Northern Michigan: Newsmakers Jan. 2, 2009




Traverse City Record-Eagle:

What's an author and cult hero doing spinning CDs of beyond-Hitsville soul tunes on a 600-watt northern Michigan radio station for no pay? Ben Hamper -- author of the irreverent 1991 classic "Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line," his account of life at GM Truck & Bus in Flint -- is simply following his longtime passion for non-commercial music. "With a face for radio and a waist for sumo," Hamper introduces himself on-air as host of "Soul Possession" which runs from 9 to 11 p.m. every Friday on Northwestern Michigan College's WNMC. He also hosts a jazz program titled "Further Along" from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Calling out from the basement of West Hall, this is a guy who's been on Letterman, the "Today" show and other national programs. He's perfectly happy with his relatively limited but loyal audience. And with WNMC broadcasting on the Internet, it's not as limited as it once was... Radio host keeps them riveted (Fri, 1/2)







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on January 2, 2009 10:22 AM.

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