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AllAccess.com:

After 15 years with the company, the last ten at the weeknight helm of iHEARTMEDIA Top 40 WSNX/GRAND RAPIDS, APD BRIAN HOLMES is the latest to find his position eliminated. "HOLMES & The FreakShow" was also heard weeknights at sister Top 40 WVKS/TOLEDO...

Full story: Brian Holmes Exits WSNX (Wed, 12/17)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Brad Golder, the radio broadcast voice of the Midland-based Great Lakes Loons minor league baseball team since the team's inception, is stepping down as the team's play-by-play announcer to pursue other opportunities. Golder will continue with the Loons and ESPN 100.9-FM (WLUN-FM 100.9 Pinconning) through the end of February to finish out the basketball season and to assist in the transition to his replacement.

 

 

 

WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 Detroit:

The funeral arrangements for Bill Bonds have been announced: Visitation Thursday, December 18, 1pm to 8pm, Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1328 N. Crooks Road, Clawson, MI. There will be a sharing of memories service, Thursday at 7:30pm. Funeral, Friday, December 19, 11am, Holy Name Catholic Church, 630 Harmon, Birmingham, MI 48009.

Memorials appreciated to Focus Hope Foundation, 1355 Oakman Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48238, the Michigan Humane Society, Detroit Center for Animal Care, 7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, MI 48211, and the Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, STE 100, Southfield, MI 48033

Full story: Bill Bonds' funeral arrangements and memorial donation information announced (Sun, 12/14)

 

 

 

Bill Bonds, one of Detroit's most iconic media personalities, passed away earlier today at the age of 82 after suffering an apparent heart attack. Bonds broke through on the radio in his hometown of Detroit, later moving to television where he was best known as the no-nonsense lead anchor at WXYZ-TV Ch. 7. His influence on local television news can not be overstated.

 

Coverage from across town this evening:

 

WXYZ-TV Ch. 7: Bill Bonds, iconic former Channel 7 Action News anchorman, has died

 

Detroit Free Press: Former Detroit television anchor Bill Bonds dies

 

Detroit News: Bill Bonds, iconic Channel 7 news anchor, dies

 

 

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