Tag: Issue 13

Doug Banks: 1958-2016

Nationally syndicated radio personality, Doug Banks, passed away April 12 due to complications of diabetes. He was 57. Banks, who was born in Philadelphia, PA, was raised in Detroit and began his carrier on his high school radio station, WSHJ-FM, licensed to Southfield Public Schools. Local station WDRQ-FM (Detroit) took notice of his talent and… read more

The Biff Celebrates 40 Years!

WBFH-FM, the longtime radio station run out of Bloomfield Hills High School, is celebrating 40 years on the air this year.  The station, better known to listeners as “The Biff,” celebrated its anniversary with a dedication ceremony for its new studio at the new Bloomfield Hills High School this past Saturday, April 16. WBFH general… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Kelly Bailey

Kelly Bailey CBS Radio, Detroit Kelly Bailey is the Traffic Director for WWJ-AM (Detroit). Q1: How long have you been in traffic? Kelly:  33 years.  The past 27 at my current employer. Q2: Favorite comfort food? Kelly:  Pizza. Q3: Which Superhero would you be and why? Kelly:  Ironman.  Billionaire philanthropist, come on, do you have to hear any more? Q4: When I’m… read more

Ready for the Big One?

By: John C. Lund The Lund Consultants, Inc. www.lundradio.com Spring has arrived (in some places with a last cold blast), and that means spring storms are not far away. This is the season for tornadoes, flooding, and (well, maybe not in Michigan), preparation for hurricane season. Natural disasters and major storms are a platform for all… read more

WYTZ-FM Announces Summer Jam Headliner

WYTZ-FM (Benton Harbor), known to listeners as 97.5 Y-Country, has announced that Michael Ray will headline the station’s annual Summer Jam concert on Saturday, August 6.  The concert will take place at the Shadowland Pavilion on St. Joseph’s Silver Beach. Tickets went on sale April 8. Michael Ray formed a band and began playing a… read more

WKAR Radio Host Mark Bashore Spotlighted in Business Magazine

The Longtime Lansing market radio personality and present Managing Editor and Host of WKAR-FM’s (East Lansing) “Current State” program was the spotlight of a recent article in Greater Lansing Business Monthly.  In the article, Bashore discusses his career, the changes he has observed in the radio industry over the years, and his current program at… read more

WKAR Radio and Television Present “Faces of Flint”

WKAR Radio and Television, along with the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University, have put together a series of stories focusing on the people of Flint affected by the water Crisis. “Faces of Flint” debuted on radio and television this week. Radio featured daily segments on “Current State with Mark Bashore” and TV… read more