Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan. 13, 2009




Detroit Free Press:

Fans of Alan Almond's "Pillowtalk" radio show on WNIC-FM (100.3) have gone to sleep the last couple weeks tossing and turning. Almond's signature deep, soothing voice -- an off-and-on fixture on 'NIC for a quarter-century or so -- is no longer dancing inside metro Detroiters' light-rock music dreams. The longtime personality has been off the air since Dec. 17, but Almond told Names & Faces on Monday that he is in the final stages of finishing a deal with a Los Angeles-based company that would syndicate the show. "This is a no-BS city, a town as tough as nails and filled with no-nonsense people," Almond says. "For a show that focused on sensitive and caring themes and music, it has been really special to have been embraced for so long by a community that underneath it all is very giving." Almond's attorney, Stuart Best, says Almond, who owns the rights to "Pillowtalk," resigned in December... 'Pillowtalk' dreams of syndication (Tue, 1/13)



The Oakland Press:

Johnny Irons was a hot jockey in Oakland County at a time when AM radio was king. He was the evening-air personality at WPON-AM in Pontiac from 1963 through 1967. He played what was then known as Top-40 and his uptempo, positive delivery made him well known not only in Oakland County but throughout the Flint/Detroit corridor. Mr. Irons died Jan. 4 in Knoxville, Tenn., after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 70 years old... Influential WPON disc jockey made his mark (Tue, 1/13)







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