Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Sept 26, 2008




WHTD 102.7 adds Rickey Smiley starting Oct 6

Radio One owned WHTD FM 102.7 has dropped the Russ Parr morning show from morning drive and will add the "Rickey Smiley and Deez Nutz Morning Show" starting Monday, October 6th. Smiley's program is syndicated through Radio One's Syndication One programming arm.

"I am very excited that Rickey will be heard in our key markets of Atlanta and Detroit," says Radio One senior VP of programming content Jay Stevens. "He is a star, one of those rare individuals that can fill an arena of 5,000 one day and be on the radio in that same market the next day. Rickey is very creative and genuinely cares about his listeners which translates to a strong community presence. He is also joined by a team of incredibly talented personalities that create an entertainment package which just can't be duplicated."

Smiley's program is also heard on WQHH FM 96.5 in Lansing.



Fox Sports Net Detroit to air 100 Red Wings and Pistons games in HD during 08-09 seasons

FSN Detroit will present 100 games in high-definition during the upcoming 2008-09 seasons for the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. Each team has 50 telecasts available on FSN HD, accounting for 69 percent of FSN's 144- game combined telecast schedule.

The offering of Red Wings HD telecasts includes 31 at home and 19 on the road; the Pistons HD breakdown is 29 home and 21 road contests.

The Red Wings and Pistons high-definition telecasts will be shown on FSN HD, a channel currently available on high-definition cable service provided by Comcast, Bright House Networks, Wide Open West (WOW!), Charter, Buckeye, Broadstripe, Coldwater and D&P Cable. FSN HD is also available via satellite on DIRECTV and Dish Network.

Complete Wings and Pistons telecast schedules available at



New Shut Up and Vote Michigan videos released

The heritage air personalities 101 WRIF, 94.7 WCSX and Magic 105.1 have hit the campaign trail with a single unified message for Michigan residents: Shut Up and Vote! The corner piece of this integrated initiative is the website

By far, the most popular sections of the campaign are the Shut Up and Vote Michigan Videos featuring area celebrities, including station air personalities, sharing why they think voting is so important. Recently uploaded videos feature: WRIF's Arthur Penhallow, Doug Podell, Meltdown, Steve Black, Screamin' Scott, and Slayer; WRIF and WCSX's Peter Werbe and Juline Jordan, WCSX's Ken Calvert, JJ & Lynne, Mark Pasman, and Uncle Buck; WMGC's Jim Harper and the Magic Morning Show and Mitzi Miles.

Each video puts a personal spin on why, in Michigan, every vote counts. Each week leading up to November 4th, new videos will be added and spotlighted on the site.

Another area designed to encourage people to get out the vote is the Shut Up and Vote Michigan Guest Blogger section. Michigan voters are encouraged to submit their own reasons why it's important to Shut Up & Vote for the opportunity to be a guest blogger.

Other features of the website include Political polls that help take the pulse of Michigan residents, Michigan ballot proposal details and voter registration information.



Detroit News:

The top stories from Metro Detroit's other 10 p.m. newscast can now be watched on the Web. The "My 20 News at Ten" newscast from WMYD-TV (Channel 20) can't be viewed in its entirety at tv20detroit. com just yet, but news junkies can catch up on the day's breaking news and headline grabbers by going to the Web site and clicking on the video icon. Anchors Sunya Walls and Nathan O'Leary deliver most of the stories, as they do during the TV newscast, and some of the stories come from field reporters Dave Leval and Jorge Avellan... See top 'My 20 News' stories on the Web (Fri, 9/26)







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on September 26, 2008 8:54 AM.

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