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TVSpy.com:

A group of squatters were menacing a Detroit neighborhood. When WXYZ reporter Ronnie Dahl picked up the story and lead the efforts to have the squatters evicted, she became a target of their food-based rage.

Full story: WXYZ reporter pelted with food by angry squatters (Wed, 4/23)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

CBS Top 40 WDZH (98.7 AMP RADIO)/DETROIT presents AMP LIVE 2014, a concert headlined by ED SHEERAN. Also appearing on the bill will be AUSTIN MAHONE, ICONA POP, LITTLE MIX and TIMEFLIES.

Full story: AMP Live 2014 comes to Detroit (Wed, 4/23)

 


 

MLive.com:

... While he recovers, one of the best personalities on the team will remain in the spotlight. Sadler and senior offensive lineman Travis Jackson filled in for athletic director Mark Hollis on his Monday radio show with their own program dubbed "Thick and Thin." The hour-long program -- which Sadler said was prepared Sunday night at Crunchy's Burgers & Beer -- featured interviews with Spartans quarterback Connor Cook and former Spartan Keith Nichol.

Full story: Michigan State punter Mike Sadler recovering from surgery and trying his hand at radio (Wed, 4/23)

 

 

 

Coverage of the Detroit Pistons' change in flagship radio stations to Detroit Sports 105.1:

Pistons.com:

Among the many changes ahead for the Pistons before they get back on the court in October is where you'll find them on your radio dial. Both the Pistons and new carrier WMGC 105.1 FM see their marriage as much more than a traditional broadcast partnership.

Full story: A Win-Win Deal (Tue, 4/22)

 

Also see: Detroit Pistons Announce New Radio Broadcast Partnership with Greater Media Detroit (Tue, 4/22)

 


 

DetroitSports1051.com/WMGC-FM:

Palace Sports and Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Dennis Mannion and Steve Chessare, Market Manager of Greater Media Detroit, have announced that the team has signed a multi-year agreement with the radio broadcasting company for all Pistons games to be aired on the FM dial on Detroit Sports 105.1FM beginning immediately.

Full story: Detroit Pistons announce new radio broadcast partnership with Greater Media Detroit's Sports 105.1 FM in the Motor City (Tue, 4/22)

 


 

Crain's Detroit Business:

Live radio broadcasts of Detroit Pistons games will move to WMGC 105.1 FM beginning in 2015, a source familiar with the matter told Crain's this afternoon.

Full story: Detroit Pistons game broadcasts to move to 105.1 FM (Mon, 4/21)

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

Sports talk radio WMGC 105.1 FM will add more local content. The Detroit Pistons and the station held a news conference at the station's studio today to announce the Pistons will move from 97.1 FM, starting in 2015.

Full story: Detroit Pistons make move to 105.1 FM official, will keep Mark Champion, Rick Mahorn on radio broadcasts (Tue, 4/22)

 

The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has agreed to a multiyear radio agreement with Greater Media Detroit. Detroit Sports 105.1 FM (WMGC) will serve as the flagship station for the Pistons Radio Network.

Full story: Detroit Pistons 'pleased' about jump to 105.1 FM for radio flagship (Tue, 4/22)

 


 

Detroit News:

Detroit Sports 105.1 FM will be the new flagship station for the Pistons under a multi-year deal that was announced Tuesday. The Pistons had been on 97.1-FM / 1270-AM.

Full story: Pistons' radio broadcasts move to Detroit Sports 105.1 (Tue, 4/22)

 


 

 


 

Detroit News:

Former progressive radio host Nancy Skinner on Tuesday joined the crowded race to represent the 11th Congressional District. Skinner, a former syndicated radio host and TV commentator, gave incumbent GOP Rep. Joe Knollenberg a tough re-election fight in 2006.

Full story: Ex-radio host joins race for Bentivolio's House seat as filing deadline for candidates passes (Tue, 4/22)

 

 

 

Fine Tuning:

  • Multiple media reports claiming the NBA's Detroit Pistons are expected to move their radio play-by-play starting next season from CBS Radio/Detroit's Sports WXYT-FM 97.1 to Greater Media/Detroit's Sports WMGC-FM Sports 105.1 with an official announcement coming tomorrow afternoon. The Pistons have been with CBS Radio for a number of years after leaving Clear Channel/Detroit's Sports WDFN AM 1130.

    Landing the Pistons would give the relatively launched Detroit Sports 105.1 its first locally based play-by-play agreement - the station has been airing nationally broadcast games via it's agreement with ESPN Radio.

    Having the Pistons on 105.1 in Detroit would also likely please fans of the Detroit Red Wings that prefer to hear the games on FM as many Wings' games were bumped to the AM band on CBS Radio's Sports WXYT 1270 when both the Pistons and Wings had games that overlapped.

 


 

High School Radio Day focuses on budding broadcasters

The 3rd Annual High School Radio Day, happening this week on Wednesday, April 23rd, will unite High School radio stations nationwide for a one-day celebration of fledgling broadcasters.

Since there are so few high schools with radio stations, organizers hope that High School Radio Day (HSRD) will raise a greater awareness of the ones that are still broadcasting over the air and newer ones streaming online. A website has been created to publicize the activities planned by participating stations on April 23: www.highschoolradioday.com. Schools can register their stations on that site. Also on the site are links to participating high schools with links to their websites and online streams of their programming along with notable high school radio grads, links to other high school stations nationwide; and a resource page with information pertinent to high school broadcasters.

High School Radio Day 2014 High School Radio Day was created after College Radio Day launched in 2011. Though College Radio Day did allow high school stations to register, organizers felt that high school stations should have their own day. High School Radio Day Founder Pete Bowers (Station Manager, WBFH-FM, Bloomfield Hills, MI) scheduled the first HSRD in May 2012 and the second one in April 2013. Bowers estimates that there are only about 200 high schools in the nation with either a terrestrial over-the-air non-commercial, educational radio station or an internet-only or online radio station. "The number of terrestrial stations is dropping but the number of online stations is increasing with some of those applying for LPFM construction permits," said Bowers. "That's why we need to unite on High School Radio Day and make the public aware of what we do, how we do it, and the service we provide our communities," he continued.

Bowers is thrilled that High School Radio Day has become an annual event. Last year, 52 schools from 32 states registered for the event, up from 31 schools from 16 states the first year. Students and advisors at those stations reached out to potential listeners in their broadcast area and online encouraging them to listen and be prepared to hear creative programming not heard on commercial stations.

For more information about High School Radio Day, contact Bowers at pete@highschoolradioday.com or call (248) 341-5695.

 


 

Detroit News:

Dan Dierdorf was 19 and Jim Brandstatter 18 when they met at Michigan in the late '60s. Now, all these years later, the two former offensive linemen will reunite as partners in the Michigan radio booth.

Full story: Dan Dierdorf and Jim Brandstatter weigh in on their history at Michigan (Sat, 4/19)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

BELL MEDIA Alternative CIMX (89X)/WINDSOR-DETROIT announces the "89X BIRTHDAY BASH" with KINGS OF LEON, KONGOS, ASHES OF SOMA on FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st at DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE.

Full story: Lineup Announced For 89X Birthday Bash (Mon, 4/21)

 

FRIENDS COMMUNICATIONS Country WQTE/ADRIAN, MI PD JAY THOMAS has exited, just weeks after arriving at the station.

Full story: Jay Thomas Exits WQTE (Mon, 4/21)

 

 

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