Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb. 12, 2009

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Detroit News:

Terrestrial radio types keep predicting the imminent doom of satellite radio, but in the meantime we'll enjoy satellite's original programming and massive playlists (compared to FM), thank you. Sirius XM has made it easier to hear past and present programs in Bob Dylan 's "Theme Time Radio " series, with four hours of Dylan now being offered from 4-8 p.m. Sundays on the Spectrum channel (Sirius Channel 18 , XM Channel 45 ). The four-hour slot will begin each Sunday with Dylan's latest show, which premieres each week on Deep Tracks (Sirius Channel 16/XM Channel 40 ) at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. The Dylanfest would continue with two shows from the vault, then repeat the current week's show. Sirius XM is also launching "Paul McCartney's Fireman Radio," which will have a limited run from Valentine's Day (Saturday) until March 13 on the Bridge (Sirius Channel 33/XM Channel 27) ... Scratching your head over the addition of Ryan Seacrest's "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" show to the 4-7 p.m. afternoon shift on Greater Media's WMGC-FM (105.1) ? Most stations carrying the "American Idol" announcer's celebrity-heavy chatfest skew quite young. But Greater Media general manager John Gallagher sees it differently. "Ryan is so well received in the female demographic, and he's got access to a lot of guests," Gallagher said. Seacrest's show is syndicated by Clear Channel -- so why aren't they picking it up here?... Sirius XM adds Dylan, Paul McCartney shows (Thu, 2/12)

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

D&D romantic campout: A match made in heaven, no doubt. Beginning at 10 a.m. Friday and concluding at 4 p.m. Sunday, WCSX-FM (94.7) hosts Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle are having a romantic weekend away together ... for charity. For 48 hours, D&D will live and sleep on a tour bus to raise money for the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. During their Campout for Kids, the talk team will make local appearances and do call-ins from various Detroit hot spots... Names and Faces (Thu, 2/12)

 

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