Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov 3, 2006




BBC to broadcast from WDET

WDET-FM 101.9, Detroit Public Radio, will host BBC World Service in their midtown Detroit studios on November 9 and 10 when the global news organization tours the United States. “World Have Your Say,” the BBC's interactive worldwide conversation program, will be broadcasting next week from Washington DC, Cleveland and Detroit. The program, which airs weekdays on WDET from 1pm to 2pm, examines important issues from around the world and invites listeners to participate via phone, email and text messaging. Since “World Have Your Say” debuted on WDET last year, Detroit area listeners are regularly heard in the conversations.

“We are delighted to be hosting the BBC in Detroit,” said Michael Coleman, WDET General Manager. “The program has been well received by our listeners, and that's one of the reasons the BBC chose to include Detroit on their American tour.”

WDET is looking to have a studio audience participate in both of the broadcasts. Audience members must be available to be at the WDET studios on either Thursday, November 9 or Wednesday, November 10 from 12:30pm to 2pm. Listeners interested in being a member of the studio audience for “World Have Your Say” should contact WDET at 313-577-3413.

The program is hosted by Ros Atkins and Rabiya Parekh. The news of the day and issues important to contributors around the world and in the studio audience will drive the content of the programs from the WDET studios on November 9 and 10. Listeners can take part in the program by sending their opinions and questions via SMS text message: +44 77 20 60 80; by telephone: +44 20 70 83 72 72; via email:; or online at where audiences can also listen live.

Detroit News:

Is this a grand conspiracy against Michigan and Michigan State football fans? Or simply an interesting coincidence? Michigan State and Michigan fans are left pondering those questions since neither school's Saturday football game will be broadcast on cable or regular TV. ESPNU will broadcast No. 2 Michigan vs. Ball State at noon, then MSU vs. Purdue at 3:30 p.m. The problem for most Wolverine and Sparty fans is that ESPNU, a relatively new college sports network of ESPN, is not available on any Michigan cable systems... TV sacks MSU, UM Saturday football (Fri 11/3)

WDVD Names Fig For Production/Late Nights:
ABC RADIO Hot AC WDVD/DETROIT OM/PD BYRON "RON" HARRELL names former WWCK/FLINT, MI PD/afternoon host BRIAN "FIG" FIGULA for Production Assistant and late-night duties. FIG replaces STEVE CHASE, who joined KALC (ALICE 105.9)/DENVER in AUGUST for afternoons. (Fri 11/3)







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