Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 16, 2007




Detroit Free Press:

Rev. Al Sharpton, lately best known for being the scourge of the currently jobless Don Imus, came to Troy Wednesday to address the AdCraft Club at its annual Radio Day presentation at the San Marino Club. Why Radio Day? Sharpton hosts a weekday radio talk show syndicated by Radio One that’s heard from 1-4 p.m. daily here on Radio One’s WCHB-AM (1200). And 11 minutes into a 20-minute address to an audience of radio and other advertising folks, Sharpton explained why Imus had to go while making a couple of points on the application of the concept of freedom of speech... Sharpton explains how Imus was ousted (Wed, 5/16)

Good-bye, Opie & Anthony. XM Satellite Radio suspended them and their New York-based morning radio show for 30 days, effective immediately, possibly setting the stage for their eventual dismissal. A tamer, public airwaves O&A will continue to be carried from 6-9 a.m. weekdays on WKRK-FM (97.1), a CBS spokeswoman said Tuesday. The O&A comedy tour is due to hit DTE Energy Music Theatre on Aug. 4. The offense: The duo allowed a homeless man to utter profanity and talk about wanting to have sex with some famous women on their XM-only show, which runs from 9 to about 11 a.m. and isn't bound by normal broadcast standards... XM radio yanks Opie & Anthony (Wed, 5/16)







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