Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov 14, 2008




Radio World:

Ed Buterbaugh would have made most anyone's list of the "most respected" engineers. That probably never really mattered to Buterbaugh. Friends say that whether he was building new radio studios or engineering a University of Michigan football game, Buterbaugh was comfortable with his place within the profession. Buterbaugh, a longtime fixture in Detroit radio and respected broadcast engineer, passed away from bladder cancer in September. He was 65. He had engineered three of the top AM radio stations in North America. He worked for a stint at WABC(AM) in New York, followed by CKLW(AM) in Windsor, Ontario, a station that dominated Detroit's radio ratings for many years in the 1970s. He finished his career at Citadel's WJR(AM) in Detroit and retired in late 2004. Many engineers consider Buterbaugh a driving force in AM audio quality. He was relentless in his pursuit of AM fidelity and was a respected talent not only within the discipline of broadcast engineering but by broadcasters in general, friends and colleagues say... Buterbaugh Remembered in Upper Midwest (Fri, 11/14)



Detroit News:

WDIV-TV (Channel 4) has a lot to be proud of these days. The station's Web site Click outperformed all other local stations on both Election Day and the day after, grabbing 8 million page views. The local NBC affiliate also attracted 16,000 Web viewers for its 14-hour Webcast from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day. In terms of TV, the station dominated the 11 p.m. to midnight hour on Election Day with a 13.3 rating for its newscast compared to WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), which garnered an 11 rating, and WJBK-TV (Channel 2), which drew an 8.1 rating... Viewers pick WDIV site for vote results (Fri, 11/14)







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