Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Sep 21, 2006




WRIF scores three R&R Awards

WRIFActive Rock WRIF-FM received three awards at the annual Radio & Records Convention last evening at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

WRIF Morning Show personalities “Drew & Mike” were named “Active Rock Personality/Show of the Year.” In addition, Doug Podell, Operations Manager of WRIF won in the “Active Rock Program Director/Operations Director of the Year” category.

WRIF was also named “Active Rock Station of the Year” in the Markets 1-25 category.

Award recipients are nominated and chosen by professionals in the radio and record industry.

NewCap Welcomes Brookshaw:
MURRAY BROOKSHAW is named OM of NEWCAP's two stations in CALGARY -- JAZZ CIQX (CALIFORNIA 103) and the new AAA "CAFE 90.3"-- effective OCTOBER 3. He previously spent 25 years with CHUM, most recently as PD of AAA CIDR (THE RIVER) & Alternative CIMX (89X)/WINDSOR-DETROIT. (Wed 9/20)

Detroit Free Press:

John Mason's plan to return to Detroit radio as soon as possible after his Radio One/WDMK-FM (105.9) contract expired July 29 hit a major roadblock from Port Huron-based U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff Wednesday. Zatkoff granted an injunction that upholds a non-compete clause in Mason's Radio One contract that will expire on Jan. 29... Judge delays Mason deal for WGPR show; Flint effort to proceed (Thu 9/21)

Detroit News:

Radio One has stopped popular air personality John Mason from starting up that morning show he's been touting on the adult urban radio station WGPR-FM (97.9). The radio company, which employed Mason from 2001 until his contract ran out on July 29 on its own adult urban station WDMK-FM (105.9), sued Mason Sept. 8 in U.S. District Court after it was announced that he was going to buy time on WGPR for a new syndicated morning show... John Mason off the air until January (Thu 9/21)

WDET adds to newsroom personnel

WDETWDET has announced the hiring of reporter Noah Ovshinsky to its news department. Noah comes to Detroit Public Radio after having worked as a director and producer at HKO Media, and Ann Arbor-based video production company. While at HKO, he received a Michigan Emmy for his documentary about a World War II hero called, "Raoul Wallenberg: One Person Can Make A Difference." Noah's previous radio experience includes a two-year stint at Chicago's WGN Radio, where he served in numerous positions including morning news producer.

Growing up in Detroit, he earned a Liberal Arts degree from Kalamazoo College. When he's not chasing news stories, Noah enjoys going to farmers markets, gardening and trying to catch up on reading back issues of The New Yorker. "Detroit and the entire region is full of stories," said Noah Ovshinsky. "I look forward to bringing them to WDET's listeners one newscast at a time."







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