West Michigan: Newsmakers Nov 4, 2007




Grand Rapids Press:

Nineteen radio stations banded together last month in what is called a radio roadblock to raise awareness of shaken baby syndrome. At 7:30 a.m. Oct. 23, listeners heard 45 seconds of a baby crying while a voice-over interrupted by saying: "No matter how much she cries. No matter how tired you are. No matter how frustrated you get. Never, ever shake a baby." Though the radio spot is less than a minute in length, physicians at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital think it will make a difference... Stations throw up 'radio roadblock' (Sun, 11/4)

Tony Tagliavia and Jessica Leffler have joined WOOD-TV (Channel 8) as night general assignment reporters. News director Patti McGettigan is excited to have them aboard. "Both come to the station with skilled reporting backgrounds and will be strong assets to our news product," she said... WOOD-TV adds two reporters (Sun, 11/4)

With the 10 p.m. newscast addition at WXSP-TV, staff schedules are changing on the noon broadcast at WOOD-TV during Storm Team 8 weathercasts. Meteorologist Terri DeBoer will cover the noon broadcast Mondays and Tuesdays and Matt Kirkwood takes over Wednesdays through Fridays. Noon weather changes at WOOD (Sun, 11/4)

Mike Bridges, former television news anchor and reporter for WWMT-TV (Channel 3), has left the station. "He decided to take a job outside of television," said Cathy Younkin, news director at WWMT. Bridges will be the public affairs director for the Michigan Credit Union League based in Lansing... Anchorman leaves WWMT (Sun, 11/4)







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