West Michigan: Newsmakers July 1, 2009




Grand Rapids Press:

Patti McGettigan, longtime news director at WOOD-TV (Channel 8), is leaving the station next Friday to head to sister station WISH-TV in Indianapolis, which is also owned by LIN TV Corp.. She will start her new job at the end of July. "It's time to go," she said during a phone conversation with the Press. "It's a good time for my family to leave, time to grow my career, and I am looking forward to embracing a new phase in my career." McGettigan said she has no worries for the continued success of TV 8: "They will continue to lead and innovate." Meteorologist Terri DeBoer said she will miss McGettigan for a variety of reasons... WOOD TV 8's News Director Patti McGettigan leaves to go to WISH-TV in Indianapolis (Wed, 7/1)

Car removal from the Ionia Fair Grounds is in the home stretch today following flooding during the B-93 Birthday Bash that left nearly 1,400 cars stranded 11 days ago. Favorable weather this week, after the heavy rains caused the Grand River to flood the parking lot on June 20, has hastened the recovery effort that began Saturday. "We're down to our final 200 cars, and we're telling everyone to come out today," said Tim Feagan, vice president and market manager for Clear Channel West Michigan, which owns WBCT-FM (B-93). "We want everyone to get their car today," he said this morning... Car removal winds down at Ionia Fairgrounds after B-93 Birthday Bash flooding (Wed, 7/1)







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