Newsmakers and links: Wednesday May 7, 2014

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Fine Tuning:

  • Former Detroit rock jock "Wild Bill" Scott passed away earlier this week from a stroke at the age of 68. In addition to spending time behind the mic locally at former rockers WWWW-FM 106.7, WABX-FM 99.5, and WLLZ-FM 98.7 in Detroit, Scott helped launch the Z-Rock network in the 80s and also worked in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Phoenix.



Bloomfield Hills' WBFH named Best High School Radio Station in the Nation for 5th time

Bloomfield Hills High School radio broadcasting students won a total of thirteen awards in six categories at the Eleventh Annual John Drury High School Radio Awards ceremony held May 3, 2014 on the campus of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.

Based on the number of award winners, WBFH won 1st Place, Best High School Radio Station. It was the fifth time WBFH had won or tied for Best High School Radio Station.

The John Drury High School Radio Awards were created to recognize excellence in high school radio broadcasting. These awards were named in honor of the late ABC-Chicago news anchor, John Drury. The awards were presented by North Central College and their student radio station WONC-FM.

Thirteen WBFH students were nominated for 13 awards, tied for the most nominations of any high school entering this national competition. WBFH students won four 1st Place awards; one 2nd Place award and three 3rd Place awards and five Finalist awards.

The Best High School Radio Station award was presented to the WBFH management team consisting of Station Manager Pete Bowers and Assistant Manager/Technical Director Ron Wittebols. "We congratulate all the winners and nominees," said Bowers. "I'm very proud of our students who won and for WBFH picking up our fifth Best High School Radio Station award."

WBFH won Best Station previously in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010. The station won Best Station 2nd Place in 2012 and 2009 and Best Station 3rd Place in 2004.

Student first place award winners were also given a $1,000 scholarship to attend North Central College.

WBFH, also known as The Biff, is a non-commercial, educational radio station broadcasting at 88.1 on the FM dial in Oakland County, online at and on the Biff Radio app.



Oakland Press:

A family from Farmington has filed a lawsuit against the owners and operators of an AM radio station, claiming that they were tricked into paying nearly $1 million for a stake in an AM radio station that was never available.

Full story: Farmington family says it was bilked out of nearly $1 million in radio deal (Tue, 5/6)



Detroit Free Press:

As families prepare to honor mothers this weekend, Detroit radio host Mildred Gaddis will host a luncheon Saturday for women who've lost theirs.

Full story: Detroit radio's Mildred Gaddis to host luncheon for women who've lost their moms (Tue, 5/6)

Can a radio talk-jock launch a bid for the White House from a radio studio in the nation's capitol? ith the possible help of Mike Rogers, we might be able to answer that question down the road.

Full story: Can Mike Rogers use radio show as launchpad for a presidential run? (Wed, 5/7)






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