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MAILBAG: I Answer Questions About Drew And Mike And Detroit Radio

Since the Drew and Mike news broke this week, I’ve had a ton of e-mail asking me questions about what is happening in Detroit radio.  I’m not an expert on the inner workings of the radio station, but I have some experience dealing with the market and its talent.

I’m going to attempt to answer some of these questions to the best of my knowledge.  As I said, it is only my opinion based on my experience.  So….here goes….

Jeff – Waterford: Do you think Drew and Mike will work on the air again in Detroit?

Jeff, there is absolutely ZERO doubt they will work again in Detroit and be highly successful.  There are roadblocks however, for example, how long is their non-compete?  They may or may not even have one if their contract expired...

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Drew And Mike To WCSX May Still Happen!

Just talked to another well connected Detroit radio guy who informed me that a Drew and Mike move to WCSX may still happen “if the numbers work.”  Both new shows, Dave and Chuck The Freak and Drew and Mike could..could debut on their new stations NEXT MONDAY!

Drew and Mike obviously would have to take a salary cut to move to “The Senior Circuit.”  Others could be affected too, if WCSX signs Peyton Manning, they would have to make sure everyone else fit under the “cap.”  Obviously I have no idea what the cap is and who makes  what at WCSX.

If Greater Media were to pull this off they would have almost complete domination of men in the morning in Detroit with the exception of Mike and Bill on 97.1...

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Drew And Mike Out?

drew and mikeIf this Channel 4 report is true, Drew and Mike are OUT at WRIF.  Their last show is May 17 according to the report.

I’m betting it is true but I’m not convinced Drew and Mike are toast.

They are still a rating draw, but they are now older and could be a better fit at 94.7 WCSX.

This is actually a smart move by Greater Media.  Sliding Drew and Mike into the morning show on WCSX allows them to stay with their aging audience and gives WCSX a much needed boost in AM Drive.  The new show on WRIF will fit nicely with the younger WRIF audience.

Drew and Mike fans should not worry, the show is far too valuable to just dump, again, this is a brilliant move by Greater Media, the only question now is….where does Ken Calvert end up?  Does it effect Doug Podell?

I’ve also heard rumblings that WCSX...

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