Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 26, 2008




WDET to broadcast live from Mackinac Policy Conference May 28-30

WDET 101.9FM, Detroit's NPR Station, begins its third year of bringing listeners extensive live coverage of the 2008 Mackinac Policy Conference on May 28, 29 and 30. Attending this year's conference will be the host of WDET's "Detroit Today", Craig Fahle, along with WDET news team members Noah Ovshinsky and Zac Rosen who will cover the stories coming out this important conference from political and business leaders.

WDET is also partnering with Crain's Detroit Business on conference coverage. Mary Kramer, publisher of Crain's Detroit Business will join WDET's Craig Fahle on "Detroit Today" on Wednesday, May 28 at 11:08am to discuss the conference. Reporters from Crain's will appear on "Detroit Today" on Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30 at approximately 11:08am to discuss the stories they are working on with WDET listeners.

On May 28-30, WDET will report on the day's upcoming conference events during "Morning Edition" at 6:33am and 8:33am. "Detroit Today" will dedicate the entire program to conference coverage from 10am to noon with reports and interviews from news and policy makers. Recaps of the day's events and reports will also be heard during "All Things Considered" at 4:30pm and 6:30pm during the three days of coverage.

On Friday, May 30 from 9am to 10am, WDET will air the one-hour special "Careers After Cars," produced by the stations of the Michigan Public Radio Network. The program will examine future growth industries in Michigan, what those jobs may be like, and what role government leaders and policy makers will have in influencing those choices.

The special live coverage of the 2008 Mackinac Policy Conference May 28-30 can be heard on WDET 101.9FM and at on the station's web site,



Michigan Radio expands environmental coverage

Michigan Radio has expanded its coverage of environmental issues, with two reports now airing each weekday. The Environment Report with Lester Graham will begin airing Monday through Friday at 5:45pm during All Things Considered. This four minute segment will provide a quick snapshot of the day's environmental news along with feature reports from dozens of producers in the field.

In addition to this new afternoon report, Michigan Radio will continue to broadcast the Environment Report with Christina Shockley each Monday through Friday at 8:55am, during Morning Edition. The morning Environment Report features stories from both Environment Report producers and Michigan Radio's own news staff. The stories in this segment focus on regional and Michigan specific environmental issues.

Since it began in 1995 (at that time called the Great Lakes Radio Consortium), The Environment Report has won more than 90 state, national, and international awards for journalistic excellence. The service is carried by more than 160 public radio stations in 18 states and reaches millions of listeners across the country. The Environment Report is co-managed by Senior Editor Lester Graham, and Senior Producer Mark Brush. Rebecca Williams serves as the service's chief reporter. The Environment Report is based at the studios of Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor, and is a service of Michigan Public Media.

Michigan Radio is the state's most listened-to public radio service, attracting over 400,000 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.



Detroit News:

Don Keith is a pretty cool dad. He likes rock 'n' roll and hip-hop, and encourages daughter Rebecca, 11, and her friends to listen to it around the house. But the words and images of some popular music often grate on him. He calls it "about the most evil stuff you'll ever hear -- and they really know how to market to that age group." "There's a much more positive image and message that can come from the same good music," Keith said. So he's taken modern media, including the Internet, and infused them with another kind of message. For Rebecca and other preteens, teens and 20-somethings, Keith, 44, has started a radio broadcast of contemporary music with Christian themes and messages. And he has two Web sites that allow Christian teens to interact without going against their religious values -- and the values their parents seek to instill... Faithful turn up music to reach youths (Mon, 5/26)



Detroit Free Press:

The announcer's strident voice demands our attention, "This broadcast is brought to you by: Morton's Cutglass Fly-Swatter, You get all the breaks, and by: Finkell's Fur-lined Syrup Pitcher, We always stick by you. And by ..." and on and on through a list of almost 20 sponsors. No broadcast can happen without sponsors. There used to be only one per game. Now, there are many. Even after the billboard (TV-ese for the opening salvo), they keep on coming. There are sponsors for the lineups, stolen bases, pitching changes -- almost any happening within the game. We, as listeners, can do nothing about it. Airing a baseball game costs money... Ernie Harwell: And now, a word from ... (Mon, 5/26)







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