Mid-Michigan: July 2013 Archives

"Live in the D" coming to WDIV-TV/Detroit in August

Post-Newsweek NBC affiliate WDIV-TV Ch. 4 Detroit has announced the debut of a new hour-long news and talk program called "Live in the D" scheduled to debut on Aug. 12 at 11 a.m.

According to the press release, "Live in the D" will focus on local and national news and will explore the intersections of culture, entertainment and lifestyle, and how it affects life in Metro Detroit. It will have the elements of a daytime newscast with additional guest-driven conversations and feature a core of contributors. The station named Local 4 News anchor and reporter Guy Gordon and Local 4 News anchor and Defender Karen Drew as co-hosts of its new daytime show.

"When we started conceiving this program, we didn't have to look far to find the right people to host this next step in our daytime line-up. We are thrilled to have Guy and Karen as the face of our new show," said Marla Drutz, vice-president and general manager of Local 4.



Grand Rapids Press:

Tune in today and find out what Christian radio personalities Chris and Emilee Danielson are up to.

Full story: Tune in today to hear the new 'Chris and Emilee Show' on Internet radio (Mon, 7/1)



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  • Daytimer WOAP AM 1080 Owosso reportedly changed format over the weekend from Classic Hits / Oldies to Spanish, ending the station's run as 'The Big 1080'.

  • Cumulus will changeup the syndicated 'Perez Hilton Live' evening show and relaunch it as 'Nights Live With Adam Bomb', but still feature reports from Hilton had been airing from 7 - 11 p.m. on Cumulus' Hot Adult Contemporary WDVD-FM 96.3 Detroit, Top 40 WHTS-FM 105.3 Grand Rapids, and Top 40 WJIM-FM 97.5 Lansing.

  • Indiana Radio Watch reports that Kent Fulmer is the station and sales manager at Classic Hits WGTO AM 910 Cassopolis. The station is also heard on FM translator W266BS 101.1 Cassopolis.


Crain's Detroit Business:

Detroit's FM radio dial may soon have some competition for the sports talk audience. Radio industry scuttlebutt for months has been rife with speculation that Greater Media Inc.'s WMGC 105.1 FM will change formats next month from adult contemporary music to sports.

Full story: WMGC's possible format flip could heat up local sports talk (Sun, 7/14)



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  • Birach Broadcasting Sports WCAR AM 1090 Livonia/Detroit has changed its syndicated programming from ESPN to NBC Sports Radio and repositions from 'ESPN Detroit' to 'NBC Sports Radio Detroit' No local programming has been noted since the station dropped an afternoon block of shows earlier this year.



Flint Journal:

Club 93.7 FM paired its musical expertise with Flint's automotive history on Saturday with its annual car show at Perani Arena and Event Center. The event, which the radio station worked on with Townsquare Media, was outside in Perani's parking lot, with bathrooms and concessions inside of the building.

Full story: Club 93.7 throws annual car show with 14 prize categories, Jon Connor performance (Sat, 7/13)



Siobhan Riley, a reporter for Flint, MI, ABC affiliate WJRT, tried to illustrate which streets would be affected by construction in downtown Saginaw.

Full story: Flint Reporter's Road Construction Map Looks Suspiciously Familiar (Wed, 7/24)




Is the game not enough for you? Do you want more out of your baseball broadcast than nine innings of a game? Then this will be good news.

Full story: Fox Sports Detroit Plus to broadcast batting practice prior to game Saturday between Tigers, Phillies (Wed, 7/24)


WJBK-TV Fox 2 Detroit:

From Black to Light National radio personality Steve Black's true life story of love, adventure, music, cancer, death, despair, tragedy and triumph while interacting with rock and roll royalty. Steve and Sabrina Black have spent a combined 40 years on the radio, mainly in Detroit, Michigan. Sabrina was diagnosed with cancer on the way to their wedding in Hawaii in 2000, and passed away six years later.

Full story: Radio personality Steve Black to release autobiography (Tue, 7/30)



Detroit News:

Bisi Onile-Ere, a reporter at WDIV-TV (Channel 4), has joined Al Jazeera America to be the first correspondent in its new Detroit bureau, one of 12 that the channel is opening in the U.S.

Full story: Channel 4 reporter moves to Al Jazeera America to be to Detroit correspondent (Tue, 7/30)




CUMULUS MEDIA has promoted AMIE BURKE to Promotions Dir. for its FLINT, MI cluster, effective immediately.

Full story: Cumulus/Flint, MI Ups Amie Burke To Promotions Dir. (Tue, 7/30)



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