The first locally produced high-definition television (HDTV) program in the state will air on Thursday, Sept. 14, when WZZM-13 airs the special, "Great Lakes Adventure," from 9-10:30 p.m. The HDTV special will feature stories about the history, life and future of the Great Lakes. Viewers can watch "Great Lakes Adventure" in one of two ways. The special will be broadcast in high definition on WZZM-DT, which can be viewed with an antenna or via the HD tier on the Comcast and Charter cable systems. It can also be viewed in letterbox on analog channel 13, where black areas are visible above and below the television image... HDTV 'Great Lakes' special to air on WZZM (Wed 8/30)
Later this month, catch the beauty of the Great Lakes and the splendor of our fair state from the comfort of your sofa -- and in High Definition Television (HDTV) ... Time for the telethon: The 41st annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon airs today and Monday on WOTV-TV (Channel 4.) This is the 10th anniversary of the local station's broadcast of the event ... The CW is coming: Are you ready for a new television network? CBS Corporation (owner of UPN) and Warner Bros. Entertainment (owner of The WB) have joined forces to launch a fifth major TV programming source. The UPN and WB networks soon will be signing off and, in their place, CW will premiere its programming in various time slots and on different channels, depending on a household's TV service. "We are ... negotiating with area cable systems and satellite providers for carriage of the CW and expect to be on most (West Michigan) systems when the CW premieres on Sept. 18," said Jeff Watts, broadcast services manager at WWMT-TV (Channel 3)... Broadcast Notes (Fri 9/1)
If more companies could compete for your business, your cable TV bill would not land with such a heavy thud. And more businesses, particularly small ones in out-of-the-way places, would finally get a high-speed foothold on the Internet highway. Those, in a nutshell, are conclusions of a Lawrence Technological University study released last week by the Southfield school... Other states see big picture on cable (Sun 9/3)
HisKids.net, an alliance of leading Christian radio programs for children, will launch its innovative, interactive web site – www.HisKids.net – Sept. 2, providing numerous programs and music on-demand at one central site. “For the first time in history, children's Christian broadcasters are working together as never before to reach kids in new and innovative ways,” said Dodd Morris, director of His Kids Radio (www.HisKidsRadio.net), a broadcast ministry of Cornerstone University and coordinating partner of the alliance... Ministries Working Together ‘Historic'
Children's Programming Alliance Launching HisKids.net Web Site Sept. 2 (Mon 8/28)
Top 5 Grand Rapids radio stations among all listeners age 12+ for summer 2006 phase 1 ratings trend: WBCT-FM (9.2), WOOD-AM (7.4), WSNX-FM (6.8), WGRD-FM (5.5), WTRV-FM (4.9)