RADIO ONE Urban WGPR (HOT 107.5)/DETROIT is giving its city a new live and local morning show with THE MORNING HEAT. The new AM drive show makes its debut on MONDAY OCTOBER 13th at 6a. It is replacing REACH MEDIA's RICKEY SMILEY MORNING SHOW. The station will play music only in the morning until the premier of the new show.
Full story: WGPR Gets New Morning Heat (Thu, 10/9)
iHEARTMEDIA Urban/UAC WJLB & WMXD/DETROIT Dir./Urban Programming CHERON MANS has announced that after a nationwide search, ARSENIO "RICKY" BURNS has been chosen to be APD/MD/Air Talent for Urban WJLB (FM 98) & Urban AC WMXD (92.3)/DETROIT.
Full story: WJLB/WMXD Taps Arsenio 'Ricky' Burns For APD/MD Duties (Thu, 10/9)
Broadcasting & Cable:
Every man has his price, as the idiom says, and Kevin Adell has been offered his. As the Wall Street Journal noted, the FCC has valued WADL Detroit's airwaves at about $170 million, and that's a price Adell, principal at Adell Broadcasting, told me he can work with.
Full story: WADL Detroit Sold On Spectrum Valuation (Tue, 10/7)
Reporter and weekend anchor Robin Schwartz is leaving Fox-owned WJBK Detroit (DMA 12). Her last day is Thursday, Oct. 16. She is leaving to become the public relations director for Bedrock Real Estate Services in Detroit.
Full story: Reporter-Anchor Robin Schwartz Leaving WJBK (Fri, 10/10)