Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov 13, 2008




Mt. Clemens Library hosting DTV forum Nov 17

Detroit Public TV President Rich Homberg, VP of Technology Helge Blucher, and others from the broadcasting industry will at the Mt. Clemens Public Library on Monday, November 17th at 7pm to discuss the upcoming transition to digital television (DTV) during a free forum open to the public.

WTVS is warning that recent problems with the station's 27-year-old analog transmitter are making it urgent that viewers be ready for digital even sooner than the federally mandated February 17, 2009 DTV switchover.

The station is also offering email notifications of similar forums being held around Southeast Michigan before the DTV transition occurs or to answer questions about how to convert your analog television to digital reception by contacting DPTV's Bill Van Horn at

The Mount Clemens Public Library is located at 150 Cass Ave in Mount Clemens.




The more things sound different, the more they seem the same on college radio. A longstanding alternative to commercial formats, "free-form" student-run radio is a variety show for adventurous listeners with eccentric audio tastes, including occasional dead air, local references, irreverent comments and unpolished delivery to remind you that this is, indeed, amateur radio. In an era when the airwaves are ruled by distant conglomerates that shift programming formats according to ratings and jam as much advertising in as listeners will tolerate while "public" radio adopts a largely talk, syndicated format, Metro Detroit's college radio stations (including CJAM, broadcasting from the University of Windsor) offer a fresh sound. Radio has become "overly commercial and is turning people off," explains Marie Dereniewski, program director of WHFR-FM 89.3, sponsored by Henry Ford Community College... Metro Detroit's Real Radio (Thu, 11/13)



Detroit News:

If you're old enough to remember a cowboy yelling, "Hi-yo, Silver!" before riding away on his horse, this should be good news: "The Lone Ranger 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition" gallops into stores this week. The 12-disc DVD box set features the first two TV seasons, 1949 and 1950, and includes 78 episodes of the Emmy-nominated show starring Clayton Moore as the "Masked Man" and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. It also includes an 88-page color commemorative booklet, complete episode guide and rare comic book images of America's quintessential Western hero... When the Lone Ranger rode in Detroit (Thu, 11/13)



Detroit Free Press:

Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. is starting his own show on the city's public access cable channel. "Detroit: That's the Spirit" premiered Monday on cable channel 10 in the city. The episode will air again Thursday at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. It also will air this Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m... Cockrel talks Detroit on TV show (Thu, 11/13)



Zonjic's Smooth Jazz Christmas Show set for Dec 14 in Royal Oak

Alexander Zonjic's 2008 Smooth Jazz Christmas Show will feature a lineup of special guests at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on December 14th at 7:30pm. Saxophonist Richard Elliot and guitarist Paul Brown are scheduled to join Alexander Zonjic & Friends along with these performers: guitarist and vocalist Nick Colionne, vocalist Thornetta Davis, the Motor City Horns, and the Barbara Ogar Flute Choir.

Tickets prices are $40 and $30 and be purchased by calling (800) 919-6272 or visiting either or

Alexander Zonjic's annual holiday show is a benefit for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, MI, a unique, private non-profit agency, providing five-day residential, day care, and consultation/evaluation services to blind, multi-disabled children ages one through twelve.

Current sponsors include Smooth Jazz V98.7 (WVMV-FM) and National City Bank. The show is produced by Hi-Falutin' Music. Zonjic hosts the morning drive program for V98.7.







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