Metro Detroit: Newsmakers August 1, 2008




Detroit Free Press:

Re-created: Today from 4 to 9 p.m. on XM Radio Channel 6, the '60s-era sound of the Big 8, CKLW-AM (800). Nonsubscribers can register to listen at ... Detroit Public TV starts a unique pledge drive over five August evenings that will blend PBS favorites such as "Antiques Roadshow," "Nova" and "This Old House" with special programming that provides an in-depth look into the future of WTVS-TV (Channel 56). Translation: It's capital campaign time as opposed to just raising money to keep the PBS affiliate operating. As with many such endeavors, the station quietly has $16.5 million raised toward its $22-million goal, at year's end. The money will go to build studios and technical facilities, including digital upgrades and a production truck that will accommodate state-of-the-art productions from anywhere in southeast Michigan. Hitting the goal by Dec. 31 will permit the station to take advantage of a $1.25-million Kresge Foundation challenge grant announced earlier this year... Special programs aim to boost PBS drive (Fri, 8/1)



Detroit News:

... FSN Detroit will not televise the Monday news conferences of Lions coach Rod Marinelli this year. The telecasts had been a staple for the last few years. With MattSheppard hosting, FSN had a live telecast and one or two replays on Monday evening, depending on whether there was a game involving the Tigers, Pistons or Red Wings. "We're putting our resources into other areas, at least for this season," FSN representative Tim Bryant said. There's sure to be one byproduct. There'll be a lot less showboating and grandstanding by media members who play to the camera ... The Stoney and Wojo annual radiothon on WDFN raised $115,000 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. That's a big haul. We assume that Wojo's donuts, pralines, crullers, cheese puffs, ├ęclairs and pizza bread were donated ... Behind the Scenes (Fri, 8/1)

CBS RADIO Country WYCD/DETROIT announces the 2008 99.5 WYCD BEACH BASH on SEPTEMBER 2nd. The fun will take place on the streets in front of FORD FIELD starting at 1p (ET) and ends at 4p, just prior to KENNY CHESNEY's Poets & Pirates Tour featuring LUKE BRYAN, GARY ALLAN, LeANN RIMES and KEITH URBAN. There will be activities for everyone including the BEACH BASH OLYMPICS and the KENNY KARAOKE contest. Local artists DANIELLE CARR and THE MOTOR CITY COWBOYS will be on hand for entertainment. The WYCD CASHMAN will also be on hand looking for the best dressed pirates to win front row tickets, backstage passes and other cool prizes. (Fri, 8/1)







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