Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Sep 27, 2006




WDET names new morning news host

Joining the news staff at WDET-FM 101.9, Detroit Public Radio, is Amy Miller, a Detroit native, experienced reporter and news host. Miller comes to WDET from KSSZ in Columbia, MO where she hosted a morning talk show. She becomes WDET's permanent Morning Edition (weekdays 5am - 10am) host on Thursday, September 28.

Amy Miller grew up in North Rosedale Park on Detroit's west side. Her public radio career began in 1986 when she took an opportunity to be a reporter at Alaska Public Radio Network. During her 17 years in Alaska public radio, she served as reporter, news director, regional news director and program host. Some of Amy's Alaskan news colleagues include NPR's Corey Flintoff, Peter Kenyon, Elizabeth Arnold and Mark Moran. She was Regional News Director for CoastAlaska,Inc., a consortium of five public radio stations along Alaska's panhandle.

“It's great to be back home in Detroit,” commented Miller. “I'm looking forward to serving WDET listeners and bringing the community the important stories of the day. It is an honor to be a part of the WDET newsroom, which has a reputation for excellence in news coverage.”

“We're delighted to have Amy on board at Detroit Public Radio,” said Joan Silvi, WDET News Director. “She has strong Detroit roots and has significant public radio experience, so she understands what makes public radio news reporting unique and special.”

Brad Savage On The Move From WQKL: Brad Savage Named PD Of Saga's New AAA Hybrid
As we first hinted yesterday (see NET NEWS 9/26), CLEAR CHANNEL AAA WQKL (ANN ARBOR'S 107one)/ANN ARBOR, MI PD BRAD SAVAGE is leaving for the PD post at SAGA COMMUNICATIONS new AAA sign-on WCNR (106-1 THE CORNER)/CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.

SAVAGE said, "I am sad to leave a great team and terrific GM in ANN ARBOR, but the opportunity to join SAGA COMMUNICATIONS with a ground-floor opportunity is something that rarely happens in radio today! How often does a brand-new signal sign on in 2006? Thanks to GM DENNIS MOCKLER, OM RICK DANIELS, and Exec. VP STEVE GOLDSTEIN for offering me this fantastic opportunity. I can't wait to get started!"

Back at WQKL, GM BOB BOLAK is looking for a new PD. (Wed 9/27)







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