Mid-Michigan: August 2010 Archives


NEXTMEDIA Country WCEN (94.5 THE MOOSE)/SAGINAW, MI PD JOBY PHILLIPS tells ALL ACCESS about a new promotion that the station has launched, asking listeners to go out and search for "BIGGINS' BALLS." Morning personality JIM BIGGINS has hit 144 golf balls at area golf courses this summer, and listeners can go out and find these logoed balls to receive a free round of golf at the BAY CITY COUNTRY CLUB for themselves and three guests (a $180 value). More info can be found online at www.945themoose.com... WCEN Listeners Search For Biggens' Balls (Thu, 8/12)

CITADEL Top 40 WIOG/SAGINAW's Lizard Fair 2010 is set for SATURDAY, AUGUST 14th. IYAZ and BOYS LIKE GIRLS will be the event's headline acts. KEVIN RUDOLF, WHITE TIE AFFAIR, SHONTELLE, BURNHAM BROTHERS, and FINDING CLYDE will also perform. The event marks the second consecutive year Lizard Fair will be held at DOW DIAMOND in MIDLAND. A portion of the concert proceeds will benefit the TRI CITIES' Child Abuse and Neglect Councils... WIOG Lizard Fair 2010 Is This Saturday (Wed, 8/12)



CUMULUS MEDIA Urban AC WDZZ (Z 92.7)FLINT, MI PD/middayer BOBBY HOLIDAY is up to his old tricks again. Reminiscent of a similar stunt he pulled in PHILADELPHIA several years ago, HOLIDAY will be living in a truck until it is completely filled with school supplies. When the truck is filled, all supplies are going to be donated to CARRIAGE TOWN MINISTRIES, who will then distribute them to those less fortunate. HOLIDAY says they need all school supplies to include calculators, rulers, pens, pencils, notebooks crayons, markers and protractors... Bobby Holiday Is Truckin' In Flint (Tue, 8/16)


Kalamazoo Gazette:

Western Michigan University football and men's basketball games will be carried on Lansing's WVIC-FM 94.1, the university announced Thursday. WVIC, which serves Lansing, Jackson and Battle Creek, is owned my Midwest Communications, which also owns WKZO-FM 96.5. WKZO is returning as the flagship station of the Bronco Radio Network after WZUU-FM 92.5 decided not to renew its contract with WMU. WMAX-FM 96.1 (Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon) and WBCH-FM 100.1 (Barry, Calhoun and Ionia counties) will also carry Bronco football this fall... Bronco football, men's basketball add radio affiliate in Lansing (Thu, 8/19)


Central Michigan Life:

Tim Patishnock is excited for the opportunities that could come with the new radio station he is working with. He is the program director for the Mountain 101, a new radio station focusing on adult album alternative music. The Mount Pleasant junior said the station currently broadcasts on 101.1 FM, has been on the air for a couple of months and will be officially launched in September. The new station will be run by WMHW. "You can really find something that you like on this station," Patishnock said. "Acoustic, jazz, world, rock, indie, folk -- I really tried to make it as diverse as possible." The Mountain 101 originally started as an HD station that would require a subscription to listen to. After HD failed to catch on as they had hoped, Patishnock said they went back to the drawing board to create a local radio station anyone in town can listen to. The station will feature artists from as far back as the 1970s to more modern musicians such as Coldplay and John Mayer. Patishnock said his goal was to keep a good balance between music that is both new and exciting and old and familiar... Mountain 101 radio station officially launches in September, focuses on older, local crowd (Mon, 8/23)


Midland Daily News:

Despite being fired as general manager and morning show host at Coyote Country WGDN 103 FM, Bobby Randall's Birthday Bash is still on. The event is scheduled for Sept. 19 at the Midland County Fairgrounds and features headliner Sammy Kershaw. The event is a fundraiser for 4-H of Midland and Gladwin counties. The Moose, 94.5 FM, stepped in as sponsor. "Thank God for The Moose," Randall said during a recent interview. "It will be fine and probably be bigger now that The Moose is on board." When Randall was fired, several others went with him including co-host Chris Schaeffer, other show hosts and behind-the-scenes folks. Randall said he felt responsible for others losing their jobs. "I feel responsible for those people because I hired those people and they all saw the vision," Randall said. "There was nothing I could do to stop this." Schaeffer has recently joined WMPX and will be joining the Gary Williams Morning Show on 97.7 on Sept. 7. "We are excited that the opportunity to add Chris to our team presented itself and hope her devoted listeners will enjoy her new home and our listeners enjoy the great addition," said Tom Steele, general manager. "She will bring an element of fun and excitement to the long running morning show. Listeners will have the opportunity to meet Chris at events such as live remotes, parades, dances, local businesses and other community events." Bill Gilderstern, new station general manager, told the Daily News previously that Randall's firing came as result of an ownership change at the station... Bobby Randall Birthday Bash still on (Sun, 8/29)



Flint Journal:

Dan Richards fell into the country music business by accident, but after 30 years he has never looked back. Richards of Flushing Township will be inducted Friday into the Michigan Country Music Hall of fame for his accomplishments as a country radio announcer. You can hear him these days on Sunday nights on Saginaw-based KCQ-FM. "It was pretty cool. Very exciting," he said. "Kind of a recognition of all the work you've done. A nice way to say, 'Thanks. Good job.'" Richards, 56, grew up a rock 'n' roll fan, but that all changed after getting his first radio job at WTAC-AM in Flint in 1980. "Once I started playing the (country) music and hearing it every day, it was great," he said. Over the years, Richards also has worked for Flint's country station WKMF-AM, W4 Country-FM out of Detroit and Flint's B95-FM... Flushing Township man, WKCQ DJ is inducted into the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame on Friday (Sat, 8/28)







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