Bay City Times:
Longtime WNEM TV5 news anchor Katie O'Mara has taken a leave of absence from the station due to a blood disease. O'Mara, who has been away from the station since the first of the year, said she has been battling her medical condition for "quite some time and it's chronic."
Full story: WNEM TV5 anchor Katie O'Mara takes leave of absence due to blood disease (Fri, 2/13)
Radio personality Wayne Powers, who was named the new host of the WKZO-AM (590) morning show in October, is no longer with the station. He said that after Thursday morning's show, he met with station management over his contract and his duties, and at the end of the meeting he was asked to empty his desk and was escorted out of the building.
Full story: WKZO morning host Wayne Powers parts ways with radio station after four months (Fri, 2/13)
Tigers owner Mike Ilitch said Wednesday a desire for "even more knowledge" and "more Tigers guys" prompted Tuesday's announcement that former stars Kirk Gibson and Jack Morris would join Tigers/FSD telecasts in 2015.
Full story: Ilitch: I wanted 'more Tigers guys' in booth (Thu, 2/12)
Those of you who have been following our innovation series know that we've been bouncing around between today's hot new innovations in radio broadcasting to the amazing inventions and experiments from the past that turned out to be highly successful. Some of our innovations and the people behind them are familiar to you, but hopefully, there's been a surprise or two along the way. I'm thinking that this week's "Radio's Most Innovative" honoree, WNIC's Pillow Talk evening show starring Alan Almond is one that many people don't know about.
Full story: Radio's Most Innovative: WNIC's "Pillow Talk" with Alan Almond (Fri, 2/13)