Grand Rapids Press:
Beer City, USA, is about to get rocked by a new radio station - "101-3 The Brew." Grand Rapids' WBFX-FM "The Fox" 101.3 is revamping with a new format and on-air staff to highlight Grand Rapids as "Beer City, USA."
Full story: West Michigan's 101.3 The Fox is set to become 101-3 The Brew in Beer City, USA (Fri, 2/22)
Lansing State Journal: ($$)
For local radio listeners, the morning news-and-talk scene is about to get even busier. On Monday, Michael Patrick Shiels adds WQTX (92.1-FM)., from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. That has him collide with three other local shows; it also puts him directly against his former station.
Full story: Michael Patrick Shiels' talk show back on local radio (Thu, 2/21)
ClickOnDetroit.com / WDIV-TV Ch. 4 Detroit:
A meeting of the Milford Township Board of Trustees went deep into the night Wednesday with a discussion about plans to erect a series of radio towers. Birach Broadcasting, which owns AM stations in metro Detroit and in other states, wants to relocate seven 200-foot towers from Fenton, Mich. to Milford Township.
Full story: Plan for radio towers stirs heated debate in Milford, Wixom (Wed, 2/20)
Detroit Free Press:
Starting Saturday, fans of Wolfman Mac can get their hairy paws on hundreds of costumes, coffins and props used on his "Chiller Drive-In." The Wolfman and his friends are giving up on the show, which showcased old horror and sci-fi movies.
Full story: Need a coffin? Wolfman Mac is selling TV show horror props (Fri, 2/22)
According to those who knew him well, Dave Shore could be remembered for his immense passion for his hometown of Bay City, his opinionated nature, or his vast knowledge on an array of subjects - but he will definitely be remembered for his voice.
Full story: Bay City's Dave Shore will be remembered for his 'golden pipes' (Fri, 2/22)
hat do Brett Mitchell and I have in common, besides the fact that we're both appearing on Delta College's Channel 19, WDCQ, this coming Saturday?
Full story: Brett Mitchell rocks Delta College's WDCQ in "Q the Music Presents" (Fri, 2/22)
- Raised: Over $1.3 million by Cumulus News/Talk WJR AM 760 Detroit and the Salvation Army in the 26th Annual Bed & Bread Radiothon. WJR hosts Paul W. Smith, Frank Beckmann and Mitch Albom were joined by legendary jock Dick Purtan during the 16-hour event that was held at Oakland Mall in Troy.
- Dropped: Half of the morning show duo at CBS Radio/Detroit Contemporary Hits WDZH-FM (98.7 Amp Radio) with the exit of Buckhead, leaving the show as The Coop Show ... at least for now.