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SBD/December 20, 2012/Media
Published December 20, 2012
MOTOWN MISSTEP: In Detroit, Tony Paul writes Tigers fans were "none too pleased" that both FS Detroit and MLB Network decided not to air Monday's press conference announcing the new contract for P Anibal Sanchez. A live feed "wasn't available," because the press conference took place at Comerica Park's Tiger Club -- "where all Tigers offseason press conferences take place" -- instead of the normal media room. MLB Net did "get its hands on footage later in the day, and showed it." But FS Detroit said that it "did not have the necessary equipment available at that time to do a live feed" (DETROIT NEWS, 12/20).
SKY NET: USA TODAY's Jim Michaels reports after "rapidly expanding the number of drones around the world, the Air Force is reaching out to ESPN and other experts in video analysis to keep up with the flood of footage the unmanned aircraft are transmitting." Air Force officials "met with ESPN to learn how it handles a huge volume of video feeds." The Air Force said that the visit "did not lead to any technological breakthroughs, but helped develop training and expertise" (USA TODAY, 12/20).
STARTING ANEW: In DC, Dan Steinberg noted Washington Post columnist John Feinstein is "being used as a holiday-time fill-in on" WJFK-FM. Station Program Dir Chris Kinard said, "Since he’s in the CBS family and already a regular guest on The Fan, it’s a great opportunity for us to have a quality host help us with vacation fill-in, and a great opportunity for John to get ready for the launch of his new, national show" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 12/19)....In Ft. Lauderdale, Keven Lerner noted former NFLer Joe Rose has "signed a three-year contract extension" with WQAM-AM. His show "airs weekday mornings" from 6am-10am ET (SUN-SENTINEL.com, 12/17)....Lerner in a separate piece reported NHL Panthers announcer Steve Goldstein and local radio host Jeff DeForrest "are launching a new morning show" on WINZ-AM weekdays from 6:00-10:00am ET (SUN-SENTINEL.com, 12/19).