West Michigan: September 2012 Archives

Newsmakers and links: Sep. 1 - 3, 2012

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Detroit News:

Dan Dickerson and Jim Price have become summer fixtures to legions of Tigers fans. The radio announcing team has been together since 2003 and has become a summer staple for baseball fans who listen to the Tigers throughout the state. Dickerson, 54, spent some time at Comerica Park recently chatting about life in the broadcast booth.

Full story: Dan Dickerson is part of the fabric of summer for Tigers fans (Mon, 9/3)

 


 

Grand Rapids Press:

It was almost a year ago Rockford native Ginger Zee landed a network job at ABC News and a regular stint on "Good Morning America" Weekend.

Full story: Ginger Zee: 'GMA...has given me the opportunity I never imagined' (Mon, 9/3)

 


 

Bay City Times:

Delta College Public Broadcasting's Q-TV will premiere its new documentary, "The Korean War: Voices from the 38th Parallel" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

Full story: Delta's Q-TV to premiere Korean War documentary Sept. 8 (Sun, 9/2)

 

Newsmakers and links: Sep. 12, 2012

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AllAccess.com:

Weekly military talk radio show "FRONTLINES OF FREEDOM" has been added at MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS Talk WKZO-A-F/KALAMAZOO, where it will air SUNDAYS at 8a (ET). The show, hosted by DENNY GILLEM, LTC, US ARMY (Ret.), is syndicated through TALK MEDIA NETWORK and presently airs on 13 stations, with ten added in the last 18 months.

Full story: WKZO Adds 'Frontlines Of Freedom' (Wed, 9/12)

 


 

Flint Journal:

Her exploits in London have earned Olympics gold medalist Claressa Shields honors by Sports Illustrated, Essence magazine, and Vice President Joe Biden.

Full story: Flint Schools will honor Claressa Shields Saturday at FOX 66 Fall Festival (Wed, 9/12)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Michigan Radio's "Issues & Ale" to visit Grand Haven: Rebecca Williams from Michigan Radio's (WUOM-FM 91.7 Ann Arbor / WFUM-FM 91.1 Flint / WVGR-FM 104.1 Grand Rapids) Environment Report will host a panel discussion examining the impact Asian carp could have on Michigan's lakes and rivers and what is being done to keep the big fish in check. "Issues & Ale: Asian Carp in the Great Lakes" will take place at the Kirby House, 2 Washington St., in Grand Haven on Tuesday, September 18, at 6:00 pm. Admission is free.
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  • WNMU-TV Marquette will air the Northern Michigan University football team's win over the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

 

Newsmakers and links: Sep. 13, 2012

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Fine Tuning:

  • Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV takes newscasts to ArtPrize 2012: NBC affiliate WOOD-TV Ch. 8 Grand Rapids will air every news broadcast (Daybreak, eightWest, and newscasts at noon, 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m) from a remote studio at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). Viewers are invited to come watch the newscasts and get a behind-the-scenes look at how 24 Hour News 8 works. A one-hour ArtPrize shortlist special will also air on WOOD TV8 at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24. The winners of ArtPrize 2012 will be announced in a one-hour special Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. on WOOD TV8.

 

Newsmakers and links: Sep. 17, 2012

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SpinalColumn.com:

A Southfield-based company's proposal to erect seven 199-foot radio broadcast towers on the border of Wixom and Milford Township has caused a stir among Wixom residents and city officials.

Full story: Possible Milford radio towers spark static in Wixom (Wed, 9/12)

 


 

Detroit News:

Maybe the best sign of how moving Eli Zaret's documentary is, is that halfway through you stop noticing it's Eli Zaret's documentary. It's also instructive that he doesn't want it to be thought of as Eli Zaret's documentary, even though he's the executive producer, co-writer and narrator.

Full story: Former sportscaster Eli Zaret uses talents for documentary on the Friendship Circle (Mon, 9/17)

 


 

Radio Ink:

Anthony, also known as Dexter Andrews, was heard on WAKV, The Memory Station, (Michigan).

Full story: Bill Anthony dies at the age of 61 (Mon, 9/17)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Tim Feagan, General Manager for Clear Channel's West Michigan radio stations, has taken over as Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. He replaces Trey Fabacher who recently left WWJ-TV Detroit for a job in Atlanta, GA.
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  • Viewers of the Michigan Lottery's televised drawings will soon be missing the three long time personalities who rotated on-camera time. The Lottery will not be renewing the contracts of Aggy Usedly, Beth McCleod and Darryl Wood as of September 29th - after that, the drawings will all be automated. Usedly had the longest tenure of the trio, spending 35 years hosting lottery events on television. The drawings are seen statewide on a single TV station in each market.

 

Newsmakers and links: Sep. 19, 2012

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WKAR-TV's QuizBusters launches new season tonight

Michigan State University's locally produced quiz show QuizBusters starts a new season this evening on the school's public TV station, WKAR-TV Ch. 23 East Lansing at 8 p.m. Two Special Edition episodes kick off the 24th season of QuizBusters in primetime and feature a visit from MSU Athletics' mascot Sparty along with other local celebrities. QuizBusters regularly features students from mid-Michigan high schools competing in a fast-paced question and answer game.

 


 

Pistons announce local TV and radio broadcast schedules

The Detroit Pistons announced their 2012-13 local television schedule today with 80 of the team's regular-season games being televised by FOX Sports Detroit and FOX Sports Detroit Plus. Including one ESPN broadcast as part of the NBA's national television schedule, 81 of the club's 82 regular-season games will be available on television. George Blaha and Greg Kelser return as the voices of the Pistons on TV.

The Pistons also announced their radio broadcast schedule which includes 80 regular season games on the Pistons' flagship station 97.1 FM The Ticket and one game carried on WWJ 950 AM. All radio broadcasts will include exclusive pre- and postgame coverage. Additionally, 97.1 FM The Ticket will air special weekly interviews with coaches and players and expanded Pistons coverage throughout each week of the NBA season on-air and online at www.971theticket.com. Mark Champion will continue as the voice of Pistons radio broadcasts with Pistons legend Rick Mahorn adding color commentary for all home and away contests.

 


 

Grand Rapids Press:

B-93 radio personality Dave Conrad says he has two good reasons to spread the word about an ArtPrize entry: The artist is his kidney donor, and the drawing she has created is a compelling picture that reflects her giving nature.

Full story: B-93 radio personality Dave Conrad is No. 1 fan for his kidney donor's ArtPrize entry (Wed, 9/19)

WOOD-TV will host a concert series at Rosa Parks Circle starting today, and taking place every weekday for the duration of ArtPrize.

Full story: Verve Pipe, La Famiglia, Edie Evans Hyde among performers in ArtPrize concert series hosted by WOOD-TV (Wed, 9/19)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Extended: The Mojo in the Morning show on Contemporary Hits WKQI FM 95.5 Detroit thanks to a new multi-year agreement. The show has been a market mainstay since February 2000.
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  • Dropped: By WMYD-TV Ch. 20 Detroit, secondary network music video based TheCoolTV from 20.2 as of today. The station instead is airing an SD simulcast of its primary programming on 20.1.

 

Newsmakers and links: Sep. 21, 2012

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Grand Rapids Press:

Christian Music Broadcasters has named Grand Rapids radio station WCSG-FM 91.3 as "Station of the Year," one of four stations honored across North America, based on market size.

Full story: Grand Rapids radio station surprised by 'Station of the Year' award in Christian radio (Thu, 9/20)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

BIRACH BROADCASTING Sports WCAR (ESPN)/DETROIT has appointed veteran MOTOWN TV and radio personality MARK WILSON as OM/PD/nights host. A multiple winner of the MICHIGAN BEST SPORTSCAST AWARD, WILSON returns to DETROIT following a stint in LAS VEGAS.

Full story: ESPN/Detroit Names Mark Wilson OM/PD/Nights (Thu, 9/20)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • CBS/Detroit's WYCD-FM 99.5 was the winner of the 2012 Marconi Award for Country Station of the Year, awarded last night in Dallas during the National Association of Broadcasters' annual Radio Show.

 

Newsmakers and links: Sep. 26, 2012

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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)

 


 

MLive.com:

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)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • On the air: Bounce TV on WXYZ-TV Ch. 7.3 Detroit. The new subchannel was noted broadcasting yesterday afternoon without the test pattern.

 

Newsmakers and links: Sep. 28, 2012

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TVSpy.com:

WWTV-WFQX devoted time on the Thursday morning newscasts to remember Scott Michael Trager, who died unexpectedly Wednesday morning. Trager was the morning anchor at the Traverse City CBS and Fox affiliates. He joined WWTV in 1990 and spent several years as sports director before switching to news.

Full story: WWTV-WFQX Remembers Anchor Scott Michael Trager: 'Not just a colleague, but a dear friend as well' (Thu, 9/27 - with video)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • WTKA offers up annual University of Michigan football flashback: Sports WTKA AM 1050 Ann Arbor will be rebroadcasting the Michigan vs. Michigan State football game tomorrow, Saturday September 29th, at noon. This year's featured game originally took place on October 6, 1979 in East Lansing with legendary "homer" Bob Ufer calling the game. Since it's a bye week for U-M's football team, this is a way for Wolverine fans to still get their football fix said Tom Ufer, who obtained the audio from the deep archives of Art Vuolo, who maintains www.vuolovideo.com and can be reached at artvuolo@aol.com. In areas outside of WTKA's listening area, the game will also be streamed at www.wtka.com.

 

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