Minutes before TV broadcast, Randy Scott has a bone to pick with his sports anchor. "Hey Shawn, CarMAN, not CarMEN," Scott said, referring to the way Carman-Ainsworth schools was misspelled on the day's script.
Full story: Davison student TV news program named among nation's best (Mon, 11/5)
Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39), and the America Red Cross of West Michigan raised nearly $34,000 to help the victims of Super Storm Sandy with an 11-hour telethon.
Full story: WZZM, Red Cross raise nearly $34,000 (Mon, 11/5)
Crain's Detroit Business:
Holiday standards from Bing Crosby, Burl Ives and Brenda Lee bring Christmas cheer in the form of fourth-quarter revenue boosts for radio stations that change format this time of year. Local stations annually switch to a Christmas music format in November, following a nationwide trend that radio analysts said broadcasters have adopted in large numbers in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Full story: 'Tis the season stations cash in on holiday music? Ho, yeah (Sun, 11/4)
- Listeners with HD radios in metro Detroit looking for an early dose of Christmas music can tune to Greater Media's WMGC-FM 105.1 HD2; 'Christmas 105.1' launched over the weekend.
- Suzy Cole has exited her role as weekend host at Greater Media Rock WRIF-FM 101.1 Detroit.
- Get out and vote: For your favorite male TV host in Detroit in a contest running on Cumulus Pop WDVD-FM 96.3 Detroit. click here to vote