Newsmakers and links: Sep. 6, 2012




Michigan Radio to host 'Open Newsroom' discussions

The University of Michigan's public Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM 91.7 Ann Arbor / WFUM-FM 91.1 Flint / WVGR-FM 104.1 Grand Rapids) is providing an opportunity for members of the public to meet directly with the station's reporters, producers and on-air hosts during the inaugural "Open Newsroom" event. On Wednesday, September 12, Michigan Radio's news staff will fan out to Biggby Coffee locations across the state in an effort to engage listeners and the general public in one-on-one conversations about the issues that matter most to them.

Visitors at each event can offer news tips, suggestions for story topics or discuss issues they feel should receive more news coverage. They can also sign up to be part of Michigan Radio's Public Insight Network (PIN). PIN is a network of people that help to inform the station's coverage and news stories with insights from their personal experiences.

Michigan Radio's "Open Newsroom" events will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. simultaneously at these Biggby Coffee locations, with the following Michigan Radio news staff:

  • Ann Arbor (539 E. Liberty): Dustin Dwyer, Steve Schram
  • Birmingham (112 S. Old Woodward Ave.): Sarah Hulett, Kate Wells
  • Midtown Detroit (4501 Woodward Ave.): Jenn White, Mercedes Mejia
  • Fenton (235 N. Leroy St.): Rebecca Williams
  • Grand Rapids (146 Monroe Center NW): Vincent Duffy
  • Jackson (1025 N. Wisner St.): Steve Carmody, Kyle Norris
  • Kalamazoo (4560 W. Main): Rina Miller
  • Lansing (115 W. Allegan St.): Lester Graham, Zoe Clark
  • Northville (20570 Haggerty Rd.): Sarah Cwiek, Sarah Alvarez

More details on the event and complete list and map of Open Newsroom locations are available on the station's web site.



Fine Tuning:

  • Cumulus/Detroit Program Director Ron Harrell is leaving the Motor City behind and headed to Dallas. In addition to the PD role at News/Talk WJR AM 760, Pop WDVD-FM 96.3 and Variety Hits WDRQ-FM 93.1, Harrell was also Regional Operations Manager for 47 Cumulus stations in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. In Dallas/Fort Worth, Harrell becomes Director of Music Programming for CBS Radio.

  • New Windsor radio station begins testing- CINA-FM 102.3 is now on the air with an automated loop of Ethnic programming. The station, owned by Neeti P. Ray, operates with a peak of 5,000 watts with a directional antenna. The station has a strong enough signal along the Macomb/Oakland County border to completely overrun reception of WGRT FM 102.3 Port Huron. Interspersed with the Ethnic music selections are jingles in English proclaiming 'All the Hits, All the Time'.







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