Michigan Public Media names Jennifer White to new role
Michigan Public Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer White to the position of Director of Media Outreach and Community Relations.White has served Michigan Public Media in a variety of capacities throughout her 10 years of service. Most recently, White served as Station Manager for Michigan Television in Flint, a role she will maintain as the station transitions to new ownership. She will also continue her role as co-executive producer and on-air host talent for the upcoming second season of "Out of the Blue - The Michigan Difference." "Out of the Blue" is a television program produced by the Office of the Vice President for Communications and Michigan Public Media on behalf of The University of Michigan for national broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
Among White's new responsibilities will be the development and maintenance of cooperative relationships with representatives of the extended community served by Michigan Radio, MPM's public radio service. As Director of Media Outreach & Community Relations, White will recruit and maintain a Community Advisory Board for Michigan Radio to focus on strengthening the presence of Michigan Radio through community relations. Additionally, White will manage The Michigan Channel, the University of Michigan's cable channel devoted to intelligent talk and lifelong learning.
"We are very pleased that Jennifer will make new contributions to our team at Michigan Public Media," says Stephen Schram, Michigan Public Media's Director of Broadcasting. "She brings tremendous experience to this position, and her enthusiasm and commitment to public media and outreach makes her ideal for this new role."
Tigers/Indians gets HD add from FSN Detroit
The Detroit Tigers three game series with the Cleveland Indians, which starts tonight, has now added high-definition broadcasts. Tune in Fox Sports Detroit's HD channel to catch the action.
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