Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 28, 2007




Detroit News:

The San Diego District Attorney's Office on Wednesday rejected filing criminal charges against Channel 7 investigative reporter Steve Wilson after Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick accused the combative journalist of impersonating him on the telephone to obtain his hotel billing records. "We decided we could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt or that Steve Wilson was the person who was on the phone," said Paul Levikow, a spokesman for the district attorney's office. Levikow said his office generally does not comment on cases but changed protocol because of the unusual nature of the case... No charges against Channel 7's Wilson (Thu, 6/28)

Ready for election fever? Ready or not, tonight at 9, XM Satellite Radio kicks off P.O.T.U.S. '08/XM Channel 130 , a new channel that will by September be devoted 24/7 to the '08 presidential race. It all starts with tonight's live PBS presidential debate featuring the Democratic presidential candidates, hosted by Tavis Smiley at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The satcaster also will carry the PBS forum for Republican presidential candidates on Sept. 27... XM radio is devoted to '08 race (Thu, 6/28)

Don't mess with Michigan and Michigan State fans and their televised football. Dozens of upset and concerned Wolverines and Spartans e-mailed me, worried contentious negotiations between Comcast and the Big Ten Network (BTN) could spoil their fall viewing. The cable giant and network are sparring over fees and placement, something that's standard for any new channel. But fan concerns are legitimate because it could lead to changes in the TV landscape. Cable bills could be higher and some providers might opt not to carry the network... Fans concerned with Big Ten negotiations (Thu, 6/28)

Detroit Free Press:

The Arbitron monthly ratings report card for June covering the months of March, April and May translated into the following: Lots of top stations lost listeners, yet maintained rank. Out of the month's top 10 ranking stations (11 with ties) for all listeners ages 12 and older, eight lost listeners or stayed the same from last month's tote. WJLB-FM (97.9) and WJR-AM (760) tied for first, despite losing listeners. Tied-for-seventh WYCD-FM (99.5) country was the biggest gainer, with a 0.4 surge, matched by 20th-place WXYT-AM (1270), the latter coming from Tiger baseball listening... Stations lose listeners, but still rank at the top (Thu, 6/28)

Detroit spring phase 2 ratings trend (Wed, 6/27)







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