I’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.
House flipping in the city of Detroit is hot, up 13 percent from the national average a year ago.
A police chase across several cities ended after the suspect crashed through the front of a popular Oakland County restaurant.
“I don’t want to shoot him but if somebody comes here, sure I will shoot him. I’ll shoot him and I will kill him… these bullets will go all over his body.”
Detroit police are looking for two men who apparently threatened to kill diners at a coney island restaurant, all over a missing cellphone.
During a time of economic uncertainty, one Detroit church is asking people to place their concerns at the altar.
At some point during the argument, one of the women stabbed the other and took off with the child.
MSP Lt. Mike Shaw says where the city’s homeless gather, you’ll find large piles of debris.
“I’m trying to find an iPhone in (the color) champagne,” Harris said animatedly. “The AT&T store had it in grey, but I’m a female, I want champagne.”
Police say they have at least two people in custody in connection with an arson at a popular restaurant in Macomb County.
He said he was worried about how long the safety belt would hold.