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Music To Our Ears: Pine Knob

What’s in a name? In the case of Pine Knob, a lot. And, with the announcement of its historic return to roots, there is much to celebrate as we look (and listen) back and ahead. Of course, there has always been more to this venue than merely its name and iconic sunset/hill/tree logo. After officially … Continued

Six Months That Changed TV & PR

There’s something about the end of the year that makes you want to look back, sometimes way back. Partially because of the death of John Madden, whose remarkable broadcasting career will look even more significant over time, and partially because of my holiday watching of the HBO show “Succession,” fiction based, at least in part, … Continued

Sheriff Mike Bouchard Continues to Communicate Facts, Resolve, Emotion

In the wake of terrible tragedy this week in Oxford, our collective community has been left wanting for so many things – answers, compassion, resolve, leadership, healing and so much more. Having just watched Oakland Country Sherriff Mike Bouchard’s latest press conference within the past hour on this late Saturday afternoon, I was struck once … Continued

When Thinking About School Shootings, Remember Journalists

It has been more than 24 hours, and it still very much feels like we’re in crisis mode around here after a 15 year-old kid in Oxford, Michigan killed four fellow high school students and injured several others in the latest of decades of schools shootings in this country. Out of personal interest and professional … Continued

USFL 2.0 – Play to Strengths, Learn from Mistakes

Not to pile on but many Detroit pro football fans are looking beyond this season to better things ahead in 2022.  A top draft pick appears to be in the cards for the Lions next Spring but even more interestingly is the announcement this past week of the return of the storied USFL (United States … Continued

Time To “Double Check” Celebrity Endorsements

To football fans, Aaron Rodgers is a top quarterback. To fans and non-fans alike, Aaron Rodgers has been a commercial actor for an insurance company. Now that he has been exposed as a conspiracy theorist, those things have a hard time lining up. And there’s a lesson in here for anyone who thinks that a … Continued