Dan Dickerson had a Hall of Fame replacement in Al Kaline, who serves as the Tigers' radio broadcast analyst tonight and will do so again Friday. Usual analyst Jim Price will handle play-by-play, and work Saturday and Sunday with Fox Sports Net's John Keating... Al Kaline in Tigers' radio booth for two games (Thu, 5/28)
WDIV readies coverage of Stanley Cup Finals
As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to defend their 2007-08 Stanley Cup Championship in a Finals rematch with the Pittsburgh Penguins, WDIV (Local 4) and NBC will televise Games 1 and 2 live from Joe Louis Arena and, if necessary, Games 5, 6 and 7.
Saturday, May 30, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Local 4's Red Alert: Stanley Cup Finals pre-game special, hosted by Local 4 sports anchor Bernie Smilovitz, will feature game commentary and analysis from veteran broadcaster and former Red Wing great Mickey Redmond and feature reports from Local 4 Sports Final Edition's Katrina Hancock and Local 4 News anchor Steve Garagiola.
On Sunday, May 31, Local 4's Red Alert: Stanley Cup Finals pre-game and post-game will also feature Local 4 News anchors Carmen Harlan, Devin Scillian and Chuck Gaidica.
As the series moves to Mellon Arena for Games 3 and 4, Hancock will also report live from Pittsburgh on Local 4 News.
In depth Red Alert: Stanley Cup Finals coverage continues online throughout the Finals on the station's web site, ClickOnDetroit.com. Popular interactive features include viewers' Hot Shots photos and videos showing off Red Wings spirit and playoff beards.
U-M football taking to the airwaves to benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
The University of Michigan football team, coaches, players and former players will take over the airwaves in Ann Arbor to raise funds for the U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital.
Ann Arbor Radio's four stations - Sports Talk 1050 WTKA (1050 AM), W4 Country (102.9 FM), 107one (107.1 FM), and WLBY Ann Arbor's Progressive Talk Radio (1290 AM) - will host a 12-hour radio-a-thon event to raise awareness for the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital building project and fund-raising campaign. The radio-a-thon runs 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11.
The event will continue live across the state on "The Huge Show" hosted by Bill Simonson, 3 - 6 p.m. Friday, June 12. "The Huge Show" - which is headquartered in Grand Rapids - will broadcast from Schembechler Hall in Ann Arbor, and heard statewide on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA (1050 AM) and the "Huge" radio network: 97.5 FM-Muskegon, 730 AM-Lansing, 1280 AM-Mt Pleasant, 1330 AM-Flint, 1380 AM-Greenville, 1440 AM-Dowagiac, 1660 AM-Kalamazoo.
In addition, a BBQ with the Boys event with the football team at Schembechler Hall to continue to raise money for the radio-a-thon will be held from 3 - 6 p.m. Friday, June 12. Tickets are $250 for four people, which will include tours of the hall, games on the practice field, autographs and pictures with the team. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
In 2008, the radio-a-thon helped raise more than $100,000 for the children's and women's hospitals.
In addition to the Wolverine football program, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital patients, families and medical experts will be featured during the radio-a-thon.
Listeners that day can pledge to make a contribution to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital by calling 800-559-2657, or going online to www.mottchildrenshospital.org, www.wtka.com, www.w4country.com, or www.annarbors107one.com.
Detroit Free Press:
Kevin Collard, the executive producer of WJR's "Frank Beckmann Show," said he will be leaving WJR-AM (760) -- where he has worked for more than 17 years -- on June 12... Names and Faces (Thu, 5/28)