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910am FINDS NEW BUSINESS MODEL: TMZ.

Article: insideradio.com Does radio need its own version of TMZ? A station that serves the Detroit metro is convinced it will be a boon for Michigan listeners—and its bottom line. Adell Broadcasting’s “The Word Radio Network” WFDF Southfield/Farmington Hills, MI (910) is seguing from “Detroit’s Largest Voice For African-Americans” to what the Detroit Free Press deems scandal central. “If I just took a normal person and put them on the air it would be boring,” said station owner Kevin Adell, who bought the station last year and began developing the new strain of talk radio three months ago. “We’re...

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Robert Ficano to do weekly AM radio call-in show

Is Robert Ficano taking to the local airwaves for a comeback bid? The former Wayne County executive, who was ousted by voters in 2014 after his administration become embroiled in various scandals, will host a two-hour weekly Saturday call-in radio show about Detroit issues on WFDF AM 910. “I don’t think at two hours you can call it a platform for a launch back into politics,” Ficano said, chuckling. “It’s a new experience, I’m excited about it. I’m usually on the other side of the microphone.” The show launches Jan. 2, and will air 4-6 p.m. Ficano, 53, said the radio platform will provide more exposure for issues important to Detroiters and touch on regional issues that cross municipal borders. While he does not yet have guests lined up for the first show, topics are expected to politics, policy and even national issues such as the presidential election. Ficano has been teaching law classes at Wayne County Community College District, and he wants to use the radio show to talk about the college. The radio station belongs to local religious broadcasting entrepreneur Kevin Adell, who paid The Walt Disney Co.’s Burbank, Calif.-based Disney Radio Group LLC $3 million in late 2014 for its Farmington Hills-based WFDF AM 910. In January, Adell began using the station’s 50,000-watt signal to simulcast audio from his global Southfield-based The Word Network Christian television...

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