Detroit Red Wings:
It is with saddened hearts that the Detroit Red Wings announce the passing of a beloved member of our organization and hockey family, Mr. Frank Joseph James 'Budd' Lynch. Budd, the longest-tenured employee in Red Wings history at 63 years, passed away this morning after a brief illness at a local rehabilitation center. He was 95-years-old.
Full story: Red Wings mourn the loss of longtime play-by-play voice and public address announcer Budd Lynch (Tue, 10/9)
Detroit News: Longtime Detroit Red Wings public address announcer Budd Lynch dies
Detroit Free Press: Red Wings legend Budd Lynch dies
For many baseball fans, the voice of Tigers radio color analyst Jim Price is as recognizable as a close friend's. Many fans feel as if they know him; his commentary is as omnipresent in the summer and fall as normal dinner conversation. But almost knowing him isn't close to truly knowing him or what he has gone through the past few years -- and what he's still battling. Price, 71, is in his 20th season as a Tigers broadcaster and his voice is as strong as ever -- even in the midst of his second bout with cancer.
Full story: Tigers announcer Jim Price stays tough despite cancer fight (Tue, 10/9)
Al Allen has announced his retirement from WJBK, the Fox O&O in Detroit. Allen was interviewed about his long career at WJBK by reporter Jason Carr.
Full story: Reporter Al Allen to Retire After 28 Years at WJBK (Tue, 10/9)
Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan had a testy exchange during an interview on Monday with with WJRT in Flint, Mich.
Full story: Paul Ryan's Testy Exchange with WJRT Anchor Terry Camp (Tue, 10/9)
- On the air, Part I: WLDN-FM 98.7 Pentwater / Ludington has launched, signing on earlier this month simulcasting sister station Adult Contemporary 'Coast FM' WMLQ-FM 97.7 Manistee. That format is expected to be temporary with WLDN moving to a News-Talk format featuring a combination of local and syndicated talk programs along with Michigan State sports play-by-play. WLDN is owned by Synergy Media.
- On the air, Part II: WUPN-FM 95.1 Paradise / Sault Ste Marie has also launched this fall with a Classic Hits format as 'Radio Eagle Soo'. The station joins other 'Radio Eagle' stations in the Northern Lower and Upper Peninsulas owned by Darby Advertising.