post at Michigan Public Media in Ann Arbor. Michael Coleman made the plea at a pretrial hearing in Ann Arbor, said Kevin Piotrowski, WDET public relations and promotion director. Coleman is charged with one count of misdemeanor embezzlement of at least $1,000 and less than $20,000 for allegedly illegally accepting meals and other perks while he was deputy director of Michigan Public Media, the parent of the University of Michigan's radio and TV stations, including Ann Arbor's WUOM. He left the group last summer to join WDET... Radio executive pleads no contest (Fri 5/19)

It never loses its intrigue and, as a result, the Downtown Hoedown remains one of the biggest free attractions of each summer festival season. "Young Country" WYCD-FM (99.5) presents this year's spectacle, the 24th presentation of the annual event, this weekend at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. The lineup includes classic acts such as the Kentucky Headhunters, shooting stars such as Canada's Terri Clark and alt-country rockers the Wrenfields, and rising stars such as Miranda Lambert, Josh Turner and Jack Ingram... Hart Plaza is set for a country collision (Fri 5/19)

Detroit Free Press:

Battle's on for TV awards- The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences handed out its nominations for local TV excellence Wednesday night. A full list is at But among the more interesting contests will be the battle for best investigative report series, where the nominees include Steve Wilson's WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) piece on Detroit first lady Carlita Kilpatrick's election year city-paid SUV lease and Scott Lewis' WJBK-TV (Channel 2) expose of former City Councilman Alonzo Bates... Name and Faces (Fri 5/19)

Country music, afflicted with an epidemic of suburban good manners just a few years ago, is playing rough again. Gretchen Wilson led the let's-get-real rebellion in 2004 with her hit "Redneck Woman," and now airwaves and iPods are crackling with tunes from artists who seem hell-bent on making the polite popsters of a few years back blush and cringe. A rowdy pack of them is heading for this weekend's Downtown Hoedown, a showcase for Music Row's fresh faces since 1983... C'mon down!: This year's Downtown Hoedown singers are rowdy, rough and ready for a good time (Fri 5/19)

Ann Arbor News:

The former second in command at WUOM's parent organization pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced misdemeanor charge as part of a criminal probe into allegations employees at the popular public radio station misappropriated gifts traded by sponsors in exchange for on-air mentions. Michael Coleman, the former deputy director of the University of Michigan's public radio and television operations, faces up to 93 days in jail and $500 fine when he is sentenced June 22 for embezzlement under $200... Ex WUOM exec enters plea (Fri 5/19)



Yesterday, Friday May 19 I missed the report at 11:00 on the Detroit home market and which areas were"HOT" markets. Where I can view the info reported on the 11:00 p.m. news?






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