Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Mar 20, 2008




Detroit News:

Quick, who did the song "The Ballad of Denny McLain "? That would be S.F. Seals (named for the San Francisco Seals, Joe DiMaggio 's farm team). The song came out in the '90s, at the height of the hurler's legal troubles. Some of the lines: "He was a young kid with a great right arm/never dreamed that he would come to harm but Denny fell in with some bad company/now he's up the river for a good 23." You can hear that song and 411 others having to do with 27 other baseball players and the general lore of the game on Play Ball! , a new XM Satellite Radio channel (XM 120 ) that is launching for a special limited run March 29-30 in honor of Major League Baseball's opening day on March 31... Play Ball! gets limited XM run (Thu, 3/20)

The morning show "Fox & Friends" is grabbing the attention of a fair share of early birds in Metro Detroit. The Fox News Channel offering attracts nearly twice as many local viewers as CBS' "The Early Show," which airs on WWJ-TV (Channel 62). Who would've thought an a.m. cable show could trump a broadcast TV offering? According to Nielsen Media, "Fox & Friends" garners a 0.7 household rating, and "The Early Show" pulls in a 0.4 household rating in Metro Detroit. Each point is worth 19,440 local viewers... 'Fox & Friends' has pals in Metro Detroit (Thu, 3/20)

Detroit Free Press:

If Mac Kelly has his way, cheesy monster movies will always have a Detroit home on "Wolfman Mac's Nightmare Sinema." The show, which had its commercial TV premiere last weekend on WMYD-TV (My TV20), is the first in decades to resurrect the campy fun of the Ghoul and Sir Graves Ghastly. Sarah-Norat Phillips, president and general manager of the Southfield station, said overnight ratings were promising for the show, which had a "solid showing with male viewers aged 18 plus"... Wolfman Mac's 'Nightmare Sinema' revives a cheesy tradition (Thu, 3/20)

Seems just a short time ago that Sunny Anderson was a disc jockey for Detroit's Radio One combine, at 102.7 FM, says group programmer Al Payne. But starting April 6, she'll go nationwide as TV's Food Network makes her its newest kitchen star. Anderson will be host of "Cooking for Real," airing at 10:30 a.m. Sundays... DJ heads for the kitchen (Thu, 3/20)







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