Detroit Free Press:
The numbers are in and WKQI-FM's (95.5) "Mojo in the Morning" cohost Shannon Murphy delivered the second-highest local ratings of the year for "Live! With Regis and Kelly" when she stepped in as a guest host Tuesday. Nearly 125,000 metro Detroit viewers tuned in to WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) to watch Murphy, winner of the show's Women of Radio Cohost for a Day contest, joke with Regis Philbin and kiss Joey Lawrence ... Meteorologist Keenan Smith, who has been delivering the goods in West Palm Beach, Fla., will be joining Channel 7 in mid-September for its "Action News This Morning" and "Action News at Noon" broadcasts ... WFDF-AM (910, Radio Disney) has lined up a "Back 2 School Celebration" on Aug. 28 at Westland Shopping Center that will include a special question-and-answer session with Chloe Bridges, a star of upcoming Disney Channel movie "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam"... Names and Faces (Fri, 8/20)
Michigan Radio announces new "All Things Considered" host
After conducting an extensive national search, Michigan Radio has announced that Jennifer White has been named as the station's new "All Things Considered" host. Jenn replaces Charity Nebbe, who left Michigan Radio in June to return to her home state of Iowa.
For the past two years, Jenn has been an Executive Producer and the host of the television program, "Out of the Blue: The Michigan Difference," on the Big Ten Network. She was also the host of the nationally distributed public radio documentary "Finding Our Bootstraps: Americans Deal With Recession," and has served as host of the public television programs "Secret Spaces, Childhood Places," "Out of the Box" and "Edible Legacies." Recently, she has moderated several political forums, including gubernatorial and mayoral debates for both public radio and television.
She has a background in both theater, and television and video production. A native of Detroit and graduate of the University of Michigan, she has worked at Michigan Public Media since 1999, most recently as the station's Director of Media Outreach and Community Relations. From 2005-2009, she served as Station Manager for Michigan Television, WFUM-TV.
"We're excited to have Jenn as our new afternoon host," said Michigan Radio Program Director Tamar Charney. "She has an on-air sound that exudes warmth and authority; and a deep commitment to the role that public radio journalism plays in society."
Listeners have heard Jenn filling in periodically as "All Things Considered" host at Michigan Radio since June of this year. Her first day as permanent afternoon on-air host at the station will be Wednesday, Sept. 1.
"All Things Considered" can be heard each weekday on Michigan Radio from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. The program is heard by over 230,000 listeners per week across southern Michigan on the station.
CKWW offering soundtrack for this weekend's cruisers
Before you head out in your classic car this weekend to cruise Woodward, CKWW AM 580 is inviting listeners to tune in as the station revs up the 50's and 60's hits all weekend long. Touting itself as the place to hear real cruisin' Oldies on AM--where they were originally heard, cruisers can take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the songs you listened to while cruising Woodward Avenue to back in the day. The weekend will feature the big hits and also dig into the record library for some forgotten classics too.