West Michigan: Newsmakers Oct 2 -8, 2006





'Hot Trips Cold Cash' At WHTS: CITADEL Top 40 WHTS (105.3 HOTFM)/GRAND RAPIDS is conducting the "HOT TRIPS COLD CASH" contest, in which every day a listener wins a trip to JAMAICA, CANCUN, or PUERTO VALLARTA or up to $1,000 in cash. The station sent 86,000 area homes a calendar (also available at www.1053hotfm.com) that lists a different song on each day, and when the listed song plays on the appropriate day, the 15th caller wins. WZZM-TV/GRAND RAPIDS is also in on the action -- it reveals the next day's song, and the hour in which it will be played, during its 11p newscast. (Tue 10/3)

Grand Rapids Press:

The second of three televised debates between Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Dick DeVos will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the studios of WOOD-TV (Channel 8). The debate will air live and commercial-free and will stream live online at woodtv.com. It will be simulcast on four other NBC-affiliated stations in Michigan: WDIV in Detroit, WEYI in Flint, WPBN in Traverse City and WLUC in Marquette... Debate comes to WOOD-TV (Sun 10/8)

Many fans of Blue Lake Public Radio WBLV-FM (90.3) have been tuning into dead air recently. The station's main transmitting antenna was rendered unusable by a lightning strike, and the station is operating on reduced power with a standby antenna. The damaged antenna has been shipped to the manufacturer in California, where it will be rebuilt. Station management predicts the combination of repair and return shipment should take about two weeks... Lightning TKO's WBLV (Sun 10/8)

t's not often a locally produced documentary captures national attention and recognition, but the award-winning WGVU Productions' "Surviving Auschwitz: Children of the Shoah" will be added to The Museum of Broadcast Communications' archive in Chicago... (Sun 10/8)







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on October 8, 2006 5:34 PM.

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