West Michigan: Newsmakers Feb 11, 2007




Grand Rapids Press:

The stork is visiting many morning teams at local television stations. Lauren Stanton, news anchor at WZZM (Channel 13) is due June 28 ... WXMI (Channel 17) news anchor Amy Turner is due in a couple of weeks ... At WOOD (Channel 8), morning man Brett Thomas' wife, Gina, is due on March 8 ... And finally, Holly Doyle, news anchor at WWMT (Channel 3) is due July 6 with her first child... TV anchors await new arrivals (Sun, 2/11)

Grand Rapids has a new No. 1 radio station: WOOD-AM. In the recent Arbitron, 12-plus ratings category, WOOD-AM (1300) has toppled sister station WBCT-FM (93.7). "The local shows drove this," said Phil Tower. "I am so proud of (morning guys) Gary Allen, John Matlak and (mid-morning hosts) Rick Beckett and Scott Winters. We are kind of like the Rodney Dangerfield of morning radio -- we get more respect now"... WOOD-AM 1300 takes lead in ratings (Sun, 2/11)

A locally produced television special hosted by Maranda of WOTV (Channel 41) and Eva Aguirre Cooper of WOOD (Channel 8) will examine teenage drinking. "Connect on the Rocks: The Epidemic of Teen Drinking" airs at 7 p.m. Thursday on WOTV and 6:30 p.m. Saturday on WOOD. TV special probes teen drinking (Sun, 2/11)







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