Metro Detroit: In the News July 24-30




Next week's celebrity guest jock on Adult Urban WMXD-FM 92.3 will be music star Vesta Williams. WMXD continues to audition possible morning show hosts for the fall- Williams becomes the sixth guest to participate.

Detroit Free Press:

Detroit native George Noory, who helms the wildly popular overnight (500 stations in North America) syndicated radio show "Coast-to-Coast A.M." (1 a.m. weeknights, CKLW-AM, 800), is bringing the show to his hometown Aug. 26... Noory to bring show to his hometown, Mon 7/25

CIMX-FM (88.7, 89X) rockin' morning co-host Kelly Brown has joined the ranks of the unemployed. Brown said she left on her own accord after 15 years and it was "just time to move on"... Brown ends her long run at 89X, Wed 7/27

Here, by key time period, are Detroit results from Nielsen Media Research's July sweeps ratings period, which ended Wednesday... July TV sweeps results, Fri 7/29

Detroit News:

As long as she hasn't died yet, Sabrina Black figures she might as well go sky-diving. "Died yet," I should point out, applies to all of us. Nothing is guaranteed, at least not without a lot of fine print. But since Sabrina has spent five years being the most spectacularly ill person I've ever known, the concept of dying is maybe a bit less abstract for her than it is for the rest of us... In Sabrina's world, a moment is even too precious to waste, Sun 7/24

Detroiters, welcome to the future. This morning, Detroit's first three exclusively high-definition radio stations splashed onto the air at 9 a.m. from the Greater Media radioplex in Ferndale. Riff 2, Deep Trax and More Magic are now on the air -- available if you have an HD receiver, but also online at, and 3 new high-def stations launch today, Thu 7/28

Daily Oakland Press:

So, what do listeners think of “Doug FM,” the “we play all kinds of stuff” format at adult hits WDRQ-FM (93.1)? According to the Arbitron spring ratings book — not much... New ‘Doug FM’ format doesn’t seem to be winning fans, Mon 7/25

Crain's Detroit Business:

A new broadcast arts school is planned in a former Livonia junior high school. The Academy of Broadcast Arts has leased 103,000 square feet at the Livonia Public Schools-owned Dickinson Center at 18000 Newburgh Road. Betty Hollenquest, a freelance television producer, said she plans to open in the fall with other local producers and directors as instructors. Besides television and radio, curriculum will include theater and acting classes, she said... New broadcast arts school plans to open in Livonia, Mon 7/25

All Access:

ABC Hot AC WDVD/DETROIT, MI announces their "EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT WEEKEND." Starting on FRIDAY (7-29) and running all weekend, listeners will pay the same price on CDs, DVDs, movie passes, and concert tickets that the WDVD staff pays, "ABSOLUTELY NOTHING." (Thu 7/28)

Condolences to family and friends of former BALTIMORE and DETROIT radio personality and voiceover talent HUGH WANKE, who died SUNDAY in MAYS CHAPEL, MD at 85. The BALTIMORE SUN reports that WANKE worked for WITH-A and WCAO-A/BALTIMORE in the 40s and 50s, then joined WWJ-A-TV/DETROIT in 1957, returning to the BALTIMORE area as a voiceover talent in 1970. (Fri 7/29)

Radio and Records:

Infinity/Denver VP/Programming Keith Abrams has taken on additional responsibilities as the company's VP/60s-70s Hits Programming. In his new corporate-level position, Abrams will oversee Infinity's 11 Oldies stations (including WOMC Detroit)... Abrams Adds Oldies VP Role At Infinity, Tue 7/26







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