- Robby Bridges has been named as Program Director and afternoon host for Cumulus Media/Detroit Country WDRQ-FM 93.1 (Nash FM). Bridges moves the Motor City from Bridgeport, CT where he'd been leading an Adult Contemporary station.
Bridges said via a release, "I'd like to thank our EVP/co-COO John Dickey, SVP/programming Mike McVay, SVP/programming Jan Jeffries and our Detroit market manager Scott Meier for this incredible opportunity to program the Motor City's new country music leader 'NASH FM 93.1.' My six years with Cumulus, working with heritage powerhouse brands WEBE, WPLJ, WFAS and with Cumulus Media Networks have been both thrilling and rewarding. I cannot wait to join our team and do big things together in Detroit!"
M.L. Elrick, reporter for Detroit FOX owned station WJBK told Detroit Metro Times what he really thinks about the Pulitzer he won when he worked for the Detroit Free Press. Elrick won the award in 2009 along with Jim Schaefer, who still works at the paper, for a piece about former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Full story: Pulitzer Winning Detroit Reporter Calls Pulitzer People 'Jerks' Says Awards 'Bullshit' (Thu, 4/10)
Detroit Free Press:
Two 18-year-old Wayne State University students have been charged in the theft of more than $42,000 in checks payable to a radio station. The Wayne County sheriff's office says Samuel Cooper and Eric Perez were arraigned Thursday on two counts each of larceny from a building. The 12 checks from various companies were made payable to WDET-FM and taken Monday from a dorm room on the school's Detroit campus.
Full story: 2 Wayne State students charged in check theft (Thu, 4/10)
Grand Rapids Press:
While Bob Goodrich plots a campaign message and reach to beat U.S. Rep. Justin Amash in a right-leaning district, he's still aiming to become an official Democratic candidate. Goodrich, the 73-year-old owner and president of Goodrich Quality Theaters, is working to meet a basic requirement to run for office and has been in the process of collecting at least 1,000 signatures needed by law.
Full story: Amash challenger Bob Goodrich: GOP's status quo focus 'not appropriate' (Thu, 4/10)