Newsmakers and links: Jan. 11, 2012

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Grand Rapids Press:

Jack Hoppus, a pioneer radio announcer for WLAV and WMAX during the 1960s and early 70s, took great pride in his Heritage Hill home.

Full story: Jack Hoppus, pioneering announcer for WLAV and WMAX in 1960s and 70s, has died from cancer (Wed, 1/11)

 


 

Former WWCK-FM 105.5 Flint jock offers retrospective on station

In the 1970s and 80s, WWCK-FM 105.5 Flint enjoyed a long successful run in the rock format. Former jock Jim Baade has created a 36-minute video that captures the voices, the feeling and history of the station during its era as "Flint's Best Rock" and "Rock of the Eighties".

Check out Flint's Best Rock on Vimeo

Baade's documentary takes the station from its birth in the rock format, through its days as one of the USA's leading AOR stations, and up to the day it dropped the format entirely in favor of Top 40 after being sold.

 


 

AllAccess.com:

COMPASS MEDIA NETWORKS' syndicated morning show, FREE BEER & HOT WINGS SHOW is off to a big start in 2012, with additional affiliates, a remote broadcast at THE SUPER BOWL and expanded broadcasts to include SATURDAY mornings.

Full story: Free Beer & Hot Wings Expands Show, Announces Super Bowl Broadcast (Wed, 1/11)

 

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