When I began my career as an agent, Ed Christian was one of the first people I met at an NAB in the 80s. He was so nice to me that I wanted to do business with him just to spend time with him. I quickly learned that before owning stations he had worked in a similar career as me and knew a great deal more than I did.
Full story: How Saga CEO Ed Christian got in to radio (Fri, 12/7)
Greater Media Active Rock WRIF/Detroit has named Townsquare Active Rock WGRD/Grand Rapids' Andy Green as APD/MD effective December 17th, filling the slot left open by the departure of Suzy Cole, who left to join Beats BY Dre in Los Angeles.
Full story: Andy Green Named APD/MD At WRIF (Fri, 12/7)
MyFoxDetroit/WJBK-TV Ch. 2:
On the best mornings and the worst mornings, Al Allen has been there to make sure we knew what was going on in our neighborhoods. His voice is a warm, familiar blanket to comfort us through the ups and downs in the city. Now, it's his turn to sleep in. After 28 years at WJBK, Al will retire after one last morning of reporting Friday.
Full story: Al Allen, a Detroit media icon, set to retire Friday (Fri, 12/7)
Detroit Free Press:
Inside Marko's Cozy Café in Southfield, Al Allen glances over the handwritten notes he's prepared. But before the veteran broadcast journalist can share another memory from one of the many landmark local stories he's covered, a man walks up to the booth and says: "I'm so mad at you."
Full story: Al Allen, vet broadcast reporter, recounts famed stories on day of retirement (Fri, 12/7)