Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb. 14, 2009




Detroit Free Press:

Darren McCarty was in action for the Red Wings as a radio analyst Thursday and Friday. With Ken Kal out with laryngitis, McCarty teamed with Paul Woods, who handled play-by-play duties, on WXYT-FM (97.1). Kal made the trip to Columbus hoping to work Friday's game, but had to sit out again. He's questionable for Sunday's home game against Colorado. McCarty, on injured reserve after having sports hernia surgery, said he began to think of a career in broadcasting while playing junior hockey. "I think that's something I've always been interested in," he said. "As my hockey career comes to the end, I think about things you might want to do after. That's something I've definitely thought about, and to get the opportunity, especially with Paul Woods, it was a lot of fun... More plus than minus for McCarty in radio role (Sat, 2/14)



Ann Arbor News:

Loyal listeners have rallied around Martin Bandyke since he was laid off from radio station WQKL (107.1) last week in a cost-cutting move. Fans have protested the popular disc jockey's dismissal by starting a Facebook group calling for his return, contacting the station to lodge complaints and sending letters to the station's corporate headquarters demanding a change of heart. Bank of Ann Arbor President Tim Marshall even said he talked directly to the chief executive of Cumulus Media Inc. on Friday to express the community's dismay. Cumulus is the Atlanta-based parent company of WQKL. Nicola Rooney, owner of Nicola's Books, said Bandyke's dismissal cemented her plans to pull advertising from the station... Fans rally around dismissed WQKL host Martin Bandyke (Sat, 2/14)







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