Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct 9, 2006




Detroit Free Press:

Tomorrow night's second Michigan gubernatorial debate will air as scheduled at 8 p.m. That means much of the debate will go head-to-head against the Detroit Tigers, whose first game with Oakland goes on the air at 8:20 pm. John Truscott, a spokesman for the campaign GOP candidate Dick Devos, told WJR-AM's (760) Frank Beckmann this morning that he thought the debate would lose as mich as 80% of the audience if airing opposite the Tigers game... Michigan's second gubernatorial debate to air as scheduled Tuesday night (Mon 10/9)

Frank Turner ended his local TV news career Monday, leaving WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) to pursue Christian evangelism full time. In his final on-air utterance just before 6 p.m. Monday, Turner paid tribute to colleagues, his audience — “loyal, supportive, wonderful” — and moved his partner Robbie Timmons to tears as he announced “the beginning of his new life as a man of God,” including a broadcast ministry... Frank Turner leaving Channel 7 (Mon 10/9)

Remember Saturday's dilemma -- tune in for the Tigers' playoff game against the Yankees or watch the Spartans take on the Wolverines? Another unfortunate scheduling conflict will have Michiganders making tough choices Tuesday. The Tigers face the Oakland A's in the first American League Championship Series playoff game at the same time the gubernatorial debate pits Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Republican challenger Dick DeVos... TV schedule pits candidates vs. Tigers playoffs (Mon 10/9)

Schram Gets Official Nod As Michigan Public Media Director: Former INFINITY/DETROIT VP/Dir. of Sales and CLEAR CHANNEL/DETROIT VP/GM STEVE SCHRAM gets the official nod as Director of the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN's MICHIGAN PUBLIC MEDIA. SCHRAM served as the noncommercial radio and TV group's Interim Director from MARCH through OCTOBER 1, when the assignment was made permanent. The group includes noncommercial WUOM/ANN ARBOR, WVGR/GRAND RAPIDS, and WFUM-F/FLINT, plus PBS affiliate WFUM-TV/FLINT. (Mon 10/9)







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