Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Aug 10, 2007




Detroit News:

Jeff Murri says Fox 2's new 11 p.m. newscast will be hyper-local, content-rich and high-energy. All hyphenated descriptions aside, the important thing is that it will be here. When "News Edge" makes its debut Sept. 24, Detroit will have three local 11 p.m. news voices for the first time since the city's moldering CBS station dropped its newscast five years ago, so it could put on "Everybody Loves Raymond" reruns. On the theory that more news is better than less news -- and more competition is better than less competition -- any newscast would figure to make an impact... Fox adds 'Edge' to 11 p.m. news (Fri, 8/10)

Detroit Free Press:

Fox adds newscast- Stay tuned. WJBK-TV, Channel 2, is adding an aggressive new twist to Detroit's TV news wars when it launches "Fox 2 New Edge at 11" weeknights beginning Sept. 24. The half-hour newscast -- which the station describes as a "hyper-local" program with a "unique, fast-paced format" -- marks the first time Fox 2 will compete head-to-head at 11 p.m. with local network affiliate rivals WDIV-TV, Channel 4, and WXYZ-TV, Channel 7. "Fox 2 News Edge at 11," to be primarily anchored by Huel Perkins, is designed as a high-energy complement to that station's hourlong nightly newscast "Fox 2 News at 10"... Names and Faces (Fri, 8/10)

Ann Arbor News:

A local radio host who was fired for his on-air actions and comments is not protected by the First Amendment, a state appeals court ruled. The ruling dealt a blow to Theron Hughes, the outspoken host of the "Bone Conduction Music Show,'' which aired for 17 years on WEMU-FM (89.1). Hughes, who goes by his on-air name Thayrone, mixed music with conservative political commentary. He was fired in 2003 and sued to get reinstated. The Aug. 2 ruling effectively dismisses the lawsuit. Reached on Wednesday, Hughes said he isn't finished seeking his day in court. Hughes said he never denigrated the station and was fired for voicing support for President Bush and the war in Iraq while on the air. He said he is fighting for the right to free speech on public radio. "Your tax dollars and my tax dollars fund WEMU,'' he said... State appeals court dismisses disc jockey's lawsuit (Thu, 8/9)

C&G Newspapers:

For more than two decades, his was a familiar voice on radio. But while Ralph Valdez may no longer be hosting a show on WDET-FM, the Grosse Pointe Woods resident is still putting his wealth of musical and cultural knowledge to good use. In February, the former eastside Detroiter became the curator of cultural programming for the Arab American National Museum and the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services — better known as ACCESS — in Dearborn. He recently completed organizing the annual Concert of Colors world music festival, and is now focusing on museum programs like Global Thursdays, a multicultural music and arts series that runs September through April, and the Arab Film Festival in November... Cultural ambassador (Wed, 8/8)

'Handyman' Haege Heads To Hotel
The syndicated "HANDYMAN SHOW WITH GLENN HAEGE" will broadcast live from the legendary GRAND HOTEL on MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN this SATURDAY (8/11). The show will include an interview with the director of maintenance of the historic hotel, which opened in 1887 and was featured in the film "SOMEWHERE IN TIME." HAEGE is heard on over 170 stations nationwide, with CITADEL Talk WJR-A/DETROIT serving as his flagship. (Thu, 8/9)







Home Page | Contact | Station Listings | History | Links

Search | About | Shop | Sitemap | Weather



Twitter Facebook E-mail Feed


About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on August 10, 2007 9:15 AM.

What’s the delay? For sports fans, it’s a big pain was the previous entry in this blog.

Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Aug 10, 2007 is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.