Rock WRIF FM 101.1 has announced the winner of its 2006 “WRIF Rock Girl” competition – Lisa W. Lisa made it through three rounds of online voting and the scrutiny of 3 judges at the station's live event last night at the Emerald Theater in Mt. Clemens to be crowned with the title of WRIF Rock Girl.
Through the online voting campaign, the girls were whittled down from 32 to 16 to 8. The “Fabulous Four” were announced at the event last night with the help of emcees, Trudi Daniels, Arthur Penhallow, and Karen Newman. Thena panel of celebrity judges that included Stuff Magazine Cover model Joanna Krupa, Red Wing Alumni Lee Norwood and John Rogin with Pontiac / GMC made the final decision. After a series of questions and a “show us your style” fashion show, Lisa W. was crowned “2006 WRIF Rock Girl” by reigning Rock Girl, Karen Newman.
In addition to the title of WRIF Rock Girl, Lisa will receive a $30,000 salary, a two year lease on a new Pontiac Solstice, and she'll be featured in a WRIF ad in the July issue of Stuff Magazine. WRIF program director, Doug Podell commented, “I'm very pleased with the choice the judges made. Lisa is outgoing, she's a great speaker, she's personable and she likes to rock…what more could we ask for in a WRIF Rock Girl?"
The final Arbitron radio ratings for winter 2006 were released Thursday, and it's good news for "all news all the time," not so good news for syndicated talk shows or morning hosts with canine monikers. In the morning, WWJ-AM's (950) Joe Donovan and Roberta Jasina chugged past WRIF-FM's (101.1) Drew and Mike to hit the No. 1 spot. Drew and Mike have been a powerhouse for 'RIF for the past decade, with their mix of snarky conversation drawn from the day's headlines, lots of sports talk and irreverent interviews... New radio ratings dial into news, country, and hip-hop (Fri 4/28)
Radio's first-quarter report card arrived from Arbitron on Thursday, and there was plenty of joy to spread around. Claiming the overall title this quarter -- after tying for it in 2005's fourth quarter -- was R&B player WMXD. The win came largely as a result of Steve Harvey, its powerhouse syndicated morning personality. Then there's country WYCD, which finished in a tie for second, largely because of a surge by its re-energized and restaffed Dr. Don Carpenter morning show... R&B, country head radio pack (Fri 4/28)
Starting Monday, May 1st and all next week from 5:30-9 AM, WJR morning host Paul W. Smith will be making visits across the state for live remote broadcasts of his program. Smith will highlight various vacation destinations for listeners planning their summer travels around Michigan in addition to discussing local business and government in each location.
The scheduled stops include:
Mon. 5/1: Great Lakes Maritime Center, Port Huron
Tue. 5/2: The Mountain Grand Lodge At Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls
Wed. 5/3: Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
Thu. 5/4: Shanty Creek Resort & Club, Bellaire
Fri. 5/5: Doubletree Hotel, Bay City