Newsmakers and links: Dec. 5, 2011




Crain's Detroit Business:

Since Dick Purtan retired in March 2010 after 45 years on Detroit's airwaves, local radio has been in turmoil from format shifts, station ownership changes, job cuts -- but also has been growing revenue. It's a confusing landscape, but one beginning to grow barren of veteran stars behind the microphone. Non-air talent also is being pared to save money.

Full story: Change echoes through radio market (Sun, 12/4)



Ann Arbor Journal:

An Ann Arbor-based organization is currently seeking to launch the city's first low-power community radio station. The Make This World Foundation is a registered nonprofit corporation formed in Michigan in 2009. The group is particularly focused on promoting local voices and greater diversity on the airwaves by providing access to audiences traditionally under-represented in media, including African Americans, women and seniors.

Full story: Make This World Foundation wants to launch local radio station, plans fundraiser (Sun, 12/4)







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