Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb. 25, 2009




Windsor Star:

Windsor will lose one of its two television stations in August when A Channel ceases local operations. The station's parent company CTV Inc. made the announcement in a news release Wednesday. "This decision was difficult but necessary," said Paul Sparkes, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, CTVglobemedia. "The traditional economic model for Canadian television is broken. The financial pressures facing our conventional television operations are further compounded by the (CRTC)'s decision to turn down requests to implement a fee-for-carriage regime for local television in October 2008. Unfortunately, we may need to consider similar actions in other local markets given the current regulatory framework." CTV has decided not to renew its licence in Wingham either... A Channel closing Windsor operation (Wed, 2/25)



Detroit Free Press:

Big Daddy making waves: The Names & Faces hotline has been buzzing with WRIF-FM (101.1) listeners concerned that Arthur Penhallow's familiar and longstanding voice hasn't been on the dial during the afternoon drive home for the past couple of weeks. John Gallagher, market manager of Greater Media Detroit, which runs WRIF, says Big Daddy is on vacation, and should be back on air March 9. Gallagher says Penhallow had one year left on his contract but an extension was renegotiated. Gallagher did say Penhallow was considering retiring... Names and Faces (Wed, 2/25)







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