“The Bonds and Fisher Show,” Bill Bonds and Rich Fisher’s weekday afternoon show on Birach Broadcasting’s WCAR-AM, won’t be returning to the metro Detroit airwaves, representatives from the station told the Detroit Free Press 1/12. The show has been off the air since mid-December. “The Bonds and Fisher Show” debuted 10/3 with producer Rachel Nevada, former producer of “The Mitch Albom Show” on WJR-AM, and WWJ-TV (CBS) meteorologist Jim Madaus.
“We have an exciting new format we’re going to unveil in the very near future, but I can officially tell you that ‘Bonds and Fisher’ will no longer be a title of a show on the afternoon drive for WCAR,” GM Buzz Van Houten told the paper.
Looks like Fisher is really out, not Bonds: Sima Birach Jr., president of Birach Holdings Corp. and programmer for WCAR, said there are still contracts to be signed and work to be done regarding talent he wants to bring to the station. He said he hopes Bonds will have a major role with the station as it moves forward.
“We wish we could announce everything now, but we are planning on Bill Bonds to be a regular voice,” Birach said. “Working with him, it’s great stuff.”
Bonds said Thursday that he was surprised by some of the changes but loves working in the industry.
“I’m a curious reporter so I am really eager to find out what happens,” said Bonds, who spent nearly 25 years at WXYZ-TV (ABC). “I love working in radio and television because of all the fine, creative people. It’s a lot of hard work, but I still find it very fun and rewarding.”
“The Bonds and Fisher Show” debuted 10/3 with producer Rachel Nevada, former producer of “The Mitch Albom Show” on WJR-AM, and WWJ-TV (CBS) meteorologist Jim Madaus.