Newsmakers and links: Sep. 12, 2013

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Detroit Public TV's Rich Homberg will serve on National PBS Board

Detroit Public Television (WTVS-TV Ch. 56) announced Rich Homberg, president and CEO of the station, was voted by public television member stations across the country to serve as one of four station leaders elected to serve as Professional Directors on the PBS Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term that begins on November 6 at the fall meeting of the PBS Board.

"We're very proud that Rich is joining the PBS Board," said Detroit Public TV Board of Trustees Chair Chuck Ciuni. "It's an indication of the growing recognition of Rich's leadership and how the work being done here in Detroit can be a model nationally for using public media to strengthen local communities."

"PBS and our member stations are in the midst of an exciting moment in our shared history - with the reach of our content and our system's ability to impact lives continuing to grow," said Paula Kerger, PBS president and CEO. "At the same time, our country's still-recovering economy and the media landscape's ongoing evolution challenges us to work in new ways. We are extremely fortunate to have Rich Homberg join our Board, which is composed of extraordinary leaders who give generously of their time, energy and expertise to guide our public service enterprise."

The PBS Board includes both professional directors, who lead public television stations, and general directors, who represent the general public. The membership of PBS elects the professional directors. The general directors are elected by the Board, which also appoints the PBS president and CEO.

The directors are responsible for governing and setting policy for PBS. In total, the Board comprises 27 members: 14 professional directors; 12 general directors; and the PBS president. All PBS Board members serve three-year terms without pay.

Prior to joining Detroit Public TV, Homberg was an executive for CBS Radio in Detroit.

 


 

Detroit News:

Lions. Tigers. Red Wings. Pistons. Michigan. Michigan State. Few media markets in the United States boast four major pro teams and multiple big-time college programs. Detroit does. And the fans follow. Intensely.

Full story: Radio wars are heating up in Detroit (Thu, 9/12)

 

He usually has the Old English D on his shirt, an orange polo one recent afternoon. He's always got his home Tigers cap on. Often, he's got a baseball in hand. Drew Lane, former Virginia Tech baseball player himself, has the look of a sports-talk radio host.

Full story: Local legend Drew Lane making the bumpy transition to sports talk (Thu, 9/12)

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

Former WXYT-FM (97.1) producer Matt Dery signed a contract today with Greater Media Detroit's WMGC-FM (105.1). He'll hit the Detroit Sports 105.1 radio airwaves at 7 tonight and again Friday before launching his new midday show, "The Discussion with Matt Dery," at noon Monday.

Full story: Matt Dery to host new midday radio show on Detroit Sports 105.1 (Thu, 9/12)

 


 

Grand Rapids Press:

Classic Rock WLAV (96.9) is adding a well-known air talent to its lineup with the addition of Kim Carson to the midday shift from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carson will host her first official air shift on Thursday, Sept. 12 after having filled in on a part time basis over the past few weeks. She was most recently on the air at the Christian station JQ99, but has pulled classic rock duties before.

Full story: WLAV 96.9 names Kim Carson as new midday host (Thu, 9/12)

 

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