Meanwhile, up the Detroit radio dial a bit




While everyone in town has been focused on the changes at FM 93.1, Christian WMUZ-FM 103.5 rolled out a new morning show today.

Hosted by Jon Culbert and Rhonda Hart, the folks at Crawford-owned WMUZ are hoping the show will be a destination for Detroiters looking for a spiritually uplifting experience, wrapped up in a dynamic and entertaining morning program. The new show will feature contemporary Christian music and features like comedy segments, news, weather, and traffic, along with guest appearances by WMUZ talk show host Bob Dutko, authors, celebrity newsmakers, consumer experts, Christian recording artists, and Christian broadcasters. It'll air Monday-Saturday from 6-10am.

Jon Culbert, a self-proclaimed “radio geek”, got bit by the radio bug as a student Port Huron Northern High School when he worked for the school's radio station, WORW-FM. After working in Country and News/Talk radio, Jon is excited to work in Christian contemporary radio at WMUZ. “In Christian radio I can express, more fully than ever before, the personality that God created and the convictions I have as a believer,” he says.

Rhonda Hart has over 25 years of experience in radio and is well known in the Detroit area, having worked on-air for WABX, WRIF, WYCD, WOMC, and WCSX. “After enjoying a rewarding career in Detroit radio, I’m excited to join WMUZ, where I’ll have the opportunity to openly share my faith,” Rhonda says. Her upbeat personality and enthusiasm for her faith are evident as she shares her special talents with spiritual insight and an energy born of her love for God.

As with any new morning show in this town, getting any ears to change ingrained habits will be a tough thing to accomplish. Their debut today definitely had some mixed blessings -- the death of Pope John Paul II was on the minds of many Christians, but the format change at WDRQ overshadowed everything else going on in local radio this past weekend.







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on April 4, 2005 7:10 PM.

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