Tag: Issue 38

Lamerato Named WXYZ/WMYD DOS

WXYZ/WMYD-TV has named Tony Lamerato Director of Sales.   Lamerato comes to the station from Fox Sports Detroit where he was the local sales manager. He managed all client negotiations for major sponsorships and led his team to three years of record-breaking revenue. Prior to that, Lamerato was the digital sales manager and director of… read more

Where You Should Be Recruiting Radio Talent

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ For the past half-dozen years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with college students looking for a career in… read more

Allyson Martinek Joins WNIC-FM as Morning Co-Host

WNIC-FM (Detroit) has named longtime Detroit radio personality Allyson Martinek co-host of the station’s Jay Towers in the Morning Show. Martinek was previously morning personality at WDVD-FM (Detroit) for 20 years. “We are thrilled to add Allyson to the WNIC lineup,” said iHeartMedia Michigan SVP/Programming Tony Travatto.  “Allyson’s tenure and following in Detroit make her the… read more

Justin Scheman Joins Ratt & Puff

On November 2, CBS Radio’s WDZH-FM (98.7 AMP Radio)(Detroit) announced that well-known radio producer and talent, Justin Scheman, has joined the “Rat and Puff Show” as the new morning show producer. The “Rat and Puff Show” airs weekdays from 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. Scheman has worked for a number of talented morning radio shows… read more

Interlochen Names New President

Interlochen Center for the Arts has chosen a new President. Trey Devey will leave the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra next year to come to northern Michigan. Devey has been president of the symphony orchestra since 2009 and led it out of a severe financial crisis. Interlochen Public Radio is owned and governed by the Interlochen Center for… read more

WOOD Radio Brings Dave Ramsey to Town

On November 2, WOOD-AM/FM (Grand Rapids) brought syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey to DeVos Hall, offering financial advice and guidance to a sellout crowd. iHeartMedia West Michigan Market President Tim Feagan told All Access, “We are so pleased to have Dave Ramsey back in West Michigan.  Grand Rapids and WOOD Radio have hosted many Ramsey… read more

MAB Board Profile: Michael Renda

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. This week’s profile is Michael Renda.   Michael is Vice President and General Manager for WJBK-TV (FOX 2) in Detroit. He began his broadcast career in radio at WOHO in Toledo, Ohio in 1977 as a Local Account Executive.  Shortly thereafter,… read more