Newsmakers and links: Nov. 16, 2012




Legendary Detroit radio/TV personality Sonny Eliot dies at age 91


CBS Detroit: Beloved Detroit Weatherman and WWJ Newsradio 950′s own Sonny Eliot has died at age 91. Eliot died peacefully at his Farmington Hills home with family members and loved ones by his side. // Stories: Beloved Detroit Weatherman Sonny Eliot Dies     ||     Metro Detroiters Remember The Legendary Sonny Eliot (Fri, 11/16)


WDIV-TV Detroit: The legendary Detroit weatherman who always managed to spread sunshine even when the forecast called for rain, Sonny Eliot, has died. // Full story: Legendary Detroit weatherman Sonny Eliot dies (Fri, 11/16)


Detroit News: Sonny Eliot, the Metro Detroit weatherman known for a flurry of one-liners, has died at the age of 91. According to WWJ-AM (950) -- the radio station he called home for decades -- Eliot died at his Farmington Hills home with family by his side. // Full story: Famed weatherman Sonny Eliot dead at age 91 (Fri, 11/16)


Detroit Free Press: Sonny Eliot, whose radio and television career ran longer than any other broadcaster in Detroit history, died Thursday at his home in Farmington Hills, according to reports. // Full story: Sonny Eliot, longtime Detroit broadcaster, dies at 91 (Fri, 11/16)


Documentary feature 'Pioneers of Detroit Television' from WTVS-TV (DPTV):

After three years as general manager of WFLD in Chicago, Mike Renda is jumping to another Fox O&O. Effective January 7, Renda will be the VP-GM at WJBK in Detroit.

Full story: Fox General Manager Mike Renda Moves From Chicago to Detroit (Fri, 11/16)



Brent Alberts exits from Program Director position at Greater Media's Classic Rock WCSX-FM 94.7 Detroit

Alberts himself broke the news yesterday via his Facebook page: "As of this morning I am no longer with Greater Media Detroit. WCSX has been one of the highlights of my career, and what a great staff. I will miss the many folks I worked with here. It was truly an honor to program and work for this company in Detroit. Who knows what's next for me. Only time will tell!"

Alberts is a native Michigander that had been programming 'CSX for the past couple of years and before that had been with Citadel in Grand Rapids and Lansing for eight years where he had last been overseeing rock programming. His contract was not renewed with WCSX.

Buzz Knight, Greater Media's Vice President of Program Development in Detroit adds programming responsibilities for WCSX while a search takes place for a full time replacement for Alberts.







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