Crain's Detroit Business:
Detroit Public Television has closed out a $22 million capital campaign that will fund, among other things, a new satellite studio located in Detroit. The station, which left Detroit four years ago to move into a state-of-the-art broadcasting building in Wixom, is talking with a couple of different organizations about a new studio in downtown Detroit, said General Manager Rich Homberg. He declined to identify sites the station might be considering, and said it isn't yet clear whether the station will lease or purchase space.
"But I would expect this is something we would expect to launch within the next 12 months," Homberg said. "We're committed to having a studio location in Detroit."
The station's commitment to return to the city sprang from conversations with the community and regional leaders as it wrapped up its capital campaign, he said, and as it looked at where television and all media are headed... Detroit Public Television closes capital campaign, looks for downtown studio space (Wed, 4/8)
WRIF Ups Suzy Cole To APD/MD: GREATER MEDIA Active Rock WRIF/DETROIT has upped SUZY COLE to APD/MD for the 38-year-old heritage Rock station. "SUZY's experience, energy and passion for the music made her the most obvious choice for this position, especially given the integral role she has played in the development of RIFF 2," said WRIF PD MARK PENNINGTON. "We're thrilled to be able to promote from within and have her take on a more substantial role at WRIF." COLE has been in the radio industry since her early high school years in GRAND RAPIDS. Since then, she has worked in a variety of capacities ranging from on-air and production to programming and sales. In addition, she has spent the past four years at WRIF-FM as a Production Assistant and on-air talent. COLE was also the driving force behind the award winning HD multicast side channel, RIFF2. (Wed, 4/8)
WYCD Announces Lineup For 'Downtown Hoedown': CBS RADIO Country WYCD/DETROIT has announced the lineup for their 27th Annual 99.5 WYCD DOWNTOWN HOEDOWN, taking place MAY 15-17 at HART PLAZA. Artists that are slated to appear this year include: WILLIE NELSON, RODNEY ATKINS, PHIL VASSAR, JESSICA ANDREWS, BOMSHEL, LUKE BRYAN, JOSH GRACIN, DARRYL WORLEY, LEE ANN WOMACK, JASON MICHAEL CARROLL, ZAC BROWN BAND, TRAILER CHOIR, WHITNEY DUNCAN, JESSICA HARP, JUSTIN MOORE, STEPHEN COCHRAN, ADAM GREGORY and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, including a complete daily concert schedule, visit www.wycd.com. (Wed, 4/8)
89X Celebrates 18th Birthday This Summer: CTVGLOBEMEDIA Alternative CIMX (89X)/DETROIT has announced its 18th "89X BIRTHDAY BASH," which will be held JULY 26th at DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE with INCUBUS and THE DUKE SPIRIT. (Wed, 4/8)