West Michigan: Newsmakers Aug 7 - 13, 2006




Grand Rapids Press:

In their first season together in the FSN Detroit broadcast booth, Mario Impemba and Rod Allen had the pleasure of calling an unforgettable 43-119 season for the Detroit Tigers in the summer of 2003. Yeah, real pleasurable. You can't forget a disaster of that magnitude. It just makes Impemba and Allen further appreciate the Tigers' stunning accomplishment as the best team in baseball with a 76-38 record this season... Broadcast partners enjoying Tigers ride (Thu 8/13)

His concert was as laid back and candid as he is. Rising country artist Luke Stricklin, the 23-year-old Arkansas native with the deep voice and youthful face performed for about an hour at Thunder 94.5's second of three Thunder on the Mall concerts Wednesday. Some 2,200 attendees, according to Thunder program director Bud Ford, relaxed to Stricklin's legato twanging, old-school-country vocalizations ... Hot FM parties at the B.O.B.: After 20 years at WLHT-FM and playing "the great light rock," the morning team of Dave Jagger and Geri Jarvis introduced a Top 40 rock band Thursday night at the B.O.B. The Saving Jane concert was the first big gig for WHTS-FM (105.3), which calls itself "105.3 Hot FM" and plays Top 40 hits. And it was Dave and Geri's first big show in front of a new audience. What was it like introducing a rock band? "They were all very nice," Jagger said after meeting the band before the concert. "Despite all the tattoos." The Hot FM coming-out party attracted about 150-200 fans at the B.O.B...Thunder on the Mall country shows under way (Sun 8/13)

Detroit Tigers radio broadcaster Dan Dickerson has experienced some of the ball club's best times and worst times in recent seasons. The Tigers finished a dreadful 43-119 during his first full season behind the microphone in 2003, after he replaced Hall of Famer Ernie Harwell. In what has been a magical summer of 2006, however, Dickerson, who began his broadcasting career in Grand Rapids in the 1980s, has watched the Tigers come full circle to post the best record in Major League Baseball... Tigers fans hit fever pitch (Sun 8/13)


WSNX Gets People To Lick Hairy Animal:
Last week, Top 40 WSNX/GRAND RAPIDS, MI's "HOLMES & THE FREAK SHOW" had four listeners compete to win tickets to LOLLAPALOOZA by seeing who could lick a real llama the longest. A llama. If watching people lick animals is your bag, go ahead and click here for some local TV coverage of the event, which was held in downtown GRAND RAPIDS.







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