Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 31, 2007




Al Payne Named OM For Radio One Detroit Cluster
RADIO ONE SVP Programming JAY STEVENS confirmed the appointment of AL PAYNE to the position of OM/PD of their DETROIT radio cluster. PAYNE will oversee Urban AC WDMK, Urban WHTD and Black Gospel WCHB. He will work with WHTD PD SPUDD to guide the programming strategies of that station. SPUDD will remain in place. “AL has brought vision and a passion for excellence over the past three years to our RICHMOND market, and I am pleased to afford him this opportunity for growth in a larger market,” commented STEVENS. CAROL LAWRENCE, Market Manager for the MOTOR CITY cluster, added: “We are thrilled to have AL PAYNE join RADIO ONE/DETROIT as Operations Manager/Program Director. AL’s track record of ratings success in DALLAS and RICHMOND speaks for itself. His dedication to precision and unmitigated passion for what he does makes him a welcome addition to our DETROIT operation. I look forward to partnering with Al and seeing great things happening for the DETROIT market.” PAYNE will officially begin his new duties MONDAY, AUGUST 13. (Mon, 7/30)

WDFN to celebrate the 5th annual MEATA

Sports WDFN is hosting the 5th annual MEATA, Men Eating All The Animals; a celebration of men eating meat. Midday host Sean Baligian will be broadcasting live from The Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth on Friday, August 3rd from 9am to noon and hanging out afterward to celebrate eating meat.

Listeners are invited to bring meat and wild game of any kind as the grills are lit up bright and early. Every piece of meat available, from the common hamburger to venison and other exotic meats, will be hitting the grills during the event. The station is asking participants to bring a canned good for the Oakland County Food Bank to help feed those that are less fortunate. Participants will also have an opportunity to submerge Sean Baligian in a dunk tank for the chance to win baseball tickets and other great prizes.

As a big proponent of red-blooded foods, self-proclaimed carnivore Sean Baligian started up the concept of MEATA in response to the world-wide animal rights organization PETA-People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the feedback has being overwhelming. Listeners can stop by the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth on their lunch break for some free grub or take the day off entirely and spend it with Sean and the whole crew of meatlovers from WDFN.

WJR's Smith to sub for Limbaugh Aug 2

News/Talk WJR's Paul W. Smith (Weekdays 5:30am-9am) will guest host the nationally syndicated The Rush Limbaugh Show on Thursday, August 2, 2007. The Rush Limbaugh Show can be heard on WJR and other stations across Michigan weekdays from Noon-3:00pm.







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