Mid-Michigan: February 2010 Archives

Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Feb. 3, 2010



Great Lakes Loons accepting internship applications

WLUNThe Great Lakes Loons have announced the expansion of their successful internship program with additional positions available for 2010. Since the 2007 season, the Loons internship program has created 56 internship positions which have been filled by college students throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond. In addition, the program has created many practicum volunteer hours with students.

The Loons offer paid internships for college students who are interested in working in a fun, fast-paced environment where they are able to learn all aspects of professional sports organization while being significant contributors to the team's operation. Each intern will have a focus area, such as marketing & promotions, video production, media relations, ticket sales and operations. In addition, each intern will be involved in the planning and implementation of cross departmental projects to create a well-rounded experience.

"The Loons internship program has been very successful over the first three seasons of our franchise's existence and we look to build on that success for 2010," said Loons President and General Manager, Paul Barbeau. "Our interns have been vital to the success of the Loons, and many have gone on to work in professional sports, including several current Loons employees."

Internship candidates should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, detail-oriented and enjoy working in a team environment. In addition, candidates must possess excellent communication, decision-making and interpersonal skills. Qualified candidates should have the ability to cooperate and work well with all areas of the organization and truly enjoy having FUN! The Loons are currently accepting internships in the following areas:

  • TV & Video Production
  • Communications & Media Relations
  • Marketing & Promotions
  • Business Operations
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Ticket Sales

For more detailed internship descriptions and application requirements, please visit the Internship Opportunities page in the About section of the Loons website at www.loons.com.


WFNT AM Flint flips to talk



WNFTRegent Communications WFNT AM 1470 Flint this week has dropped its longtime adult standards/oldies format in favor of talk as "Flint's News Talk". The move brings back the syndicated Bob and Tom show to the market - the duo was heard for a number of years on Regent rocker WWBN-FM 101.5 before being dropped in favor of the Grand Rapids based Free Beer & Hot Wings show which is syndicated out of Regent's WGRD-FM 97.9.

WFNT previously featured a news-talk format prior to switching to adult standards in the Spring of 2000.

With a 5,000 watt daytime / 1,000 watt nighttime signal from near Burton, WFNT covers the immediate Flint area well, but quickly runs into interference issues to the south of Flint because of co-channel WLQR AM 1470 in Toledo, OH.

The new weekday programming lineup on WFNT:

  • 5:00am - 6:00am: Wall Street Journal
  • 6:00am - 10:00am: The Bob & Tom Show
  • 10:00am - 11:00am: Value Connection
  • 11:00am - Noon: Brenda Brissette-Mata
  • Noon - 3:00pm: Laura Ingraham
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm: Jerry Doyle
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm: Mark Levin (Wednesdays - Racetalk from 7 - 9)
  • 9:00pm - 12:00am: Brian & Judge
  • 12:00am - 5:00am: Bob & Tom All Nighter


Movin' on Sunday



Two veteran Detroit-area radio personalities announced plans to move on from their current gigs on Facebook this morning:

Lisa Jesswein, morning show co-host at pop WDVD-FM 96.3 posted on her Facebook account the following-

I invite you to take joy in all that is new in your life. I have decided to leave the morning show on 96.3 WDVD to forge a new path. I am so very grateful to all who have followed me over the years, those who met me at WDVD and those who will continue to watch my progress. Where will I end up? Hmmm...stay tuned! :-)



Weekender Steve Black of rock WRIF-FM was less mysterious about his destination on his posting-

Time to announce my new job. Starting tomorrow I'm the Program Director at 103.9 The Fox in Flint. I will be on the air weekdays starting Wednesday. I will be finishing up my WRIF duties over the next couple of weeks. I'm excited to be going back to my hometown! I can't thank Doug Podell and Mark Pennington enough. They have taught me well. I'll have a new Fox FB page up on Monday. please friend us when you can.

Black grew up in Flushing and has been on Detroit radio for nearly 20 years at six different stations including WRIF. The Fox 103.9 is Cumulus Broadcasting's classic rock WRSR-FM Owosso/Flint.


Television: Newsmakers: Feb. 17, 2010



Gaylord Herald Times:

CMU Public Television is launching the "PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest," a national/local competition designed to promote the advancement of children's reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The local effort encourages children in grades kindergarten through third in the CMU Public Television coverage area to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original works. The deadline for submission of entries is Monday, March 15. Applications and additional information are available at www.wcmu.org.

"WCMU has long been involved with early childhood literacy," said Linda Dielman, CMU Public Television programming/outreach manager. "PBS Kids programming is focused on school readiness skills to ensure each child's success. This contest is an extension of that effort that brings plenty of fun and excitement for the children and their families"... CMU Public TV launches kids writing contest (Tue, 2/16)


Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Feb. 18, 2010



Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun:

Sometimes, being the grand prize winner isn't what it's cracked up to be. April Flaugher, 24, of Weidman, discovered that after she won a trip to Las Vegas to attend a Garth Brooks concert. But an outside promoter that promised the trip for two to WCEN 94.5 FM, "The Moose," didn't deliver. Now Flaugher, who was originally to go to Las Vegas on New Year's Day, is still waiting for her prize. Shannon Dunlap, general manager at the radio station, said the situation was unfortunate and that she is working with Flaugher to make good on a trip to Las Vegas to see Brooks, or, if that isn't possible, an equitable prize. Dunlap said the station has given away trips for years without problems, but there are no tickets available to Brooks' Las Vegas concerts until he announces new dates. Current shows are sold out. Flaugher said the station offered her either $1,500 or a trip to Las Vegas when tickets are available. Flaugher said she looked into Brooks' concert schedule and found that he is releasing new dates within the next few weeks... Woman upset radio station did not deliver prize in contest (Wed, 2/17)


Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Feb. 22, 2010




The MooseKudos to NEXTMEDIA Country WCEN/SAGINAW, MI for raising over $59,000 for St. JUDE CHILDREN's RESEARCH HOSPITAL during their COUNTRY CARES FOR St. JUDE KIDS RADIOTHON. Their two-day event was held THURSDAY and FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18th-19th. WCEN Raises Over $59K For St. Jude (Mon, 2/22)







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