Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 11, 2008

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Detroit Free Press:

Michigan residents -- specifically people in southeast Michigan -- are outpacing national averages in requesting $40 government-subsidized coupons to buy converters to make nondigital TV sets capable of receiving digital signals by the Feb. 17, 2009, broadcasting switchover. Dan Alpert, chief operating officer at WTVS-TV (Channel 56), reports that nearly 5% of all requests for the coupons have come from Michigan, "though we have only 3% of the nation's population," Alpert said. Information is available at www.dtv2009.gov or 888-DTV-2009... Michiganders rush for coupons for converters (Sun, 5/11)

 

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