Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Sep 21, 2007




Flint Journal:

WNEM's plan to open a new studio in downtown Flint next year is good news for a battered city center trying to get back on its feet. And it may be good news for local news junkies. The Saginaw CBS affiliate announced Tuesday it will build a 2,500-square-foot studio in the new Wade Trim building under construction on Saginaw Street near Second Street. It should be open by this time next year, according to station management. WNEM (Channel 5) and Flint's WJRT (Channel 12) long have duked it out for local news ratings supremacy. WJRT traditionally has cornered Flint news coverage, while WNEM owns the Tri-Cities and points north. The balance of power shifted a few years ago, when WNEM's previous braintrust, in an obvious cost-cutting move, opted to slash its smallish Genesee County office down to nearly nothing. But current management, including station manager Al Blinke and news director Ian Rubin, has been rebuilding WNEM's Flint presence... WNEM's new downtown home may benefit station and city (Fri, 9/21)


Flint Generals To Air On WFNT
The INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE's FLINT GENERALS ink a deal with REGENT BROADCASTING Adult Standards WFNT-A (UNFORGETTABLE 1470)/FLINT for game broadcasts, the first time in four years that the GENERALS will air all home and away games plus a weekly show on MONDAYS during the season. GENERALS Dir. of Media Relations and Broadcasting DENIS J. PUSKA will handle play-by-play. (Fri, 9/21)







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