Mid-Michigan: May 2008 Archives

Saginaw News:

Saginaw Township voters will have a chance to hear discussion of Tuesday's ballot proposal to renew 2.25 mills for school building maintenance and improvements. ''Community Connections with Joyce Harvin'' on WTLZ-FM ,107.1, will allow supporters and opponents to exchange views. The program airs at 2 p.m. Sunday... WTLZ hosts tax plan discussion (Fri, 5/2)


Jackson Citizen-Patriot:

The clock is ticking for those who still rely on rabbit ears for television reception. In nine months, analog television broadcasting will end and local television stations throughout the United States will broadcast in digital format. Consequently, people who don't have a digital television -- not to be confused with a high-definition television -- and aren't subscribed to cable, satellite or a telephone company service provider won't be able to use their televisions. This is because analog TVs aren't able to receive digital broadcasts. "They are completely different signals,'' said Ken Messner, a salesman at Holda's Appliances & TV & Service... TV change getting mixed reception (Sun, 5/11)


Oldies replaces classic country in Caro

In April, WKYO AM 1360 Caro switched its musical focus from classic country to oldies. It was back in March 2007 WKYO took on the classic country format after many years of a mainstream country direction. The station still offers regular news reports and community information in addition to its locally-based oldies programming.



Flint Journal:

Saginaw native Mike Matthews never forgot the day he was mugged by members of an infamous Detroit street gang, the Erroll Flynns. "I was coming out of a coney island, and they took my shoes, hat and coat," he said. "They pushed me around, knocked me down. I was 18 years old, and I'd only been in Detroit for six to seven months. I got a good introduction." That experience is the inspiration behind a television show that Matthews has been writing and producing with his brother Craig, who lives in Richmond, Va. Titled "The Flynns," it will be based in Flint and partly filmed here. Television and Broadway actress Melba Moore and comedian T.K. Carter are starring in the pilot and series... New TV show to be filmed in Flint (Tue, 5/13)


Saginaw News:

The Saginaw Spirit will have a new slot on the radio dial in mid-Michigan next season. The Ontario Hockey League franchise, which begins its seventh season in September, announced today a three-year deal that makes WTKQ-FM 100.5 its flagship radio home. WMJO-FM 97.3 served as the Spirit's radio partner for six years. "We thank (WMJO-FM 97.3) for an outstanding partnership during the past six years," said Craig Goslin, the Spirit's president and managing partner. "NextMedia and 100.5 FM is a great fit for live broadcasts of the Spirit games because of their multiple stations ... which cover five separate demographics. "The ability to get to 'all demographics,' the overall quality of the people that make up the staff at NextMedia in Saginaw and the strength of their signal to reach the entire region and beyond, are all real plusses for us." Terry Ficorelli remains the team's play-by-play broadcaster while former Saginaw hockey great Dennis Desrosiers serves as an analyst... Ontario Hockey League's Saginaw Spirit get new flagship radio home: WTKQ-FM, 100.5 (Tue, 5/20)


Flint Journal:

The Flint Institute of Arts will be among the state's arts institutions and individuals highlighted in a public television show, "ArtServe Michigan Governor's Awards for Arts and Culture" at 8 p.m. today (May 28, 2008) on WFUM (Channel 28). The show is a look at the winners of the 22nd annual Governor's Awards for Arts and Culture held in December at the Detroit Institute of Arts... Flint Institute of Arts, William S. White, Claire M. White, all highlighted in PBS TV program airing tonight on WFUM Channel 28 (Wed, 5/28)


Radio and Records:

After seven years at Citadel AC WFMK/Lansing, Mich., PD/MD/afternoon driver Chris Reynolds has exited. (Wed, 5/28)







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