Michigan Almanac: June 2013 Archives

Detroit Free Press:

Pastor Steven Thrasher was in the hot seat today as the first bowler to go before the cameras for the new version of the Detroit 1970s TV classic "Bowling for Dollars."

Full story: Fans flock to taping of Detroit's revived 'Bowling for Dollars' (Sat, 6/1)



Grand Rapids Press:

"Frontlines of Freedom," the weekly military talk show that originated on WOOD Radio, hosted by retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Denny Gillem, is returning to its first home. The syndicated talk show that recently aired on WJRW-AM (1340) on Sunday mornings is returning tonight to the Clear Channel Media-owned station that launched it in 2007.

Full story: Nationally syndicated military talk show returns to its home on WOOD Radio (Sat, 6/1)



Fine Tuning:

  • Spring sports championships take center stage on the MHSAA.tv website the next three Saturdays, with over 80 hours of live streaming video beginning with Saturday's (June 5) coverage of running events from the MHSAA Track & Field Finals. Coverage begins at 10 a.m. (EDT) with the morning preliminaries in the Lower Peninsula, and the 3,200-meter relay final in the Upper Peninsula. The U.P. action will run continuously without a break, while the L.P. coverage takes a break after the semifinals in the 100 and 200 dashes and the high hurdles, resuming at approximately 1 p.m. with the afternoon finals. The afternoon session could begin up to 30 minutes earlier based on the finish of the morning session. A complete schedule for both peninsulas, and lists of qualifiers, can be found on the Track & Field Pages of the MHSAA website.

    The track coverage will be followed on subsequent Saturdays with the Boys & Girls Lacrosse Finals on June 8, beginning at 2 p.m.; the Baseball-Softball Finals on June 15, beginning at 9:30 a.m.; and the Girls Soccer Finals on June 15, beginning at Noon.

    All of the live video streams are free and will be archived on the MHSAA.tv website. DVD's will also be available at MHSAA.tv.

    The MHSAA Network will also stream live audio of the Lacrosse Finals on June 8; the Girls Soccer Finals on June 15;, and in addition to the Baseball-Softball Finals on June 15, the Network will also stream live audio of the Semifinal games in both sports on June 14 from Bailey Park in Battle Creek.

    All of the live audio streams, and on-demand archives, will be available at MHSAANetwork.com.


Michigan Association of Broadcasters recognizes broadcasters with Michigan Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement, and Pioneer honors

Thomas Scanlan, retired CEO and owner of Scanlan Communications Group, will be receiving the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB). Scanlan served in the broadcast industry for over 45 years striving to be the best in broadcasting. His love of the industry and his innovative ideas drove him to great heights. Scanlan has been recognized both at the local and national levels for his contributions to broadcasting, especially for his innovations to the Armed Forces television and radio networks.

The 2013 inductees to the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame include Christopher H. Cornelius, President and Chief Operating Officer for Barrington Broadcasting; Will Tieman and Wendy Hart, President and Vice President/Co-Owners of the Spartan Sports Network; Robbie Timmons, Retired News Anchor and Reporter for WXYZ-TV (Detroit).

In addition, the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters has recognized Edward B. Grant, general manager for Central Michigan University Public Broadcasting, as its 2013 Pioneer Award recipient.

These broadcasters will be recognized formally during the MAB Foundation Awards Banquet held at the Grand Traverse Resort on Monday, August 19 as part of the MAB and MAB Foundation Summer Celebration and Annual Business Meeting in Acme on August 19 - 20.

For more detailed biographies on the honorees and information on the Summer Celebration, visit the MAB web site.







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