West Michigan: Newsmakers May 7, 2008




Grand Rapids Press:

In Sunday's Broadcast Notes about WZZM-TV's (Channel 13) "Take Five" moving to the 9-10 a.m. slot at the end of August, the obvious question went unanswered: What happens to "Live with Regis and Kelly," which airs in that time slot? The answer: That show will move to Kalamazoo-based station WWMT-TV (Channel 3). On Sept. 8, "Live with Regis and Kelly" moves to 9 a.m. on WWMT, said James Lutton, general manager at Channel 3... 'Regis and Kelly' show lands new spot on the dial (Wed, 5/7)




Riviera/Las Vegas Hires Tim Kiesling: After a four-month nationwide search, RIVIERA BROADCAST GROUP/LAS VEGAS welcomes long-time CLEAR CHANNEL programming and marketing veteran TIM KIESLING as Marketing Director for Smooth Jazz KOAS (Smooth Jazz 105.7) and Alternative KVGS (AREA 107.9). KIESLING's 20-year radio career includes five years as Dir./Marketing at CLEAR CHANNEL/SAN ANTONIO. He was most recently PD of AC WOOD and Hot AC WMAX/GRAND RAPIDS. (Tue, 5/6)

WSNX Record Attempt Shots Down: CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40/Mainstream WSNX/GRAND RAPIDS, generated a ton of press from their CINCO DE MAYO stunt at a local bar. In a story first reported in the local paper, then picked up by THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, the PUDDIN'S PLAYHOUSE morning show tried to break the GUINNESS record for most tequila shots downed at one time on the holiday. The record was 1,300. Alas, the 'SNX crew "only" had 679 people slamming a shot of tequila on MONDAY night. Nevertheless, the show plans on trying again next year. (Wed, 5/7)








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