Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Mar 31, 2008




Lansing State Journal:

Tim Barron, one of the best-known people in local radio, has left WHZZ (101.7-FM). "They wanted to micro-manage me," Barron said today. "They wouldn't let me be me." The station - known as "MIKE-FM" - did confirm that Barron had resigned over the weekend. Cindy Tuck of MacDonald Broadcasting wasn't available for comment. From the beginning, two years ago, Barron and WHZZ had an uneasy compromise. The station's format has lots of music - with a huge playlist from the 1980s to the present - and little talk. Barron, by comparison, is talk-oriented. "I'm a local guy," he said. "I do a lot of interviews." There were times at WJXQ (106.1-FM) and WMMQ (94.9-FM) when he played only one song an hour... Tim Barron is off the air at WHZZ (Mon, 3/31)

Flint Journal:

Dan Richards is a little lost these days. The well-known local country disc jockey lost his job at WFBE (95.1 FM) when the station did not renew his contract, which ends in March. Dan Richards, his off-air name is Dan Ricketts, started at WFBE in 1998 when the station, a public radio station formerly owned by the Flint School District, became "Flint's Continuous Country." A Flint native who now lives in Flushing, j Richards graduated from Northwestern High School in 1971 and attended the Columbia School of Broadcasting in Flint... WFBE jockey Dan Richards yanked from the Flint country radio airwaves, ready for a new gig serving music (Mon, 3/31)







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