Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 5, 2008




Detroit Free Press:

One of the hallmarks of the cable TV age in America -- local access channels broadcasting public meetings, community events and the occasional oddball citizen show -- may be in jeopardy in parts of Michigan as a result of a loophole in a cable franchise law that could wipe out much of the funding. Some cable providers have used the loophole to suspend support for so-called PEG -- or public, education and government -- operations since the law went into effect last year. Many others could do so when their existing franchise agreements expire, rather than pay a PEG fee of up to 2% of total revenue. Legislation to require all cable providers to pay the 2% PEG fee -- on top of a 5% franchise fee -- has been introduced in both the state House and Senate... Public access TV at risk (Mon, 5/5)

Mark your calendar for Sunday. WRCJ-FM (90.9) will broadcast the season finale concert of the Detroit Symphony's Civic Youth Orchestra. Hosted by Jimmy Rhoades and Detroit School of the Arts student Jared Laws, it'll air 10 a.m.-noon (pre-empting "The Listening Room")... WRCJ to feature youth orchestra (Mon, 5/5)







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