Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Aug 2, 2006




Detroit Free Press:

Fred McLeod, the longtime WDIV-TV (Local 4) sportscaster, is leaving the station later this year. He also won't return as FSN Pistons play-by-play man next season, media relations director Tim Bryant confirmed. "Fred has graciously agreed to continue in his role as a sports anchor and reporter at Local 4 for the next several months while we conduct a comprehensive search for his successor," WDIV news director Neil Goldstein said in an e-mail... McLeod leaving Local 4, Pistons broadcasts (Wed 8/2)

Wendy Williams Debuts On WDMK/Detroit:
RADIO ONE Urban AC WDMK(105.9 KISS FM)/DETROIT, surprised no one, as they replaced veteran drivetime air personality JOHN MASON with SUPERADIO's syndicated WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW. WENDY debuted in afternoon drive yesterday (7/31). MASON's future plans are still up in the air. He had been with RADIO ONE since he left CLEAR CHANNEL Urban WJLB in 2001. (Tue 8/1)

Radio Disney Ups Esken:
RADIO DISNEY has upped WRDZ-A/CHICAGO Station Manager KARYN ESKEN to Regional Director with oversight of stations in several major markets, including NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCO, DETROIT, DALLAS, and MINNEAPOLIS, reports the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES' ROBERT FEDER. ESKEN wil be based in CHICAGO. (Wed 8/2)







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