West Michigan: Newsmakers Jan. 14, 2010




St. Joseph Herald Palladium:

Jason Lee knew his morning radio show on WIRX-FM (107.1) was doomed eight weeks before he got the official word. "When we received the shipment of 2010 station calendars, the Jason Lee Show logo was no where on there," Lee says from his home in St. Joseph. "When our logo didn't make the calendar we knew we were going to get booted. We just sat around for eight Fridays waiting to get called into the office." The call came on Nov. 20. That's when Lee was told that his show was the latest victim of budget cuts at Benton Harbor's WSJM, Inc., which operates the five Southwest Michigan radio stations owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting. Since Lee's last broadcast nearly two months ago, a growing number of local supporters has been pressuring the company to put the deejay back on the air. The group, which has nearly 1,300 members, started a letter-writing campaign and a Facebook petition, organized a picket line in front of at least one WIRX advertiser, and are planning a benefit concert featuring Morgan Ingle, The Last Mangos, The Michigan City Vandals and Mike Struwin on Feb. 6 at Czar's 505 in St. Joseph. Proceeds from the concert will be used for signs, bumper stickers and T-shirts to continue a campaign to get Lee back on the air... Radio listeners rally for displaced deejay (Thu, 1/14)



Grand Rapids Press:

Do you follow the syndicated (and very popular) "Free Beer and Hot Wings" show on WGRD-FM (97.9)? Or do you listen to the sports talk show giant in town, better known as "Huge" -- who can be heard across the state (including WBBL-FM 107.3) and found online through his Huge Blog on Mlive.com? It may or may not be a case of old-school radio wars, but today Free Beer and Hot Wings, along with the show's Eric Zane, finished a segment with Grand Rapids Griffins captain Jamie Tardif with a little playful banter about Huge... Radio wars? WGRD's Free Beer and Hot Wings take on WBBL's Huge (Thu, 1/14)







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