Where's that much-awaited Detroit Public Radio WDET-FM (101.1) HD-2 stream that was supposed to launch earlier in September? Technical issues derailed it, again, and now the secondary stream, devoted to the eclectic music so many miss from WDET's past, is set to debut Friday, the same day the station launches its fall fundraiser. You'll only be able to hear the stream if you have an HD-2 (high-definition) radio, but an online stream of the secondary channel might pop up in the future... WDET HD-2 stream set to debut Friday (Thu, 9/27)
Morning co-king Drew Lane is gone for a few weeks from his WRIF-FM (101.1) morning roost, as he takes personal time to support girlfriend Tess Schuster as she recovers from treatment for breast cancer. In the meantime, co-host Mike Clark has had to step up and perform a Drew-less show. There are no plans for a guest host on Detroit's top-rated morning show; instead producers Marc Fellhauer and Mike Wolters and newscaster Trudi Daniels are on the mike helping out... Mike goes it alone on No. 1 radio show (Thu, 9/27)
Detroit Free Press:
Dr. Wendell F. Cox, a dentist and civic-minded entrepreneur, was admired by friends and colleagues for his staunch integrity as well as his business acumen. Dr. Cox, who co-owned WCHB-AM, the nation's first black-owned and -operated radio station, died of colon cancer Sept. 19 at his home in Detroit. He was 92. "His success in life was due to impeccable character and an extraordinary amount of tenacity and diligence," said Terry Arnold, former president and chief executive officer of Bell Broadcasting Co., which Dr. Cox also co-owned. "He never compromised himself for the almighty dollar, and his decisions were firmly based on the fact that it was the right thing to do"... Dr. Wendell F. Cox: Radio exec diversified airwaves (Thu, 9/27)
Ann Arbor News:
When Terry Gross comes to the Michigan Theater on Friday night, a Q&A session will allow audience members a chance to turn the tables on the consummate interviewer. It's a role reversal Gross, host of "Fresh Air,'' National Public Radio's weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, said she welcomes. "I always think of it as a chance for listeners to give me a taste of my own medicine,'' she explained. Gross comes to the theater for a program of stories and anecdotes from past interviews, including audio highlights from some of the most interesting ones... NPR interviewer ready for reversal (Thu, 9/27)
Music and Mocha with Martin Bandyke
Martin Bandyke, morning drive host at adult alternative WQKL-FM 107.1, will be doing his Friday shows live from 6-10am at Espresso Royale locations throughout Ann Arbor
starting this Friday, Sept. 28 through mid-December. Bandyke will be giving away CDs, concert tickets and limited edition Martin Bandyke signature coffee mugs, plus there will be $1.07 coffee drink specials and other goodies. This Friday, join Bandyke at the Espresso Royale at 214
South Main Street near Washington St. in Ann Arbor.
For the full list of locations where Bandyke will be broadcasting, visit MartinBandyke.com.