Detroit PTV opening second studio in heart of city

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Detroit Public Television is opening a satellite studio in the heart of Detroit, in the historic Maccabees Building — former home to the Lone Ranger radio show when it debuted in 1933, and Soupy Sales program in the 1950s, according to webmag Model D. The project builds on the partnership between DPTV and Wayne State University, which has already invested $100,000 in renovations. “We’re going to back up our high-definition mobile television production truck behind the studio and start producing television right away,” said station President Rich Homburg, while rehab work continues. “The good news is, we can immediately start to produce there, with an eye towards expanding the footprint and really expanding the service of that studio to Detroit.”

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