West Michigan: November 2007 Archives

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)


West Michigan: Newsmakers Nov 6, 2007




WSNX Two Jocks In A Box -- For Real: This past weekend, CLEAR CHANEL Top 40 WSNX/GRAND RAPIDS APD HOLMES & night co-host HOOCH from the "Freak Show" did a promotion called "Jock In A Box". The two jocks lived outside in a box (actually a POD) for 3-1/2 days until they filled a truck up with food for 500 needy WEST MICHIGAN families for the holidays. This was the third year for "Jock In A Box" and the second year they had to endure temperatures under 32 degrees. Brrrrrrrrrrrr! Click here for photos.


Kalamazoo Gazette:

The program director for local rock radio station WRKR-FM (107.7) has issued a statement regarding what he termed ``an absurd joke'' last month by an on-air personality that offended some listeners. During a broadcast of the station's ``The Rocker Morning Show,'' as the hosts discussed a poll that asked what people would do if they had just one hour to live, Warren Kluck said he would ``rape'' a woman. A statement issued via e-mail Thursday by WRKR program director Jay Deacon said: ``Warren Kluck sincerely apologized for his inappropriate remarks made on October 12th on `The Rocker Morning Show' on WRKR. He will again, make a public apology for his remarks on the program on November 9th"... WRKR issues statement about on-air remarks (Fri, 11/9)


West Michigan: Newsmakers Nov 18, 2007



Grand Rapids Press:

It's been nearly five months since West Michigan radio listeners began waking up without Dave Jagger and Geri Jarvis, two of the market's most recognizable personalities. The questions they hear the most? "Where are they? How is Geri's health? Will they be back on the air soon?" "I have heard that I am dying from cancer. Nothing could be further from the truth," Jarvis said in a recent interview, her first public comments since going off the air abruptly at WHTS-FM (105.3). Prior to that, the couple entertained listeners for nearly 20 years on WLHT-FM (95.7). Even during her years at WLHT -- where the couple won numerous awards, including "Personality of the Year" four times from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters -- Jarvis has had medical struggles... Dave and Geri eager for return to radio (Sun, 11/18)







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