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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.

Firefighters stand in the smoke from a fire. FILE PHOTO (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

2 Detroit Firefighters Injured In ‘Angel’s Night’ Fires

Officials say two Detroit firefighters were hurt as a series of blazes hit the city amid its annual Halloween season anti-arson campaign.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Family Safe After Apparent Firebombing On Detroit’s West Side

The west side Detroit home was firebombed just hours after the city’s Angels’ Night anti-arson campaign kicked off.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2013

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed during a home invasion at this apartment complex on Detroit's west side. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Man Stabbed, Tied Up During Home Invasion In Detroit

Police say a man was stabbed multiple times before being bound with duct tape during a home invasion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Fire Breaks Out At Detroit Auto Repair Shop

One firefighter on the scene told WWJ the fire was one of several in the city overnight, leading him to wonder if Devil’s Night is starting early.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2013

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Detroit Police Search For Sisters Who Went Missing From School

The girl’s mother went to pick them up from school around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, but her daughters were nowhere to be found.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2013

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Bomb Squad Removes Arsenal From Highland Park Home

A fire investigation at a home in Highland Park led to an unusual discovery and a call to the Michigan State Police bomb squad.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2013

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Police Catch Would-Be Robber At Hospital After Shooting

Police say an employee inside the business met the would-be robber with a shotgun and held his ground.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2013

Construction at the site of the former Northville Psychiatric Hospital. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Wayne County Residents Bemoan Construction Project

Some Wayne County residents are upset construction activities are changing the country-like atmosphere of their neighborhood.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2013

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Man Robbed By Masked Carjackers On Detroit’s West Side

A man was robbed of his money, jewelry and even his clothing after being carjacked by two masked men on Detroit’s west side.

10/22/2013

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Study Shows House Flipping On The Rebound In Detroit

House flipping in the city of Detroit is hot, up 13 percent from the national average a year ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

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