Grand Rapids Press:
FOX 17 chief meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg no longer is with WXMI-TV in West Michigan. Chief meteorologist at Channel 17 for the past two-and-a-half years, Mecklenburg issued a statement Sunday night through Facebook and Twitter.
Full story: FOX 17 chief meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg no longer with WXMI TV (Mon, 11/3)
Do they know it's Christmas time at all? They do if they're listening to The River 100.5 FM or Star 105.7 in Grand Rapids. WTRV-FM (100.5) and WSRW-FM (105.7) this morning were airing holiday cheer in West Michigan.
Full story: Christmas music returns to West Michigan radio nearly a week earlier than 2013 (Mon, 11/3)
Meredith TerHaar has returned to WZZM as weekend morning anchor and MMJ. TerHaar started at the Grand Rapids, Mich. ABC affiliate as an intern in 2003 and worked her way up to producer of the noon show.
Full story: Former Producer Returns to WZZM as Weekend AM Anchor (Mon, 11/3)
Fox-owned WJBK Detroit (DMA 12) today promoted Amy Andrews to weekday morning anchor of the station's Fox 2 News at 11 a.m. In addition, Andrews will anchor "The Nine" Thursdays and Fridays from 9-11 a.m. Her first day in this new role will be Nov. 4. Most recently, Andrews was anchor of WJBK's 4:30 a.m. weekday newscast and regularly contributed to The Nine.
Full story: WJBK names Amy Andrews 11 AM anchor (Mon, 11/3)
Radio + Television Business Report:
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council has brought its sale of WDTW-AM Detroit to the finish line. The buyer, Pedro Zamora, will be giving the city its first full market Hispanic station.
Full story: Detroit AM sale closes (Mon, 11/3)