West Michigan: Newsmakers Jan 14, 2007




Grand Rapids Press:

Does the thought of driving more than two hours to work and more than two hours back home make anyone a little anxious? Michelle McKormick, former Grand Rapids on-air radio personality, can say goodbye, for the time being, to her days of long-distance driving. She was commuting almost daily to CBS radio station WKRK-FM (97.1) in Southfield for the past 3 1/2 years, until she was fired Christmas Day. "Music was never the product. We are. My listeners knew everything about me," said McKormick, referring to the FM style of talk format she co-hosted on "Motor City Midday" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Her radio partner was former West Michigan personality Jay Towers, who remains at the station... Broadcaster's commute is over, for now (Sun, 1/14)

WOOD (Channel 8) is putting together a DVD for the Ford Foundation. It will include the station's two, one-hour specials that aired Dec. 27 and Jan 3; a collection of stories and video compilation from the week's events... WOOD to offer DVD of Ford coverage (Sun, 1/14)

WZZM (Channel 13) news anchor Lee VanAmeyde covered President Ford's funeral proceedings, despite the death of his 92-year-old father. Marinus VanAmeyde died Jan. 1... Veteran anchor works despite loss (Sun 1/14)

Emily Zangaro, a Calvin College graduate, is the newest general-assignment reporter at WOOD. She previously worked at Lansing station WLNS (Channel 6)... New reporter takes the airwaves (Sun, 1/14)

Familiar faces in front of and behind the camera at WZZM were brought back to West Michigan to help remember President Ford... Broadcasters return to cover Ford (Sun, 1/14)







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