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Tanner Friedman Co-Founder Named To Hall Of Fame At Legendary Radio Station

Jan 30, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications announces that the firm's Co-Founder, Matt Friedman, has been added to the Hall of Fame at legendary radio station WJPZ-FM on the campus of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.

WJPZ is the student-run radio station at Syracuse, which signed on the air in 1974 and has been listed as the highest rated student radio station in the country. The WJPZ Radio Hall of Fame honors the station's alumni who have most positively impacted the station as students and alumni and who have built exceptional careers in broadcasting and communications. Friedman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on March 3, 2012 on the Syracuse University campus.

"The alumni of WJPZ agree that Matt Friedman is among the exceptional few who have stood out from the thousands who have worked at the station," said Jeff Wade, President of the WJPZ Alumni Association and Program/News Director of WGAN Radio in Portland, Maine. "Matt ran a news department of 45 at WJPZ in the early '90s, has now built a career as a communications leader, and continues to mentor young alumni while promoting the station and alumni throughout the industry." 

At WJPZ, Friedman worked as a news anchor and reporter, sports anchor, news producer, Assistant News Director, News Director and chaired the station's Board of Directors. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University in 1994.

As a professional, Friedman worked on-the-air and behind-the-scenes at CBS-owned WWJ Radio in Detroit and as the producer of top-rated newscasts at major market television stations WSB-TV in Atlanta, WCPX-TV (now WKMG-TV) in Orlando and WDIV-TV in Detroit. Prior to co-founding Tanner Friedman in 2007, Friedman was an equity partner in what was a major Michigan-based public relations firm. Friedman resides with his family in West Bloomfield, Michigan. 

About Tanner Friedman

Tanner Friedman is a strategic communications firm specializing in traditional and emerging media relations, adversity management and public relations counsel. Tanner Friedman is located in the landmark Tri-Atria Building at 32255 Northwestern Highway, Suite 298, in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit tannerfriedman.com.

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