West Michigan: Newsmakers June 12-18, 2006




Grand Rapids Press:

Expanding the B-93 Birthday Bash this year to a two-day lineup of music seems to have been a pretty good idea. Nearly 60,000 country music fans attended Day 2 of the annual event Sunday at the Ionia Fairgrounds, which was sponsored by radio station WBCT-FM (93.7). According to station representatives, the turnout was only slightly less than the number attending Saturday's show headlined by Trace Adkins. Rich Berry, B-93's general sales manager, said the station was pleased by the two-day turnout. "The listener family expressed so much appreciation," he said... Inaugural Bash double dose exceeds B-93 expectations (Mon 6/12)

Tuning into MTV used to be a way to watch music videos -- all the time. Now, viewers can expect to sift through reality shows, interviews and celebrity mishaps. One local television station is bringing back pure music television. On Thursday, WXMI-TV (Fox 17) premieres "The Tube" via its 17-2 digital signal. The channel is available to those who have digital receivers ... Rumors abound- Dave Jagger and Geri Jarvis, former morning personalities at WLHT-FM (95.7), have yet to begin their new gig at WHTS-FM (105.3), but that's not stopping the rumor mill... Fox 17 offers all music-video signal (Sun 6/18)







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