Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Sept 22, 2008




Detroit Free Press:

Last week was a busy one at Detroit Public Television, the custodian of WTVS-TV (Channel 56) and WRCJ-FM (90.9). How's this for making things happen? The Hudson Webber Foundation approved a grant of $300,000 to support the nonprofit PBS affiliate's acquisition of a high-definition, digital production truck. The grant comes as Rich Homberg, relatively new in the DPTV president and general manager chair, aims to successfully finish a $22-million capital campaign to complete its federally mandated conversion to digital technology ... Finally, Homberg was on the march with former WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) newsman Dave Manney, explaining DPTV's newest initiatives. Manney -- ex-Hour magazine editor and once a mayoral operative for Detroit's now-deposed Kwame Kilpatrick -- is now Homberg's director of program development. Foremost on their minds these days is the station's ambitious political debate project. Working with the Center for Michigan, it is serving up 20-25 debates of candidates who agreed to face off for 47 contested state House races in southeastern Michigan. They will air at 3 p.m. Sundays on Channel 56, with lots of alternative availability on the Web at and and via Comcast's On Demand service... (Sun, 9/21)

WDVD Goes To Lundon: DANA LUNDON-MASUCCI puts her foot back into radio, joining CITADEL Hot AC WDVD/DETROIT for weekend work. DANA was most recently middays at CBS Oldies WOMC/DETROIT. (Mon, 9/22)







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