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August 2, 2018

Detroit Radio Personalities Jump into Live Streaming Video


Since its launch in April 2018, local live streaming network, New Radio Media, has built a stellar lineup of morning shows featuring popular personalities from Detroit’s terrestrial radio scene. The switch to a live video format gives these veterans of Detroit radio a chance to meet their fans “face to face” every day. The audience has the option of watching or just listening, live or on-demand – with access from any device using the NRMStreamz app.

Weekdays from 8 am – 1 pm, you’ll find an array of local-interest programming – politics, news, pop culture, humor and more.

At Home with the McAllisters

The morning lineup starts at 8 am in the basement studio of At Home with the McAllisters. From their home base, Bill and his wife, Danielle, talk about local news, celebrities, pop news, trends, trivia, and just about anything – and anyone – that piques their interest.  It’s a fast-paced and funny two-hour morning show that will energize your day.


Bill McAllister has been making Detroiters laugh for nearly twenty years as a radio broadcaster and local media fixture. Detroit area listeners will remember him from top ranking morning drive radio shows, “The Jay and Bill Show” and the “Stoney and Bill Show” on 97.1 The Ticket. After hosting his own morning radio show for the past decade, Bill made the transition to live streaming video – the next wave in broadcasting. Bill knows the area better than any local media personality, and he’s excited about the hyper-local focus of New Radio Media’s programming.

Bill’s co-host is his wife, Danielle Carlomusto. Danielle has been making music and entertaining Detroiters for nearly 15 years, with stints at WNIC, The Beat, and WYCD.

Pop That Culture

At 10 am, Pop That Culture brings you the latest pop news – from celebrity news to trending trivia. Everything from TV and movies to food, local life, and nerdy stuff. It’s a fun, fast hour where long-time friends Sara and Joe do a daily download of what’s on their radar.


Sara Fouracre  previously brought her own special twist on news, celebrity gossip, and daily life to popular shows like “Mojo in the Morning” on Channel 955 and “Stoney and Bill” on 97.1 The Ticket.

Joe Santos landed a radio gig at WHYT-FM in Detroit while attending college. After college, he spent time at WRIF-FM, WXDG-FM, and four years in New York with MTV Networks with a stop at WLVQ-FM in Columbus before returning to Detroit where he was on the air at WDRQ-FM. Joe later became Creative Services Director at WKRK-FM, then an on-air personality on WDVD-FM with the popular AM drive show, “The Blaine Fowler Morning Show.”

The Craig Fahle Show

At 11 am, the two-hour Craig Fahle Show begins. This daily talk show focuses on current events in Metro Detroit and the state of Michigan. From local happenings to global news…if it impacts or interests the Metro Detroit community, you’ll hear about it on the Craig Fahle Show. Craig’s guests include journalists, experts, politicians, business leaders, and others making a difference in the shared community. The show offers fact-based, honest and open discussion and debate about complex issues – with an emphasis on respectful presentations of opposing views. The show sheds light on difficult subjects in a way that is informative, entertaining, and interactive. Callers and social media interaction fuel the discussion. On a lighter note, the  “Friday Follies” are a humorous look at both the big stories and some of the more offbeat happenings of the week.


Craig Fahle is well known and respected in the Metro Detroit radio market, having spent more than twenty years as a public radio journalist. He won numerous awards for both his reporting and his daily public affairs program, “The Craig Fahle Show”, which aired for seven years on WDET. Over the course of his talk show, Craig conducted more than ten thousand interviews.

Craig Fahle spent the past four years as Director of Public Affairs for the Detroit Land Bank Authority. Prior to joining the DLBA, he worked at NPR affiliate WDET-FM in Detroit, NPR affiliate WFAE in Charlotte, NC, and at the Michigan Public Radio network in Lansing, Michigan. In his time at WDET, he was a reporter, news anchor, editor, talk show host, and finally General Manager for programming. He was assistant news director at WFAE, and was the State Capitol correspondent for the statewide Michigan Public Radio network.

The Transition…

These former radio show hosts are opening new doors for the Detroit radio audience on this live streaming platform.  The option to view morning talk shows as video brings added excitement and gives the hosts a chance to bring physical comedy and a personal connection to the mix.  The NRMStreamz app makes shows available from any device, and on-demand archives let fans catch up whenever they like.  All in all, there’s a lot to like about radio hosts jumping into live streaming video!

Good News for Small Business
May 2, 2018

Good News for National Small Business Week

It’s National Small Business Week!

From April 29th to May 5th, 2018, the Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners from all across the 50 states and U.S. territories.  Statistics gathered by the SBA show the importance of the 29.6 Million small business in our economy.  Here’s just a sample:

SBA Small Business Statistics

In Metro Detroit, there’s a new resource for small business owners!

New Radio Media is not just a Michigan small business; the network offers a variety of options to help small businesses thrive. Launched in 2018, this platform provides local business owners with the tools for success in today’s digital marketplace.

First, you’ll find business radio programming that’s easily accessible. You’ll find advice, insight and ideas on the New Radio Media Business Channel – live streaming shows with a classic radio format and audience interaction.  With video, the choice is yours – listen like it’s radio, watch like it’s TV. You can watch/listen to the live shows on any device, or access on-demand shows whenever you like. The NRMStreamz app lets you listen or watch, wherever your busy life takes you. A growing number of the shows are also available on ITunes.

Second, businesses, organizations, influencers and media personalities can create their own professionally produced video show on the New Radio Media Network for a fraction of what air time on Detroit radio would cost. Your show can be live or pre-recorded (with on-demand archives included) and accessible on any device. Video content is the key to accessing today’s consumer and building your brand.

Finally, this Metro Detroit based streaming network offers affordable advertising for local businesses – or businesses trying to access our local Detroit area market. New Radio Media can air your existing video ad spots, or help you create ads or script and produce custom ads for you. There’s a plan to fit every budget. The best part is that your ads don’t have just a limited run. With archived on-demand shows, your ad has unlimited potential! You’ll be reaching your target market for months – even years – as consumers access on-demand content.

To learn more about New Radio Media, visit www.newradiomedia.com.

Live Streaming - New Radio Media
May 8, 2018

No Radio – New Radio


As the market for traditional media like television, newspapers, and radio continues to shrink, a vast amount of talent is searching for a new creative outlet – and a foothold in the exploding digital media market. Following this wave, advertisers are looking to expand their influence in the digital space. In the competition for audience time and attention, where do you want to be?

Old Radio

According to newly released data from Edison Research:

50% of people aged 18 – 34 said there is no radio in their home.

29% of all ages surveyed have no radio in their home.

Generation Z, projected to account for 40% of all consumers in the U.S. by 2020, shows little interest in traditional media, including radio, having grown up in an on-demand digital environment.

New Radio

Smartphone TrafficFor an advertiser, influencer, or media personality, a digital platform is the key to meeting your audience where they live – in the digital space! It’s not just digital natives like Millennials and Gen-Z – it’s baby boomers, busy moms, and everyone with a digital device.

On average, users check their smartphones 85 times a day, according to a study in the Harvard Business Review.

Today’s consumers want portable content and on-demand access. They’re attracted to unique content they can’t find anywhere else. They want to know what’s happening where they live and work, as well as national and global news.



New Radio MediaVideo On Demand Traffic is a digital platform that connects with this growing audience for video content. Unlike Detroit radio, local television and print outlets, this network was built to communicate with consumers in the digital space. It’s not a retro-fit of traditional media, it’s NEW media. It’s LIVE streaming shows with a classic radio format. It’s hyper-local programming with global reach. It’s on-demand programming that’s available 24/7. It’s available on any device – and accessible with the NRMStreamz app.

New Radio Media is Business Radio, Arts and Entertainment Radio, Community Radio, Lifestyles Radio, and even Geektainment Radio – with more channels to come. And it’s not radio, it’s VIDEO!

Learn more on the New Radio Media website or call 248-939-9999

Geektainment Weekly on New Radio Media
March 1, 2018

Ben Batfleck and The Saga of the Ever-Changing Cowl


With the rumor that “Flashpoint” will be Ben Affleck’s last go in the cape of cowl, speculation has turned to whom will be his replacement? With Matt Reeves now at the helm of the solo Batman Film, and apparently eager to recast, two names have risen to the top of the speculation heap… Jake Gyllenhaal and Jon Hamm… Both great actors to be sure, but is that who want playing the legendary caped crusader? One of my big issues with Batfleck, besides the material he was given, was I had a hard time getting past the Ben Affleck of it all. All I could see was Ben Affleck as Batman. It was hard for me to accept him as Bruce Wayne because all I saw Holden “Friggin” McNeil, a role Affleck made famous in Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse.

Films such as Chasing Amy and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back… I suggest that instead of looking inward, Warner Brothers searches outward… Why not cast an unknown who is specifically cast to fit the Bruce Wayne/Batman mold? Find a name not yet known who can deserve the Cape and Cowl on acting chops alone? I have no doubt Gyllenhaal or Hamm would give great performances… but could we get past the Gyllenhaal and Hamm of it all?

These are questions to ponder…

Ian Bensman - Host of Geektainment Weekly on New Radio Media

About the Author:

Ian Bensman is Co-Host of Geektainment Weekly on New Radio Media.
This weekly live discussion of geek culture – comic books, movies & film making, television, collectibles and much MUCH more – is always wild, geeky extravaganza!

Watch it LIVE every Friday at 2 pm EST – you never know who will drop by!
Catch up on episodes you missed – all are available On Demand.

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Detroit Radio struggles to keep its share of the media market
February 27, 2018

Can Detroit Radio Keep Up?


Detroit radio’s struggle to hold onto its place in the current media environment is becoming more difficult as 2018 unfolds. The revenues for radio are decreasing as they are split between other mediums – with digital being the main beneficiary. In addition, factor in the way radio measures their ratings with the PPM (portable people meter) system and you have two of the principal reasons for their problems.

As the revenue picture for Detroit radio continues to head in the wrong direction, the corporate entities that own these stations continue to look for ways to cut costs. These cuts have ultimately affected the programming content, and the product, as they are eliminating established talent in favor of less expensive options.

Another major factor is the rise of an entire generation that has grown up with many portable, shareable, on-demand entertainment options. These digital natives have no loyalty to terrestrial radio – and radio is not part of their daily lives, as it has been with previous generations.

All these disruptions have created opportunities for other platforms to fill the void, left by the decline of Detroit Radio. Detroit has always been a top media market, with a very diversified population known for embracing innovation. New Radio Media is a digital streaming platform that offers a variety of programming options in the form of channels that appeal to specific interests with a hyper-local focus. It’s original streaming entertainment that’s available live and on-demand. The NRMSteamz app makes the content available from any device – shareable, unique content that’s accessible anytime and anywhere. Detroit has always been rich with talent in the arts and business innovation. New Radio Media is primed to showcase these assets and offer compelling informative and entertaining programming for audience of all ages. New Radio Media is poised to play a leading role in the ever-changing landscape of Detroit Media.

About the Author:

Buzz Van Houten, Executive Director
New Radio Media

Buzz Van Houten is a broadcast professional with over three decades of experience in Detroit Radio and major market broadcasting. A seasoned radio senior executive, his career spanned 19 years with ABC as a Local, National, and General Sales Manager, during the time major Detroit radio stations WRIF FM, WJR AM and WHYT FM were owned and operated by ABC. He was a General Manager at WLLZ FM for eight years, and also served as General Manager of ESPN radio during the transition from the original format to ESPN. Buzz has a wealth of experience, plus an understanding of current trends and opportunities – within the broadcasting industry and beyond.

Detroit Radio - where is the Talent
February 22, 2018

Detroit Radio – Your Audience Isn’t Listening


Detroit radio we hardly recognize you!  Where are the radio personalities?  Where has all the talent gone?  You’ve stopped talking to us!

The idea that on-air talent is irrelevant in music radio is the product of the corporate “bean counter.” The practice of voice tracking music sets from a distant studio is like giving relationship advice with recorded message! The personal touch and the connection with the listener are totally absent, and the ability to hold the audience beyond the song diminishes. The station becomes more of a juke box; an impersonal music delivery system that inhibits the ability to attract – and interact with – an audience. What the cost-cutters forget is that when you stop talking to your audience, they stop listening.

The history of Detroit radio – and radio around the country – proves that a strong wave of change can carry a huge audience along with it. The addition of FM to the radio mix back in the 60’s created new music formats, thanks to the clear fidelity of the signal and the ability to broadcast in stereo. The resulting disruption of the norm was instantaneous! The Rock Revolution spread like a California wildfire. It changed the landscape by providing a new vehicle to an entire generation starving for a voice. It changed radio, and society, forever.

Fifty years later, streaming is offering even more to the current generations – especially the “digital natives” who demand agile platforms to match their mobile lifestyle and social media networks. Today’s audience has an insatiable need for something new, something easy to access and something they can easily share. New Radio Media meets this need! The live streaming/on demand format offers opportunities for local talent (including Detroit radio and television talent) businesses, and organizations to express themselves, and spotlight their talents and products in a very personal, flexible, and interactive format. The New Radio Media streaming network is designed to offer a way to create unique content in the digital space; working with a dedicated and experienced team to help accelerate the process. The NRM platform is designed to accommodate anyone who wants to build and grow their brand and increase their recognition and influence in the digital universe. If you want to know where Detroit’s talent is heading, check out New Radio Media!

About the Author:

Buzz Van Houten, Executive Director
New Radio Media

Buzz Van Houten is a broadcast professional with over three decades of experience in Detroit Radio and major market broadcasting. A seasoned radio senior executive, his career spanned 19 years with ABC as a Local, National, and General Sales Manager, during the time major Detroit radio stations WRIF FM, WJR AM and WHYT FM were owned and operated by ABC. He was a General Manager at WLLZ FM for eight years, and also served as General Manager of ESPN radio during the transition from the original format to ESPN. Buzz has a wealth of experience, plus an understanding of current trends and opportunities – within the broadcasting industry and beyond.


March 20, 2018

Rise above your competition with video content

How will you be heard above all the other voices in the online conversation?
The answer is simple – rise above your competition with video content.

According to industry estimates
One minute of video = 1.8 million words of text in the message communicated.

Detroit radio and news outlets can’t provide the value and the reach you need. Video is the most efficient and effective way to get your message across, promote your business, become an influencer and build your brand. Communication today is visual. If you want to sell it, they have to see it!


Video effectively and efficiently reaches your customers where they live – on an undeniably massive scale.

Video content is the key to getting your message across – whether you’re a retailer, a service provider, an entertainer, or an online personality, you need video. Video content sets you above podcasts and other audio/only platforms like radio.

  • Tell your story
  • Build your brand
  • Meet your customers in a new space
  • Tap into the best value in multi-channel marketing

New Radio Media is producing and streaming original video content from our studio in Farmington Hills, Michigan. While our programming has global reach, our focus is providing an incubator for local talent and a forum for interests and issues in the Metro Detroit area and the state of Michigan. We offer live/interactive shows as well as on demand episodes. Our NRMStreamz app gives our audience access to our programming any time and anywhere.  The shows and app are free, no subscriptions or fees!

We offer a unique opportunity to local business owners, organizations, educators and entertainers by providing affordable, professional video production services and advertising options.

Broadcast: Be the star of your own weekly live streaming show – with audience participation and previous episodes available on demand.

Advertise: Sponsor an entire show or buy advertising spots. We have ad spots for every budget and an in-house production company will work with you to create effective and professional video ads.


Our live streaming/on demand programming offers you a winning formula:


Hosting and advertising spots are available.
Contact us to learn more.