Flint/Tri-Cities: Newsmakers Nov 26 - Dec 3, 2006

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WIDL FM 92.1 Caro switches format

WIDL FM 92.1 on Monday November 27 changed its format to Hot Adult Contemporary as Mix 92.1 after a week of stunting with All-Christmas music. The station previously featured an Adult Hits format.

Flint Journal:

One of the nation's oldest radio stations will celebrate 80 years of Christian broadcasting by reconnecting with its roots. WMPC-AM (1230) will host a 6 p.m. concert at Calvary Bible Church, 933 S. Main St., Lapeer, featuring the Gospelmen Quartet and former general manager, the Rev. Arnold Bracy. It will be followed by dessert in the church gym. The station at 1800 N. Lapeer Road will hold open houses from 1-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday... WMPC-AM marks 80 years on air (Sat 12/2)

Rod Prahin has got a brand new bag, er, kettle. The host of Flint's No. 1-rated morning show on WCRZ-FM (107.9) and sidekick Chris Pavelich will launch the first Rod & Chris' Red Kettle Caravan this week. They'll broadcast live and accept donations for the Salvation Army's 2006 Christmas Campaign from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday near the former Mervyn's store at Courtland Center, Wednesday near the former Kessel store at Davison Center on S. State Road just north of I-69 in Davison, and Friday in Grand Blanc at a location to be determined... Red kettle collection music to DJs' ears (Sun 12/3)

Younger viewers who hear Gregory Kelser's voice as color commentator on Detroit Pistons and Big Ten basketball games might know that he was once Earvin "Magic" Johnson's sidekick on Michigan State's first NCAA championship team. And they would be wrong. Kelser was much more than a sidekick - he was an All-American forward who scored 19 points in the 1979 final against Indiana State - but history has boiled down that landmark contest to a Magic-vs.-Larry Bird showdown. No matter, for the forgotten member of the triumvirate gets to tell his story in "Gregory Kelser's Tales From Michigan State Basketball"... Slow, steady wins MSU 'voice' kudos (Sun 12/3)



My great grandfather used to sing and play banjo/guitar on the station during the early years. I still have a couple of now unplayable coated paper records the station gave him of his performances. Nice to see they are still hanging in there.






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