Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct. 27, 2010

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Art Vuolo gets the treatment

1) What Got You Interested In Radio? I used to listen to Bernie Herman on "Night Beat" from 10-midnight on WIRE-A 1430 Indianapolis. I used to help out on remote broadcasts with Jim Shelton on "Platter Party" over WIBC 1070 Indy 1960-1962. I just celebrated 50 years in radio in July 2010.

2) How would you describe your first radio gig? Sunday night Oldies show on WOIA (102.9)/Ann Arbor, MI where Landecker began. My show was called the "Sunday Night Music Mart."

3) Who were your early influences? Jim Shelton, Joey Reynolds, John "Records" Landecker, Bob Brossia (WTOD in Toledo)... 10 Questions with ... Art Vuolo Jr (Mon, 10/25)



WRTV-TV Channel 6 Indianapolis:

An Indianapolis police officer and a veteran television anchor were credited with the rescue of an autistic 5-year-old boy from a retention pond on the city's south side. Mort Crim, who retired from the TV news business in 1996 after stints in Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago and Louisville, said he saw the boy walking down a street in the 7500 block of Briarstone Drive, near Stop 10 Road and Madison Avenue, at about 10 a.m. Wednesday. At about the same time, the child's mother had frantically called police to report that he was missing... Officer, Veteran TV Anchor Pull Child From Pond (Wed, 10/27)



WXYZ-TV adds veteran reporter Bill Proctor to special projects unit

WXYZ-TV announces senior staff reporter Bill Proctor will officially join the Channel 7 special projects unit as an investigative reporter. Proctor has been with ABC affiliate, WXYZ-TV, since 1980. As a result of Proctor's recent groundbreaking investigations, Police Chief Warren Evans was forced out of office, and after mismanagement was brought to light in a Proctor report, the Director of Detroit City Airport was forced to resign.

"I've always considered journalism a public service," said Proctor. "It's nice to tell people what's going on in their communities, but it's even more important to be able to investigate wrongdoing and find justice for people in those communities."

"We're fortunate to have a journalist with Bill's experience and passion on our investigative team," said WXYZ News Director, Tim Dye. "Bill brings a wealth of knowledge to the job, and reaffirms our commitment to investigative news. Channel 7's ability to bring our viewers groundbreaking investigative reports is unmatched in this market."

A former police officer for the Federal Protection Service in Washington, D.C., Proctor's passion for justice inspired him to create a non-profit organization called Proving Innocence. The organization calls attention to cases of injustice in the legal system and works to exonerate those wrongly convicted of crimes.

Before joining WXYZ-TV, Proctor worked for KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, WDAF-TV in Kansas City, and WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Virginia.

Proctor's many awards for journalistic excellence include, The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Best Coverage Award for breaking news, The Ed King Memorial Award, the Outstanding Media Award from Michigan's Crime Prevention Association, and the Golden Quill Award.

Proctor, a Washington D.C. native, received a degree in sociology and corrections from the University of Maryland. He is married with three children and three grandchildren.



WDIV-TV to air local Halloween special

Local 4's resident Halloween expert, Chuck Gaidica, hosts a frightfully, fun-filled half-hour primetime All 4 Halloween special Thursday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m., following NBC's all new Scared Shrekless Halloween special at 8 p.m. (NBC's Community will be seen at 1:36 a.m.)

All 4 Halloween takes you on a Haunted Hideaways ghost tour of spooky spots across town. Then, watch a group of gremlins go "medieval" on pumpkins. (How far can they fling them with their catapult?) See which of your favorite candies takes the top spot in the list of Halloween treats.

Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan even shares tips on how to dress up like the latest 'tween' superstars. And contestants of The Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition II cook up pumpkin recipes for healthy Halloween treats, courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield., the official "web" site of Halloween, is also full of eerily interactive entertainment and contests. It's everything from the Ghost How Many contest where you can win a $100 Meijer gift card to amazing photos of pets and kids in cool and creative costumes. And check out our 4 The Best Guide to find all the favorite Haunted Houses and Cider Mills in southeast Michigan. The Freaky Forecast on will even help you decide how to dress your ghouls and goblins to hit the streets to trick or treat.



That stupid Halloween special pre-emted Community, which I was waiting all day to see. Thanks Local 4, you ruined at least four peoples evening. WHY?!?!?!






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