Jacobs Media - JacoBlog:
Last month, I wrote a blog post about a campaign that WRIF's Meltdown initiated to get Detroit Red Wings goalie, Jimmy Howard, into the NHL All-Star Game. Inexplicably, Howard had been left off a ballot that contained 18 other goalies. Here's the original post. So we promised to give you the results of the write-in campaign, and yup, Howard made it into the game. OK, so this isn't a flood, a hurricane, a tornado, or any of the natural disasters where local radio always shines. And that's the point - this is one of those everyday events that happens in markets around the country that no one else cares about outside of the Detroit metro.
Full story: Howard's End (Mon, 1/16)
Marco Island Sun Times:
Strong yet smooth, precise yet personable, the voice is somehow vaguely familiar. That may be because Lynn Wheaton long ago mastered the art of broadcast speech. It may also be that Wheaton's career in the upper Midwest brought that voice into the homes of millions of listeners for decades.
Full story: Radio veteran still on air (Sun, 1/15)