Myron Falwell wrote: ↑Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:59 amDidn’t David Newman had to retire in 2001 after suffering a stroke?JGP1954 wrote: ↑Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:11 pmFor evenings, bring back the one-hour "WJR SportsWrap at 7pm. Followed by Warren Pierce, Hal Youngblood, or David Newman from 8p to 11p. Followed by the "WJR News Final" at 11pm. and end the evening with the 11:15 "WJR Sports Final" with Bob Page, Paul Carey, or Bob Reynolds. Now, that's great radio listening.
I don’t know what they should put in on the evening, but it has to be someone that can compel viable demos to tune in without alienating the remaining audience. That’s an even more daunting task with 97.1 controlling the Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons rights.
Plus there’s little chance that JR goes local in evenings any time soon, if ever again.
I was being a bit tongue and cheek with my post. Most of those people I cited are dead. However, they were past stellar locally-originated talent. I know Cumulus economics would never pay a talented, unique personality for the evening daypart. And, Yes, David Newman did suffer a stroke, and retired from broadcasting. I would like to hear how his life turned out, afterwards. He's a truly brilliant and talented man.
Registrations in the queue through July 3 at 8:30p ET have now been activated. Enjoy! -M.W.
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