News-talk WJR AM 760 morning host Paul W. Smith will sit in for syndicated host Rush Limbaugh on Friday, April 6th. The Rush Limbaugh Show airs live from noon-3pm. In addition to WJR, which airs it live, the program is heard on several other radio stations across Michigan.
The next time Rod Allen is working a Tigers game, listen carefully. Allen, color analyst for Tigers telecasts, is fun to listen to and insightful. He might be the best color analyst in Motown. Allen, a former Tigers outfielder, is so good at telling you what's going to happen before it actually does. Although Allen technically was wrong, his best example came about a year ago... Allen has the gift of foresight (Wed, 4/4)
You have to give it up for fans and viewers of local newscasts. They notice everything and are always armed with questions about their favorite anchors and reporters. For instance, one reader called me as soon as he stopped seeing WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) reporter Val Clark on the air. No worries, my dear reader. Clark has been doing a lot of weekends, covering for reporter Heather Catallo , who has been out on maternity leave. Now that Catallo has returned, you will be seeing a lot more of Clark during the week, Grace Gilchrist, WXYZ's vice president and general manager assures us... Channel 7's Val Clark to return to weekdays (Wed, 4/4)
For 12 years, the studios of WDET were home for late-night heartthrob Liz Copeland and her radio show. Her heady nocturnal mix of sweet sounds, from classic techno to Curtis Mayfield to Nick Cave to Alice Coltrane, provided a perfect soundtrack for insomnia, all-nighters and hookups... Motor City Cribs- Liz Copeland's studio space (Wed, 4/4)
WDVD Names Fig Creative Services Director:
ABC Hot AC WDVD/DETROIT officially names former WWCK/FLINT, MI PD BRIAN "FIG" FIGULA as Creative Services Director. FIG has been in an interim position with the company since DECEMBER 2006, replacing 25-year station veteran CHRIS CONN. In addition to production and imaging, FIG will also handle on-air duties. And be sure to look for FIG to make an appearance on the FOX-TV comedy "WAR AT HOME" with MICHAEL RAPAPORT on SUNDAY, APRIL 22 at 7:30p ET; he'll be an extra at a graduation party. (Tue, 4/3)