Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 9, 2008

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Sterling Heights Library to host free forum on DTV transition June 12

Experts connected to the broadcasting industry will discuss the upcoming transition to digital television (DTV) during a free forum at the Sterling Heights Public Library on Thursday June 12th at 2 p.m. The library is located at 40255 Dodge Park Road in Sterling Heights.

"We're finding that public awareness about the DTV transition is quite high, but there is a lot of confusion about what citizens need to do to have their households prepared," said Karole White, president & CEO of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB). "It is our intention to make sure that all Michigan citizens are equipped to take the proper steps to ensure they'll make a seamless transition to digital television."

Under federal law, all full-power television stations will turn off their traditional analog broadcast signals on February 17, 2009 and broadcast only in the newer digital standard. To receive the digital format, citizens need to either subscribe to cable, satellite or telephone company video services; purchase a new television with a built in digital tuner; or install a converter box on their existing television.

Citizens interested in attending the DTV forum are asked to pre-register online at www.shpl.net or by calling (586) 446-2669.

 


 

Windsor Star:

CJAM 91.5 FM has changed. That's what music director Chris White wants you to know. "The work that (our programmers) do on their particular radio shows is easily on par with some of the programming that you'd hear on mainstream radio stations, or perhaps the CBC as well," says the 28-year-old communication studies grad. Now under the helm of station manager Adam Fox, the venerable volunteer-run campus radio station is proud of its progress and its fresh outreach endeavours. This week, the station will host its biggest event in recent years - the 2008 National Campus and Community Radio Conference. More than 100 delegates from campus stations across Canada are expected to visit Windsor this week to join discussions on community broadcasting topics ranging from digital editing software to dealing with the F word... CJAM always pushing to improve (Mon, 6/9)

 

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