The general manager of Muskegon's 103.7 The Beat is grateful the radio station didn't suffer worse damage from a lightning strike and fire Friday. The station is back on the air broadcasting an automated music playlist on reduced power, with full operations hoped for by the end of the week.
Full story: Muskegon radio station 103.7 The Beat recovering from lightning bolt (Tue, 7/5)
Former CHUM RADIO Alternative CIMX (89X)/DETROIT middayer HOLLY HUTTON has been tapped by MARTZ Corporate PD DREW SCOTT as PD/Afternooner for Alternative translator (W232CA) and WGPR-HD3 (94.3 THE BONE)/DETROIT. SCOTT also tells ALL ACCESS that THE BONE will "debut a personality line up on JULY 4th with all hot, sexy and fun female jocks in middays and nights. The morning slot will be filled in a few weeks with a personality that will shake up the market!"
Full story: Holly Hutton Named PD For Detroit's 94.3 The Bone (Tue, 7/5)
Mary Jane Wilson, 67, former program director at WKAR-TV in East Lansing, Mich., died June 26. She served as director from 1989 until her retirement in 2006.
"Those of us who were lucky enough to have Mary Jane as a friend know that she was the real deal," said Carrie Corbin, former program manager at WGVU in Kalamazoo, Mich., who called Wilson "a programmer who would do anything for you."
Full story: Mary Jane Wilson dies; former program director at WKAR-TV (Fri, 7/1)