Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb 8, 2007

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Detroit News:

The title of Sean Ross' column this week for Edison Media Research is "The Most Intriguing Radio Stations of 2006," and one of his picks is WRIF-HD-2 (Riff 2) , the high-definition station that Greater Media Detroit launched a year and a half ago. RIFF 2 is a youthful, lively mix of hip-hop and edgy rock, a combination that programmers have been reluctant to try on the FM dial. But then, formats for young people in general are hard to find anywhere on "terrestrial" radio, when in the past the teenage audience was eagerly sought out... High-definition radio starts programming for teen guys (Thu, 2/8)


Rock singer Question Mark, who had a No. 1 hit in the 1960s, believes the following: His soul is from Mars, he roamed the Earth with dinosaurs in an earlier life, and he chats with people from the future. His fantasy life notwithstanding, he's now reeling from a catastrophe that's all too real... 96 Tears? How about none? (Thu, 2/8)



Detroit Free Press:

A pair of recent radio chats —with WRIF-FM (101.1) morning stars Drew & Mike and another appearance with WKRK-FM’s (97.1) Jay Towers —have raised the question: Is Lucy Noland laying the groundwork for coming back to work in Detroit?.. Noland on Detroit radio; TV to follow? (Thu, 2/8)


To be celebrated: The life and times of the late Hal Youngblood by members of Detroit's theatrical and broadcast community, 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, 6600 W. Maple in West Bloomfield... Names and Faces (Thu, 2/8)

 

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