GREATER MEDIA Classic Rock WCSX/DETROIT has named BRENT ALBERTS Program Director. He will officially begin his new duties on MONDAY, JUNE 7th. ALBERTS most recently served as Dir./Rock Programming at CITADEL BROADCASTING, where he was based out of the GRAND RAPIDS and LANSING markets. He also held programming jobs with LEE ABRAMS and the Superstars format, before going on to become a Classic Rock Specialist at KMYZ/TULSA. Prior to that, he did stints in MIAMI, JACKSONVILLE, ATLANTA, CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE, SEATTLE, DALLAS/FT WORTH, and NASHVILLE. "BRENT brings a wealth of Classic Rock experience to DETROIT, which has been and always will be a rock city." said Market Mgr. JOHN GALLAGHER. "We look forward to BRENT leading our team of veteran on-air personalities at DETROIT's exclusive home of Classic Rock. "I am very excited and honored with the opportunity of joining GREATER MEDIA and the legendary WCSX in DETROIT," said ALBERTS. "The staff is the best in the business. I look forward to helping them take this station to the next level"... WCSX/Detroit Names Brent Alberts As PD (Tue, 5/25)
Detroit Free Press:
For a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1960s, it was better than going to the circus or the zoo. That's how I remember my family's visits to the home of Ricky the Clown. Ricky -- born Irvin Romig -- died Sunday at age 90. It boggles the mind to think how many kids he made laugh in a lifetime of clowning. I was one of those kids, but luckier than most, because Irvin and my dad, Richard Panzenhagen, were best friends. They grew up under the same roof on Mt. Elliott in Detroit... Ricky the Clown made generations of kids laugh (Tue, 5/25)
Andrew Humphrey joins Local 4 News morning team
WDIV-TV Local 4 News has changed the assignments of two of its weather forecasters as the station has announced that Andrew Humphrey is joining the early morning team to bring metro Detroiters his up-to-the-minute forecasts. Andrew will join Rhonda Walker and Guy Gordon each weekday morning from 4:30 a.m. right through NBC's The Today Show. His weather forecasts will also be featured each weekday on Local 4 News at Noon.
"We're excited to have Andrew join our dynamic morning news team", said Deborah Collura, VP of News for WDIV and Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc. "We know metro Detroiters will appreciate waking up to his positive spirit and lifestyle forecasts to help plan their day."
Humphrey, a University of Michigan graduate, has been the weekend meteorologist on Local 4 News since 2002. He is proud to have earned the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist distinction and a 2009 Emmy award for weather anchoring from the Michigan Chapter of NATAS. He has also received the 2006 Spirit of Detroit Award and a Community Service Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Former morning weather host Eric Braate will now handle weekend weather duties for WDIV.