Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb 14, 2007




John Mason is in demand. Detroit Pistons fans know him simply as Mason, the Pistons’ in-arena announcer and progenitor of the call, “DEE-TROIT BASKETBALL,” and they wave and yell for his attention like he was one of the players. They did it again before the Pistons hosted the Boston Celtics last week. Mason obliged, signing as many autographs as he could before tip-off. He received handshakes and pats on the back in return as he signed his way down the line... Mason: An All-Star Announcer (Wed, 2/14)

Evening lineup change at WMGC-FM

WMGCSoft rock WMGC-FM, Magic 105.1 has dropped 'The Magic Cafe', hosted locally by Johnny Williams, and in its place will air the syndicated John Tesh program from 8pm - 1am Sunday - Friday evenings. The new show starts tonight.

Detroit Free Press:

Turns out WMGC-FM (105.1) morning man Jim Harper has a lot in common with his new syndicated evening host, John Tesh. Both revealed they are major-league germaphobes. In an interview that aired this morning — Tesh’s show debuts today from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. — Tesh and Harper swapped tales of being enemies of all things soiled, including sharing a story about the general unhealthiness of ice cubes. They discussed the value of carrying around black lights to scan for bad things unseen under normal light... Harper, Tesh talk dirty, sort of... (Wed, 2/14)

WDET to air call-in show with Gov. Granholm

WDETDetroit Public Radio, along with other public broadcasters in the state, will air a special live call-in program with Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm on Friday, February 16 at 9 a.m.

Governor Granholm has laid out her plans to fix the state's economy and to balance the budget with spending cuts and tax increases that will impact many in the state. This special broadcast will be the citizens' turn to ask the Governor about her plans. Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta will host the live, call-in with Michigan's Governor Granholm. The Governor will be answering caller questions beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, February 16 in this special, one-hour
broadcast. Listeners interested in speaking with Governor Granholm during the program can call (877) 952-7870.

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Detroit Public Radio will air a one-hour special on Thursday evening, February 22 at 9pm, as Destination Jazz: The Ed Love Program observes Black History Month by presenting Wynton Marsalis' "From The Plantation to the Penitentiary."

This documentary shares its title with a new Wynton Marsalis recording, due to be released March 6 on Blue Note Records. On the album, Maralis takes an uncompromising look at
America's promise of prosperity and happiness as it relates to the African American experience.

On this special, Keith David from WBGO in Newark dissects this monumental recording along with Marsalis himself, who previously was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "Blood On The

At 7pm on the evening of February 22, Ed Love will also feature a live "From Studio A" performance by Allan Barnes and the Primetime Big Band.







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