Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 24, 2009




Jim Johnson and Lynne Woodison tapped to fill in for a week of morning drive on WOMC

When Jim Johnson and Lynne Woodison were fired from classic rock WCSX FM 94.7 last year, they were taken off the air without being able to host a farewell program for their fans. Now they'll get that chance and more as the duo sits in for the vacationing Dick Purtan and Purtan's People on classic hits WOMC FM 104.3 next week (June 29 - July 1, and possibly July 2-3).

It's a unique scenario - having an (available) established morning program fill in for what's essentially your franchise. Radio executives generally aren't known for doing 'nice things' without there being some kind of other motivation behind it.



Detroit News:

They tore down Tiger Stadium and GM's still in bankruptcy court, but here's a bright spot for Detroit radio fans: Drew Lane is returning to the WRIF-FM (101.1) airwaves on July 13 to restart the "Drew and Mike" show with longtime co-host Mike Clark. "I wish I got paid every time someone asked me when I was going back to WRIF," Lane quipped on Tuesday. Now he will get paid -- for going to WRIF every morning. Greater Media Detroit market manager John Gallagher confirmed that both Lane and Clark signed multi-year contracts, "So they're locked in as Drew and Mike for several years"... The 'Drew and Mike' show returns to radio (Wed, 6/24)



Detroit Free Press:

It's the news WRIF-FM (101.1) listeners have waited months to hear. The station announced Tuesday that Drew Lane is returning July 13 to his morning slot next to Mike Clark for version 2.0 of the popular "Drew & Mike Show"... Drew Lane will return to 'Drew & Mike Show' (Wed, 6/24)







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