WLAV and Tony Gates win Marconi Awards
Heritage classic rock station WLAV FM 96.9 Grand Rapids received a Marconi award yesterday being named as the Medium Market Station of the Year. Tony Gates, he station's afternoon drive host, also won a Marconi as Medium Market Personality of the Year.
Grand Rapids Press:
Superstar Taylor Swift will help country radio station B-93 "freshen up" its Roofsit For Kids charity event Oct. 21 with a concert at Van Andel Arena. Both the location and the concert are firsts for the station's annual event. "We've had artists come answer the phone, but we've never done a show, per se, like this," station manager Doug Montgomery said today. "Taylor's been a great sport to come help us. "In two years, she's gone from the little kid I picked up at the airport to being a superstar," he said, referencing the now-18-year-old's then-obscure performance at Taste of Grand Rapids in 2006. WBCT-FM (93.7)'s annual event, which raises money for West Michigan agencies involved in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect, "needed freshening," Montgomery said... Taylor Swift to support B-93's Roofsit fundraiser with Van Andel Arena concert (Fri, 9/19)
Couchman To Join SOS/Las Vegas: SOS RADIO NETWORK/LAS VEGAS announced today that MIKE COUCHMAN will join the staff as Network APD/MD on NOVEMBER 1st. He will also serve as afternoon host from 1-4p (PT). "I look forward to the creative input MIKE will bring to our team. He's a fantastic air talent and programmer. I just hope he's good with heat resistant turtle wax!" says Network PD SCOTT HERROLD.
"The prospect of no more winter, picturing myself washing SCOTT's car and the chance to build on the phenomenal foundation in place was too exciting to pass up. Whoever snags my WAYK-WAYG job will enjoy access to great technology, reliable research and a God loving team like no other. I'll even sell you my house! Seriously. I promise not to take the proceeds to the Strip,"says COUCHMAN.
Most recently COUCHMAN served as PD for CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY Christian CHR WAYG-WAYK/GRAND RAPIDS-KALAMAZOO. He also holds the 2008 ECHO AWARD for PD and Air Talent of the Year. COUCHMAN has worked for WKQI/DETROIT, WLGH and WHZZ/LANSING, MI and WBCT/GRAND RAPIDS. (Fri, 9/19)