West Michigan: October 2013 Archives

Newsmakers and links: Oct. 7, 2013

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WOOD-TV Ch. 8 Grand Rapids:

At the end of Thanksgiving 2013, two West Michigan Christian radio stations will become one. WaYfm and 91.3 WCSG will merge into one station on November 29. WCSG will be simulcast on WaYfm's frequencies: 89.9 in Grand Rapids, 88.3 in Kalamazoo and 89.9 in Benton Harbor. WaYfm, which is operated by Cornerstone University Radio, launched nearly 17 years ago in the Kalamazoo area. The radio format was designed to focus on the listening likes of teens and young adults.

Full story: WaYfm to dissolve; will simulcast WCSG (Sun, 10/6)

 


 

p>Grand Rapids Press:

Red Kingman may be off the airwaves for a year -- at least in West Michigan. The longtime radio personality says a non-compete clause in his contract with former employer WHTC 1450 AM keeps him from working for a competitor within a 50-mile radius of the Holland station for 12 months.

Full story: Longtime Holland conservative radio personality off airwaves, possibly for 1 year (Mon, 10/7)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • WHFB AM 1060 Benton Harbor is now simulcasting sister station News/Talk WIMS AM 1420 Michigan City, IN.
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  • Upcoming scheduled guests "On The Dean's List" include former Detroit radio sports / talk host Gregg Henson on Wednesday, October 9th and former WTVS-TV Ch. 56 Detroit host Larry Fobes on Wednesday, October 16th. Details at www.blogtalkradio.com/onthedeanslist.

 

Newsmakers and links: Oct. 17, 2013

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Detroit News:

Make a living speaking into an open microphone and you lead at least a somewhat open life. Jim Price, for instance, had cancer. If you tune into the Detroit Tigers on the radio, chances are you know that, the same way you know about the autism nonprofit he named after his son. But you probably don't know about the butterscotch candies, and that's important to him. That's about respecting the audience.

Full story: Candies vs. cancer (Thu, 10/17)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Announced: Dates for Country WBCT-FM 93.7 Grand Rapids' 22nd Annual Birthday Bash; the country music festival will take place June 7th and 8th, 2014.
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  • Sold: Stand-alone AM/FM combo WMMI 830 and WCZY-FM 104.3 Mt. Pleasant by Central Michigan Communications to Latitude Media, LLC. Sale price for the combo is $774,000 plus a $5,000 non-compete agreement. WMMI airs a Talk and Sports format and WCZY is programmed with Adult Hits. The deal is subject to FCC approval and closing.

 

Newsmakers and links: Oct. 22, 2013

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Detroit News:

Aereo, an online service that allows users to view broadcast television through Internet-enabled devices for a monthly fee, will be available in the Detroit area next week, the company announced. The controversial service, which streams programming from broadcast outlets such as NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox onto smartphones and Internet-friendly televisions but doesn't pay rights fees to the networks, is seen as a threat to those networks and their local affiliates.

Full story: Aereo TV streaming service brings controversy to Detroit (Tue, 10/22)

 


 

TVNewsCheck.com:

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39) has hired John Hogan as part of its Watchdog Investigative Team. The Watchdog Team is headed by Lee Van Ameyde who has been a reporter and anchor at WZZM for more than 36 years.

Full story: John Hogan joins WZZM Investigative Team (Tue, 10/22)

 


 

Kalamazoo Gazette:

Alan Kazam is pretty certain he won't be the lead story on a newscast from WWMT News Channel 3 this weekend. Kazam, the longtime Kalamazoo magician, will hold the 5th annual Halloween Spooktacular at the Kalamazoo State Theatre at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Full story: WWMT's Marcie Kobriger to be sawed in half by Kalamazoo magician (Tue, 10/22)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • The first ever DASH Conference kicks off at 1 pm on Wednesday October 23rd and run through 4:30 pm on Thursday at the Metro Airport Weston Hotel in Romulus.

    This is a major radio conference being held right here in Detroit with big names coming in from all over the country. The event is being hosted by B. Eric Rhoads, publisher of Radio Ink magazine, and Fred Jacobs of locally-based Jacobs Media.

    Late registration and more information can be found at www.dashconference.com. This is a "must attend" for anyone in radio wanting to know the truth about the Connected Car and how the Dashboard is changing everything!

 

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