News/Talk WJR AM 760 Detroit and Michigan State University have extended their relationship for another 10 years, keeping WJR as the flagship station for MSU football and men's basketball through 2020. WJR became the flagship for those broadcasts in 2006 after previously doing so from 1963 to 1976.
"MSU's relationship with WJR is truly a partnership," MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon said in a university release. "It's more than broadcasting our sporting events. It's become a mutually reinforcing set of conversations in which we've been able to use the power of WJR and MSU together to promote prosperity in the region."
WJR President Mike Fezzey called it a "great partnership that encompasses athletics, academics and everything in between."
The extension was announced today on WJR's Paul W. Smith show.
Adult Contemporary WNIC FM 100.3 Detroit has added the syndicated Delilah program for evenings, displacing Joe Haze. It's the third go-round for Delilah on Detroit stations - her program had abbreviated runs on soft rockers WMGC FM 105.1 and what was WDMK FM 102.7 in years past but fell victim to either poor ratings or a format change.
Contemporary hits Channel 95-5's 'Mojo In the Morning' program adds some listeners in the desert with the announcement that KOHT FM in Tucson, AZ has picked up the program. It'll air live starting really early in the morning there - with the last two hours replayed for later risers.
It marks a return to the market for host Mojo, who hosted mornings at KRQQ before moving here in 2000.
KOHT ops manager Tim Roberts commented, "We couldn't be happier to welcome Mojo In the Morning back to Tucson! He has created a morning show dynasty in Detroit since 2000 and we believe that he and the team will take Hot 98.3 to the next level."
Mojo added, "I have deep family roots in Tucson and I'm excited to be back here on the radio. Spike, Shannon, and I look forward to helping Hot 98.3 listeners start their day!"