Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct 28, 2006




Detroit Free Press:

Taking on duties: WOMC-FM (104.3) vice-president and general manager Kevin Murphy. Already director of sales for CBS Radio, Murphy will be the new GM and veep of CBS's WKRK-FM (97.1) and WXYT-AM (1270)... Names and Faces (Sat 10/28)

Detroit News:

Glenn Haege, America's Master Handyman and Detroit News columnist, will be back on the air in Detroit, broadcasting from WJR-AM (760) starting Sunday Nov. 12 from noon-2 p.m. Haege's regular airshift will be from noon-2 p.m. Saturdays, once Michigan State's regular football season is over... Glenn Haege preps for new radio show on WJR (Fri 10/27)

A caller named Paul had some advice for the Detroit Tigers: "They need more plate discipline," he said. "They're swinging at everything that comes near the plate." Paul was among the hundreds of people who have called Farmington Hills sports radio station WDFN (1130 AM) during the World Series this week to express their disappointment after the Tigers dropped three of the first four games in the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals... Media offer an outlet for fans (Sat 10/28)

Bud Davies, a key transitional figure in Detroit/Windsor radio history and host of a local TV dance show, died Oct. 20 in Florida after a long illness. He was 82. Davies started at CKLW-AM (800) in the early '40s as a teenager, and his long run at the station didn't end until 1966. He caught on just as network radio was dying and the focus turned to personable local disc jockeys hosting record shows... CKLW radio pioneer dies (Sat 10/28)







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on October 28, 2006 10:10 PM.

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