WADL-TV38 Announces Special Program Lineup for Election Night

Oct 28, 2010, 18:59 ET from WADL-TV38

DETROIT, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WADL-TV38 will make election night, November 2nd, a special night for its viewers with a unique mix of classical music and election results.  

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Beginning at 8pm, WADL will present a two hour encore presentation of the station's October 24th live, concert broadcast from Christ Church Cranbrook.  That's where the striking symphony musicians of Detroit performed Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Brahms' Symphony No.2 in D Major to a standing room only crowd.

"Early in the evening, rather than broadcast a bunch of empty election night ballrooms and early projections, we want to offer viewers the opportunity to see and hear Detroit's symphony musicians in a rare concert," said Steve Antoniotti, Vice President and General Manager of WADL-TV38.  Because of the contract dispute between the musicians and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the musicians are not performing at Orchestra Hall this season.

Then at 10pm, WADL will broadcast election night results live from the newsroom of "The Oakland Press" until Midnight.  The moderator will be TV personality, Attorney, TV/Radio Legal Analyst, Charlie Langton.  Guests will include Oakland County Democratic Chair Frank Houston, Republican Party Chairman David Law and Michigan Chronicle Editor Bankole Thompson along with editors and reporters from the newspaper.

"We're excited about this opportunity to showcase the quality of our political reporting beyond Oakland County," commented Glenn Gilbert, Executive Editor of "The Oakland Press".  The newspaper's  live coverage of election results will also be carried on eleven COMCAST cable systems in Oakland County beginning at 9PM and is being produced in partnership with CMNtv.

This will be the first time that WADL-TV38, an independent, locally-owned station will be offering live

election results.  

"We are always looking for ways for our station to provide useful information and service to southeast Michigan," according to Kevin Adell, CEO and owner of the station. "We recently added severe weather warnings, broadcast the first live concert by Detroit's symphony musicians, and are now partnering with the Oakland Press for this important mid-term election."

CONTACT:   Dody Johnson Director Marketing and Public Relations

586-790-3838 or dody@wadldetroit.com