Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb. 8, 2011




Metro Traffic/Detroit seeking producer

Metro TrafficMetro Traffic, a Westwood One Company, is immediately seeking candidates for a Full Time, split-shift, Traffic Producer position in the Detroit Market.

The position will be based in our Southfield, MI Regional Operations Hub.

Producers use a large variety of traditional and emerging technologies to gather raw traffic data. They then confirm all leads and enter the information into our system for distribution to all traffic reporters, web and mobile platforms and broadcast and new media partners. Efficient and timely handling of all leads and data is REQUIRED of all producers.

Successful candidates may have experience gathering or reporting traffic information, a journalism background or an interest in data collection or distribution. Producers are called upon to work Drive Times, Nights, Weekend and Holiday hours; as our hub provides complete information for our region 24/7/365. We are looking for eager applicants ready to grow in a fast paced and demanding environment.

Knowledge of more than one of our markets in Michigan (Detroit and Grand Rapids) and Ohio (Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo) will be a huge plus. We will train the right people on our technical systems and internal procedures. Experience IS important, but MOST important is the ability to get the job done right and on time.

For consideration, submit a package ASAP that could include an audio sample to:

Howard Bouton
Regional Director of Operations
3000 Town Center, Suite 2160
Southfield, MI 48075


Metro Traffic, Metro Networks, Shadow Broadcasting and Westwood One are EOE Employers.



Detroit News:

WJRLocal radio host Frank Beckmann took issue today with a peer who used the airwaves of Beckmann's WJR-AM 760 on Monday to blast Chrysler's Super Bowl commercial that focused on Detroit, rapper Eminem and its new car, the 200. Beckmann, during his regular morning show, criticized Mark Steyn for being "elitist" in his scathing rebuke of the car ad. Steyn, a conservative commentator filling in for Rush Limbaugh on Monday, said the commercial wrongly placed Detroit in a positive light. "We're now being told that this is the model for America in the 21st century," he said. "If it is, we're all doomed."

Beckmann, who interviewed Steyn during his show today, said he missed the point of the ad and said suggestions that it falsely hid the decay that has gnawed at the city were ridiculous. The goal of the ad, Beckman said, was to sell cars, not tell the world the seemly details of Detroit's problems.

"We know those problems, he's not the first to notice them," Beckmann said. "(The ad) shows a gritty side of Detroit. It shows us how we are"... Beckmann blasts radio host's 'elitist' remarks over Chrysler ad (Tue, 2/8)



Memorial service for Hank O'Neal planned

The memorial service for Henry Burdick, known during his radio career as Hank O'Neal, will be in Traverse City on Sunday April 10th at 2:00 p.m.

It is scheduled for the hall at VFW Post 2780, 3400 Veterans Drive in Traverse City. The nearest cross street is S. Airport, northeast of the Grand Traverse Mall.

Burdick passed away on Saturday January 8th in Florida and spent time on the radio in metro Detroit CKLW, WJBK, and WHND among others both locally and in Northern Michigan.

Click for Google Map of VFW Post 2780







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