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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.

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

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Firefighters Extinguish Blaze At East Side Apartment Complex

Dozens of Detroiters were forced from their homes after a fire broke out at an apartment complex on the city’s east side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013

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

Wind Damages Historic Detroit Church

Winds from last weekend’s storm have created a noticeable “curve” in the main steeple of the 112-year-old St. Josaphat Church in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013

Chelsea Small is seen in a photo displayed as a Crime Stoppers news conference. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

$25,000 Reward Offered For Tips In Murder Of Taylor Clerk

Police say they’re received a ton of information, but have yet to ID the killer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/15/2013

The Heidelberg Project's House of Soul is shown before a devastating fire. (Credit: The Heidelberg Project/Facebook)

Heidelberg Project’s House Of Soul Burns To Ground In Detroit

Another piece of Detroit’s famed Heidelberg Project has been destroyed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Firefighters Battle Blaze In Freezing Temperatures

Temps were below freezing, floating between 20 and 25 degrees with a frigid wind chill, making their job all the more difficult.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2013

Three people were found shot to death inside this west side Detroit home. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

3 People Killed In ‘Drug Related’ Shooting On Detroit’s West Side

A stretch of deadly violence in Detroit continues as three people were killed in a shooting on the city’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Mother, Son Killed In Suspected Arson On Detroit’s Northeast Side

Detroit police think the deadly house fire was intentionally set.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2013

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