Television: September 2007 Archives

Statewide: Newsmakers Sept 14, 2007



Grand Rapids Press:

John Keating has come a long way from his days as Steve Knight. Keating, an original member of the FSN Detroit lineup, started his broadcasting career with the Grand Valley State University student radio station, working his way up from broadcaster to station manager. That eventually led to a weekend gig with WZZR-FM in Grand Rapids, which today is WLHT. But the station already had an on-air talent named John, so Keating was rechristened with the stage name Steve Knight. It wasn't exactly the start Knight, er, Keating expected. "(The station manager) just gave me this name and said, 'Welcome to radio,' " Keating said. The moniker followed him to WZZM-TV, where he worked as a weekend sports anchor. It wasn't until Keating moved to a Denver TV station in the mid-1980s that he regained his birth name. Keating returned to Michigan about a decade later when "the planets aligned" and a position opened at PASS, which later was absorbed by FSN Detroit. Keating has hosted Tigers and Red Wings pregame shows ever since for FSN Detroit, celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month... FSN'S Keating got his start at Grand Valley (Fri, 9/14)


More than half of the 2007-08 FSN Detroit telecast schedule for the Red Wings and Pistons will also be presented in high-definition on FSN HD.

FSN’s 70-game Red Wings schedule includes 36 in high-def (32 home, 4 away). The network’s 37-game Pistons lineup includes 21 televised in HD (20 home, 1 away). The combined 57 HD telecasts are available on FSN HD, made available by the following cable and satellite providers:

• Comcast – Ch. 201 (metro Detroit, Flint/Saginaw and West Michigan)
• Bright House Networks – Ch. 232 (western Detroit suburbs)
• WOW! – Ch. 220 (Detroit suburbs)
• Charter – Ch. 791 (in areas throughout Michigan where HD service is available)
• Buckeye – Ch. 643 (Toledo)
• DIRECTV – Ch. 95 or 96 (Detroit spot beam)
• Dish Network – Ch. 380 (entire FSN Detroit footprint)

FSN Detroit is the largest provider of local events in high-def, currently delivering approximately 120 HD games annually among the Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers. Viewers receiving FSN HD also will see selected college football and basketball games televised nationally by FSN during the fall and winter months.

The complete Red Wings and Pistons telecast schedules are available at







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