Jim Brandstatter is taking his new job as Michigan's play-by-play radio voice seriously. Which means he's doing some unusual exercises to prepare, like calling traffic.
Full story: Jim Brandstatter preps for switch to Michigan radio play-by-play man (Tue, 6/24)
Crain's Detroit Business:
The local media market is taking on an infusion of new content from WXYZ-Channel 7, and media watchers say it is expected to stir up the competitive landscape for audience and advertising -- and pique interest in bundled TV ad buys. The $110 million cash purchase that added WMYD-Channel 20 to E.W. Scripps Co.'s TV station portfolio last week was the first step in Scripps' plans for the MyNetwork TV affiliate.
Full story: Channel 20 deal will bulk up TV ad buys, watchers say (Sun, 6/22)
Grand Rapids Press:
WCSG general manager Chris Lemke urged listeners on Monday, June 23, to pray for former host John Balyo, his family, co-workers and alleged victims after Balyo was accused of paying for sexual encounters with children.
Full story: WCSG prays for healing after radio host John Balyo busted on child-sex assault allegation (Mon, 6/23)
WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 Detroit:
As the Sports Director at WXYZ, I'm pleased to announce an exciting addition to our Sunday sports lineup. We are thrilled to expand our high school football coverage this fall by adding a new show, State Champs! Extra Point. The show will air every Sunday at noon throughout the football season beginning August 31, 2014.
Full story: State Champs! Extra Point to debut on WXYZ on August 31 (Tue, 6/24)
- Sinclair FOX TV afffiliate WSMH-TV Ch. 66 is adding Sony Pictures Television Networks' "Get TV" to a digital subchannel. The deal between Sinclair and Sony Pictures TV involves a total of 33 stations across the country.
WADL TV Detroit, an 11th metered market television station, will be airing a sneak preview on Wednesday June 25th at 8pm of the programming viewers will be able to see on the new Titan Sports Classic Network beginning this Fall on its dot three Channel.
A new song from Detroit rappers Eminem and Trick Trick is expected to air on the Fourth of July on local radio station Channel 955.
Full story: Eminem, Trick Trick to release new song on Detroit's Channel 955 women are expected to love (Tue, 6/24)
Detroit Free Press:
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour is filming in the Detroit area. The actress isn't working on a new movie or a scripted series, however. She's the host of a national 13-part series called "Feel Grand with Jane Seymour" that's being produced by Detroit Public Television.
Full story: Series hosted by Jane Seymour shooting in Detroit area (Tue, 6/24)
The Michigan news site MLive is garnering a huge following around coverage of a topic usually monopolized by TV stations: weather. With meteorologist Mark Torregrossa at the helm, the site's weather section has ballooned both in content and readers over the past two years, hitting a high of 13 million page views in January, according to Adobe SiteCatalyst numbers provided by MLive.
Full story: MLive Scores Surprise Hit With Weather (Tue, 6/24)