Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Sep 12, 2007




Detroit News:

Detroit Public Radio WDET-FM (101.9) has chosen Tim Hygh as its new station manager, according to interim general manager Allen Mazurek. WDET has been seeking a new general manager since former general manager Michael Coleman's controversial term ended with his abrupt resignation in December 2006. In the fall of 2005, Coleman cut many longtime WDET programs, including that of Martin Bandyke and Judy Adams, but general staff dissension led to the departure of many longtime staffers. The new setup will have Mazurek continuing as interim general manager... WDET hires Tim Hygh as station manager (Wed, 9/12)

The morning TV ratings war continues to heat up with NBC's "Today" adding a fourth hour of programming this week. Nationally, the extended hour allows "Today" to air at 11 a.m., but Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV-TV (Channel 4) has chosen to break it up with the 10 a.m. airing of "Ellen" followed by the aforementioned fourth hour of "Today," which debuted Monday. "'Ellen' is so strong at 10 a.m. we decided not to tinker with it," says Steve Wasserman, WDIV's vice president and general manager... NBC to run fourth hour of 'Today' (Wed, 9/12)







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