Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Mar 29, 2007




Art Regner rejoins WDFN air staff

Sports WDFN AM 1130 has announced the addition Art Regner, a Detroit sports radio staple, to its air staff. This is Regner’s second stint as a staff member at WDFN and is best known for his rants on WDFN’s Detroit Lions' post game shows although he is also a passionate Red Wings fan and always had the inside scoop and dirt on the team. He is a native of Livonia, Michigan and graduated from Franklin High School and then the University of Michigan.

Regner will make his debut on Monday, April 2nd co-hosting the Stoney & Wojo Show, heard weekdays from 3 to 6pm, with WDFN’s Mike Stone. He will be filling in for WDFN air personality and Detroit News Columnist Bob Wojnowski during WDFN’s Tigers Opening Day coverage at Centaur in downtown Detroit.

Art will be rejoining the WDFN air staff as a fill-in host for the station. Regner proclaims, “As corny as it sounds I feel like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, without the ruby red slippers, when I say there’s no place like home.”

Detroit News:

The grass is greening up over in Comerica Park, and with memories of the Detroit Tigers' hot bats from last season, Detroit radio stations are staking out their territory near Tigertown North. On Monday, Opening Day, CBS Radio's Detroit cluster -- WOMC-FM (104.3), WWJ-AM (950), WYCD-FM (99.5 ), WVMV-FM (98.7), WKRK-FM (97.1 ) and WXYT-AM (1270) -- will be hosting an "Opening Day Block Party" in Grand Circus Park, starting at 10 a.m., and you don't have to have tickets to Comerica Park to attend... Stations ready to field Opening Day excitement (Thu, 3/29)

Again, my therapy couch is open for sports media fans in need of counseling. I can't solve all problems, but I promise to listen to all rants, phobias, fears and irrational peeves. You're fired up and frisky about a lot of things, so let's work through these issues... Fans pan announcers in NCAAs (Thu, 3/29)

Detroit Free Press:

Former WDIV-TV (Local 4) reporter Anne Thompson, now NBC chief financial correspondent, has revealed that she has spent the past year battling breast cancer... Ex-Local 4 star Thompson reveals cancer battle (Thu, 3/29)

Let us open with some radio prattle. Detroit News columnist Rob Parker and former Channel 2 sportscaster Mark Wilson were let go from their evening sports talk show on WKRK-FM (97.1) at the end of 2006. The CBS station was slashing salary and Red Wings/Tigers play-by-play simulcasts were coming. Now, Detroit Radio One chief Carol Lawrence-Dobrusin confirms it’s a “strong possibility” that they’ll turn up weeknights from 9-midnight on WCHB-AM (1200)... Parker & The Man may be back (Wed, 3/28)







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