Newsmakers and links: May 16, 2013




Detroit Free Press:

Just hours before his final "Drew and Mike" morning show broadcast on WRIF-FM (101.1), Drew Lane was still focused on making the best radio show possible.

Full story: 'Drew and Mike' crew prepares for final broadcast on Friday (Thu, 5/16)


Jason Strayhorn returned to the Michigan State sidelines for the 2006 season -- John L. Smith's 4-8 exit as head coach -- and has been there for Mark Dantonio's entire tenure. Starting with the 2013 season, Strayhorn will be watching from above. He will replace Jim Miller as color analyst for Spartan Sports Network radio broadcasts, teaming with George Blaha in his 38th season of doing MSU play-by-play.

Full story: Michigan State football radio: Jason Strayhorn replaces Jim Miller as analyst (Thu, 5/16)

Radio has lost a true legend. Top 40 radio pioneer PAUL DREW died of natural causes at VICTOR ROYALE ASSISTED LIVING in GLENDALE, CA; he was 78. DREW launched his radio career in ATLANTA, as a DJ at WAKE, WGST and WQXI -- the latter station promoted him to PD. He also held PD gigs at CKLW/WINDSOR-DETROIT, WIBG/PHILADELPHIA, KFRC/SAN FRANCISCO and KHJ/LOS ANGELES.

Full story: Paul Drew Passes (Thu, 5/16)







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