Newsmakers and links: August 4, 2011

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Detroit Free Press:

Flouting the exclusive media contracts of a metro Detroit television station and radio station, a band of maverick broadcasters launched a Web site where they plan to stream live video coverage of the Woodward Dream Cruise on Aug. 20. "It's a public event, so I don't think anyone can preclude us from broadcasting," said Steven Greene of Lyon Township. The group also plans to broadcast from the Dream Cruise on a tiny all-talk radio station in Farmington Hills, WDTW-AM (1310).

Full story: Maverick broadcasters get ready to cover Woodward Dream Cruise (Thu, 8/4)

 


 

Detroit News:

Defying convention as always, Bill Bonds plans to return to broadcasting with an afternoon talk show on an AM radio station with a humble daytime signal of 250 watts. The former news anchor, beloved and sometimes bewildering across nearly a quarter century at WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), will team with another familiar face and voice -- Rich Fisher, who worked with Bonds at WXYZ and went on to deliver newscasts at WJBK (Channel 2) and WKBD (Channel 50). "Bonds & Fisher" is scheduled to launch Oct. 3 on WCAR-AM (1090), operating out of a studio next to a radio tower in Garden City and speaking to a demographic most stations ignore.

Full story: 'Bonds & Fisher': Broadcast legends back on the air -- at WCAR-AM (Thu, 8/4)

 

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