Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 21, 2007




CKWW to air “The Elvis Story”

To help gear up for the “Windsor Elvis Festival” next weekend, CKWW AM 580, Motor City Favorites, is proud to present “The Elvis Story” beginning this Saturday.

At age 6 he received his first guitar. At age 21 he had his first #1 record. The rest is Rock ‘n Roll history. Hosted by legendary broadcaster Charlie Van Dyke, The Elvis Story is an 11-part series that looks back at the life and career of the world’s most famous musician. It will air Saturday mornings at from 10 - 11 a.m. throughout the summer.

Detroit News:

Right now, somewhere in the country, some guys in suits can't agree on how we should be able to watch Michigan or Michigan State football on cable this fall. The Big Ten Network (BTN), a cable/satellite channel alliance between Fox and the conference, is set to launch at the end of August. Every Big Ten team, including U-M and MSU, will have football, men's and women's basketball games and other sports on the 24-hour channel. Except there is one, not-so-small snag: The BTN will only be on in Michigan if you have DIRECTV (part of Fox owner Rupert Murdoch's media empire) or Buckeye Cable (Ohio/Michigan border). Other cable providers, such as Comcast, are still negotiating with the network... Big Ten Network still hitting snags (Thu, 6/21)

Ann Arbor Business Review:

When Lynn Rivers began her public affairs talk radio show in 2004, the former congresswoman knew about political strategy, the U.S. Constitution and the interview process, albeit from the other side of the microphone. But she didn't know about radio. So when it came time to sign off of that first show, she simply stopped talking. There was no sign off, no call letters for the station, no ending... Radio show on WEMU keeps Rivers in public eye (Thu, 6/21)

WDVD Gives Away Free Gas And $96,000 Shopping Spree
CITADEL Hot AC WDVD/DETROIT gave away $10,000 in free gas as part of the station's "$96,000 SHOPPING SPREE" promotion. Listeners were required to crack a four-digit code to win. According to WDVD Dir./Marketing & Promotions JULIE LAW, "With gas prices at an all-time high, we felt we should seize the moment and give a listener three years of free gas. The response was overwhelming for one of the largest gasoline giveaways to one person by one radio station." (Thu, 6/21)







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