Newsmakers and links: Jan. 2, 2014

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WTVS-TV Ch. 56 Detroit to change .2 digital channel on Jan. 6

PBS World Channel Detroit Public TV, WTVS-TV Ch. 56, will change its current .2 digital channel from its current "DPTV Plus" offering to a more national focus, taking on programming featuring PBS World, a 24/7 channel featuring public television's signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming, complemented by original content from emerging producers and DPTV local productions.

The change is effective January 6th.

World features public television favorites such as Nova, Frontline, Tavis Smiley, Global Independent Lens, and others, including DPTV productions MiWeek, American Black Journal and Detroit Performs. These programs are scheduled within seven days of their original broadcasts and include several exclusive broadcast premieres from independent and diverse program producers.

"World reflects our mission to connect our viewers with the most important issues facing our community, state and nation," said DPTV President and CEO Rich Homberg in a release. "We believe in using public media to help people explore their world, understand the issues and make informed decisions."

More info on PBS World at and on DPTV at



Fine Tuning:

  • Named: Jim O'Brien as morning show co-host at Greater Media's Classic Rock WCSX-FM 94.7 Detroit where he'll work with Trudi Daniels. O'Brien has been with the station and morning show for a number of years where he'd been the executive producer for the recently retired Ken Calvert.





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