West Michigan: Newsmakers Aug 22, 2008





WOOD Names Kelly Iris PD: CLEAR CHANNEL AC WOOD (STAR 105.7)/GRAND RAPIDS names WNNK (WINK 104)/HARRISBURG midday talent KELLY IRIS for PD duties. Sister AC WRVF (101.5 THE RIVER)/TOLEDO PD TOM COOK will continue to program the music for STAR 105.7 from a secret undisclosed location until IRIS can get settled in. CLEAR CHANNEL/GRAND RAPIDS GM/Market Mgr. TIM FEAGAN tells ALL ACCESS, "I hired KELLY when she worked for our cluster back in 1992. We are excited to have her return to MICHIGAN to program third most powerful FM in AMERICA! With 265,000 watts, I'm sure it will be a lot of fun!" (Fri, 8/22)

Kalamazoo Gazette:

The date television in the United States switches to digital broadcasting isn't creating the same hype Y2K did nearly a decade ago, but expect to start seeing and hearing more public-service announcements about the national changeover as Feb. 17 approaches. On Wednesday, U.S. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, stopped at the Best Buy on South Westnedge Avenue in Portage to promote awareness about the impending transition to digital broadcasting. He stressed during his 45-minute media presentation that the switch affects only analog televisions... Upton raises awareness about digital TV switch at Portage event (Thu, 8/21)




WJQK Holds 'Conference Room Series': LANSER Christian AC WJQK (JQ99)/GRAND RAPIDS kicked off its "Conference Room Concert" series Wednesday (8/20) with INO RECORDS artist BUILDING 429. The station is giving its "JQ99 Family Rewards"members exclusive private access to their favorite artists over the next few months by giving away seats in the station conference room for private shows. Over the next few months, "JQ99 Family Rewards" will host exclusive "members only" conference room concerts by SPARROW RECORDS artist BRIT NICOLE and ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE, and SIXSTEPS RECORDS' CHRIS TOMLIN. (Thu, 8/21)



Rockford Independent:

After nearly three years in operation, a Rockford-based broadcast company with an innovative method of airing high school sports is still going strong. Michigansportsradio.com uses streaming audio via the Internet so long distance fans can keep up on area games. "Our games are listened to all over the world," said Brock Konkle, who helped launch the business in 2005. "Mlive has picked up all of our feeds as well. This has gone a lot farther than I thought it would." Former announcer and Rockford resident Ross Maghielse has helped to expand the unique method of athletic exposure on the east side of the state... MI Sports Radio has worldwide appeal (Thu, 8/21)







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