John Gallagher exits from Greater Media/Detroit
John Gallagher has exited as market manager and general manager of Greater Media's Detroit cluster of radio stations where he was overseeing rock WRIF-FM 101.1, classic rock WCSX-FM 94.7, and soft rock WMGC-FM 105.1. He joined the group in May 2008.
A statement from Heidi Raphael, vice president of corporate communication for Greater Media reads, "Greater Media and Detroit Market Manager John Gallagher have decided not to renew our employment agreement. We are grateful for John's dedication and many contributions to the cluster, and we wish him the very best. John Fullam, Vice President & Market Manager of Greater Media Philadelphia, will serve as the acting Market Manager during our search process."
WDIV to host final Republican debate before Michigan primary
WDIV-TV, Local 4, will be the only Detroit television station to carry complete live coverage of the final scheduled debate between Republican candidates before the August 3rd Michigan Gubernatorial primary election. Decision 2010: The Republican Gubernatorial Debate is scheduled to air on Tuesday, July 13, at 8 p.m. on Local 4. The hour-long debate, to be broadcast live from Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University, will be moderated by Devin Scillian, Local 4 News anchor and host of Flashpoint, Local 4's weekly political and public affairs program.
Republican candidates for governor committed to participating in the debate are Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, Michigan Senator Tom George, M.D., and U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra.
Viewers can visit ClickOnDetroit.com for an opportunity to submit their own questions to the candidates that may be included in the debate. Decision 2010: The Republican Gubernatorial Debate will also be offered via live-streaming video online at ClickOnDetroit on July 13 at 8 p.m., and will be immediately followed by an exclusive live webcast featuring analysis from experts behind the scenes at the debate.
Long before Paul Gross was a veteran weatherman with thinning hair, he was a young weatherman with thinning hair. Several times back then, 20-plus years ago, he ran into local legend Sonny Eliot, whose own dome has had outside assistance. "He'd pull me aside," Gross says, "and he'd say, 'Paul, get a rug.'" Ever a realist, Gross would shake his head. "Sonny," he'd say, "they're not watching me because of my looks." As on-air meteorologists go, Gross is not thunderously handsome or lightning-quick with ad-libs. He understands that. But the executive producer of weather and fill-in forecaster at WDIV-TV (Channel 4) also understands weather -- and adores it, appreciates it and continues to be awed by it. His book about it, "Extreme Michigan Weather: The Wild World of the Great Lakes State" (University of Michigan Press, $24.95) came out last week, and orders for the first 1,500 were brisk enough that the publisher is cranking out another batch... Weatherman's page-turner (Mon, 7/12)