West Michigan: Newsmakers July 22, 2008




Grand Rapids Press

Former WOOD-TV Channel 8 anchor Tom Van Howe is returning to broadcast news in West Michigan, only for a competing TV station. Van Howe, 63, will join WWMT-TV Channel 3 on Monday. He signed a letter of agreement Monday to join the station based in Kalamazoo. He will fill in for Channel 3 anchor Jeff McAtee, a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve who has been called to active duty. Van Howe, who is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, will anchor newscasts at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday along with anchor Judy Markee on Channel 3, plus the 10 p.m. newscast on CW7... Tom Van Howe to return to TV as anchor at WWMT Channel 3 (Tue, 7/22)


Release from WWMT: Tom Van Howe returns to West Michigan television news (Tue, 7/22)




J Blaze To Light Up WKFR Nights: CUMULUS Top 40/Mainstream WKFR/KALAMAZOO brings in J BLAZE to do nights. He's expected to hit the air in early AUGUST. Although his last radio gig was as APD/nights for WSNX/GRAND RAPIDS, as APD/nights, "BLAZE has been on a three-year hiatus from radio while working in the education field," WKFR PD/Brand Manager KRUZE (aka KEN EVANS) told ALL ACCESS. "It's my hope that his experience with children will help in dealing with the KFR Sales team!" (Tue, 7/22)







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