Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb. 11, 2009




Romance is on the air at WMUZ on Friday

Robin Sullivan, 25 year veteran of the WMUZ-FM 103.5 afternoon drive show The Praise Company Revival will be featuring a special program of romantic dedications this Friday, February 13th from 4-7 p.m. Highlight songs from Amy Grant, Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell, Martina McBride, Louie Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, Steven Curtis Chapman, The Shirelles, Chicago, The Temptations, Mary Wells, Elvis Presley, Newsong & Natalie Grant, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Jim Brickman & Michael W. Smith, Jimmy Durante among others, Sullivan will show how music brings home the equation of Valentine=Love=God ... for God is Love.

Listeners are invited to E-mail your name, your spouses' name, how many years you have been married and which hour you would prefer to be mentioned to



Detroit News:

Charles Pugh's friendly face has been a weekend fixture on local televison for the past seven years. But Pugh, who had been co-anchoring "Fox 2 News Weekend," was due for a change and a few well-deserved days off at WJBK-TV (Channel 2), the local Fox affiliate. As a result, fans can now find him reporting stories from the field during the week, says Claudia Russo, a Fox spokeswoman. Detroit News reader Susan Kessler says she sure is happy to hear that Pugh, a Detroit native who graduated from Murray-Wright High School in 1989, is still with the station... WJBK-TV moves Pugh to the field (Wed, 2/11)



Detroit Free Press:

Detroit public radio station WDET-FM (101.9) is adding 10 hours of locally produced music and three hours of live, interactive national news programming, according to general manager J. Mikel Ellcessor. He also says former personality Ann Delisi is returning to the public radio station Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. with "Ann Delisi's Essential Music"... WDET dials up more local music (Wed, 2/11)



Cumulus/Ann Arbor layoffs affect four

The latest rounds of layoffs across the country involving Cumulus saw four people get cut from the company's Ann Arbor cluster. In addition to former WQKL FM 107.1 morning host Martin Bandyke, news director Brian Larsen, producer and afternoon co-host Luke DeWulf if WTKA AM 1050, and Sue Walworth of the traffic department have all exited.



Tigers, FOX Sports Detroit announce 2009 TV schedule

FOX Sports Detroit is scheduled to air 156 regular-season Detroit Tigers games, the most ever in the network's 12 years of Tigers coverage, the majority to be available in high-definition on FOX Sports Detroit HD (the HD schedule to be announced at a later date). For the third consecutive season, some games will be shifted to auxiliary service FOX Sports Detroit Plus when Tigers games coincide with Pistons or Red Wings games airing on the primary channel.

Also scheduled are four spring training game telecasts on FOX Sports Detroit (March 16, 19, 22, 29).

FOX Sports Detroit telecasts will continue to feature the popular and Emmy-winning announcing tandem of play-by-play voice Mario Impemba (8th season) and analyst Rod Allen (7th season). FOX Sports Detroit continues its extensive and exclusive pre- and post-game coverage on Tigers Live, the long-running in-season magazine show Tigers Weekly, as well as a season preview special. Tigers games on FOX Sports Detroit are a hit with viewers as evidenced last season when the network was the most watched primetime television outlet in Metro Detroit from March 31-July 31. A 12-time Emmy winner for its Tigers coverage, FOX Sports Detroit has steadily increased the number of telecasts throughout its partnership with the team - starting with 85 games in 1998, growing to 100 games from 1999-2004, 110 in 2005, 112 during the team's American League championship season in 2006, 132 telecasts in 2007 and 150 games in 2008.

"FOX Sports Detroit is thrilled to offer this schedule to Tigers fans throughout Michigan. With every game televised, every market served, a large volume of HD games and the best production team in the business, Tigers fans everywhere will be in baseball heaven," said Greg Hammaren, Senior VP/General Manager, FOX Sports Detroit. "The Tigers are putting a great team on the field and FOX Sports Detroit will be there for fans that can't make it out to Comerica Park. We can't wait for that first pitch."

"FOX Sports Detroit continues to provide our fans with an entertaining telecast, giving tremendous insight to the ballclub during each and every game," said Tigers President, CEO and General Manager David Dombrowski. "As an organization, we strive to offer Tigers fans the best entertainment value both at Comerica Park, and through our partners. FOX Sports Detroit is simply the best in their coverage of Tigers baseball."

FOX Sports Detroit's coverage of the Tigers goes to 3.2 million cable and satellite households throughout Michigan and portions of Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana.

FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week is scheduled to broadcast six Tigers' games regionally (May 2, June 20, July 4, July 25, Aug. 29 and Sept. 19), airing on WJBK-FOX 2 in Detroit and other FOX network affiliates throughout Tigers territory.







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