WWTV-TV/WWUP-TV Ch. 9/10 Traverse City (9and10News.com) :
With heavy hearts we are sad to report 9&10 News/Fox 32 Anchor Scott Michael Trager died unexpectedly this morning. He was an accomplished journalist, caring family-man, and a friend to many. Scott Michael Trager began his career at 9&10 News in 1990 and was currently the co-anchor of Northern Michigan's favorite morning show Michigan This Morning. Over the twenty plus years he spent at 9&10 News he earned many accolades including two Emmy Awards from the National Television Academy Michigan Chapter. He also helped create the award winning Sports Overtime show while Sports Director at 9&10 News in the mid 1990's.
Full story: Northern Michigan Says Goodbye to Scott Michael Trager (Wed, 9/26)
Grand Rapids Press:
Ginger Zee and "Good Morning America" will be broadcasting on Saturday from the Gerald R. Ford Museum.
Full story: Ginger Zee brings 'Good Morning America' to West Michigan for ArtPrize 2012 (Wed, 9/26)
I see ya, Rod and Mario. In an effort to determine which television broadcast teams are most biased in Major League Baseball, The Wall Street Journal has released a study identifying baseball's top TV "homers."
Full story: Announcer-Bias Index: Mario Impemba, Rod Allen rank 13th among biased broadcast teams in MLB (Wed, 9/26)
- Falling: Detroit's market rank according to radio ratings service Arbitron. Metro Detroit will be behind Miami, FL this autumn as the 12th largest market (down from 11th) in the country after losing over 28,000 residents over age 12. The Detroit area's 12+ population loss combined with South Florida's gain of over 110,000 resulted in the latest drop for Detroit. Arbitron's market area for Metro Detroit shows 3,760,200 people age 12 and above, behind Miami's 3,781,100 and ahead of Seattle's 3,538,100.
- Other Arbitron market rankings for Fall 2012: Grand Rapids, 69; Lansing, 127; Flint, 135, Traverse City, 197; Muskegon, 235; Battle Creek 253. Ann Arbor and Saginaw are no longer Arbitron-rated markets.
- On the air: Bounce TV on WXYZ-TV Ch. 7.3 Detroit. The new subchannel was noted broadcasting yesterday afternoon without the test pattern.