Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Ben C. Fisher Passes

Benjamin Chatburn Fisher, a preeminent Washington, D.C. communications law attorney and investor in Mid-West Family Broadcasting, died April 14, 2016 at age 93. Fisher’s legal career spanned over six decades.  In 1952, he joined the law firm Fisher, Wayland, and Southmayd, which he father founded.  The firm later became Fisher, Cooper and Zaragoza.  Later, it… read more

Detroit’s Drew and Mike Together Again

Former WRIF-FM (Detroit) personalities Drew & Mike are back together, this time around not on the radio, but talking about Detroit with a new podcast. Drew Lane told Deadline Detroit that “he expects to produce a podcast five days a week, though he said Clark only wants to do it twice weekly. So Lane said he’s… read more

Blarney Stone Renews Pact With Lions

The Detroit Lions are staying right at home on the airwaves of WQON-FM (Grayling) (Q100.3) after Blarney Stone Broadcasting signed a three-year affiliate agreement with the National Football League club flagship station, WJR-AM (Detroit). “We know from experience that some of the most passionate and knowledgeable Lions fans live right here in Central and Northern… read more

Doug Banks: 1958-2016

Nationally syndicated radio personality, Doug Banks, passed away April 12 due to complications of diabetes. He was 57. Banks, who was born in Philadelphia, PA, was raised in Detroit and began his carrier on his high school radio station, WSHJ-FM, licensed to Southfield Public Schools. Local station WDRQ-FM (Detroit) took notice of his talent and… read more

WKQI-FM’s “Mojo In The Morning” Wins Award at WWRS

WKQI-FM’s (Detroit) “Mojo In The Morning” received national honors this past week, winning the Station Air Talent of the Year Award at the Worldwide Radio Summit (WWRS) held in Los Angeles.  The award was announced during the 2016 Industry Awards Luncheon held at Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. “Mojo in the Morning,” with hosts Mojo, Shannon, and Spike,… read more

RTNDA Announces 2016 Murrow Award Winners

The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS ASSOCIATION (RTNDA) has announced its Regional EDWARD R. MURROW Award winners for 2016. There were 654 winners in 14 categories and 14 regions throughout the country. Congratulations to our Region 7 Murrow Award winners here in Michigan: Large Market Radio Continuing Coverage Lead in Flint Water Michigan Radio Ann Arbor, MI… read more

WEYI-TV/WSMH-TV Names Jamie Kagol Chief Meteorologist

WEYI-TV and WSMH-TV (Bay City/Flint/Saginaw) has announced that Jamie Kagol is joining the station as Chief Meteorologist.  He comes to the station from WFTX-TV (Fort Myers, FL), where he was Morning Meteorologist for six years.  Prior to  Fort Myers, he was as the Chief Meteorologist at KIFI-TV, the ABC station in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Welcome to Michigan Jamie!  With… read more