West Michigan: Newsmakers July 2, 2007




Grand Rapids Press:

Medical breakthroughs, local and national health headlines, early disease detection and healthy eating and exercising tips are just a few topics that will be featured in a new Sunday morning health program on WZZM-TV (Channel 13). The 30-minute program, "Healthy You." is hosted by Valerie Lego, health reporter and weekend anchor, and airs at 11 a.m... WZZM adds Sunday a.m. health show (Mon, 7/2)

WGVU-TV and radio volunteer George McKellar helps out at the stations for the sheer joy of it. He didn't expect to receive the Pioneer Award from the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters for his efforts... WGVU volunteer honored (Mon, 7/2)

Joe Stokes had been out of radio for six years when he received a phone call one night from David Roper, a co-worker at the former WEVS-FM. Roper asked if the two former air personalities could get together to discuss an idea he had. "He came over and said, 'I have an idea and wanted to get your input,'" said Stokes, who was a nighttime air personality at the former oldies station from 1990 to 2001. Roper proposed creating an Internet radio station with virtually the same format as WEVS, a Saugatuck-based station on air at 92.7 FM from 1987 until 2001, when owner Chris Conrad sold the station to Midwest Communications of Wausau, Wis. The station's format was later changed to classic rock and its call letters became WYVN ("The Van.") Stokes agreed to become one of the on-air voices behind the venture, Lakeshoreradio.net, with Roper being the other... Internet radio station targets oldies fans (Sun, 7/1)







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