West Michigan: Newsmakers May 1 - 7





A group of radio stations in Kalamazoo are undergoing some behind the scenes changes beginning today. Midwest Communications took control of WKZO, WQLR and WQSN and combined staffs with WFAT and WNWN. "Listeners will hear very little change," said Midwest Communications Market Manager Peter Tanz, who added local personalities will remain on-air... New ownership takes control of Kalamazoo radio stations (Mon 5/1)

Kalamazoo Gazette

When the sale of the Fairfield Broadcasting Co. to Wisconsin-based Midwest Communication was completed Monday, it marked the end of an era for two local veteran broadcasters, Stephen Trivers and William Wertz. It also marked the end of locally owned commercial radio stations in Kalamazoo County. The area still has Forum Communication Inc., a group of local stations in Allegan County, owned by Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robert Brink and heard in Kalamazoo... End of an era for Kalamazoo radio (Tue 5/2)

With the sale of Fairfield Broadcasting to Midwest Communications, of Wausau, Wis., Kalamazoo County no longer has a locally owned radio station. On Monday the Federal Communications Commission formally approved the sale of Fairfield Broadcasting to Midwest Communications, said Peter Tanz, market manager for Midwest Communications' Kalamazoo operations. Fairfield has been the owner of WQLR 106.5 FM, WKZO 590 AM and WQSN 1660 AM... Last locally owned radio stations sold (Wed 5/3)

Grand Rapids Press:

Fox News' Sean Hannity is coming to Grand Rapids on May 17 to help raise funds for Republican Dick DeVos' gubernatorial campaign... Sean Hannity to speak (Fri 5/5)

Bob Kaser is keeping his fingers crossed. He has been behind the microphone for Grand Rapids Griffins' broadcasts on local radio during the past six years, but he admits he's beginning to think this season's club might end up being the most special of them all... Playoff time fun for Griffins announcers (Fri 5/5)

Fourteen years and counting: Wednesday night's Blues on the Mall concert series returns for summer 2006 with talented blues guitarists, including Kenny Neal, Larry McCray, Nick Moss and Bernard Allison. WLAV-FM (96.9) finalized its Blues on the Mall lineup last week, with the first show slated for June 14 in downtown's Rosa Parks Circle... Popular Blues series set to rock downtown (Sun 5/7)







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