Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Dec 5, 2007

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Jamie Samuelsen set to make return to WDFN on Monday

One re-hire has been completed at sports WDFN AM 1130 as they will welcome Jamie Samuelsen back to the 6 - 9 am time slot starting Monday, December 10th. He'll be flying solo for now as an agreement has not yet been worked out for the return of Greg Brady who had been co-hosting the program until both were let go in cost-cutting moves last month.

Matt Shepard, who was a major contributor to the 'Jamie and Brady' show is also still on the outside looking in- at least for now.



The Oakland Press:

While local radio fans and media have been buzzing over the past few months about the absence of WRIF-FM's Drew Lane - leader of the popular morning team, Drew and Mike - Lane's longtime partner, Mike Clark, has kept right on talking. "It's not too much different," he said. "There is more work involved. When you're down a man, everybody has to step up." Clark hasn't been alone in the Ferndale radio station since Lane left to care for his fiancee, Tess Schuster, who has been battling breast cancer. The raspy-voiced Clark - a smoker - has been ably assisted by the show's producers, Mike Wolters and Marc Fellhauer, on the air. Fellhauer has been busy delivering the sports reports, part of Lane's daily duties. Clark reported he speaks with Lane "every couple weeks," he said... Mike holding the fort without Drew (Wed, 12/5)



Detroit News:

Take a trip back in time when Detroit Public Television and producers of "Hot Fudge," a family entertainment series that was locally produced and nationally syndicated in the 1970s and early 1980s, team up to present a retrospective special about the once-popular show. Titled the "Hot Fudge Comin' Atcha Concert," the special will feature a newly-packaged collection of music and comedy from the original broadcasts and airs 8 tonight on WTVS-TV (Channel 56). In its day, "Hot Fudge" featured music, songs, and sketches with live actors and puppets with host and Benton Harbor native Arte Johnson ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"). Following the first season, hirsute musician Larry Santos and his fuzzy neon green puppet Seymour (voiced by Robert Elnicky) took over as hosts. Presented as part of Detroit Public TV's December membership drive, the special includes vintage performances by cast and characters, including Santos and Seymour, Homer, Caz, Mona, Mr. Kootch and more. The "Hot Fudge Comin' Atcha Concert" will also feature live studio appearances by Santos, Elnicky (Seymour), and Ron Coden... 'Hot Fudge' concert produced for WTVS (Wed, 12/5)


During your morning commute, you may see a familiar face one car over. Don't stare, but chances are that perky soccer mom is Shon Gables, who is living in Metro Detroit again. Early birds might remember Gables as the friendly face that delivered the news on WDIV-TV's "Local 4 News Morning" for three years until 2003 when she left for New York's WCBS-TV. Now Gables, whose husband Peter is a University of Michigan alum and huge fan of the Detroit area, lives in Ann Arbor. When she isn't carting her kids around, Gables takes to the air and commutes between the college town and New York where she anchors "The Black Enterprise Business Report," a weekly syndicated news magazine that profiles African-American movers and shakers in the financial world. It airs Sunday afternoons on TV One and Monday mornings locally on WMYD-TV (Channel 20)... Former news anchor is back in the area (Wed, 12/5)

 

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