Thursday, March 13, 2008

Will Deminski and Doyle return to Detroit radio????

Reading this article is giving me mixed messages, because during the whole BS that happened with 97.1 Mike Novak was always the one that was speaking the truth. Turning a staple radio station like WCSX into a talker just doesn't make sense to me. In a selfish way I hope this article would be true!!! I think it would be succesful with Drew Lane mornings, and D&D afternoons, or Vice versa. But this is the article from the Detroit Free Press March 11th.

D&D, Greater Media talk -- about what?

This much we know: A representative for Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle -- formerly of 97.1 FM -- has spoken with radio chain Greater Media about job opportunities.

But was it about replacing morning duo Jim Johnson and Lynne Woodison at Greater Media-owned WCSX-FM (94.7)? Or was it about taking a job at one of Greater Media's East Coast properties?

Depends on who you talk to.

D&D's attorney, Mike Novak, said he discussed WCSX and D&D with Greater Media. But Detroit Greater Media boss Tom Bender counters: "The conversations with D&D on behalf of Greater Media that I am aware of concerned one of our other stations in another market. I am still in charge of Detroit and have spoken to neither Novak nor D&D about WCSX."

If you love a conspiracy theory, chew on this: Woodison's and Johnson's pacts expire in March. D&D can't work in Detroit until January because of a non-compete clause. WCSX's classic rock format has been hurt by several other stations that nibble on the core music 'CSX plays. Might a format switch to talk -- no more expensive royalty payments to BMI and ASCAP! -- in a move that could include adding current WRIF-FM (101.1) talk absentee Drew Lane, be in the works for the new year? Then again, WCSX is one of Detroit's more stable performers over the last 20 years -- and why risk losing that in today's fickle radio world?

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