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Drew And Mike Will End Up On WCSX

drew and mikeAfter listening to Drew and Mike this morning, I am more convinced than ever that they will end up on 94.7 WCSX.

This whole transition is going way too smoothly and everybody is too calm for something not to be in the works to keep them in the Greater Media family.  You can tell me a Morning Show that has built its reputation on being the bad boys is going out like this, if there wasn’t an agreement that Drew and Mike would be retained on another signal, they would have been shown the door after the announcement was made last week.

CSX seems like the most logical play for Drew and Mike, but make no mistake they are a morning show worth flipping a format to retain.  That means 105.1 isn’t off the table just yet should they decide to give that station a makeover and skew more male…....

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There’s radio life for ‘Drew and Mike’ after WRIF-FM exit, experts say; share your show memories

Eric talked to me for this article.

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Popular Detroit radio personalities Drew Lane and Mike Clark are expected to host their final “Drew and Mike” show 6-11 a.m. Friday on 101 WRIF-FM.

What happens to their careers after their curtain call on the rock station appears unclear, but at least two experts agree the colorful hosts could be successful at a new home.

“Drew and Mike are the WRIF,” said Gregg Henson, a former program director at two Detroit radio stations. “It’s not like they are 400 years old.

“And they don’t necessarily have to go to a rock station – if they want to get back into radio. They could go to any station.”

Read the whole article here!

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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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