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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Michigan Radio launching local talk show with Detroit broadcast veteran

Veteran Detroit radio personality and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Cynthia Canty is joining Michigan Radio to host a new local talk show on the station. "Stateside with Cynthia Canty," will premiere Sept. 6.

  Cynthia Canty

The show will feature a mix of interviews, features and listener call-in segments, and will air Thursdays from 3-4 p.m.

Canty, a Michigan native, brings 32 years of experience in Detroit radio and television broadcasting as a popular radio host, television news anchor, producer, and as a general assignment, medical, and consumer reporter. She was a news anchor and morning show personality with Jim Harper at WNIC-FM, WDTX-FM and WMGC-FM. She's also hosted public affairs programs at WKBD-TV, and served as reporter and anchor on WKBD's "Ten O'Clock News."

Her reporting and writing have earned her many awards, including an Emmy and honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Associated Press and the Detroit Press Club.

"For me, the magic of broadcast journalism has always been discovering stories to share with the audience," Canty says. "Whether it is learning about peoples' struggles and victories, interviewing notables in politics, business, the arts, health and science, or lighter fare such as sampling life on a local ostrich farm, I've loved covering the rich stories of Michigan over the years. I am excited beyond words to join the Michigan Radio team in creating 'Stateside,' to share conversations about what matters in Michigan."

"Stateside with Cynthia Canty" will cover a range of Michigan news and policy issues, as well as culture and lifestyle stories. Guests on the show will include newsmakers, politicians, writers, artists, and cultural influencers of all stripes.

In keeping with Michigan Radio's broad coverage across southern Michigan, "Stateside with Cynthia Canty" will focus on topics and events that matter to people all across the state.

"We have been contemplating a weekday local talk show on Michigan Radio for some time, but felt we needed a dynamic, local host to really make it compelling for listeners," says Steve Schram, director of broadcasting at Michigan Radio. "The local content of 'Stateside,' anchored by an experienced professional like Cyndy, will help listeners make sense of events and issues affecting their lives and lifestyle here in Michigan."

Michigan Radio's Zoe Clark will serve as executive producer of "Stateside with Cynthia Canty."

Michigan Radio is an NPR news station serving Detroit, Ann Arbor and southeastern Michigan at 91.7 FM, Grand Rapids and West Michigan at 104.1 FM, and Flint at 91.1 FM. The station also broadcasts online at