Michigan Almanac: December 2012 Archives

Newsmakers and links: Dec. 12, 2012

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Spinal Column:

Milford Township officials are still investigating whether they will permit seven 199-foot radio broadcast towers to be built on the border of Wixom and Milford Township, after recently receiving a recommendation from a key commission.

Full story: County panel against so-called 'radio farm' plan (Wed, 12/5)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, LLC is swapping Classic Rock WOEZ (formerly WLJZ) (THE BEAR)/MACKINAW CITY, MI and Classic Rock WAVC (THE BEAR)/MIO, MI to MICHIGAN BROADCASTERS, LLC for WYPV/ONAWAY, MI.

Full story: West Virginia Combo, California AM Sold (Fri, 12/7)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation Holiday Auction has added two MSU ticket packages: Four tickets to the January 5th Michigan State vs. Purdue men's basketball game at the Breslin Center; and four tickets to the January 11th Michigan State vs. Notre Dame hockey game at Munn Ice Arena. Bidding is open through noon on Friday, December 14th.

    Visit biddingforgood.com/mabfoundation for details and to bid.

 

Newsmakers and links: Dec. 14, 2012

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Fine Tuning:

  • Joe Donovan, morning co-anchor at CBS Radio All-News WWJ AM 950 Detroit, reportedly resigned on-air this morning at the very end of his shift. He had been with WWJ since 1976 and had first become known in Detroit as a "20-20 News" anchor at 'The Big 8', CKLW AM 800 Windsor starting in 1970.

 


 

Detroit News:

Joe Donovan, longtime co-anchor (with Roberta Jasina) of WWJ-AM's (950) morning show, signed off Friday morning after some 36 years with the station. Donovan simply thanked Detroiters for listening in a goodbye that lasted mere seconds.

Full story: WWJ-AM's Donovan, Walton no longer at station (Fri, 12/14)

 


 

MLive.com:

The state government cable channel is going all-online. Michigan Government Television, or MGTV, will be replaced with the MiTV web portal in January ... The station's board of cable industry executives recently decided to drop the station due to lack of demand, said Kurt Weiss, spokesman for the Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

Full story: MGTV, Michigan's government cable station, to be replaced with online format (Fri, 12/14)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

BELL MEDIA/DETROIT-WINDSOR,CANADA VP/GM ERIC PROKSCH has named JAY HUDSON as PD of Alternative CIMX (89X). HUDSON has served as the station's MD and evening jock for the last six years. HUDSON will move into the 3-7p shift, formally held by CAL CAGNO. CAGNO will take over mornings on 89X alongside newly acquired host RUSTY THOMSON.

Full story: 89X/Detroit Promotes Jay Hudson To PD (Fri, 12/14)

 


 

Hour Detroit Magazine:

When Dr. Partha Nandi struck up a conversation at a private dinner party, he never dreamed it would lead to a second full-time job. The father of one of the guests was battling pancreatic cancer, and Partha, a metro Detroit-based gastroenterologist, took note. For the next hour, the doctor thoroughly went over the disease, discussing treatment options and insurance issues so the man could better understand the situation his father faced.

Full story: Locally Produced Medical TV Show Aims for National Syndication (Fri, 12/14)

 

Newsmakers and links: Dec. 19, 2012

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The Oakland Press:

Two Oakland County school districts sent letters home to parents this week after a WDIV-TV camera operator attempted to enter schools on the first school day following the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Every West Bloomfield School District building was placed on lockdown Monday after a Local 4 News camera operator attempted to enter Gretchko Elementary School, near Hiller and Greer roads. The man attempted to enter the lower-level elementary school, which houses kindergartners and first-graders, through multiple doors.

Full story: WDIV camera operator causes lockdown of West Bloomfield schools, enters Walled Lake school (Wed, 12/19)

 


 

Detroit News:

A local television station apologized to the West Bloomfield School District and local law enforcement after one of its photographers allegedly tried to enter at least one elementary school, prompting a districtwide lockdown Monday. "We never intended to exacerbate an already intense situation, and apologize to West Bloomfield Police and the school," said Marla Drutz, WDIV-TV (Channel 4) vice president and general manager.

Full story: TV photographer prompts West Bloomfield schools lockdown (Wed, 12/19)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Randy Carr, Assistant Manager, Technical Director, and teacher for Bloomfield Hills Schools WBFH-FM 88.1 is retiring on Friday after 13 years with the district. Carr's radio career also included 35 years in commercial radio.

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

MGTV -- the cable television station that has broadcast the machinations of state government since 1996 -- will go dark by mid-January. The service, provided by five of the state's largest cable television providers, will be transferred to the state's Technology, Management and Budget department and will be available only online.

Full story: Cable stations drop government TV station; some content to be online (Wed, 12/19)

 

Detroit-based ESPN commentator Rob Parker today apologized for the racial comments about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III that got him suspended by the network last week.

Full story: ESPN's Rob Parker apologizes for Robert Griffin III comments (Wed, 12/19)

 

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