West Michigan: Newsmakers Oct. 14, 2009




Radio Business Report:

Pittsburgh has been in the national trade press because its only Urban radio stations were sold and headed for a Catholic format. Meanwhile, much the same story has been taking place in Grand Rapids MI, centered around WJNZ-AM. The station is in receivership with $360K in outstanding loans. The station's own Robert S. Womack, known professionally as Robert S., has been trying to put together an ownership group to acquire the station and keep it in its current format, and continue its roll as being the only station in the market serving the African American community, which makes up about 7% of Grand Rapids' total population... Battle in Grand Rapids to save Urban radio (Tue, 10/13)



Battle Creek Enquirer:

A local radio host pleaded no contest in Calhoun County Circuit Court Tuesday to charges of uttering and publishing for attempting to cash a bad $400 check on March 21. Although a jury was set to be assigned Tuesday, Jeremiah Bannister and his lawyer Roger Caswell appeared before Circuit Court Judge Stephen Miller, who set sentencing for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Bannister maintains that he is innocent, but he said he pleaded no contest to the charges in order to speed the process along, fulfill his job duties at radio station WBCK and keep his family out of the spotlight... Local radio host pleads no contest in bad-check case (Wed, 10/14)







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