Newsmakers and links: Fri Jan. 6, 2015

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Crain's Detroit Business:

Local broadcaster Kevin Adell's potential payday for selling his independent TV station keeps getting bigger. The Federal Communications Commission has significantly increased its expected opening bid for Adell's WADL TV-38 in Clinton Township to a maximum of $380 million with a median price of $360 million.

Full story: WADL may command even larger auction price than expected: up to $380M, FCC says (Fri, 2/6)



Detroit News:

Tom Leyden's not a native Detroiter. But he sure could've fooled the viewers night in and night out as, for more than a decade, he has steered the sports dialogue on one topic after another. "It didn't take him long to understand the pulse of the Detroit sports fans," said WXYZ's Brad Galli. "For every second he was on the air, he was believable." Those seconds are running out in Detroit.

Full story: Tom Leyden leaving WXYZ for job in Boston (Fri, 2/6)

Megan Spencer will join Ron Savage on the WJBK 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. weekend newscasts. Before coming to the FOX owned Detroit station, she worked at WTVQ in Lexington, Ky. as an anchor until 2011.

Full story: WJBK Adds Co-Anchor to Weekend Newscast (Thu, 2/5)






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