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August 2, 2018

Detroit Radio Personalities Jump into Live Streaming Video

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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.

Hosts:

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.

Hosts:

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.

Host:

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!

Detroit Radio - where is the Talent
February 22, 2018

Detroit Radio – Your Audience Isn’t Listening

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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.