Northern Michigan / UP: September 2014 Archives

 

Kalamazoo Gazette:

Former sitcom actor and longtime radio personality Wayne Powers has been hired by WKZO-AM (590) to host a new live morning show. "The Wayne Powers Show" will air from 6 to 10 a.m. daily starting Oct. 13.

Full story: New WKZO morning show host Wayne Powers brings acting chops to the airwaves (Wed, 9/10)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Detroit Public TV (WTVS-TV Ch. 56) is offering webcasts of Great Lakes Week 2014 from Grand Rapids this week. Details at www.greatlakesnow.org/glw2014/.

 


 

Fox UP to broadcast 7 Michigan Tech-Northern Michigan University games in 2014-15

WLUC TV's partnership with Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan will continue in 2014-15 with broadcasts of seven events throughout the year. All four hockey games, two women's basketball games and the football game between the teams will air live on Fox UP throughout 13 of 15 counties in the Upper Peninsula and four counties in northern Wisconsin.

The partnership began a year ago with two Tech-Northern hockey broadcasts on Fox UP. The coverage of the rivalry will expand for the upcoming season.

"Due to the overwhelming positive response to, and success of last seasons' broadcasts, we are pleased to be able to continue to grow this venue and further expand the great local sports content that the viewers in our communities enjoy," said Rob Jamros, General Manager at WLUC.

The first event to be televised will be the football game on Sept. 27. The Huskies and Wildcats will meet at the Superior Dome in Marquette for a 7 p.m. kickoff. In hockey, the teams will square off in two home-and-home series--one Jan. 9-10 and the other Mar. 6-7. The Jan. 9 and Mar. 7 games will be at the Berry Events Center in Marquette while the Jan. 10 and Mar. 6 contests will be played at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton. The two Tech-Northern women's basketball games are both in February. Tech will host the Feb. 2 game at the SDC Gym. NMU is home Feb. 26 at the Berry.

"We're pleased to be able to continue the coverage of hockey and showcase one of the best rivalries in the country," said Tech athletic director Suzanne Sanregret. "We're also excited to be able to extend our contract with WLUC to include football and women's basketball. The rivalry between Tech and Northern in all of our sports is always entertaining, and we're happy to be able to share it with fans throughout the UP."

"Last year's broadcasts were a positive experience for everyone involved," said Northern Michigan athletic director Forrest Karr. "I'm happy for the many talented coaches and student-athletes from both schools that we are continuing to grow this partnership."

 


 

Grand Rapids Press:

PBS TV was launched nearly 44 years ago to provide educational programing. Education never has been far from mind.

Full story: Bringing digital resources into the classroom: WGVU, PBS and GVSU launch hi-tech, teacher-training partnership (Tue, 9/9)

 

Myths and misconceptions about PBS-TV are many, and PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger has answers to all of them.

Full story: What is the 'secret sauce' of public broadcasting? PBS president reveals answer in Grand Rapids visit (Tue, 9/9)

 


 

Battle Creek Enquirer: (pay site)

A former Grand Rapids Christian radio host pleaded guilty Tuesday to raping an 11-year-old boy in Battle Creek. John Richard Balyo, 35, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct in the May 17 assault in a Beckley Road motel room.

Full story: Former radio host pleads guilty in child rape (Tue, 9/9)

 

 

 

Grand Rapids Press:

You're in the car, driving along the Lakeshore, listening to the radio when you realize that voice that's updating you on the weather is one you've heard before. Yes, you have.

Full story: WZZM 13 weather forecasts coming to radio stations in West Michigan (Fri, 9/5)

 


 

Detroit News:

Shannon Hogan was keeping it all together Friday morning. She woke up early, per usual, hit the gym and started prepping for the evening's work on Fox Sports Detroit. So far, so good. Then her mom, Donna, called. And, just like that, all the emotions hit her with all the force of a Miguel Cabrera home run.

Full story: New York-bound Shannon Hogan reminisces about her four 'awesome' years at Fox Sports Detroit (Fri, 9/5)

 

Fox Sports Detroit is contemplating moving to a three-man broadcast booth for Tigers games starting in 2015, The News has learned. Nothing has been decided, and Greg Hammaren, vice president and general manager for FSD, declined to comment on such speculation.

Full story: FSD considering adding third person to TV booth for Tigers games in 2015 (Fri, 9/5)

 


 

TVNewsCheck:

Sinclair Communications-owned CBS affiliate WWMT Kalamazoo, Mich. (DMA 39), is introducing a local talk show on its CW7 subchannel. The Lori Moore Show starring long-time Kalamazoo radio personality Lori Moore. The Lori Moore Show will start on Monday, Sept. 8, and air every weekday at 4 p.m. This half-hour talk show will feature community leaders and events.

Full story: WWMT Creates Local Talk Show For Its CW7 (Fri, 9/5)

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

The No. 2-ranked Grand Valley State football team opened the season Thursday night at Azusa Pacific in California. Dick Nelson, the play-by-play voice of GVSU football for 37 years, was not part of the broadcast, as he has decided to retire.

Full story: Dick Nelson recalls his career as voice of Grand Valley State football: 'I'm a homer' (Fri, 9/5)

 


 

TVSpy.com:

When Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM announced the launch of a 5 p.m. newscast in August, Nick LaFave was named co-anchor. This week, the station has begun introducing LaFave to viewers with a series of promos and appearances on WZZM. LaFave makes his co-anchoring debut September 8, when the new early evening newscast launches

Full story: WZZM Introduces New Evening Anchor Nick LaFave (Fri, 9/5)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING Top 40 WKHQ/TRAVERSE CITY, MI adds AARON SANTINI as the new Brand Manager. SANTINI is moving from one KHQ to another -- after managing the programming for KKHQ/WATERLOO IA for over 10 years, he's moving back home to WKHQ.

Full story: WKHQ Taps Aaron Sanini As Brand Manager (Fri, 9/5)

 


 

Macomb Daily:

The Nashville in the Neighborhood country music concert series in Mount Clemens finished up its second season on Wednesday night, but it's unknown if the free outdoor event will return in 2015.

Full story: WYCD country music concert series closes out in Mount Clemens (Thu, 9/4)

 


 

NewscastStudio:

Graham Media Group's WDIV-TV debuted a refreshed set and logo last week in Detroit. Handled in-house, the project added large monitor walls and backlit graphics to the set, giving it a sleek look.

Full story: Detroit NBC affiliate debuts updated set (Thu, 9/4)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack Morris will join Fox Sports Detroit's Mario Impemba and Rod Allen in the broadcast booth for 6 Tigers games starting Monday, September 8th. Morris is normally a commentator for Minnesota Twins broadcasts on Fox Sports North.

 


 

Motor City Muckraker:

Leave it to Charlie LeDuff to transform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into something for Detroit. The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter was doused with a firehose in what he has dubbed, "The Detroit Firehose Challenge."

Full story: Detroit Firehose Challenge: Charlie LeDuff gets soaked for a new local cause (Thu, 9/4)

 

 

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