Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb. 19, 2009

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In a surprising twist, WQKL-FM (107.1) radio host Martin Bandyke has been rehired to the job he was fired from just 10 days ago for "economic reasons." Bandyke will return to the airwaves on Monday, March 2. "This almost never happens in radio," Bandyke said. Bandyke had been hosting the morning show on the Ann Arbor station now owned by Cumulus since 2006, and after he was let go in early February, his morning show was replaced by an automated feed... WQKL-FM rehires fired radio host (Thu, 2/19)

Now that Sirius XM satellite radio has been saved from bankruptcy at the last minute by an infusion of $530 million from Liberty Media , those of us who love music variety in radio form can breathe a sigh of relief. But even if the worst happened, rest assured that the day of wireless reception in cars, where you can pull in any Internet radio station you want, is not too far off. In the meantime, we can listen to a variety of radio stations via the Web on our computers, at work or at home. Since I love classic soul and R&B, one of my favorites is Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue show at wbgo.org from 10 a.m.--2 p.m. Saturdays. WBGO is a public radio station broadcasting on 88.7 out of northern New Jersey. When James Brown died, where could I go on Detroit radio to hear wall-to-wall James Brown? Nowhere. You'd never know the Godfather of Soul, beloved in Detroit, had died ... A reminder to the diaspora of WDET-FM (101.9) music fans; Ann Delisi returns to the Detroit Public Radio airwaves next weekend (Feb. 28 and March 1) after 13 years. Her show airs from noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and we all remember the promise -- Detroit music at least once an hour. The backdrop to all the news about WDET in the past few weeks is that Michigan Radio 's WUOM-FM (91.7) actually slipped past 'DET a while ago, as far as drawing more listeners in Detroit... Rhythm Revue is a gem for soul, R&B fans online (Thu, 2/19)

 

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