Today's Bill O'Reilly and Chris Matthews are mere pikers at ruffling political feathers compared with the late Lou Gordon. The Lou Gordon Program on Detroit's WKBD-TV Channel 50 took no prisoners, whether it was the on the local front every Saturday night, or on the national scene in a syndicated edition on Sundays. Gordon was TV's first nationally recognized news and talk show host for a dozen years through 1977. He set the mould for the CNNs and the Fox networks of today, and he did it all without the help of a phalanx of researchers, Google or e-mail. On Monday, Detroit Public Television (WTVS, channel 56, cable 67) devotes an hour of prime time starting at 9 p.m. to a pair of new documentaries about Gordon and fellow local television celebrities, John Kelly and Marilyn Turner. Motor City Celebrities is part of a projected series produced by Detroit television writer and producer Gordon Castelnero. Castelnero, 43, is the author of TV Land Detroit, a 2006 survey of the early days of Detroit/Windsor TV... Motor City TV land (Thu, 4/3)
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Debuting: On WYCD-FM's (99.5) HD3 Channel and Web sites (wycd.com and www.psychiconair.com), a new 24-hour HD3 Psychic Radio channel out of their Detroit studios... Names and Faces (Thu, 4/3)
Radio executive Tom Athans, husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, expressed remorse Wednesday after being caught in February by a Troy police sting aimed at catching prostitutes. Stabenow said she wanted "folks to know that I'm grateful for their prayers and support." Athans, in a statement, said: "No words can fully express how sorry I am. At the time this incident occurred, I took responsibility for my actions and fully cooperated with law enforcement. My family and I are dealing with this matter in a personal and private way." Athans, the co-founder and former CEO of the liberal-progressive Democracy Radio... Stabenow's husband entangled in prostitution sting (Thu, 4/3)
Michigan Radio wins Michigan AP awards
Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan, recently received several awards from the Michigan Associated Press for news coverage in 2007.
Michigan Radio received Michigan AP Awards in the following categories:
- Station award for General Excellence
- Best Newscast, Charity Nebbe
- Best Individual Reporting, Jennifer Guerra
- Best Continuing Coverage, “Michigan’s Budget Crisis”
- Best Hard News, Dustin Dwyer and Steve Carmody for “GM Workers on Strike”
- Best Natural Sound, Jennifer Guerra for “Urban Exploring”
The station also received several honorable mentions.
Michigan Radio is the state’s most listened-to public radio station, attracting approximately 450,000 listeners each week across the southern half of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Michigan Radio broadcasts at 91.7 FM in southeastern Michigan, 91.1 FM in Flint, and 104.1 FM in western Michigan.
WVMV's Zonjic to perform at Troy High's Evening of Jazz April 4
Alexander Zonjic & Friends will join the Troy High Jazz Ensemble for an evening of Jazz, Dinner & Dancing on Friday, April 4th from 7:00 - 10:30 pm at the Detroit/Troy Hilton, 5500 Crooks Rd. at I-75. The event is presented by The Troy Band Dept. under the direction of Brian Nutting. Call (248) 879-2100 for ticket information.