I grew up in the 70s and 80s watching a whole lot of television weathercasts. It was a great time period to become fascinated with weather. We had the tornado outbreak in 1974, the Thanksgiving snowstorm in 1975, the ice storm of 1976, and of course the blizzard of 1978. During that era, watching all of these storms being broadcast by our favorite TV weatherperson formed many of the meteorologists you watch today.
Full story: Sonny Eliot made lasting impression on television meteorologists (Sat, 11/17)
Detroit Free Press:
Mitch Albom and WJR-AM (760) are teaming up to raise money for Detroit charities, they announced Friday. The Mitch Albom S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon will take place Nov. 27 at the Somerset Collection in Troy.
Full story: Free Press columnist Mitch Albom and WJR-AM plan radiothon (Sat, 11/17)
Soo Evening News:
Country music is now being beamed into Northern Michigan from a new transmitting base near Indian River. Straits Country 95.3 FM is licensed by the FCC to operate as WWSS, Tuscarora Township. The radio station's owner, Dave Smith, said Thursday his programming fills a need in the Northern Michigan market.
Full story: New country radio station in town (Thu, 11/15)
- Contemporary Hits WCDY FM 107.9 Cadillac switched to an All-Christmas format on Saturday afternoon, returning to the "Sounds of the Season" temporarily - as the station did when it first launched.