Tag: Issue 22

National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Class of Inductees

Voting results for the 2016 National Radio Hall of Fame’s 24 nominations in six categories are in.  Four of those categories were decided by a voting participant panel comprised of 400 industry professionals. The other two categories, Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality, were voted on by the public. The 2016 inductees are:… read more

Detroit Radio Veteran Rod Hansen Passes at 75

Rod Hansen, a Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame inductee and longtime WJR-AM radio journalist, passed away July 4 at his Canton, Michigan home. While at WJR, he earned dozens of awards during his 38-year career, including two Peabody Awards, one for a 23-part series exposing high-level corruption and collusion between judges, staff and attorneys at Detroit’s… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Jamie White, MAB

Jamie White, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Lansing Jamie White joined the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) in June as NCSA/Membership Assistant.  Among her duties is handling NCSA/PEP (Public Education Program) traffic. Jamie replaces Pam Cutler who recently went to work for MAB member stations WLNS and WLAJ-TV in Lansing. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?… read more

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