Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Sept 8, 2008




Detroit Free Press:

Minor league baseball announcers dream of reaching the major leagues. Most don't realize their dream, spending their entire career in the minors. I had that dream when I broadcast Atlanta Cracker games in the Southern League for Wheaties. Wheaties was serious about its sponsorship of more than 90 major and minor league teams across the country. The company and its ad agency, Knox Reeves, published a monthly magazine devoted to the broadcasts. Each year it staged a national convention for all its announcers. The company sent an expert to each city, where he would listen to the Wheaties announcer and make a report to headquarters in Minneapolis. You can imagine the importance of this visit for each announcer. All of us strived to be at the top of our game for our visiting expert, whose critique might pave our way to the big leagues... Ernie Harwell: Road to majors can be long (Mon, 9/8)

Oh, the excitement. "Bubbapalooza," a live comedy event presented and hosted by Sirius satellite radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge will hit Detroit's Fillmore Theatre on Oct. 18. Doors open at 8 p.m.; showtime is 9 p.m... Fans can absorb Bubba's comedy (Mon, 9/8)







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