Newsmakers and links: Nov. 23, 2012




Fine Tuning:

  • 'Dave and Chuck the Freak' have exited mornings at BellMedia Modern Rock CIMX-FM 88.7 (89X) Windsor/Detroit. The Windsor Star expects the trio (Dave Hunter and Chuck Urquhart along with Lisa Way) to land at another broadcaster after receiving a better offer that wasn't matched by BellMedia.

  • With Thanksgiving now behind us, time to update the list of stations that have gone to all-Christmas programming around the region. Stations confirmed as on board include WHNN-FM 96.1 Bay City, WFMK-FM 99.1 Lansing, WRVF-FM 101.5 Toledo, and WBXX-FM 104.9 Battle Creek.



Go Blue Then & Now and ESPN Radio Detroit celebrate Michigan sports philanthropy during Thanksgiving week

Go Blue Then and Now, a not for profit corporation, and ESPN Radio Detroit (WCAR AM 1090) have joined for Thanksgiving week to raise awareness for numerous charitable foundations created by Michigan alumni football letter winners.

During Thanksgiving week, ESPN Detroit Radio is doing on air interviews of Michigan M Men who will share their thoughts on the upcoming game against Ohio State and provide updates on their current efforts to give back to their communities through player foundations and in working with young athletes. The interviews will allow Michigan fans insights into prior battles with the Buckeyes and to learn about players giving back. The broader focus is to share the Michigan tradition of philanthropy by both the Michigan Athletic Department and those who learned values on the Michigan playing fields.

Fans will have an opportunity to call in and talk to these former Michigan stars. Among those scheduled for interviews are Chris Howard, Phil Brabbs, Chris Perry, Todd Howard and David Underwood. On air appearances will be during the one to four ET afternoon show.



Windsor Star:

It's a black Friday for 89X listeners in the Windsor-Detroit area today. After more than 10 years of being on air, the wacky radio morning show hosts of Dave and Chuck "The Freak" have called it quits.

Full story: Dave and Chuck "The Freak" call it quits on 89X (Fri, 11/23)



Detroit News:

A radio team known for its risque brand of humor has left its long-time Windsor home. The Dave and Chuck "the Freak" show, broadcast on CMIX-FM (88.7), will no longer be part of the station's lineup, having accepted an undisclosed offer to work elsewhere, said Eric Proksch, vice president and general manager for Bell Media Radio in Windsor-Detroit.

Full story: Dave and Chuck 'the Freak' leaving 89x, accepted undisclosed offer elsewhere (Fri, 11/23)



Detroit Free Press:

It's a different kind of Black Friday for 89X listeners. Early this morning Dave Hunter and Charles Urquhart, otherwise known as the host of the station's "Dave and Chuck the Freak" morning show, announced on their Facebook page that the show was history.

Full story: 'Dave & Chuck The Freak' radio show leaves 89X (Fri, 11/23)







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