Grand Rapids Press:
Veteran West Michigan meteorologist Joe Kopecek is joining WXMI-TV FOX 17 as chief meteorologist. Kopecek, who left competitor WZZM-TV 13 in early October, begins on the air today at 6, 10 and 11 p.m. for the Tribune Media-owned company serving Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.
Full story: Former WZZM-TV meteorologist Joe Kopecek joins WXMI FOX 17 as chief meteorologist (Wed, 11/12)
- Hired: Zach Wellsandt as the new Program Director for iHeartMedia/Grand Rapids Top 40 WSNX-FM 104.5. Wellsandt, who is known on-air as DJ Mayhem will arrive in West Michigan via Spokane, Washington. The PD spot at 'SNX had been vacated by Eric O'Brien who joined MLive.com.
Radio Disney Inc.'s sale of its Detroit station has run into static because a buyer terminated its offer after entering the contract stage, according to a source close to the matter. The buyer, a local broadcasting company that had made a verbal offer and reached the contract stage with the Walt Disney Co. (DIS) unit, decided not to pursue Detroit station WFDF and is instead looking to purchase an AM station from CBS Radio Inc., the source said.
Full story: Source Says Buyer Bails on Deal for Radio Disney's Detroit Station (Tue, 11/11)
ENTERCOM Country WLFP (94.1 THE WOLF)/MEMPHIS has named MARTY BROOKS to morning drive effective MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17th. BROOKS joins THE WOLF after career stops at CUMULUS Top 40 WHTS and sister station Country WTNR in GRAND RAPIDS.
Full story: Marty Brooks Tapped For Mornings At Wolf/Memphis (Mon, 11/10)