Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct 21, 2008




Dom Theodore moving to CBS Radio from Clear Channel

After the announcement earlier this month that Dom Theodore would be exiting Clear Channel's cluster in Detroit at the end of the year, we now know that Dom will be taking on the roles of VP/Programming for CBS Radio's six Detroit area radio stations, as well as become the vice president of CHR Programming for CBS.

The announcement was made by Debbie Kenyon, CBS senior vice president and Detroit market manager along with senior vice president of programming Greg Strassell.

In his new role, Theodore will will oversee sports talk WXYT-FM/AM, news WWJ, country WYCD, oldies WOMC and smooth jazz WVMV, and run the day to day programming at WOMC and WVMV. Additionally, he will supervise the company's Top 40 offerings throughout the country, including its HD2 and HD3 channels.

"Our Detroit market offers a sampling of some of CBS Radio's strongest and most diverse formats and the addition of the Vice President of Programming position will help to elevate these stations reputations even further," said Kenyon. "Detroit is a city that has strong musical roots and a deep connection with its listeners and I know Dom's programming prowess and leadership will yield beneficial results for everyone."

Added Strassell, "In addition to his proficiency in programming, Dom also has an impressive background overseeing CHR stations. It is no surprise that we plan to utilize his expert abilities to stimulate our thriving crop of contemporary hits stations and we look forward to his arrival."

A Detroit native, Theodore's 20-year plus career in radio includes stints as a producer, on-air talent, creative services producer, and researcher at stations like WHYT, WCZY and WDFX, as well as WIOG and WTCF in Saginaw. He's also spent time in Florida working as an on-air and production talent at the legendary 'Power Pig' (WFLZ/Tampa). After a stint as OM of WILN/WTBB in Panama City, he returned to Tampa where he became APD/MD, and then PD of 93-3 FLZ. He was also a CHR brand manager for Jacor/Clear Channel, helping to launch several Top 40 stations across the country, such as WKFS/Cincinnati, KSLZ/St. Louis, and KHTS/San Diego.

The announcement did not offer any information on the status of either current WOMC PD Scott Walker or WVMV PD Tom Sleeker.



Detroit News:

A 60th anniversary celebration for WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) would not be complete without the news team that gave the station a unique voice and style so many years ago. To honor these individuals and take viewers back in time, WXYZ is reuniting anchormen Bill Bonds and John Kelly with weatherwoman Marilyn Turner for a special newscast that will air this evening. "I would have been very hurt if I hadn't been invited to come back," Bonds says. "There are days that I feel like I built that building brick for brick, and it captured my heart and mind and energies as a man. I worked with some gifted people who loved doing what they did, and Channel 7 still has a very special place in my heart and my life." Kelly and Turner also will look back at "Kelly & Company," the talk show that made them local celebrities for 17 years until its end in 1995. "The Best of Kelly & Company" will air this morning... WXYZ-TV celebrates 60 years with evening newscast from '70s team (Tue, 10/21)

WYCD Welcomes Gretchen Wilson For Christmas Show: CBS RADIO Country WYCD/DETROIT has announced the line-up for the 99.5 WYCD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW 2008. COLUMBIA artist GRETCHEN WILSON will headline the show joined by CAPITOL's CHRIS CAGLE and VALORY MUSIC CO. artist JIMMY WAYNE. The show takes place on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4th at THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS and all proceeds benefit the BEAUMONT HOSPITALS and CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK. Tickets are $15 and $35 and go on sale this SATURDAY (10/25). For more info visit (Mon, 10/20)







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