MC Serch is returning to Detroit radio. The former 3rd Bass MC and host of "Ego Trip's Miss Rap Supreme" on VH1 is launching "Serchlite Saturdays," a four-hour program dedicated to old-school and local hip-hop. The show will debut at 6 p.m. April 26 on WHTD-FM (102.7). "I'm really excited," said Serch, whose real name is Michael Berrin, on Friday. "I want to make sure we're the only station people are listening to when they're cruising Belle Isle. This is barbecue and cruise music for Detroit, period." The live show will be split in two: The first two hours will focus on old-school hip-hop jams, and will feature interviews with classic artists, as well as current artists talking about their memories of old-school hip-hop. The second half will be dedicated to local hip-hop, and will showcase new and unreleased tracks from local rap talent... MC Serch brings show to Detroit radio (Fri, 4/18)
The scary-fun "Wolfman Mac's Nightmare Sinema" will be off the air until midnight on May 17. But all is well, "Wolfman" Mac Kelly assures his fans. The show did not air late Friday night on Channel 20 (WYMD) because it needs to come up with a new theme song since its departing editor owns the current one. Then in the coming weeks, the Pistons playoff games will pre-empt MyTV 20 programming... 'Wolfman Mac' show will be back in May (Sat, 4/19)
WDET wins five awards from the SPJ-Detroit Chapter
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Detroit Chapter honored WDET 101.9FM Detroit Public Radio this week with five awards recognizing the excellence of the WDET newsroom. WDET won the following:
First Place - Investigative Reporting for Detroit 1967 - A Turning Point (a 13-piece documentary series)
First Place - General News Reporting for its Warren Series (a week-long series on the City of Warren)
Second Place - Features Reporting for Mackinac Schools (Noah Ovshinsky, reporter)
Third Place - Newscast on September 24, 2007 (Amy Miller, anchor)
Third Place - Spot News Reporting for coverage of the GM Strike (Craig Fahle/Jerome Vaughn, reporters)
"We are very proud of the work we do everyday in the WDET newsroom," said Jerome Vaughn, WDET News Program Director. "We are able to provide extensive coverage of local news because of the tremendous support we receive from our listeners. We share these awards with them."
WDET's news department will be airing a week-long segment on Dearborn, Michigan beginning Monday, April 21 and running through Friday, April 25. The Dearborn-focused feature stories will air during "Morning Edition" (5am-10am), "Detroit Today" (10am-noon) and "All Things Considered" (4pm-7pm) on WDET-FM 101.9 and at www.wdet.org.
CBS/Detroit Names John Moran Dir./Sales: CBS RADIO/DETROIT has appointed JOHN MORAN to be Dir./Sales, where he will oversee all sales efforts for Country WYCD, Smooth Jazz WVMV, Oldies WOMC, News WWJ and Sports WXYT-A/F. Previously Founder and President of VANGARD MEDIA ASSOCIATES, MORAN also worked at several MOTOWN station, as well as MTV's National Sales department. "Having spent a number of years in both the radio and the entertainment industry, JOHN has an extremely clear vision of sales from multiple viewpoints, which will help to create further growth in DETROIT's revenue through many innovative and untapped resources," stated CBS RADIO Pres./Sales MICHAEL WEISS. (Fri, 4/19)