WHTV Lansing/Jackson turns off analog transmitter for good
WHTV, the MyNetwork TV affiliate for Lansing and Jackson, turned off it's analog transmitter yesterday and becomes another early convert to digital-only broadcasting. The station is using Channel 34 for its digital broadcasts which are remapped to Channel 18 on digital receivers.
Other Michigan TV stations that have made the switch to digital-only broadcasting ahead of the mandated February 17, 2009 switchover include WFUM TV Flint and WLLA TV Kalamazoo.
WQTX Lansing flips from oldies to classic hits
Mid-Michigan Radio Group's WQTX FM 92.1 segued from oldies to classic hits yesterday, switching its moniker from Oldies 92.1 to 92-X in the process. The station's on-air lineup remains anchored by Tim Barron in morning drive and will continue to air coverage of Lansing Lugnut baseball and University of Michigan football and basketball.
WGER Announces New Lineup: As previously mentioned on ALL ACCESS, (NET NEWS 11/18), NEXTMEDIA Hot AC WGER (MAGIC 106.3)/SAGINAW, MI announces its new lineup welcoming the nationally syndicated KIDD KRADDICK for mornings. Part-timer LOGAN NICHOLS will produce the show locally. Market veteran SCOTT SHANNON (a.k.a SCOTT SIEPEL) returns from his radio witness program in PEORIA for afternoons, replacing PD LAUREN DAVIS, who moves to middays. (Tue, 12/2)
Celebrity treatment, dreamy-eyed girls, blogs about his reporting style -- it's not the life Derek Van Dam had in mid-Michigan. But the former WEYI (Channel 25) weather forecaster is dealing with the instant fame that comes from being one of the head guys at an international news channel in South Africa. Seven months ago, Van Dam made what seemed like a drastic life change: He decided to pick up and move to Cape Town to become chief meteorologist at eTV News -- South Africa's first 24-hour news channel. It has more than 15 million viewers... Derek Van Dam, eTV's sexy weather forecaster, now predicting the weather in South Africa (Tue, 12/2)