Television: November 2008 Archives

Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov 10, 2008



The Fox strips for listeners

Country WDTW-FM, 106.7 The Fox, is giving back to listeners and bringing ten national recording country artists together for one night of music this Thursday, November 13th, for "Fox Stripped Live" at The Fillmore in Detroit. Darius Rucker, Randy Owen, Josh Turner, Rodney Atkins, Emily West, Billy Currington, Trent Tomlinson, Big Kenny (From Big and Rich), Jamey Johnson and Heidi Newfield will all be on one stage, stripped down, raw, real and giving the stories behind some of their favorite songs.

Doors are scheduled to open at 6pm with the concert to begin at 7 at The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward. These tickets are among the hottest in town as they can only be obtained by winning them on air or by going to one of the station's announced ticket stops each day.

Go to for more information about Fox Stripped Live.



PD Scott Walker exits WOMC

Scott Walker has exited as program director for oldies WOMC and is transferring to sister station WRBQ in Tampa, FL where he'll become that station's PD.

Following last month's announcement that Dom Theodore would be moving to CBS Radio/Detroit from Clear Channel's Detroit operations and take the reigns of programming both WOMC and smooth jazz WVMV in addition to his new roles as vice president of programming for the Detroit cluster and vice president of programming for all of CBS Radio's contemporary hits stations, it was unclear just where Walker and current V98.7 PD Tom Sleeker were going to fit in the org chart.

While there still hasn't been any announcement about the future of Sleeker, the chain of command at WOMC just became more clear.



Detroit Free Press:

Nearly a year ago, Janet Narich did exactly as recommended by the TV industry, government Web sites and the public service spots of former Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell -- she requested a discount coupon for a converter box to receive digital TV signals. Yet, she still isn't ready for digital television. And, ready or not, it's coming Feb. 17. Now Narich, 58, of Ferndale is stuck with an expired $40 coupon she received last winter and took to a retailer that hadn't received its shipment of converter boxes, which sell for about $50. Each coupon -- a plastic card roughly the size of a credit card -- expires 90 days from the date it was mailed. "It just seems strange to me that these coupons expire because a lot of the stores didn't have the converter boxes in stock when people were getting their coupons," Narich said. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) said it has received more than 600 calls in the past couple of months from people who have expired coupons and people who said they never received coupons... Many get coupon, but no digital TV box (Mon, 11/10)

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit in partnership with FM 98 WJLB collected 1,224 coats and $53,453 in cash donations to provide warm coats for thousands of children during the 26th Annual Coats for Kids Radiothon held at the Phoenix Theatres Bel-Air Center in Detroit over the weekend... Salvation Army, FM 98 collect over 1,000 coats, donations still accepted (Mon, 11/10)

The Hot Stove season has arrived, and so has the Tigers' regular off-season radio program. The TigerTalk Show makes its season premiere tonight at 8 p.m. ET online at and over the air on WXYT AM 1270 and FM 97.1. Tigers radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Dickerson and Pat Caputo will co-host the weekly hour-long show, which will feature the latest news on the Tigers as well as interviews with Tigers players, coaches and front-office members. FSN Detroit television analyst Rod Allen will also contribute a weekly segment. In addition, listeners can call in and ask questions about the Tigers ... The TigerTalk Show will run weekly through mid-February, when the Tigers report to Spring Training... TigerTalk debuts tonight (Mon, 11/10)

WOMC Hosts 'Military Moms Luncheon': CBS RADIO Oldies WOMC/DETROIT is hosting the station's fourth annual "Military Moms Luncheon" on VETERANS DAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th. Morning guru DICK PURTAN will be emceeing the luncheon which recognizes and thanks MICHIGAN military moms whose sons and daughters are giving so much by serving our country. "WOMC is very honored to present this event on VETERANS DAY," noted WOMC GM DEBBIE KENYON. "This is just a small token of our appreciation for what DETROIT moms sons and daughters have done for our country." (Mon, 11/10)


West Michigan: Newsmakers Nov 17, 2008



Muskegon Chronicle:

In a few months, television stations nationwide will begin broadcasting in digital, bringing an increased sound and picture quality previously unavailable to those without cable or satellite TV. The change, which doesn't affect cable and satellite TV users, requires the estimated 600,000 Michigan households that rely exclusively on antennas to watch TV buy a converter box to receive the digital signals by Feb. 17. That's when stations stop broadcasting in analog and begin broadcasting fully in digital. Yet, a recent poll by state government officials found that 44 percent of Michigan residents aren't ready for the change. Many haven't purchased a converter box, which are sold at many electronics stores... Are you ready for television's digital age? (Sun, 11/16)


FOX Sports Detroit for the 11th consecutive year is the exclusive television home of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Football Finals. The 2008 edition is Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 at Ford Field, presented by Farmers Insurance.

fsdetroitSix games are scheduled to be televised live on FOX Sports Detroit, while Saturday's Division 3 contest is set to air on FOX Sports Plus. Friday's Division 4 matchup will be streamed live at and televised later that night on FOX Sports Detroit. Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Herman Moore is among the announcers for the weekend, making his first appearance on the network's coverage of the MHSAA Finals.

Friday, November 28

10:00 AM on FOX Sports Detroit: Division 8 Final - Crystal Falls Forest Park vs. Muskegon Catholic Central; Play-by-Play: John Keating Analyst: Rob Rubick

1:00 PM on FOX Sports Detroit: Division 2 Final - Muskegon vs. Warren De La Salle; Play-by-Play: Dan Dickerson Analyst: John Wangler

4:30 PM on FOX Sports Detroit: Division 6 Final - Montague vs. Leslie; Play-by-Play: Dan Dickerson Analyst: Herman Moore

7:30 PM on (delay at 11:00 PM on FOX Sports Detroit): Division 4 Final - Holland Christian vs. Detroit Country Day; Play-by-Play: Matt Shepard Analyst: Rob Rubick

Saturday, November 29

10:00 AM on FOX Sports Detroit: Division 7 Final - Traverse City St. Francis vs. Ubly; Play-by-Play: Matt Shepard Analyst: Rob Rubick

1:00 PM on FOX Sports Detroit: Division 1 Final - Rockford vs. Lake Orion; Play-by-Play: John Keating Analyst: Rob Rubick

4:30 PM on FOX Sports Detroit: Division 5 Final - Ovid-Elsie vs. Muskegon Oakridge; Play-by-Play: Dan Dickerson Analyst: Herman Moore

7:30 PM on FOX Sports Plus (replay at 12:30 AM on FOX Sports Detroit): Division 3 Final - East Grand Rapids vs. Inkster; Play-by-Play: Matt Shepard Analyst: John Wangler

The TV coverage will also include some special features. During halftime of the Division 8 Final, (Friday 10:00 AM), Ryan Field reports from homecoming night in Manistee on playoff qualifier Manistee Catholic Central, the smallest school in the MHSAA with 58 students, 19 of which played on the football team which went 9-0 in the regular season, outscoring its opponents 402-50.

At halftime of the Division 6 Final (Friday 4:30 PM), Pershing High School assistant coach Kiana Dennis, a member of the Detroit Demolition women's professional team, will be profiled sharing her football knowledge with the Doughboys.

Rob Rubick will provide his analysis of the first half of the Division 7 Final (Saturday 10:00 AM) from the sidelines for a unique perspective of the game.

Finally, the Division 1 Final (Saturday 1:00 PM) will have a halftime feature on Romeo High School's co-coaches and best friends Jason Couch and Curt Reinas, complete with plenty of mic'd-up interaction during a practice session.







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