Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle joining WCSX for mornings in January
One of the worst-kept secrets in Detroit radio of late is now official with classic rock WCSX e-mailing its Workforce members early this afternoon the news that the Deminski and Doyle Show will take over mornings at 94.7 starting on January 5th, 2009 - after their their non-compete agreement with CBS Radio finally runs its course.
The e-mail from John Gallagher, market manager of Greater Media Detroit reads:
We are very excited to share with you that 94.7 WCSX is welcoming veteran radio personalities Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle to mornings at The Motor City's Classic Rock Station.
In case you're not familiar with The Deminski & Doyle show, Jeff and Bill cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from serious issues to comedy, while sharing with you insight into their personal lives.
I would like to personally invite you to tune into The Deminski & Doyle show premiere Monday, January 5, 2009 from 6am to 10am, right here on 94.7 WCSX. We believe you'll find their show to be the perfect way to start your mornings.
In the meantime, make sure to visit www.WCSX.com for audio and video updates from Jeff and Bill.
Thank you so much for listening and being a part of this exciting time at 94.7 WCSX.
The Deminski and Doyle Show will take morning drive at WCSX in a new direction as their show did not feature music while on FM 97.1, unlike prior morning shows on 'CSX. While the recently departed Jim Johnson and Lynne Woodison also used their personalities as a big part of the program, there was also quite a bit of classic rock that was included in their show as well. Interestingly, this move will put WCSX up against what has long been the leading talk program on morning rock radio in Detroit - what's now called 'Mike in the Morning' on sister station WRIF.
Meanwhile, rumors still circulate about the future of former 'RIF morning co-host Drew Lane ... will he be making a comeback to FM radio in Detroit sometime soon too?
It's official: Deminski & Doyle will take over the morning slot on classic rock WCSX-FM (94.7), starting Jan. 5. The duo, who left WXYT (1270 AM and 97.1 FM) almost a year ago, will broadcast an all-talk format from 6-10 a.m. every morning. "We're going to do a couple of things with them online, podcasting, as they get their wings back, but we're not going to do anything show-wise until Jan. 5," said general manager John Gallagher of Greater Media Detroit, owner of WCSX. This news has been the worst kept secret in Detroit radio for some time. Last Friday, just days after J.J. Johnson and Lynne Woodison were fired by WCSX, a post went up on Jeff Deminski's blog, titled "I Wish More Stations Did This," with a link to www.wcsx.com inviting listeners to sign up to get a text message at www.tellmewcsx.com when more "exciting changes" were implemented... Deminski & Doyle get morning show on WCSX-FM (Mon, 11/17)
Detroit Free Press:
In what industry insiders are saying was the worst-kept secret in local radio, WCSX-FM (94.7) confirmed veteran radio personalities Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle will return to the airwaves to host the classic rock station's new morning show ... "We wanted so badly to stay in Detroit, we chose unemployment for a year to honor our non-compete clause," said Jeff Deminski in a statement released by CSX Monday. "A year is one thing, but this WCSX opportunity is the chance of a lifetime. Doug Podell is a legend who sees things others cannot and will be the best program director I have ever worked for in my radio career"... Deminski & Doyle will host mornings on WCSX (Mon, 11/17)