Newsmakers and links: July 16, 2013




Detroit News:

Donate food at Gleaners Friday for a chance to win tickets to upcoming concerts. Clear Channel and local radio personalities like Spike and Shannon, Jay Towers, Tracey McCaskill and others will be on hand 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Gleaners Community Food Bank, 24140 Mound in Warren.

Full story: Gleaners/ Clear Channel deal partner for food drive (Tue, 7/16)



Crain's Detroit Business:

Southfield-based Fox Sports Detroit has sustained the highest per-game average cable television ratings for its Detroit Tigers broadcasts in all of Major League Baseball with a 9.13 prior to the All-Star Game, the network said this afternoon.

Full story: Tigers games have highest cable TV ratings in MLB at halfway point of season (Mon, 7/15 - $$)

GREATER MEDIA/DETROIT stations Classic Rock WCSX, Active Rock WRIF and AC WMGC (TODAY's 105.1) will stage a PAWS AT THE HILL event on SATURDAY, JULY 27th from 10a-6p at FREEDOM HILL COUNTY PARK in STERLING HEIGHTS, MI. PAWS AT THE HILL will feature entertainment, adoptions, education, shopping, food and beverages.

Full story: Greater Media/Detroit Has A Pet Cause (Tue, 7/16)



St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium:

After a year's silence, WHFB-AM 1060 is expected to be back on the air in the Twin Cities by Sept. 1 under new ownership. Ric Federighi and his brothers, Marc and Scott Federighi, bought the station June 10 under the name Gerard Media in Michigan City, Ind., and Illinois. They are weighing programming decisions.

Full story: Bringing back WHFB (Fri, 7/12 - $$)



Grand Rapids Press:

WSNX's Party in the Park is bringing top tier talent to Fifth Third Ballpark for one night of music Wednesday, July 17. Jason Derulo and Ed Sheeran headline the 2013 lineup.

Full story: Ed Sheeran / Jason Derulo set to perform at WSNX's Party in the Park 2013 (Tue, 7/16)


Kyonate Belcher and Daquan Reynolds always knew they wanted to have careers in music. Not only do they get to fulfill their childhood dreams, but they get to perform on a big stage in the city where it all started.

Full story: The Action Figures, Grand Rapids hip hop group, achieves dream, will perform at WSNX's Party in the Park (Tue, 7/16)



Fine Tuning:

  • Matt Dery has exited CBS sports talker WXYT-FM 97.1 Detroit where he was an update reporter and host of the Detroit Pistons pre and post games shows.

  • West Michigan listeners report that WMJH AM 810 has returned to the air after being silent for at least several weeks, though at reduced power. The station has apparently changed format from Regional Mexican to Classic Hits as 'Super Hits 810'.







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