Mid-Michigan: August 2011 Archives

Smile FM, a network of 19 contemporary Christian non-commercial radio stations across Michigan, is partnering with seven different non-profit organizations throughout the state to offer them exposure, volunteers and fund raising support with the "Making a Difference Morning Espresso Tour" set to run on-air from August 8th to 14th.

The tour will feature Smile FM's Morning Espresso show broadcast on location each morning from 8 to 10 AM, a service project including Smile staff and volunteers and a benefit concert for the selected non-profit organization with Memphis based Christian Recording Artist Jeremy Horn.

The event schedule/locations and charities are:

Monday August 8th - YMCA Downriver
16777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI. 48195

Tuesday August 9th - Lapeer County Younglife
Eastern Michigan Fair Grounds
195 Midway St
Imlay City, MI 48444-1473

Wednesday August 10th - Royal Kids Camp - Bay City
Bay Valley Christian Church
2535 E. Wilder Rd.
Bay City, MI 48706

Thursday August 11th - CareNet of Cadillac
909 S. Carmel Street
Cadillac, MI. 49601

Friday August 12th - Christian Freedom International
215 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste Marie, MI. 49783

Saturday August 13th - Remembrance Ranch, Allendale
Millennium Park Triathlon
Millennium Park - Grand Rapids

Sunday August 14th - CHUM Therapeutic Riding Stables
(12noon - 2pm) Lansing Lugnuts Game
505 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912

More information about the tour can be found at: makingadifferencetour.blogspot.com.

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

Get ready for a potentially wildly entertaining and informative ride: The colorful commentary of broadcasting icon Bill Bonds will be available weekdays on the metro Detroit AM radio dial this fall. Bonds, who spent nearly a quarter-century at WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), is set to team up with another well-seasoned TV anchorman, Rich Fisher, for WCAR-AM (1090)'s new "The Bonds and Fisher Show."

Full story: Bonds, Rich Fisher to team up for weekday AM radio show (Fri, 8/5)

 

Newsmakers and links: August 19, 2011

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Lansing State Journal:

Budgetary woes have led to the layoff of several WKAR employees this week. Kirsten Khire, spokesperson for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University, which merged with the PBS radio and TV station last month, said she could not say how many employees were laid off but said the cuts were spread across WKAR's divisions. Rob South, a seven-year news reporter with WKAR Radio, was among those employees who received a layoff notice. He said he will lose his job at the end of September.

Full story: WKAR lays off workers amid budget challenges (Fri, 8/19)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

MACDONALD BROADCASTING Country WKCQ/SAGINAW MD JOHN RICHARDS has exited; his MD duties will be covered by OM GREG COLE. RICHARDS also did the afternoon show for Classic Hits sister WMJO (JOE)

Full story: John Richards Exits WKCQ-WMJO/Saginaw (Thu, 8/18)

 

ALL ACCESS has confirmed that CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WOOD-A and Talk WTKG-A/GRAND RAPIDS PD PAUL CASHIN has exited the stations. AC WSRW (STAR 105.7) PD KELLY IRIS adds responsibility for WOOD and WTKG.

Full story: Paul Cashin Exits PD Slot At WOOD-WTKG/Grand Rapids (Thu, 8/18)

 

Newsmakers and links: August 22, 2011

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Detroit Free Press:

WXYT-AM (1270) is launching a revamped news-talk format on Sept. 12, representatives announced today. The lineup will include Charlie Langton, the colorful lawyer-commentator who's become a fixture on shows like "The Edge" on WJBK-TV (Fox 2) as morning host, followed by a string of syndicated commentators, including well-known conservative voices Glenn Beck and Laura Ingraham.

Full story: WXYT-AM (1270) to switch out sports for conservative-leaning talk (Mon, 8/22)

 


 

Detroit News:

WXYT 1270-AM is moving from sports talk to conservative talkbeginning Sept. 12. Charlie Langton, the fast-talking and bombastic legal contributor on Fox 2, will host the morning show (6-9), the only local show planned.

Full story: WXYT 1270 shifting to conservative talk, will still air game broadcasts (Mon, 8/22)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

Longtime GREATER MEDIA Rocker WCSX/DETROIT night slammer STEVE KOSTAN has been inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM has just unveiled a complete museum redesign telling the story of rock and roll in a more linear fashion. The entire museum's technology has been updated, including the interactive kiosk "On the Air: Rock and Roll and Radio."

Full story: WCSX's Steve Kostan Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (Mon, 8/22)

 


 

FoxSportsDetroit.com:

The Tigers and Lions went at it in the TV ratings Friday night, and there was one clear-cut winner: Metro Detroit, which proved again that it's one of the country's best sports towns.

Full story: Tigers, Lions star on TV (Mon, 8/22)

 


 

Lansing State Journal:

For local TV newscasts, this is a week of big changes. At WLNS (Channel 6), there's a sleek new set, a sleek new anchorman, the departure of some people (Lisa Byington, Darren Cunningham) and arrival of others. There's also a jump in morning ratings. At WILX (Channel 10), new reporters are coming and there's a chance to widen the evening lead.

Full story: Local TV newscasts undergoing big changes (Mon, 8/22)

 

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