Detroit Morning Icon Mike Clark Passes at 63
The MAB is sad to report the passing of longtime WRIF-FM (Detroit) morning co-host Mike Clark.
He died at his home in Bloomfield Township. The cause of death was not noted in a post published this past Tuesday, October 16, on Clark’s official Facebook page.
“Drew and Mike” ran from 1991 to 2013 on WRIF-FM and was one of the market’s top morning radio program thanks to the duo’s edgy, locally flavored humor. Clark reunited with Drew Lane in 2016 for a daily podcast,
In a story published in the Detroit Free Press, it was noted that Clark was a former emergency medical technician working for Michigan Consolidated Gas “when he made his first inroads on Detroit radio, enlisted by a friend at WRIF for spots with then-morning jock Ken Calvert.” Clark started full-time in radio at age 37.
WRIF has set up a Mike Clark tribute page on their website with some audio and video clips of the “Drew and Mike” show here.