West Michigan: Newsmakers Sept. 29, 2009





Noble Wins PD Prize In Grand Rapids: After spending the summer tackling the 'honey-do' list, cataloging his record/CD collection, and finally finishing that novel he'd been working on, JERRY NOBLE (former PD at CITADEL Top 40 WIOG/SAGINAW) heads back to the real world! He didn't have to go too far to do it, either, as he has been named PD for REGENT/GRAND RAPIDS' Classic Hits WFGR and Soft AC WTRV. NOBLE is also back behind the mic as afternoon host at the cluster's AC, WLHT, following KIM CARSON, who returns to her midday shift, which moves JOHN TESH to afternoons at WTRV. "JERRY's resume of success made him an easy choice to help assist getting our REGENT cluster of radio stations to the next level" REGENT/GRAND RAPIDS OM JERRY TARRANTS said. "JERRY brings a wealth of experience to our already stellar lineup of talented professionals here in GRAND RAPIDS." In addition, WFGR adds syndicated BOB & TOM for mornings. TARRANTS noted, "BOB & TOM give us a great foundation to build upon as we continue to evolve WFGR from the Oldies format to Classic Hits."



Grand Rapids Press:

Radio personality Robert S. Womack has come up with $315,000 needed to get his second day in court in his fight to bid on the radio station he works for. Womack is trying to stop the sale of longtime black station WJNZ 1140 AM to Holy Family Radio, a Catholic group. On Oct. 9, a Kent County Circuit Court judge will consider whether there were irregularities in the bidding process... Robert S. Womack comes up with money to bid on black station WJNZ 1140AM (Tue, 9/29)


Anybody who misses the "Bob & Tom Show" can sit tight. They'll be back -- just on a different station. Starting 6 a.m. Monday, the popular syndicated show will air on Regent Broadcasting's WFGR-FM (98.7). As of two Mondays ago, Clear Channel dropped the program from WBFX-FM (101.3), where it had aired for years... 'Bob & Tom Show' moves to WFGR-FM 98.7 (Tue, 9/29)







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