Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers June 4, 2009




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Flint, Genesee County and the Buick Open are being promoted on two of the largest radio stations in Ottawa, Canada for free. Ottawa radio stations; Live 88.5 FM and Hot 89.9 FM are airing the radio ads tied to the Pure Michigan campaign (www.michigan.org). The ads, which will continue airing through June 21, would normally cost more than $60,000, but the stations agreed to run them for free over four weeks following negotiations with the Flint Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The FACVB and many other Flint area organizations, residents and supporters contacted the stations upset over a radio campaign called "This Ain't Flint". The campaign includes a related Web site (thisaintflint.ca) and video that compared 1989 Flint to Ottawa, Ca., of today... Ottawa radio stations give $60,000 in air time to Flint (Thu, 6/4)







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