Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb. 9, 2009

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Detroit Public Radio WDET-FM (101.9) today will announce changes in programming that will bring back veteran music host Ann Delisi and infuse the station with more Detroit music and attitude. The changes will go into effect the week of Feb. 23. At a time when commercial stations like Clear Channel's WDFN-AM (1130) "The Fan" are replacing local air personalities with syndicated programming that lacks the flavor of the city, WDET general manager J. Mikel Ellcessor says his station is choosing a different path. "When more of Detroit's radio is coming out of town, WDET is drilling deeper into the city," Ellcessor said. "At a time when so much of the world is talking about Detroit, and Detroit is absent from that conversation, the people in the city who are being talked about are like props in a play. It's vital to get their voices back up into that national dialogue." Delisi, who was a popular WDET host from 1983-1995, will once again bring Detroiters a diverse playlist, with local sounds high up in the mix. "There will be music from somebody living and working and making music in Detroit every single hour that she is on the air," Ellcessor said. "That's a promise." For the past five years, WDET and its listeners have been roiled by changes in programming... Public radio station plans to put the 'D' back in WDET (Mon, 2/9)

All 162 of the Tigers' regular-season games will be televised this season -- 156 by Fox Sports Detroit and six by Fox on the Saturday Game of the Week -- the team announced Monday. Some games will be on Fox Sports Detroit Plus due to conflicts with Red Wings or Pistons. The Tigers will announce at a later date which games will be available in high definition. In addition, four spring training games will be shown by Fox Sports Detroit... Every Tigers game on TV (Mon, 2/9)

 

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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on February 9, 2009 7:31 AM.

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