Detroit Public Television WTVS (Channel 56) is outsourcing its programming to the Florida firm Public Television Programming, replacing programming director Dan Gaitens and assistant programming director Joann Havel, who were let go several weeks ago. DPTV CEO Rich Homberg stresses the move is part of a restructuring at the station, not cutbacks.
Full story: WTVS outsources programming but adds new communications positions (Wed, 4/16)
Michigan's new play-by-play announcer will be "familiar" to the public and will already know the words to "The Victors." The announcement of the new radio voice will be made soon by business partner IMG, perhaps even this week, according to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon. IMG hires the announcers.
Full story: New Michigan football radio team will be 'very familiar' to U-M fans (Wed, 4/16)
Detroit Free Press:
Michigan will have a new football announcer soon, possibly as soon as this week. Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said today that it will be a familiar name with Michigan ties, speaking after a WWJ-AM Business of Sports luncheon at Ford Field.
Full story: Michigan may have new football announcer this week; Dave Brandon says it will be familiar name (Wed, 4/16)