Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 6, 2006




The Spartan Podcast - Paul W. Smith & Mike Fezzey

Michigan StateNews/Talk WJR-AM (760) Detroit - the Great Voice of the Great Lakes - and Michigan State University are partners again and the reborn partnership is the subject of a Spartan Podcast today.

Morning host Paul W. Smith (5:30 - 9:00 AM) is WJR's most recognized voice and talks about how he always knew from his days growing up in Monroe, Michigan that he wanted to be in radio. He tells us how his WJR career began and how he loves coming to work every day.

WJR president and general manager Mike Fezzey tells us how the WJR/MSU deal came about and discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the radio industry.

This Spartan Podcast is hosted by MSU communications manager Russ White.

Hear the Show (18 Minutes, 10 MB mp3):

Greater Media's Raphael named among radio's Most Influential Women

Greater Media, Inc. announces Heidi Raphael, Director of Corporate Communication, has been named among the 50 Most Influential Women in Radio by Radio Ink Magazine. The selection process is based on individuals who are making a difference in the radio industry.

“I am honored to be named among such an incredible list of individuals in the broadcasting field. I am extremely grateful to Peter Smyth, Tom Bender and all the wonderful people at Greater Media and the industry at large who I have the privilege of working with on a daily basis,” said Raphael.

Raphael has been with Greater Media for the past ten years. She served as the Marketing Director of legendary active rock station WRIF-FM for five years. Raphael was subsequently promoted to Group Marketing Director and New Business Development Director of Greater Media's Detroit-based properties. She was later promoted to Director of Corporate Communications for Greater Media, Inc. in 2005.

Raphael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Medaille College in Buffalo, New York and Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. She is a past vice president of American Women in Radio & Television's (AWRT) Nashville-based chapter and is a member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Detroit Free Press:

Hosting: Michigan Radio, the public radio service of the University of Michigan (WUOM-FM, 91.7) preview screenings of the movie "A Prairie Home Companion" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. They're free but open to Michigan Radio members only... Names and Faces (Mon 6/5)







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