Tag: Issue 22

Greater Media Flips WMGC-FM to Classic Hop-Hop

At noon on July 1, Greater Media flipped the switch and WMGC-FM unveiled the “All New 105.1 The Bounce, Detroit’s Throwback Hip-Hop and R&B.”  The station is debuting with 10,000 songs in a row.  The format features throwback hip-hop and R&B songs from the 1990s and 2000s, with artists such as 2Pac, Ice Cube, Drake and Rihanna…. read more

The Power Cow Comes to Jackson!

Jackson Radio Works is taking full advantage of opportunities now available with FM translators, and has moved HD2/translator simulcast “Hot Country 101.5” to a new frequency and relaunched it as “95.9 The Power Cow.“  The country format now airs on both WIBM-AM, as well as translator W240DG. With the movement of the country format, the company… read more

Geary Morrill Promoted at Alpha Media

Longtime WSGW-AM/FM, WGER-FM, WCEN-FM and WTLZ-FM (Saginaw) Technical Manager Geary Morrill has been promoted to Midwest Regional Director of Engineering for parent company Alpha Media. Morrill was one of three engineers nationwide promoted to regional positions on July 1.  Each were cited for their passion for new challenges and demonstrated track record of completing major projects…. read more

Will It Play In Grand Rapids? O’Kelly Examines Music Selection in 1960s Top 40 Radio

Len O’Kelly, longtime radio professional, now Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism at Grand Valley State University, recently completed a dissertation on music selection of 1960s era top 40 radio.  Titled “But Will It Play In Grand Rapids? The Role of Gatekeepers in Music Selection in 1960s Top 40 Radio,” the 176-page paper is a fascinating… read more

Craig Russell Joins WUPS/WTWS

Veteran programmer and on-air personality Craig Russell has joined Black Diamond Broadcast Group’s WUPS-FM/WTWS-FM (Houghton Lake) as Program Director for the stations.  In addition, Russell will host the morning show on WUPS. Russell was most recently morning personality at WKHM-FM (Jackson) and also has worked in Grand Rapids and Traverse City.  He told All Access:… read more

Roxanne Steele Joins WYCD

Roxanne Steele, most recently midday host at CBS Radio’s WDZH-FM (Detroit), has moved down the hall (and down the dial) as midday host for the company’s WYCD-FM. Steele attended the Academy of Radio Broadcasting and landed her first on-air job at age 19. After stints in Washington, Texas and Arizona, Steele spent 12 years at WBBM-FM… read more

Kunnath Now Sales Manager at WMGC-FM

Greater Media has announced that Scott Kunnath has been named sales manager at the company’s new throwback hip hop and R&B station, “105.1 The Bounce,” WMGC-FM (Detroit). Kunnath was most recently Director of Sales for Radio One in Detroit and has also worked for ABC/Disney in Detroit, Citadel Broadcasting and CBS Radio. Greater Media VP/Market Manager Steve… read more

WKAR-FM hires Brooke Allen

Radio veteran Brooke Allen has joined Michigan State University’s WKAR-FM as Morning Edition producer and local host, as well as a contributor to Current State. Allen comes to the station from WWJ-AM (Detroit), where she served as an anchor and reporter.  At WWJ, her projects included “Second Chance,” a broadcast series that sought to provide those serving… read more