Fred Jacobs / JacoBlog:
The fireworks started on Friday as Radio Ink's Eric Rhoads ran a controversial blog post and emailed it to his database - "A Cold, Harsh Reality For Radio." It's all about the "connected car" and Eric's "intervention" at last week's Convergence panel that dealt head-on with this issue. Below, I've linked Eric's post, and then followed it up with my response ... And my response: Eric, you must have had a Venti Bold from Starbucks Friday morning. I applaud you for raising an issue that Jacobs Media has emphasized for the past two years - the "connected car" - starting with our annual treks to the Consumer Electronics Show.
Full story: The Sky Isn't Falling (Mon, 3/11)
MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS Rock WJXQ (Q106)/LANSING, MI night-timer PARKER moves to sister Alternative WVIC (94.1 THE EDGE) to do afternoons. Meanwhile, SPAN returns to nights on Q106.
Full story: WVIC's Span and WJXQ's Parker Swap Shifts In Lansing (Mon, 3/11)
Our friends FRED JACOBS, PAUL JACOBS and LORI LEWIS at JACOBS MEDIA will be hosting an event for the MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13th, called "Media IS on the Move!"
Full story: Join The Folks At Jacobs Media For 'Media Is On The Move' (Mon, 3/11)
CUMULUS Classic Hits WLS-F/CHICAGO night host JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER will release a memoir, Records Is Truly My Middle Name, on MARCH 28th via ECKHARTZ PRESS.
Full story: New Book Coming Soon: A John Records Landecker Memoir (Mon, 3/11)
Local fans of non-mainstream, non-commercial radio--especially those who are addicted to great but hard-to-find jazz--are probably familiar with arwulf arwulf. He's been on the air at the University of Michigan's student-run, free-form radio station WCBN (88.3-FM) for more than 30 years as host of the adventurous and experimental program "Face the Music."
Full story: Radio icon arwulf arwulf muses on 30-plus years on local airwaves (Mon, 3/11)
- Clear Channel/Detroit's Top 40 WKQI-FM (Channel 9-5-5) "Mojo in the Morning" show has a little fun with today's federal conviction and imprisonment of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick with an airplane banner flyover: Mojo Says Goodbye Kwame!.