West Michigan: Newsmakers May 8 - 14




Grand Rapids Press:

Gary Allen, popular morning man veteran at WOOD-AM (1300), has been off the air for three weeks. He was in the hospital for nine days at Lacks Cancer Center after an open lung biopsy. It all started with a chronic dry cough last spring that got worse and worse ... Pennies for charity- Did you see the crazy guy camped high atop the roof at the McDonald's restaurant on Plainfield Avenue last week? Don't worry -- he was up there for a worthy cause. JT (Jerry Tarrants), program director and mid-day personality from WGRD-FM (97.9), wouldn't leave his perch until he collected 1 million pennies for The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Outstate Michigan... Gary Allen will return to airwaves after illness (Sun 5/14)

Radio & Records:

Clear Channel / Grand Rapids swept the top 3 spots in the Winter 12+ ratings book with Country WBCT-FM, CHR WSNX-FM, and News/Talk WOOD-AM. Classic Rock WLAV-FM and Modern Rock WGRD-FM rounded out the top 5 stations. Radio & Records has the ratings list on their web site. (Mon 5/8)

Kalamazoo Gazette:

For the third year in a row, ``KFR Morning Show'' co-host Glen was on a roof in Portage raising money to help victims of child abuse. And for the third year in a row, he got rained on. ``I grew up with loving parents. The least I can do is pay back the universe by doing this,'' said Shelly, the other half of Kalamazoo radio station WKFR's morning team, after wrapping up a broadcast segment from atop a South Westnedge Avenue building Wednesday night. ``If this can help raise money and raise awareness, then put me on a roof''... Fund-raising event in Portage continues through Saturday (Thu 5/11)







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on May 14, 2006 11:25 AM.

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