WJR's Beckmann celebrates 40 years
Cumulus' News-Talk WJR AM 760 midday host Frank Beckmann was saluted live on the air earlier today during his 9 a.m. - noon show to help celebrate his 40th anniversary with the station. He was started work in the WJR news department on September 11th 1972 and has since worked in the sports department, as a play-by-play broadcaster and talk show host.
Joining Beckmann on-air today were numerous local sports, media, business and political figures to help celebrate. Also joining in the salute were Beckmann's wife Karen, son John, and daughter Tori, along with WJR's parent company Cumulus Broadcasting owner John Dickey.
Beckmann will spend his official anniversary date broadcasting live on WJR to support the Fallen Wounded and Soldier's Fund outing at Moose Ridge Golf Course in South Lyon as part of the 9/11"Day of Remembrance" memorial.
Detroit Free Press:
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