Mid-Michigan: September 2010 Archives

Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Sept 7, 2010



Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun:

One of mid-Michigan's most familiar voices will be saying "good morning" again today. Veteran radio personality Chris Schaeffer is scheduled to make her debut on WMPX-WMRX today, teaming up with another broadcast veteran, Gary Williams, on the stations' morning show. "I think we're going to have a pretty good vibe," Schaeffer said. Schaeffer has been a fixture in central Michigan radio for more than 25 years. Her career began at Alma's WFYC, right out of Lansing Community College. From there, she moved to Bay City's WHNN, took a brief gig at a Miami jazz station, returned to Alma, then found a long-time home on WCFX. "I was one of the original Breakfast Flakes," Schaeffer said. She then spent 13 years on WUPS, then the last six as a country jock on WGDN from Gladwin. Her morning show with former Sawyer Brown guitarist Bobby Randall was very popular, but that suddenly came to an end with a change in management of the station. "For the first time in my life, I was unemployed," she said. "I've never had to apply for a job." Her Facebook page was swamped with outraged fan comments, and she started getting offers from other radio stations, looking for a warm, engaging, personable morning show host... Popular radio voice returns to air today (Tue, 9/7)


Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Sept. 8, 2010



Flint Journal:

A fire at a local radio station company caused six of its stations to go off air for more than six hours Wednesday morning. The stations, WCRL 93.7, WCRZ 107.9, Flint News Talk WFNT 1470 AM, the Banana WWBN 101.5 FM, Lapeer country station WCLO 1530 AM and WQUS 103.1 FM, were silent from about 4:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Aaron McEachern, chief engineer at Townsquare Media Flint, said the stations had been running on generator power since 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after strong winds caused a tree to hit power lines. About 4:30 a.m., Erin Bishop, the morning personality for WCRZ 107.9, called to say the generator had quit working, McEachern said. Bishop went outside and saw the east-side exterior of the building was on fire... Local radio stations back on air after early morning fire (Wed, 9/8)

Several local radio stations -- including WCRL 93.7 and WCRZ 107.9 -- are off the air this morning after a fire broke out at Townsquare Media, located in Bristol Road in Burton. Flint News Talk WFNT 1470 AM, the Banana WWBN 101.5 FM, Lapeer country station WCLO 1530 AM and WQUS 103.1 FM are also off the air this morning. Aaron McEachern, chief engineer at Townsquare Media Flint, said the morning personality for WCRZ 107.9 called at about 4:30 a.m. after a generator the business was using had stopped. The business had not had power since 6:30 p.m. Tuesday due to a wind storm, McEachern said. The employee went outside and saw that a fire had broke out on the east-side exterior part of the building. The Burton Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire quickly, McEachern said... Several local radio stations off the air this morning after fire in Burton (Wed, 9/8)


Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Sept. 13, 2010



Saginaw News:

The television debut of the Michigan Jazz Trail, a concert featuring mid-Michigan talent, was captured live this summer and will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 15 on Delta College's Q-TV. Several mid-Michigan artists performed during the first event held on June 19 at Midland Center for the Arts including Mike Brush and Julie Mulady, Molly McFadden and the Bistro Boys, Mary Gilbert, Good Company, Mr. Abbott, and the Michigan Jazz Trail Big Band. The band features several local musicians including Jeff Hall on saxophone and keyboard, and Carlos Melendez on guitar. The Michigan Jazz Trail concert was initiated by Molly McFadden, a Midland jazz singer. Her dream is for the communities of Midland, Saginaw, Bay City, Freeland and Mt. Pleasant to come together to celebrate our region and eventually partner with other music festivals in the state to create The Michigan Jazz Trail... Michigan Jazz Trail premieres in Delta College Q-TV Special (Mon, 9/13)







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