Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct 3, 2007

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What's the buzz? There's a bit less of it on AM at night

There are numerous reports that Citadel Broadcasting has stopped operating all of its AM stations in high-definition (HD) during nighttime hours, at least temporarily, to work out concerns with increased interference. The reports state that iBiquity, the company behind the implementation of In-Band-On-Channel HD radio in the United States, has been summoned to help develop a way to reduce adjacent-channel interference that has caused concern about the coverage area of stations like WJR (760) locally and other powerhouses like WABC New York (770) and WSB Atlanta (750).



Detroit Free Press:

A contest by WKQI-FM (95.5) radio DJ Big Boy offering a $1,000 prize for guessing when Britney Spears will commit suicide after she temporarily loses custody of her children today was taken down late Wednesday morning. Big Boy's 95.5 personal page had asked, "When will Britney end it?" ... DJs on the station's "Mojo in the Morning" show apologized on Big Boy's behalf placing the blame on program director Dom Theodore for the poll's idea... 95.5 stops Britney suicide watch stunt (Wed, 10/3)


Starting: On the air weeknights from 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 2-6 p.m., Big Greg on urban WHTD-FM (102.7) effective today. He joins the Radio One-owned outlet from a Radio One station in Cincinnati. Current nighttime personality Keith Jones will move to 2-6 a.m. weekdays. That slot was left open when DJ Zap moved to Radio One Detroit sister station WDMK-FM (105.9)... Names and Faces (Wed, 10/3)

 

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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on October 3, 2007 1:00 PM.

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