Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 8, 2006




Detroit News:

WXYZ-TV Channel 7's morning news anchor Eric Smith has a new book out. Inspired by "From the Heart," his short segments on various unsung heroes in and around Metro Detroit, Smith wrote a book of the same name for Huron River Press. The book, a best-of-the-best, is cool, but it's the author, a popular TV personality and journalist, who draws you in. A native Detroiter, Smith has been at WXYZ for 44 years. His warm, signature rosy-cheeked smile, snow-white Caesar haircut and pierced ear are all part of his disarming charm... WXYZ's Smith writes 'From the Heart' (Wed 6/7)

We love the '00s. The '90s are nice. The '70s are OK, and '60s music is very good. We love '50s R&B. But '80s music all those synthesizers and bad perms, it's truly a baffling format for anyone who didn't graduate from high school between 1980-89 ... Political office seekers in Washtenaw County can have their message heard, thanks to a WEMU-FM (89.1) feature, "Soapbox Summer," that returns in time for the 2006 primaries ... WDET streaming includes archive- If you forgot to tune in to Mick Collins' new music show "Night Train" on WDET-FM (101.9) last Saturday, you can tune in anytime online at wdetfm .org, where there's not only a live stream, but also an archive of past programs... Sirius revists '80s with best prom song (Thu 6/8)

Detroit Free Press:

The way John Trapane tells it, more than 110,000 e-mails, e-votes and voice mails are doing his job for him. Trapane is the program director of WDTW-FM (106.7), which became Detroit's newest country radio station May 26. He and the Clear Channel Communication ownership say they've relied heavily on e-input from listeners in changing the station from a slumping-in-the-ratings rock hits player... 106.7 FM's new format is listeners' choice (Thu 6/8)

Ann Arbor News:

The yellow-and-white striped hospitality tent outside the WTKA-AM (1050) studios, and yellow balloons - imprinted with the message M Go Blue - tied to the entrance of the building offered clues to what was happening inside. It was Wednesday morning, and WTKA program director Ryan Maguire held a wireless microphone and had just finished conducting an interview in a hallway with Laurie Carr. In the studio, Carr's husband, University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was busy with hosts Mike Wickett and Dave Shand, catching up with former players who called in to the radiothon... Athletes help net $40,110 on WTKA (Thu 6/8)







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