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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.

Metro Detroit Man Killed In Dispute Over Dog When Marine Vet Opens Fire

Police say a neighborly dispute over a loose dog turned deadly when one man pulled out a gun and started shooting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2013

Authorities say a fire at this east side Detroit home might have been cause by an illegal electrical hookup. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Fire Crews Called Twice To Home With Illegal Electrical Hookup

Crews thought they extinguished the fire, but were called back to the home a couple of hours later when the fire rekindled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013

River Rouge Cop Shoots Driver During Traffic Stop

Michigan State Police are investigating after an officer was involved in a shooting in River Rouge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2013

The site of new construction in Detroit. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

New Construction In Detroit Centers Around Tier One Auto Supplier

It appears the long history of automotive related business will continue to operate at the corner of McGraw and Wyoming with the new logistics building in that area for an automotive tier one supplier.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Police Search For Burglar Near Elementary School

Police in Harper Woods are looking for a burglar who might have been shot during a home invasion near an elementary school.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2013

Detroit police gather clothes left behind on the Belle Isle bridge after receiving a 911 call that someone might have jumped into the Detroit River. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Coast Guard Searching After Phone, Clothes Found On Belle Isle Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Detroit River near Belle Isle for a potential missing person.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2013

Mother Of 3 Given 24-Hour Deportation Notice

A deadline is fast-approaching for metro Detroit mother who has been told she has to leave the country.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2013

Shattered glass covers the porch as visible bullet holes line windows in this west side Detroit home following a triple shooting. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Card Game Turns Deadly On Detroit’s West Side

Signs of the shooting are visible from the street, with bullet holes in a picture window and a busted out glass door.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/22/2013

All that remains of the Penny House at Detroit's Heidelberg Project after a fire. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Fire Destroys Yet Another House At Detroit’s Heidelberg Project, Person Of Interest In Custody

For the sixth time in recent months, a suspicious fire strikes Detroit’s Heidelberg Project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2013

The steeple at St. Josaphat Roman Catholic Church after beeing damaged by high winds. (Photo credit Mike Campbell)

Historic Detroit Church Damaged By High Winds

Experts don’t know if it will all will come sliding and tumbling down.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013

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