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Mike Campbell

mikecampbell Mike CampbellI’m what they call an anchor-reporter at WWJ. If it were up to me my business card would say, “Paid Informant.” I read radio news. Sometimes I just introduce someone else who is reporting the news.
That’s a far cry from a “Journalist,” but I’ve never been on the ground in a war, and the last time I uncovered corruption at City Hall, then-Detroit Mayor Coleman Young asked me to leave his city and never come back. Not much came of it, really; He got re-elected and I won an award for investigative reporting.

I do have 25 years in radio news, now, and I think I know a good story when I hear one. Each weekend, I put my head together with Producer Tim Kiska — who is no rookie at this, either — and we come up with a pretty good rundown of the “hard news” as well as the just plain interesting stories. That way listeners are sure to stay informed, without feeling beat over the head.

So tune in Sundays, Noon to 6 p.m., and give a listen. Then drop a line and let me know what you think, what we can do better, and what we shouldn’t do anymore. Don’t worry about offending; in this biz you either have thick skin or you get out. I haven’t left yet.

The Cadieux Farmhouse is moved to its new address on St. Clair Avenue. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Historic Home Built By Isadore Cadieux On The Move To Make Way For Parking Structure

The farmhouse was one of 11 bought by Beaumont Grosse Pointe to make way for more parking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2014

An electric bike at Amp Brothers Electric. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Bikes With A Kick Keep This Business Electric

The company has been around about a decade, and Hall says they don’t sell electric bikes — they sell “bikes with an electric kick.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014

Loyd Dejohn stands as he is formerly charged with first degree murder in his wife's death. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Prosecutors Say Warren Man Admitted Involvement In Wife’s Murder

In and outside the courtroom Thursday, family members on both sides hugged and supported each other.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2014

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City Of Detroit Trash Pickup Services Begin New Era Of Privatization

Advanced Disposal and Rizzo Sanitation will divide the garbage pick-up duties within the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2014

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Flooding Leaves Neighbors In Multi-Million Dollar Homes ‘Up A Creek’

An engineered driveway through wetlands north off Commerce Road, west of Orchard Lake Road, failed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2014

A car drives over a large pothole in Southfield. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Is A Fix In The Future For Oakland County Potholes?

A steady stream of cars clunk over the potholes that go all the way along the Southfield-Oak Park border.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2014

(L-R) Ann Michael PR and marketing for Parkway Foods,  Louis Nona an original founder, Vince Nona manager Parkway Foods.

Parkway Foods Creates An Open Market Feel In The Middle Of The City

A new supermarket is creating a buzz along Jefferson and St. Jean on the city’s east side …

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/21/2014

Jayru Campbell is seen in court on April 11. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

High School Football Star Could Get Plea Deal In Body Slamming Assault

A plea bargain is in the works for Cass Tech football player Jayru Campbell, accused of felony assault against a school security guard.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2014

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Does 7-Eleven Store Signal Detroit Recovery?

Robert Taylor is the franchisee owner of the first 7-Eleven store in the city of Detroit in two decades.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2014

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Group Pushes For Part-Time Michigan Legislature

Should the Michigan legislature be cut to part-time? Click to weigh in.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2014

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