Mid-Michigan: February 2007 Archives

Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Feb 2, 2007





Marshall Exits Citadel/Lansing:
The budget broom sweeps RAY MARSHALL, OM for CITADEL/LANSING, out of office after 16 years. MARSHALL started at AC WFMK in 1990 and helped build the cluster with WFMK’s perennial #1 performance, converting WJIM to double-digit numbers as "OLDIES 97.5," launching Classic Rock WMMQ to #1 in its first book, and most recently elevating the performance of CITADEL's MICHIGAN Talk Network. (Fri, 2/2)


Flint Journal:

It's business as usual this weekend as most local TV stations gear up for the all-important February ratings "sweeps." But it's particularly busy at WNEM (Channel 5), the local CBS affiliate, which is carrying Sunday's Super Bowl XLI... February sweeps follows on heels of Super Bowl excitement (Fri, 2/2)



Barber Clipped From WPRO Lineup:
ALL ACCESS hears that DAVE BARBER has exited the 9-11:45a slot at CITADEL Talk WPRO-A/PROVIDENCE. All mentions of BARBER, the veteran of DETROIT and FLINT talk radio, have vanished from the WPRO Web site, which lists no host for the time slot. And ALL ACCESS hears that this could mean the return of JOHN DEPETRO, still on the beach after being fired by WRKO-A/BOSTON, to the PROVIDENCE market. Meanwhile, BARBER, whose resume includes stints at WTRX-A, WTAC-A. WFDF-A, WWCK-A, and WEYI-TV/FLINT, MICHIGAN TALK RADIO NETWORK, and WXDX-A/DETROIT, is now available for the next challenge. (Wed, 2/7)

Geronimo Exits WFBE:
CITADEL Country WFBE/FLINT MD/morning personality DAVE GERONIMO has exited. We're also hearing that a veteran Country programmer has already been tapped as his replacement. (Tue, 2/6)

Flint Journal:

Dave Barber was fired by a radio station in Rhode Island this week, nearly a year after the controversial former Flint talk show host signed on there. Barber, who could not be reached for comment, was dropped by WPRO-AM in Providence, R.I., on Monday. "I'm shocked. Dumbfounded. I'm completely besides myself about this," he told the Providence Journal in a story published Wednesday... Rhode Island radio station fires Barber (Thu, 2/8)


Flint/Tri-Cities: Newsmakers Feb 16, 2007



Flint Journal:

Comcast subscribers may have been alarmed to see a note in their February bills stating that it may have to drop WSMH (Channel 66) "as early as March 1." What's the deal? No deal, right now. But they're working on it. Spokesmen for both sides predict the station won't get the boot from Comcast... NEW MAN IN TOWN: Country station WFBE-FM (95.1) is bringing back Keith Allen as its new morning host. He starts Monday, replacing Dave Geronimo. Allen, WFBE's afternoon drive man from 1998-2002, is a Flint resident who hopes to bring more local flavor to the show... Comcast and WSMH are working on working together (Fri, 2/16)


Flint Journal:

First it was the Pistons. Now the Tigers. Saginaw's WNEM has reached an agreement with Fox Sports Net to carry 17 Detroit Tigers games this season on its sister station, My 5 TV. FSN has the rights to 151 games, 17 of which will be carried by the team's regional TV network of which My 5 will be a part... My 5 to broadcast 17 Tigers games this summer (Wed, 2/21)


Flint/Tri-Cities: Newsmakers Feb 23, 2007



Bay City Times:

Queens, chefs, musicians, a juggler, a magician, dignitaries and a whole bunch of volunteers come together this weekend to raise a little money for the annual Bay City Fireworks Festival telethon. There also are a whole bunch of pretty cool items to bid on via telephone. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday and runs for at least 33 hours... Fireworks Festival telethon begins 33-hour broadcast on Saturday (Fri, 2/23)


Lansing/Jackson: Newsmakers Feb 27, 2007



Lansing State Journal:

For the past four years, Daniel Granholm Mulhern has been the confidante, coach and soul mate to Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Although he has led volunteer efforts, he largely has stayed behind the scenes, serving as the governor's sounding board and helping raise the couple's three children. But with a new 200-page book on leadership just out and a daily radio show starting Monday evening, Mulhern is moving onto a far more public stage. As he learned last week, it can be a tricky spot for someone married to the governor... Mulhern starting radio show: Granholm's spouse to have weekday call-in program (Tue, 2/27)

CMU grad student's interactive movie set for premiere at University's film festival

Patrick Brown never would have guessed that a broken back would eventually lead him to groundbreaking creative endeavors. Brown, a graduate assistant in Central Michigan University's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, overcame the back injury he suffered in 2001, and during his lengthy recuperation at his parents' home in Rochester, N.Y., he began dabbling in screen writing. After graduating from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2002, Brown took a job in sales, but it wasn't long before he realized that his true passion was film.







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