Metro Detroit: June 2009 Archives

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)

 

Crain's Detroit Business:

Don't look for Joe Vision this year. The Detroit Red Wings say they couldn't reach a deal to air Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals for fans gathered at Joe Louis Arena, as the team has done in the past during road playoff games. "We will not hold 'Joe Vision' for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final as we were unable to secure the broadcast rights to show this game in the arena," said Karen Cullen in an e-mail to Crain's today. She's the vice president of corporate communications for Ilitch Holdings Inc., the central business entity of team owners Mike and Marian Ilitch. The event allows fans to watch the team at the arena when a victory could clinch Detroit's 12th Stanley Cup. It started 15 years ago ... A near-sellout of Joe Louis could shave a ratings point off the local television ratings measurement, and such ratings are used to establish advertising rates... No Joe Vision for Red Wings for Game 6 of Stanley Cup Finals (Mon, 6/8)

 


 

MLive.com:

Bill Emkow is editor-in chief at MLive.com and one of the architects of the MSU/WJR/MLive.com environmental partnership. "The partnership is outstanding. The value it's adding - like your blog - helps raise awareness of environmental issues. "We've had an environment section on our site for a year or two," Emkow says. "What we wanted to do was find a way to be an online place for everything environmental in Michigan, and having a partnership with Greening of the Great Lakes, WJR and Michigan State has been a tremendous success in raising the awareness of this page." Emkow says the way you build the kind of site MLive.com is seeking to build is by putting recognizable names and personalities like Kirk Heinze on the site ... Greening of the Great Lakes airs each Friday evening at 7 p.m. on News/Talk 760 WJR... There's a thirst for environmental news online (Mon, 6/8)

 


 

Detroit's WDET airing mortage crisis series over next seven weeks

Wayne State's public radio outlet WDET FM 101.9 will reach deep into metro Detroit neighborhoods and bring the voices of Detroit to the air through an innovative community programming initiative: "Facing the Mortgage Crisis: Home Is More Than Our House." The series begins Monday, June 8, 2009 and will air in Detroit Today (weekdays 1-3pm), Morning Edition (weekdays 5-8am) and across WDET's schedule as a series of 30 second "community voices" short stories. The series extends through June and July and will introduce WDET listeners to the people and organizations operating on the front-line of Detroit's mortgage crisis. WDET's community programming initiative is part of a national project taking place in 32 markets across the country and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

"Reporting on the housing and credit issues has, for the most part, been focused on institutional problems and institutional solutions. With this series, we wanted to look at how the crisis is stretching the social fabric to the breaking point. We're speaking with people whose lives are in turmoil, we're showcasing groups of people and organizations who are crafting ingenious solutions and we're examining the ways we can lock arms and, together, work our way out of the problem. At WDET, we think the public airwaves should be used in ways that make a tangible contribution to the city's future," says J. Mikel Ellcessor, WDET's General Manager.

More than just the stories of those impacted, listeners will have the opportunity to make a difference by getting involved and volunteering. Information on the stories in the series, the organizations helping people and how to take action and get involved will be available at the project blog on WDET's website: www.wdet.org.

WDET's community partner on the series is ARISE Detroit!, a coalition of more than 400 community groups, churches, block clubs and media outlets, which has been working throughout Detroit to assist with the mortgage crisis and the downstream effects on children, families and their neighborhoods.

"Partnering with ARISE Detroit! has really expanded our ability to tap the wisdom of the community," says J. Mikel Ellcessor. "There are organizations who are keeping people in their homes. There are neighborhoods devising innovative solutions to stabilize their community, and there are individuals with powerful, practical solutions. ARISE Detroit! has been an inspiring partner and has done a lot to help us find these stories as a way to help us learn from each other."

WDET and its project media partner Model D will be participating in a speaker series on June 24, 2009 about Detroit's mortgage crisis, as well as the "Lonely House Tour" on June 14, 2009 taking place the Indian Village and West Village neighborhoods designed to get people into available homes.

"The radio series, community partnerships, events and project blog are all designed to work together to inform and get people into action. This impacts all of us and one thing we've discovered in our reporting is how deep the region's pool of smart, talented and dedicated people really is," said Zak Rosen, producer of the series with WDET's Rob St. Mary.

 

Detroit News:

Witness the dramatic story behind Ann Arbor's Traverwood Branch Library in the Detroit Public Television documentary "Up from Ashes," which airs 8 p.m. Thursday on WTVS-TV (Channel 56). Viewers can relive how the building came into existence and find out how developers harvested hundreds of ash trees that were devastated by the emerald ash borer, and used the trees to build what is arguably one of the most storied and breathtaking libraries in Metro Detroit. Produced by KDN Films Inc. in Madison Heights, "Up from Ashes" takes us through every stage of development, from the architectural drawing boards to the 1-ton draft horses that harvested lumber for O'Neal Construction Inc... Documentary follows growth of Ann Arbor's Traverwood library (Tue, 6/9)

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

If you haven't prepared for the digital TV transition, you have until Friday. That's the final deadline for television stations across the country to switch from analog to digital broadcasting. The shift has been talked about for what seems like forever. But some people aren't ready yet. More than 200 calls have been coming in daily to Don-Lors Electronics in Livonia, which has teamed up with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters to answer questions about the transition at 888-643-8809... TV switches to a digital signal Friday; Here's how you can prepare (Tue, 6/9)

 

Detroit News:

Can President Obama make the next save for the Red Wings? Not likely. After once helping to delay the transition to all-digital TV, the Obama Administration has already said there won't be another, posing potential problems for local folks who want to catch the deciding Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals with their rabbit-ear antennas. The once-delayed transition to digital occurs on Friday, and a spokesman for WDIV-TV (Channel 4) said the station will no longer transmit an analog signal after 9 a.m. For thousands of Metro Detroiters who still haven't gotten a converter box -- and don't have cable or satellite TV -- that means they'll have to find somewhere else to watch the Wings battle the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Cup. Mike Katona of WDIV said the 9 a.m. switch was decided months ago in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission and long before it looked like the Wings would face a make-or-break game... Friday's digital TV switch may trip up some Red Wings viewers (Wed, 6/10)

 

Detroit Free Press:

Fans of the top-rated WKQI-FM (95.5) "Mojo in the Morning" show noticed a significant change Wednesday morning: Kyra Dillard, who has been with the station since February 2005, wasn't on the air. "Kyra is no longer with our morning show. Out of respect to her, I'd rather not go into any further details about her business. It's between her and management," host Mojo said on the air Wednesday... Kyra off 'Mojo in the Morning' show (Thu, 6/11)

 

Detroit News:

As the last of the nation's television stations turned off their analog signals Friday, households unprepared to capture the digital signal found themselves scrambling for converter boxes, antennas and how-to's. Befuddled viewers around Metro Detroit flooded local and national call centers. Many simply needed to be told how to hook up their digital converter boxes, which allow older TVs to tune in the new signals, or how to reset the boxes to capture nearby digital broadcasts. "People are feeling a little technically challenged," said Dave Baumann, creative services director at WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), the ABC affiliate in Southfield. The station fielded more than 350 calls from confused viewers after it made the switch at 6 a.m... Digital TV switch puzzles viewers (Sat, 6/13)

 


 

Port Huron Times-Herald:

Ruthann Davis has a standing appointment with Bo, Hope and the rest of the "Days of Our Lives" characters. But when 1 p.m. Friday rolled around, she tuned into her NBC affiliate -- WEYI in Saginaw -- and found no drama unfolding in the fictional city of Salem. Instead, all she heard was someone talking about the nationwide transition from analog to digital broadcasting, first in English, then in Spanish. While someone at the FCC later assured Davis, 68, of Sanilac Township her favorite station was in the midst of switching things up Friday afternoon and her service would be restored, not everyone was so lucky... TV switch leaves some in dark (Sat, 6/13)

 


 

Specs Howard School inaugurates motion picture film workshops

As film making in Metro Detroit continues at a feverish pace, bringing to the area such luminaries as Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino), Michael Bay (Transformers) and Robert De Niro (Stone), incredible opportunities exist to work both in front of and behind the lens. The key to sustained success for the industry in this region? A trained workforce. Specs Howard is preparing to play a major role in accomplishing exactly that; in turn, educating the next generation of film professionals.

Specs Howard School, Michigan's leading broadcast arts educational school, has announced it is opening a new training facility "Specs Howard On Location" at the Studio Center motion picture production complex in Farmington Hills. Specs Howard's initial workshops, a new 8-week "On Location Film Workshop" and 7-week "On Location Advanced Editing," beginning on July 13th and 21st, are designed to provide participants with a fundamental yet comprehensive introduction to the film industry via Michigan-based creative arts professionals and instructors skilled in a range of disciplines.

Among the instructors is Specs Howard's own Steve Julin, Director of Curriculum Development, who created the entire "On Location" film and editing workshops curriculum. Julin has worked on several independent films, including Between Brothers, Mutant Swingers from Mars, Hatred of a Minute and Walk This Way. He has worked with such well-known television companies as The Discovery Channel, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS and the General Television Network. He is an Avid Certified Instructor, Certified Boris FX Instructor and Apple Certified Trainer, as well as a recipient of the Golden Eagle Award for documentary editing and an Emmy Award nominee.

The "On Location Film Workshop" will take students behind the scenes to examine and experience pre-production planning and scheduling; breaking down a script; fundamentals of filming a basic scene and principles of editing. Participants also will enjoy hands-on equipment usage including working with dollies, lighting equipment, microphones, editing software and cameras--from learning how to load the industry's most popular film magazines to shooting footage with such high-tech, digital cameras as the Panasonic P2 HD camera.

"Our workshops will offer intensive, practical film industry training unlike anywhere else in Michigan," said Lisa Zahodne, President/COO of Specs Howard School. "Over the course of several weeks, our students will learn the language and craft of film. Our instructors and facilities are here--now--and second to none."

Studio Center: Making movies here, now

Specs Howard joins the campus of professionals at Studio Center, where filmmaking in Michigan has become focused since legislative support was enacted early in 2008. Operating for nearly 30 years, Studio Center is the only active studio production lot in Michigan and has quickly become the hub of new feature film production in the State. It provides a complete range of production services and resources, including three soundstages, post-production facilities, film processing, camera rental, lighting and production offices, all set on nearly seven acres centrally located near major Michigan filming locations.

Grace & Wild is the anchor Studio Center tenant, and along with the other resident businesses, Studio Center has become one of the largest and most productive production facilities outside of Los Angeles. Recent productions serviced include features:

  • Stone, with Robert De Niro and Ed Norton
  • The Irishman, starring Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken
  • The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, produced by Kenn Viselman, mastermind behind the Teletubbies
  • High School, starring Adrien Brody and Michael Chiklis
  • Miss January, starring Kim Cattrall and Brian Dennehy
  • Prayers for Bobby, starring Sigourney Weaver

"This is an ideal collaboration between two long-time Michigan entities, each of us with a history of dedication to the creative industry," said Steven Wild, President of Grace & Wild, Inc. "We are ecstatic that Specs Howard is joining us at Studio Center, the only movie production facility that is open and operating--right now--in the state. Specs Howard will serve as an ideal training ground and talent incubator for future movie industry professionals living and working in our area."

Added Zahodne: "With our 40th anniversary just around the corner, we look forward to continuing the school's evolution into all areas of the creative arts, something we inaugurated last year with our graphics arts program. Our film workshops will also expand over time in terms of scope and content and degree of sophisticated training."

The Specs Howard School "On Location Film Workshop" will meet 3 ½ hours per day, 3 days per week, with day and evening sessions available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. "On Location Advanced Editing" will be available during the day and evening on Mondays and Tuesdays in either day or evening sessions. Students will receive an official certificate of completion at the conclusion of the workshop. Funding from the Michigan Works! program is available to those who qualify.

The "On Location Film Workshop" and "On Location Advanced Editing" workshop are licensed by the State of Michigan as the state's only film training workshops affiliated with a proprietary school.

Open House "Sneak Peek" Set

Specs Howard School will hold an open house on Wednesday, June 24 at 5 pm and again at 6 pm at the new Studio Center office to introduce the workshops. During the open house, attendees will be able to participate in a drawing allowing two people to take the workshop free of charge. Anyone who would like to attend should RSVP at rsvp@specshoward.edu or by calling 866-61-SPECS.

For more information on the Specs Howard School "On Location Film Workshop" and "On Location Advanced Editing," visit: www.specshoward.edu/onlocation or call 866-61-SPECS.

 

Toledo Blade:

Sports radio in Toledo will grow by a couple of thousand watts Monday when WLQR-AM 1470 takes over WRWK-FM's spot on the dial, significantly expanding coverage of the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings, and Ohio State. The decision by Cumulus Media Inc. will give local sports radio two homes - the same programs will air simultaneously on 1470 and WRWK's 106.5 niche on the FM dial - and a coverage area that goes as far north as Hillsdale, Michigan, and as far south as Findlay. Norm Wamer, program director for WLQR, said the decision to eliminate the FM station's modern rock format in exchange for sports is aimed at the prime demographic of men between the ages of 25 and 54... It's a 2-for-1 'Ticket' with FM simulcast (Wed, 6/17)

 


 

Michigan Radio launches Facing the Mortgage Crisis

Every day, more and more families throughout Southeast Michigan are losing their homes to mortgage foreclosure. There were over 100,000 homes affected by mortgage delinquency or foreclosure in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties in 2008, and that number is expected to exceed 150,000 in 2009. A majority of those facing foreclosure are not seeking assistance because they are often unaware of the resources available to them.

In response to the mounting crisis, Michigan Radio (WUOM FM 91.7 / WFUM-FM 91.1 / WVGR-FM 104.1) is launching "Facing the Mortgage Crisis," a community engagement initiative designed to connect area residents to trusted foreclosure prevention resources that can help. The station received a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to fund this initiative, which will consist of on-air reports, special shows, town hall meetings, and information about how we as a society can cope with the foreclosure crisis.

As part of "Facing the Mortgage Crisis," Michigan Radio and its partner, Detroit Public TV, will feature special programs and reports looking at how the foreclosure crisis has affected Michigan as a state, and Southeast Michigan in particular. Michigan Radio's upcoming programming will examine why this crisis has hit Michigan particularly hard and provide residents with information on managing mortgage issues.

Michigan Radio is partnering with several other community organizations to help provide the community with resources on how to prevent and deal with foreclosure. Among them are the United Way of Southeast Michigan 211, Wayne County Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program, and the Metro Net Library Consortium, which will host town hall events around metro Detroit.

As part of this initiative, Michigan Radio and Detroit Public TV have created a special website that will feature resources for those facing foreclosure, information from partner organizations, up-to-date program details, and opportunities for the public to provide feedback on how the foreclosure crisis is affecting them. This website can be accessed at: www.facingthemortgagecrisis.org.

"Facing the Mortgage Crisis" is part of a national project spearheaded by KETC, a public television station based in St. Louis, MO, as well as a part of CPB's Public Service Media Economic Response Initiative.

 


 

Michigan Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards Emmys

Check out the complete list of Michigan Emmy award winners on the NATAS Michigan web site at www.mi-nta.org. Congratulations to all the winners.

 


 

WVMV's Zonjic set to release new CD

Flutist and Windsor native Alexander Zonjic tips his hat to his adopted city of Detroit on Doin' The D, his new album set for worldwide release on June 23 on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group.

Doin' The D takes its title from a catchphrase that's common to residents of the greater Detroit area. To "do the D" is to spend an evening or a weekend checking out the various cultural and entertainment attractions offered by a city rich with musical history and cultural diversity.

"Detroit and its people embraced me on a profound level many, many years ago, and they're the main reason that I've had such a great career," says Zonjic.

Other local nods include the powerful crescendos of The Motor City Horns on one album track and a song titled "River Raisin Nights" takes its name from the River Raisin Jazz Festival that Zonjic produces each August.

The album also features guest appearances by saxophonist Kenny G, who rarely ever plays on other artists' albums, Special EFX guitarist Chieli Minucci, vocalist Maysa and many others. Longtime collaborators Jeff Lorber and Bob James make substantial contributions to Doin' The D.

"It's always interesting when a new record starts coming together," says Zonjic. "I basically throw an invitation out to all my music buddies and wonder how many of them will come to the party."

In addition to being a recording artist and performer of international stature, Zonjic plays numerous roles in Detroit's music and entertainment scene. He is morning drive-time personality on Smooth Jazz V98.7 (WVMV-FM), artistic director of several summer music festivals, year-round concert promoter, restaurateur (Seldom Blues Jazz Supper Club) and more.

"Obviously, the city is going through its share of tough times right now - like so many other cities. But I continue to appreciate everything "The D" has done for my career, and I will always support it."

 


 

AllAccess.com:

CBC Gets Windsor AM-to-FM Move Approved: The CBC has been granted a new FM frequency at 97.5 FM in WINDSOR, ON by the CRTC to replace its RADIO ONE outlet there, CBE-A. The station will run 3,200 watts average ERP (19,000 watts at 130.1 meters) and will be accompanied by a second transmitter at 91.5 FM in LEAMINGTON. (Wed, 6/17)

 

YourNews.com

John Smyntek reports on the condition of former WXYT and WJR talk host David Newman in his latest column for YourNews.com. Check it out by clicking here.

 


 

WJR hosting auto supplier roundtable this evening

With two major automakers going through bankruptcy, models and brands are being phased out and the supplier base is trying to figure out what's next. Join WJR's Paul W. Smith as he hosts, The Automotive Supplier Roundtable, this evening, June 18th, at 7pm. This round table discussion will tackle the tough questions facing suppliers today. Guests expected to appear include:
* Tom Manganello, Auto Practice Chairman at Warner Norcross & Judd
* Mark Gardner, US Automotive Consulting Leader at Deloitte Consulting
* Neil De Koker, President & CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
* Douglas J. Grimm, Chief Executive Officer of Citation Corporation

 

Greater Media announces that popular morning personality Drew Lane will return to the airwaves on 101 WRIF and reunite with former co-host Mike Clark in morning drive from 6 to 10:30am. Lane will resume his on-air duties on Monday, July 13th, 2009.

Drew Lane has been off the air since September 2007, after a 14 year stint with Clark on WRIF. Since Lane's departure, Clark has teamed with long-time show contributors Trudi Daniels and Marc Fellhauer, along with Detroit radio veteran Jamie Samuelsen, to maintain the station's number-one morning rank (adults 25-54) as the "Mike in the Morning" show.

The Drew and Mike Show had owned the top share of the Motor City morning drive audience since the mid 90's, at times doubling the ratings of its closest competitor. The show's unique blend of pop culture, current events, sports, and humor provided a rare communal experience that appealed to all ages and backgrounds, from CEOs, politicians, and community leaders to college and high school students.

"I'm glad to be back with Mike," said Lane. "After having worked with a great team like this, it would have been hard to do anything else."

"I am very excited to welcome Drew back," said Clark. "After nearly 17 years together, the sequel should be a lot of fun and wildly enjoyable for both of us and the listeners."

"We are thrilled to have the Drew and Mike morning team back together at the RIF," said Greater Media Detroit Market Manager John Gallagher. "Mike has done an outstanding job as the central morning personality on the station for more than a year. To have Drew and Mike together again is not only great for WRIF, but great for Detroit."

 

Jim Johnson and Lynne Woodison tapped to fill in for a week of morning drive on WOMC

When Jim Johnson and Lynne Woodison were fired from classic rock WCSX FM 94.7 last year, they were taken off the air without being able to host a farewell program for their fans. Now they'll get that chance and more as the duo sits in for the vacationing Dick Purtan and Purtan's People on classic hits WOMC FM 104.3 next week (June 29 - July 1, and possibly July 2-3).

It's a unique scenario - having an (available) established morning program fill in for what's essentially your franchise. Radio executives generally aren't known for doing 'nice things' without there being some kind of other motivation behind it.

 


 

Detroit News:

They tore down Tiger Stadium and GM's still in bankruptcy court, but here's a bright spot for Detroit radio fans: Drew Lane is returning to the WRIF-FM (101.1) airwaves on July 13 to restart the "Drew and Mike" show with longtime co-host Mike Clark. "I wish I got paid every time someone asked me when I was going back to WRIF," Lane quipped on Tuesday. Now he will get paid -- for going to WRIF every morning. Greater Media Detroit market manager John Gallagher confirmed that both Lane and Clark signed multi-year contracts, "So they're locked in as Drew and Mike for several years"... The 'Drew and Mike' show returns to radio (Wed, 6/24)

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

It's the news WRIF-FM (101.1) listeners have waited months to hear. The station announced Tuesday that Drew Lane is returning July 13 to his morning slot next to Mike Clark for version 2.0 of the popular "Drew & Mike Show"... Drew Lane will return to 'Drew & Mike Show' (Wed, 6/24)

 

Detroit Free Press:

Detroit -- the city that gave Michael Jackson his start -- continues to pay respect to the 'King of Pop' nearly three hours after his death was confirmed today. The city's radio stations are blasting only Jackson's music, and encouraging listeners to call in and share their fondest memories. Angie Starr, a Mason Radio -- 107.5 FM -- personality said the station will host a tribute dance featuring Jackson's music until 2a.m. at Nikki's in Greektown... Detroit radio stations pay their respects (Thu, 6/25)

 

Detroit News:

Michael Jackson's death highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of radio, as broadcasters either scrambled to react to his death or hit the snooze button. Some stations reacted quickly, but considering how important an artist Jackson was to radio in the 1980s, others were on an endless loop of voicetracking. Songs like "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" could be heard all over the dial over the weekend. To quantify it, according to Nielsen BDS research cited by Billboard, in the week before his death, the only Jackson song to rack up more than 500 plays was "Rock with You." After his death, 22 Jackson songs got more than 1,000 plays each. Predictably, Detroit urban stations WJLB-FM (97.9) and WMXD-FM (92.3) and Radio One's Detroit stations (WDMK-FM, 105.9, WHTD-FM, 102.7, WCHB-AM, 1200) were in heavy Jackson mode. But some stations that rely heavily on '80s pop (including Jackson), like "Doug-FM" (WDRQ-FM, 93.1), just continued as the automated jukeboxes that they are... Jackson songs get heavy airplay (Tue, 6/30)

 

Mayor Dave Bing is the newest Detroit politician to star in his own basic cable television show. Bing's new show is titled "From the Mayor's Office" and will debut today on the city's government access station, Channel 10. The first show will tackle "hot button issues," such as the city's budget, Detroit Public Schools and "the overall approach of his administration," according to a written statement released today... Dave Bing TV show debuts today (Tue, 6/30)

 


 

WJR's 'Big Story' to focus on Detroit Public Schools tonight

WJR's Lloyd Jackson will host a special edition of 'The Big Story' tonight from 7 - 8 p.m., welcoming Robert Bobb, the Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager. Listeners are invited to call in to WJR and give their thoughts. 1.800.859.0-WJR.

 

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