Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 14, 2010




Detroit News:

It's official. Former WJBK-TV (Channel 2) anchor Sandra Ali is returning to Metro Detroit after six years. This time around, she'll be working for WDIV-TV (Channel 4) , the local NBC affiliate confirms. Ali is coming to WDIV from Cincinnati's NBC affiliate and is moving back here with her husband, fellow journalist Shawn Ley, and their child. She will be reporting from the field on WDIV's 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts starting this week, station management says ... WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) has also made some new hires of note. Chief among them is Tim Dye , the station's newly appointed news director. Dye comes to the local ABC affiliate from the Fox affiliate in Grand Rapids ... As for on-air talent, you may have noticed the addition of Olga Breese. She has been working at WXYZ as a part-time meteorologist for a little more than a week. Breese has worked in broadcast journalism as a reporter, anchor and meteorologist for just less than a decade and comes to WXYZ from the NBC affiliate in Lancaster, Pa... Ex-Channel 2 anchor joins Channel 4 staff (Wed, 7/14)



Detroit Free Press:

Up-and-coming singers, bring your A-game to Flat 151 in Detroit on Thursday. WDMK-FM (105.9) will host the regional round of Andre Harrell's Super Star Soul Search Auditions, a contest that will end with one singer signing a recording contract and winning $10,000. Only one Detroiter will move on in the competition, which culminates with finals July 31 in Atlanta ... Names & Faces (Wed, 7/14)

Congratulations to Allyson Martinek, who will be celebrating her 15th year at WDVD-FM (96.3) today. The "Blaine and Allyson in the Morning" cohost tells Names & Faces that after graduating from the Specs Howard School, she sent an audition tape to the station (which was then WHYT). She says she sent out only one tape because WHYT was the only station where she wanted to work. Just three days later, she was hired and she's been at the station ever since... Names & Faces (Tue, 7/13)



Dearborn Press & Guide:

"We're a miracle," Jay Korinek said. Korinek is the station adviser for WHFR-FM, Henry Ford Community College's student-run radio station. It broadcasts live 24/7 on a shoestring budget. And it understands Detroit music better than any commercial radio station in the area, Korinek said. "Our mission is to not play what the other stations play," Korinek said. "Our format is unique -- more local, Detroit, indie artists than any other station in this area. Nobody else does Detroit or Michigan artists like we do." Korinek, who joined HFCC in 1968 as an English instructor, has been with the station since its infancy. The college's WHFC Broadcasting Guild, a school club, was granted the last space on the metro Detroit dial -- 89.3 FM -- in 1979, Korinek said. The station finally began broadcasting in 1985, sending a clear signal in a 6-8 mile radius from HFCC's campus, Korinek said... HFCC's WHFR: A miracle that provides a special kind of radio (Tue, 7/13)







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