Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct 16, 2006

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For three years, Fox Sports Net Detroit announcers Mario Impemba and Rod Allen have accompanied their hometown baseball team on a journey from desperation to renown. In 2003, the Detroit Tigers came within one game of being the worst team in the history of baseball when they lost 119 games. While apathy was at an all-time high, Fox Sports Net Detroit's 2.5 Nielsen rating was at an all-time low. That was Mr. Impemba and Mr. Allen's inaugural season broadcasting at FSN Detroit. "Unfortunately," said FSN executive producer John Tuohey, "It was their first year together. I think it tested everyone's resiliency, but the guys still did all the things that you need to build camaraderie and team work." This year, a lot more people are watching the Detroit Tigers. Earlier this month the Tigers upended the New York Yankees during the American League Division Series, dispensing with them in four games, proving that good pitching does indeed beat great hitting. With that, the team moved on to Oakland, where they took the first two games from the A's in the American League Championship Series. The series was scheduled to be decided over the weekend, with the winner of the match going to the World Series. FSN Detroit, which televised 112 games in the regular season, has ridden on the wave of the Tigers' success (the team holds one of the top three win-loss records in Major League Baseball). The network has been buzzing with a 7.1 average household rating in metro Detroit, making it the market's most-watched cable network in prime time from April through September, according to Nielsen Media Research... Behind the Screen: Tigers Tales (Mon 10/16)



Detroit Free Press

Rochester College will host a live broadcast and fund-raising dinner featuring Michael Medved beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester College Theatre. Dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Rochester's Royal Park Hotel. Medved's nationally syndicated radio talk show is heard weekdays 3-6 p.m. on WDTK-AM (1400)... Medved pitches in for college (Sun 10/15)

 

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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on October 16, 2006 9:12 AM.

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