One of the great things about working with clients for many years can be the conversations. It’s the shoptalk that can’t usually happen in a meeting. Over the weekend, I got one of those calls. It was a burning question from Rich Homberg, the General Manager of Detroit Public TV. Sometimes, we talk about TV. … Continued
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Radio can be many things to many people. A source of news and information. A hub for music and entertainment. A gathering place, through the airwaves, for community. The voices we listen to can become our trusted and, in many cases, beloved connectors to the outside world. Moreover, where and when those personalities also become … Continued
With so much attrition in the media business, it’s not every day that you come across a radio broadcaster with more than 30 years of experience on-the-air (and counting). Perhaps rarer still is a station with a small market approach reaching into a major market. That’s why we talked to WHMI (93.5 FM/Howell, Michigan) and … Continued
It may not be true in politics, but it is in real life: Just because you’re a fan of something doesn’t mean it’s beyond reproach. I’m a fan of radio. It’s what started me, at a young age, on my path to a career in communications. It is, or was before the pandemic, my companion, … Continued
I remember exactly where I was sitting the first time I heard what Larry Barron sounded like on the radio. If the building was still standing now, more than 33 years later, I could take you through the door, around the corner and just down the hall and point to the exact spot where I … Continued
In more than 50 years of covering news on the radio in Detroit, Dick Haefner has reported on every possible type of story in what’s arguably the nation’s best all-around news market. But he has never been one to make the story about him. That’s OK. Before he retires from full-time work, after serving as … Continued