Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Mar. 19, 2009




Detroit News:

There's one less liberal radio station in southeastern Michigan since Ann Arbor's Cumulus -owned WLBY-AM (1290 ) has dumped its affiliation with Air America and flipped formats to "business talk and news." Local liberal talk host Lou Perry will keep his 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday talk/call-in show on WLBY. He managed to escape the ax because he has solid advertiser support (Suburban Collection, Big Boy) and a base of listeners. Perry is marking his 45th year in broadcasting, and he bills his Sunday show on WLBY as the "only" live progressive talk show in southeastern Michigan. Peter Werbe would have a bone to pick with that claim, since Werbe is in his 38th year of hosting "Nightcall," the live call-in/talk show that airs from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. on Detroit rock station WRIF-FM (101.1) . And certainly Mitch Albom may be the lone progressive at WJR-AM (760 ), but he's there ... Speaking of money, Arthur Penhallow has been off the WRIF-FM (101.1) airwaves since his contract expired in February. Greater Media general manager John Gallagher says he'll probably talk to Penhallow today or tomorrow to see what the basso-voiced vet wants to do... Liberal host survives WLBY format changes (Thu, 3/19)

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit will host WRIF's "Screamin" Scott Randall as part of its 2009 "Bowling for Jobs" campaign to fight unemployment across Metro Detroit. Randall will be on-site (at Taylor Lanes) from 1-4 p.m. Sunday with T-shirts and other giveaways while cheering on the bowlers who have come to help their friends and neighbors find jobs... 'Bowling for Jobs' fundraiser to feature WRIF's Randall (Thu, 3/19)







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on March 19, 2009 10:03 AM.

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