Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 18, 2006




Crain's Detroit Business:

Michael Coleman, general manager of WDET 101.9 FM and former deputy director of Ann Arbor-based Michigan Public Media pleaded no contest Thursday at a pretrial hearing in Ann Arbor to misdemeanor embezzlement of less than $200, according to an employee of Washtenaw County Circuit Court... WDET general manager pleads no contest to misdemeanor embezzlement charge (Thu 5/18)

Detroit News:

The year's fastest-selling artist is neither a bling-sporting rapper nor a scantily clad diva. Rather, that title belongs to male country-pop trio Rascal Flatts, whose fourth album, "Me & My Gang," sold a mighty 722,000 copies its first week in stores last month. The album spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's albums chart, and after six weeks has sold more than 1.4 million copies... Gone country (Wed 5/17)

It's been a while since Detroit Public Radio WDET-FM (101.9 ) could celebrate any good news, but it came last Friday along with the torrential rains: More people listened to WDET this winter than last fall, according to Arbitron. That means the station has more listeners now than before the controversial programming changes put through by station manager Michael Coleman in mid-December... NPR gives WDET-FM a boost (Thu 5/18)

Detroit Free Press:

Lend a helping hand: To WMGC-FM (105.1) afternoon personality Jim Paolucci and his ex-wife Theresa, who is battling liver cancer and associated medical bills. He is throwing a fund-raiser 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Manhattan Club in Novi ... Tigger lands radio gig: Big Tigger (Darian Morgan), the former WJLB-FM (97.9) morning man who cohosts BET's top-rated "106 & Park," is the inadvertent beneficiary of a tawdry New York urban radio showdown... Names and Faces (Wed 5/17)

Good-bye to the rock hits format that propelled -- oops, wrong word -- WDTW-FM (106.7, The Drive) to a tie for 19th place in the ratings. And in its place, welcome...? Well, promotion-happy Clear Channel Detroit would like to have you think listeners will help them build a station from the ground up... FM 106.7 changing, but to what? (Thu 5/18)







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