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AllAccess.com:

JEREMY HENRY is teaming up with AMANDA HILDABRAND for mornings on CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY Contemporary Christian WCSG (91.3)/GRAND RAPIDS. JEREMY comes to WCSG from his MD slot at cross-town patriot LANSER BROADCASTING Contemporary Christian WJQK (99.3)/ZEELAND-GRAND RAPIDS.

Full story: Jeremy Henry Joins The Morning Team At WCSG (Tue, 11/18)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Sold: Children's/Pop WFDF AM 910 Farmington Hills/Detroit from Radio Disney to The Word Network for $3,000,000, pending approval and closing. The Word Network is owned by Kevin Adell, who also owns independent WADL-TV Ch. 38 in Detroit as well as The Word Network television service that is delivered digitally and via satellite.
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  • Patti Taylor is the new permanent General Sales Manager for Greater Media/Detroit's rock combo of classic WCSX-FM 94.7 and active WRIF-FM 101.1- she'd already been acting in that position for over a year. Jonathan Ghazal takes over as Sales Manager for clustermate sports WMGC-FM (Detroit Sports 105.1).

 


 

Grand Rapids Press:

Ray Bentley, who has been a local morning sports talk radio host since 2010, said he has been fired by WBBL-FM (107.3). Bentley, co-host with Ryan Schuiling of the "Sports Brothers" show and also a longtime ESPN football analyst, said he was informed via email late last week that he would no longer work at the station.

Full story: Ray Bentley fired from sports talk show on WBBL-FM, plans to leave Grand Rapids (Tue, 11/18)

 

 

 

Variety:

CBS started alerting viewers Friday night that Dish Network could pluck out the Eye in certain markets, in the latest dispute to hit the pay-TV biz. "Attention, Dish customers! You could soon lose CBS," the broadcaster's spots said. Over all, there are 14 CBS-owned stations covered under Dish agreement, plus seven CW, two My Network TV and three independent stations (including WWJ-TV Ch. 62 and WKBD-TV Ch. 50 Detroit).

Full story: CBS Warns Viewers That It May Go Dark on Dish Network (Fri, 11/14)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

STEVE CHESSARE has been upped to VP/Market Manager of GREATER MEDIA's DETROIT-based cluster. He has been serving as the Market Manager since APRIL of 2013.

Full story: Steve Chessare Promoted To VP/Market Manager Of Greater Media/Detroit (Fri, 11/14)

 


 

Mason County Press:

Former local radio personality Guy Wynn Titsworth died over the weekend, according to postings on Facebook. Guy, known on the air as Guy Wynn, most recently worked at WMOM radio in Ludington.

Full story: Former radio personality dies (Sun, 11/16)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Trading hands: Classic Hits WUPS-FM 98.5 and Country WTWS-FM 92.1 Harrison/Houghton Lake; seller is Bridge to Bridge, buyer is Black Diamond Broadcast Group, LLC - agreed upon sales price is $1.65 million with the deal still needing FCC approval and a closing.
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  • Exited: Ray Bentley from morning drive at Cumulus Media/Grand Rapids Sports WBBL-FM 107.3.

 

 

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