West Michigan: Newsmakers Sept 5, 2008




Grand Rapids Press:

New weekend meteorologist Kyle Underwood started on the air at WOOD-TV (Channel 8) last weekend and is impressed with West Michigan. "The people are so welcoming and friendly," he said. The 29-year-old comes to us from WDIO-TV in Minnesota, where he was Chief Meteorologist ... Kelly Iris is coming back to West Michigan from Wink 104 in Harrisburg, Penn., where she spent time both on the air and as a programming assistant. "I have been lucky enough to live in Hershey where the air smells like chocolate," she joked. Now, it's back to her roots and a community she loves. Iris will be the new program director at WOOD-FM (STAR 105.7). She was part of the original team that put B-93 on the air in 1992 and also took over the programming reigns at WCUZ ... The Mouse is gone in West Michigan. Radio Disney programming has been off the air since August from WDSS-AM 1690. Bob Goodrich, licensee for the station said that Disney chose not to continue funding with about five or six affiliates. So, what's next for the local station? "Some time in September, we will start WPRR-AM (1680) which will be a non-profit operating entity, programming on an educational basis," he said. It will run 24 hours; 7 days a week and we will have a variety of podcasts and programming"... Broadcast notes: WOOD-TV 8 welcomes new meteorologist (Fri, 9/5)



Greenville Daily News:

An employee of Greenville radio station WSCG, which is owned by Stafford Communications Group, continues to recover after a two-car collision on Thursday. Cecil " Chip" Burch was transported to Spectrum Health System's Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids with non-life- threatening injuries. He received two broken wrists and a broken right leg plus a lacerated spleen and a lacerated liver as a result of the accident Burch remains listed in serious condition today at Butterworth... WSCG announcer continues to recover (Thu, 9/4)







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