Mid-Michigan: May 2011 Archives

Lansing State Journal:

WLNS On a rainy afternoon in Old Town, Jane Aldrich was pondering a lack of limits. "This is so exciting, because we're not used to it," she said. "We're used to scripts and Teleprompters." Not for "Six in the City," which debuts today on WLNS (Channel 6) and reruns two other days. This is sort of like the old days, when individual stations had talk shows.

Full story: Lansing TV show "Six in the City" set to debut today (Mon, 5/2)



Jackson Citizen-Patriot:

Find out what it's like to juggle a career as a news anchorwoman with being a wife and mother. A television special titled "6 in the City," which was filmed at Perspective2 Studio in Lansing, is in talk-show format and will feature six female anchors from WLNS-TV 6.

Full story: '6 in the City' television special will take an in-depth look at the lives of six female anchors from WLNS-TV 6 (Sun, 5/1)


Flint Journal:

WJRT Nearly a month after being let go from his anchor position at WJRT (Channel 12), Bill Harris will return to the air today, according to the station's website. Harris will report from a homeland security training conference in Grand Rapids at the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. shows.

Full story: ABC 12's Bill Harris to return to telecast this afternoon (Tue, 5/3)



Monroe News:

When he learned of the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a special operations raid, WJR 760 radio personality and Monroe native Paul W. Smith didn't sleep a wink. But he said he never considered canceling this morning's broadcast from Monroe County Community College, where the radio personality kicked off his five-city Pure Michigan tour... Big news day: Pure Monroe and bin Laden on the radio (Mon, 5/2)



WZZM-TV Ch. 13:

There have been a number of recent shake-ups at local television news stations in West Michigan, and for the first time since her controversial departure, one of those news anchors is making a public appearance... Geha receives standing ovation at GVSU (Tue, 5/3)


Michigan chapter of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hands out 2011 Emmy Awards

Nearly fifty Emmy Awards were handed out last week to broadcasters and publishers from across Michigan. A complete list of winners is available at http://www.natasmichigan.org/awards.html.

Congratulations to all the winners.



Ovid-Elsie's WOES FM knocked off air by lightning damage

WOES-FM 91.3, owned/operated by the Ovid-Elsie School District in Mid-Michigan, was knocked off the air last week by lightning that caused extensive damage to the station's broadcast equipment.

The station hopes to resume broadcasting as quickly as possible after repairs can be completed.



Congrats to CBS RADIO Country WYCD/DETROIT PD TIM ROBERTS and his staff, for another very successful "WYCD DOWNTOWN HOEDOWN," held from MAY 13th-15th in downtown DETROIT. The event attracted over 950,000 people and included artists JOE NICHOLS, JASON ALDEAN, JOSH GRACIN and THOMPSON SQUARE.

Full story: WYCD Draws 950,000 For Downtown Hoedown (Thu, 5/19)



Jackson Citizen-Patriot:

By now, most people are aware of the prediction made by Family Radio's Harold Camping, who says Saturday will mark the start of the rapture and ultimately the end of the world. The Family Life Radio and Intentional Living network, which includes 96.7 FM in Albion and 1110 AM in Mason, wants to make sure everyone understands it is not affiliated with Camping's organization, nor does it support his claim.

Full story: Family Life Radio: Don't confuse us with doomsday predictor (Thu, 5/19)


Michelle McKormick is back on the air in West Michigan. Listeners to WJRW-AM (1340) heard her familiar voice this afternoon as Citadel Broadcasting announced the addition of McKormick to its newstalk lineup.

Full story: Michelle McKormick returns to Grand Rapids radio, joins Newstalk WJRW-AM 1340 (Tue, 5/31)



Jackson Citizen-Patriot:

When Jackson native Doug Shumard returned to the area after living in Plymouth, he was forced to give up something he loved: Catholic radio. Shumard is now on the board of directors of Jackson Lansing Catholic Radio, an organization working to bring Catholic programming to the Diocese of Lansing, which includes Jackson County and all or part of nine other counties.

Full story: Jackson Lansing Catholic Radio working to get its own station (Mon, 5/30)




A lightning strike damaged equipment at NBC25 and CW46, forcing the stations off the air Sunday evening. Engineers quickly went to work to make sure your favorite NBC25 programming is available for you, despite damaged equipment. Right now, you can watch NBC25 programming on one of two broadcast channels. Tune into 46.1 or 30.3. If you do not automatically have those channels, re-scan for new channels.

Full story: Lightning knocks NBC25 and CW46 off the air (Sun, 5/29)







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