Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 4, 2009




WJR's Beckmann to hit the road and the links

WJR AM 760's Frank Beckmann Show (9am-Noon) hits the road again and will be touring some of the most prominent golf courses throughout Michigan. Frank and crew will broadcast live at the following locations in the coming days:

Friday, June 5th: The Resorts at Tullymore and St. Ives, Stanwood

Monday, June 8th: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme

Tuesday, June 9th: Boyne Highlands Resort, Harbor Springs



Detroit News:

'Money, that's what I want," Motown's Barrett Strong sang back in 1959, and that's what dozens of singers and musicians want from broadcast radio, they told a town forum hosted Tuesday by U.S. Rep. John Conyers at Wayne State University's Spencer Partrich Law Auditorium. Dionne Warwick, Sam Moore and hip-hop artist Rhymefest were among the artists on the panel discussing the controversial Performance Rights Act sponsored by Conyers (and already passed by the Judiciary Committee), which would amend U.S. copyright law and compel broadcast radio to pay performers. Radio executives have come out strongly against the bill, arguing that it would force radio stations to close. This being Detroit, many of the musicians attending were Motown alumni, including Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Detroit Councilwoman Martha Reeves... Radio execs, artists face off over royalties (Tue, 6/2)

Flip on the car radio during a late-rounds Red Wings playoff game and broadcast life is normal: Ken Kal and Paul Woods are the rinkside voices, same as they were once a new season launched in October. Television, of course, is different in the same way a $100 bill has a different face on it than a $1. The higher the currency, the more the people change. It explains why there was no Ken Daniels or Mickey Redmond in the booth after the Red Wings polished off the Ducks and reached the Western Conference finals. Network money (or, rather, what stands for TV network cash in the NHL) kicked in, while Daniels and Redmond were kicked out. And that never has seemed terribly fair to a Detroit audience, let alone to the men displaced... Commentary: Mickey Redmond calls Wings with flair (Tue, 6/2)







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