Michigan Radio taps Charney as program director
Michigan Radio, WUOM Ann Arbor / WFUM Flint / WVGR Grand Rapids, has announced the appointment of Tamar Charney to the position of Program Director. Charney joined Michigan Radio in 1997, and has served as Michigan Radio's Interim Program Director since March 2007. Her other roles at the station have included senior producer, on-air host, Managing Editor and Production Director. She helped produce the station's 2007 documentary Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riots, which won a 2007 national Edward R. Murrow award, as well as recognition from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, and several local and regional awards.
Before joining Michigan Radio, Charney worked at public radio stations in Detroit (WDET) and Ypsilanti (WEMU) and did a variety of voice-over and freelance work, including documentary production for NPR. She earned a post-graduate degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Michigan.
Detroit Free Press:
Let's see: Back in the 1950s, the Pistons moved from Ft. Wayne, Ind., to Detroit. Next year, a chunk of Detroit's WMYD-TV (Channel 20) will be moving to Ft. Wayne. Sarah Norat-Phillips, the general manager of the Granite Broadcasting-owned station with offices in Southfield, said Monday that starting in early 2009, the station's programming and master control functions will come out of a digital broadcast hub based in Ft. Wayne. Programming for a Granite station in Peoria, Ill., will also originate out of the Indiana hub. Norat-Phillips admitted some engineering jobs here will be lost; she declined to reveal how many... Live from Ft. Wayne: Local news (Tue, 10/14)