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by Localnewsisdead
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Ken Evans Out at 105.3
Replies: 9
Views: 2407

Ken Evans Out at 105.3

Ken Evans announced, on his Facebook page, that he is no longer employed at 105.3. Here is his post: Since my phone is blowing up here's a quick update. My contract at Cumulus Media was set to expire in just over a month, they have notified me that they've decided to go a different route and it will...
by Localnewsisdead
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Jay Allen has cancer
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

Re: Jay Allen has cancer

Tigers PA announcer Allen diagnosed with cancer:

https://www.woodtv.com/sports/detroit-t ... th-cancer/
by Localnewsisdead
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WWMT's Kate Tillotson Leaving Station
Replies: 7
Views: 6968

WWMT's Kate Tillotson Leaving Station

WWMT's main anchor,Kate Tillotson,is leaving station at the end of September. She posted this message on her facebook page on Wednesday evening: For 12 years, I’ve had the privilege of delivering you the news. You have generously lent your eyes and ears, your time, and your opinions, as I’ve worked ...
by Localnewsisdead
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist
Replies: 10
Views: 2490

WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist

West Michigan native, Emily Schuitema, joins WOOD TV from WSAW-TV in Wisconsin. Schuitema grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School in 2013.

https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapid ... 1936386341
by Localnewsisdead
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The Ticket West Michigan
Replies: 26
Views: 5824

Re: The Ticket West Michigan

(A tad bit off topic but still related to The Ticket West Michigan) Just had this come across my facebook news feed: Due to popular demand TheTicketMI.com is proud to welcome one of West Michigan's sports talk pioneers back to Grand Rapids' airwaves. More info on the return of Sean Baligian coming s...
by Localnewsisdead
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Former WOOD TV News Director Has Died
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

Former WOOD TV News Director Has Died

Patti McGettigan, who led the WOOD TV newsroom for years died Saturday after a long battle with cancer...

https://www.woodtv.com/news/former-wood ... 1788755758
by Localnewsisdead
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Garry Frank Leaving WXMI
Replies: 7
Views: 4155

Garry Frank Leaving WXMI

Here is the official Fox 17 announcement posted on their facebook page: After 4 years of forecasting the weather in his own unique way, that has, on one occasion landed him on Jimmy Kimmel, FOX 17 Meteorologist Garry Frank is moving on to our sister station in Kansas City. Garry is originally from t...
by Localnewsisdead
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New WZZM Hires
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

New WZZM Hires

Kirk Montgomery will join WZZM on March 4th as the new host of lifestyle show, My West Michigan. While Kristin Mazur will join the local ABC affiliate on February 15th, as the new morning reporter and noon anchor... https://www.wzzm13.com/article/about-us/an-influx-of-uniqueness-for-13-on-your-sides...
by Localnewsisdead
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZZM Continues to Hemorrhage Talent...
Replies: 3
Views: 3746

Re: WZZM Continues to Hemorrhage Talent...

Along with the possible departure of morning anchor Faran Fronczak, reporter Jaleesa Irizarry and long time WZZM reporter Sarah Sell have also left the station.

Will the last person out the door at ZZM please shut the lights off?

Even the lifeboats have sunk.
by Localnewsisdead
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Faran Fronczak Already Gone From WZZM?
Replies: 3
Views: 10218

Faran Fronczak Already Gone From WZZM?

WZZM Morning Anchor Faran Fronczak, hired at the end of August, seems to have already left the local ABC affiliate. She hasn't been on air for about a week. Normally you would just think she's on vacation but I noticed she is missing from the stations online talent bios, has removed her name from fa...
by Localnewsisdead
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZZM Continues to Hemorrhage Talent...
Replies: 3
Views: 3746

WZZM Continues to Hemorrhage Talent...

Jennifer Pascua is leaving the station to join the Serendipity Media team based out of Grand Rapids. The publisher-marketing agency created a leadership role for Pascua as its new Digital Content Strategy Manager. https://www.wzzm13.com/article/about-us/13-on-your-sides-jen-pascua-starting-a-new-car...