Michigan Gov. Pays tribute to Greater Media's new Detroit facility
Governor Jennifer Granholm praised Michigan's "spirit of community" as she spoke during the official dedication of the Peter A. Bordes Broadcast Center on at Greater Media Detroit's new state of the art digital broadcast facility. She cited Greater Media's stations, WRIF, WCSX and WMGC for their support of Detroit area charities and causes. The Governor pointed out that it's "in giving back to others that we create a community spirit." Built next to its former location at One Radio Plaza in Detroit, the new building hosted more than 400 hundred guests. In remarks at the opening ceremony, Chairman of Greater Media, John Bordes said, "The design and construction of this facility is a very fitting tribute to my brother. He would have been proud of the state of the art technology involved. It represents a major investment in the future technology of radio, which we believe can only further our goals of bringing the very best radio experience to our listeners in Greater Detroit."
Does Jack really play more?
Brainerd Communicators, the PR firm for Clear Channel Communications, has sent out data from airplay monitoring by Mediabase, a CC company, purporting to disprove the "urban myth" that Jack format stations have deeper playlists than other stations. For the 12 weeks since June 28th, Mediabase says CC Radio's Classic Rock WAXQ-FM New York aired 2,181 different titles, while Infinity's Jack WCBS-FM aired only 1,557. "Apparently, 'playing what they want' means playing fewer cuts," Brainerd opined.
Salem shuffling formats in Sacto
Effective today (9/19), Salem communications is launching an FM News/Talker in Sacramento on 105.5 mHz as Contemporary Christian KKFS-FM moves to the recently acquired 103.9 slot for better coverage of Sacramento proper. The new KTKZ-FM will simulcast KTKZ-AM.