West Michigan: March 2015 Archives

 

The Rapidian:

As you read this article, WYCE 88.1FM is running its 2015 Spring Fund Drive. Listeners are invited to help us keep this unique organization funded. We are a radio station that is listener funded and volunteer powered, which means that community support is of utmost importance.

Full story: WYCE seeks listener support with Spring Fund Drive (Mon, 3/30)

 


 

Detroit News:

He meant to call Ron Kramer and get the big lug out to lunch. Bill Bonds, too. Paul W. Smith even mentioned it to his wife: What do you think, honey? Lunch or dinner?

Full story: There's a lesson in Fezzey's death, and Paul W knew it (Mon, 3/31)

 


 

WDIV-TV Ch. 4 / ClickOnDetroit.com:

It's a lovely, sunny spring morning today. Honestly, I'm trying to enjoy it after the long crawl through another fierce winter. But I'm in a bit of a somber daze. I have been since Saturday morning, really. That's when word came that Mike Fezzey had died.

Full story: There really wasn't anyone like Mike Fezzey (Mon, 3/30)

 


 

Services for Mike Fezzey announced

Visitation is Wednesday, April 1st from 1-8 p.m. with a 1/2 hour prayer service at 5:30pm. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 32515 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak.

Funeral is Thursday, April 2nd at 11 a.m., Woodside Bible Church 6600 Rochester Rd N, Troy with a reception immediately following at Huntington Bank Regional Headquarters, 801 W. Big Beaver, Troy.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested gifts to:

- Western Michigan Teen Challenge, 440 E. Pontaluna Rd., Muskegon, MI 49444

- Reaching Higher, 508 E. Grand River #300b, Brighton, MI 48116

 


 

Ann Arbor News:

Good news for Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra fans: A2SO recently announced its 2015-16 concert lineup; and concerts will now be broadcast live on WKAR-East Lansing (90.5 FM), with an additional re-broadcast of the concert the following week.

Full story: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra announces 2015-16 lineup and radio broadcasts (Tue, 3/31)

 

 

 

Detroit News:

Rod Allen's role as an analyst on Fox Sports Detroit is being diminished this season, but he'll still be the main guy in 2015. Allen will do 79 of FSD's 150 telecasts, while Kirk Gibson will do 60 and Jack Morris 13, a source close to the situation told The News on Tuesday.

Full story: Source: Allen will handle 79 of Tigers telecasts (Tue, 3/24)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

CUMULUS MEDIA Classic Rock WLAV/GRAND RAPIDS morning host TONY GATES will lead the 15th annual MICHIGAN SPORTSMEN AGAINST HUNGER/SPORT SHOW FOOD DRIVE on THURSDAY, MARCH 19th. GATES is asking listeners to "Go Fish" in their cupboards or pantry and help MSAH feed the hungry in WEST MICHIGAN. Those who bring six boxes or cans (4 pounds minimum) or more of non-perishable food items to DEVOS PLACE will receive a pass for free admission to the ULTIMATE SPORT SHOW for that day only.

Full story: WLAV Leading 15th Annual Food Drive (Wed, 3/25)

 


 

MichiganRadio.org:

Beginning this Thursday, Michigan Radio will begin a new series called Bringing Up Detroit, focusing on the challenges of raising healthy, successful children while navigating the city's often unpredictable school systems, economy, transportation networks, and neighborhoods.

Full story: Michigan Radio launches Bringing Up Detroit (Wed, 3/25)

 


 

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Grand Rapids Press:

WOOD TV8 has named a long-time staffer as news director of 24 Hour News 8. Dan Boers, an 18-year veteran of WOOD TV8, succeeds Rebecca Sapakie as news director. A native of West Michigan, Boers has served as assistant news director since 2009.

Full story: WOOD TV8 names 18-year staffer as its news director (Sat, 3/21)

 

 

 

Grand Rapids Press:

WOOD TV 8 veteran reporter Steve Kelso, a familiar face and voice on West Michigan's NBC affiliate, is leaving the station after 15 years. Kelso, in fact, turned in his notice on his 15th anniversary on Friday.

Full story: WOOD TV's Steve Kelso leaves station for new job in Grand Rapids (Wed, 3/18)

 


 

Lansing City Pulse:

Radio DJs seldom know when it's their last day behind the mic. Even the most popular personality in town could have the plug pulled at any time and for no reason. In the broadcasting industry, this guillotine method of firing staff is standard operating procedure. It sounds harsh, but it makes sense.

Full story: Off the air, onto the web (Wed, 3/18)

 


 

Detroit News:

Detroit City Council member George Cushingberry Jr. has decreed that he will no longer speak to Fox 2 reporter M.L. Elrick. Cushingberry never spoke to Elrick before, Elrick says, except once through a closed door.

Full story: Detroit councilman declares ban on Fox 2 reporter (Thu, 3/19)

 

 

 

Grand Rapids Press:

FOX 17 anchor and reporter Ann Marie LaFlamme is leaving WXMI-TV in Grand Rapids and joining WXYZ-TV in Detroit. It's a homecoming for the native of Rochester Hills in the northern Detroit area. It's also a leap from the No. 40 U.S. market with 724,100 TV viewing households to the No. 12 market with more than 1.8 million households.

Full story: FOX 17's Ann Marie LaFlamme leaves Grand Rapids for Detroit's WXYZ (Tue, 3/10)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

AMIE BURKE has been named Promotions Director to her list of duties at TOWNSQUARE MEDIA AC WCRZ (CARS 108)/FLINT, MI. BURKE arrived at Classic Rock sister WQUS (US103.1)/LAPEER, MI, in AUGUST as a middays personality.

Full story: Amie Burke Named Promotions Director For WCRZ (Mon, 3/9)

 

 

 

FOX Sports Detroit:

Every game on the Detroit Tigers' much-anticipated 2015 regular-season schedule will be televised, including 150 originated by FOX Sports Detroit, six games on FOX Sports 1 and two selected for the FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week. Two (with potential for two more) games are on ESPN. FOX Sports Detroit's coverage of the Tigers, presented by Belle Tire, leads off with six spring training games, followed by the April 6 home opener against Minnesota.

Full story: FOX Sports Detroit announces 2015 Tigers TV schedule (Wed, 3/4)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

PULITZER PRIZE-winning DETROIT FREE PRESS columnist and editorial page editor STEPHEN HENDERSON has been named the permanent new host of WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY/DETROIT PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial News-Talk WDET/DETROIT's "DETROIT TODAY."

Full story: Stephen Henderson Named 'Detroit Today' Host At WDET (Wed, 3/4)

 

AllAccess.com:

CRAIG RUSSELL has exited his APD/MD/afternoon drive position at TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Classic Hits WFGR/GRAND RAPIDS and is looking for his next great opportunity. RUSSELL also did Imaging for the station and was the cluster's Production Director.

Full story: WFGR's Craig Russell Exits (Thu, 3/5)

 


 

Detroit News:

The Downtown Hoedown is downsizing, from three days to two, and is heading to the Detroit riverfront. This year's festival -- June 5-6 at Detroit's West Riverfront Park at Jefferson Avenue and 10th Street, just west of the Riverfront Apartments and Joe Louis Arena -- will be headlined by Darius Rucker on June 5 and Rascal Flatts on June 6, event producers announced Thursday morning.

Full story: Downtown Hoedown headed to Detroit riverfront (Thu, 3/5)

 


 

Battle Creek Enquirer: (subscription)

Midwest Communications now offers the urban music women in the Battle Creek area have been asking for, according to Troy Robertson. Robertson, or T-Rob, is the station brand manager and voice of The Touch. It's an urban adult contemporary radio station that has expanded its listening outreach from Kalamazoo to Battle Creek.

Full story: The Touch radio station expands to Battle Creek (Wed, 3/4)

 

 

 

MLive.com:

Dan Hasty was named Tuesday, March 3, the new play-by-play broadcaster for the West Michigan Whitecaps, part of a new look in the booth this season for the Detroit Tigers' Class-A affiliate. Hasty, who has been with 97.1 FM The Ticket in Detroit for four years, succeeds Ben Chiswick as the main voice for the Whitecaps' broadcasts on radio station WBBL (107.3 FM).

Full story: Dan Hasty named new voice of West Michigan Whitecaps (Tue, 3/3)

 

 

 

Grand Rapids Press:

FOX 17 meteorologist Jon Shaner is leaving WXMI-TV and he's leaving meteorology. But he's not leaving Grand Rapids. Shaner, who joined FOX 17 eight-and-a-half years ago, will be the new marketing director for the Salvation Army's Kroc Center.

Full story: Why FOX 17 meteorologist Jon Shaner is leaving TV and weather forecasting behind (Mon, 3/2)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Raised: Nearly $1.4 million by listeners to Cumulus/Detroit News-Talk WJR AM 760 on Friday during the 28th Annual Salvation Army Bed & Bread Radiothon. Since retired jock Dick Purtan helped launch the effort, the philanthropic program has raised over $31 million to help feed and shelter the disadvantaged in Southeast Michigan.

 

 

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