West Michigan: Newsmakers Jan 30 - Feb 5




Grand Rapids Press:

They are rappers with a style that is in your face and raw. Their lyrics are powerful, emphatic and real -- with no swear words. With talents that are extreme and diverse, they tell the stories of their lives. Some are dental assistants, students and painters. Others have been released from prison and carry deep angst into their music. Their passion is rap and hip-hop music -- their outlet for creativity and opportunity is courtesy of radio station WMFN-AM. Every Saturday night, from 6 to midnight, 640-AM keeps it local and live during "Grand Rapids Own" -- featuring the best in local rap recording artists... Station showcases local rappers (Fri 2/3)

A tradition was coined unintentionally during WYCE's first Jammie Awards ceremony in 2000. "People just showed up in their jammies," said WYCE-FM (88.1) station manager Michael Packer, speculating the name of the awards led listeners to believe they were attending a pajama party. "We said, hey, that's a cool thing." Now, it's standard for pajama-clad fans to attend the best-in-local-music ceremony, where they are rewarded for their spirit... Bands prepare for annual awards show (Sun 2/5)

Muskegon Chronicle:

Long-time Muskegon radio personality William D. "Bill" Uecker died of an apparent heart attack on Friday. "He was just a lovable, teddy bear of a guy," said retired area radio executive Fred Tascone. Tim Achterhoff, once head of WMUS, added that Uecker was, "just a decent guy"... Muskegon radio host dies (Sun 2/5)







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