98.7 Detroit

Nathan Graham Moves To 98.7 Amp Radio Detroit As Program Director

Entercom CHR “98.7 Amp Radio” WDZH Detroit has announced that Nathan Graham will join the station as Program Director on September 4. Graham comes to Detroit from co-owned “103.7 Kiss-FM” WXSS Milwaukee where he has served as Assistant Program Director and Music Director. Graham joined the station in 2014 as night host and later moved up to middays. He has also hosted nights for “Power 96.5” KSPW Springfield MO, “Mix 93.3” KMXV Kansas City, and currently voicetracks the daypart at 99.5 WZPL Indianapolis from Milwaukee. Ian ‘Slacker’ Richards, who currently serves as PD at WDZH, will remain in place as APD/MD and in his afternoon slot. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, named Natha...[Read More]

Chris Cruise & Julia Lepidi Take Mornings At 98.7 Amp Radio Detroit

Following the exit of Rat & Puff last week, Entercom CHR “98.7 Amp Radio” WDZH Detroit has named Chris Cruise and Julia Lepidi as its new morning show. Cruise, a Detroit native, joins the station from afternoons at Townsquare Media Country “Wow 104.3” KAWO Boise ID. He previously hosted mornings at “103.5 Kiss-FM” KSAS Boise, nights at Country 94.1 KMPS Seattle, multiple dayparts at CHR “Hot 107.9” WJFX Fort Wayne, “Z96.5” WAZY Lafayette IN, and Rhythmic CHR “Club 93.7” WRCL Flint. Lepidi has spent her entire career at WDZH, where she had been hosting nights since 2015. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced the launch of a new morning show on 98.7 AMP...[Read More]

Rat & Puff Exit 98.7 Amp Radio

Jeff ‘Rat Boy’ Daly and Josh ‘Stay Puff’ Foreman have exited mornings at Entercom CHR “98.7 Amp Radio” WDZH Detroit after three and a half years with the station. The pair, who have been friends since middle school, joined WDZH in November 2015 after previously hosting afternoons at iHeartMedia CHR “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia, nights at 93.3 WFLZ Tampa, and hosting the syndicated mixshow “The Show” with DJ Goofy White Kid. No word yet on what WDZH has planned for mornings.

Ian ‘Slacker’ Richards Upped To 98.7 Amp Radio Program Director

CBS Radio CHR “98.7 Amp Radio” WDZH Detroit has promoted Ian ‘Slacker’ Richards to Program Director. Richards joined WDZH fulltime in 2012 as Music Director/Afternoon host and added APD duties in 2015. He succeeds Tim Roberts as day-to-day WDZH Program Director, although Roberts remains in place as VP/Programming for CBS Radio Detroit and Program Director of Country 99.5 WYCD and Classic Hits 104.3 WOMC. CBS RADIO Detroit’s WDZH-FM/98.7 AMP Radio announced today that APD/MD/Afternoon Drive Host, Ian “Slacker” Richards, has been promoted to Program Director. Richards will continue to host Afternoon Drive and can be heard 3:00PM – 7:00PM both on air and online at 987ampradio.com and through the Radio.com mobile app. In 2003, Ian Richards started his radio career in Fl...[Read More]

Tim Roberts Promoted To CBS VP/Country Programming

CBS Radio has appointed Tim Roberts as Vice President of Country Programming. Roberts fills the position last held by former “US 99.5” WUSN Chicago programmer Jeff Kapugi prior to his exit in late 2016. Roberts will continue in his other position as VP/Music Programming for CBS Radio Detroit where he programs CHR “98.7 Amp Radio” WDZH, Country 99.5 WYCD, and Classic Hits 104.3 WOMC. Roberts has been with CBS since 2006, when he joined WYCD as OM/Program Director. He has also programmed defunct Country outlets “W4” 106.7 WWWW Detroit, 94.9 KSAN San Francisco, and stations in Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Spokane, and Youngstown. CBS RADIO today announced the appointment of Tim Roberts to the position of Vice President of Country Programming, effective immediat...[Read More]

Rat & Puff Join 98.7 Amp Radio Detroit

CBS CHR “98.7 Amp Radio” WDZH Detroit have announced the addition of Jeff “Rat Boy” Daly and Josh “Stay Puff” Foreman for mornings beginning today. The duo have previously hosted afternoons at iHeart’s “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia and nights at 93.3 WFLZ Tampa. They replace Sean “Coop” Tabler, who will be remaining with the company while returning to the Country format at a position not yet announced. 98.7 AMP Radio is proud to welcome well-known radio team “Rat and Puff” as our new morning show! “We are excited to be Detroit’s new way to wake up! Detroit is a comeback city and we fight hard, we come back hard and we are here to win,” Josh “Puff” Foreman said. Ratt and Puff (Jeff Daly and Josh Foreman) are best friends who met a...[Read More]

More Fun With CBS Domains

Over the past few weeks a bunch of more domains, some even registered directly by CBS Radio and its web design partner Intertech Media, have appeared. These domains give a glimpse into where the next round of flips may be happening. First there’s this batch of 98.7’s which were registered by Intertech Media on March 11. 987AmpRadio.com, 987FreshFM.com, 987TheParty.com, Energy987.com, Fresh987.com, Now987.com, Now987FM.com, Play987.com, and 987NowFM.com. CBS owns four stations on 98.7. Three of them are fairly successful: KLUV Dallas, KUPL Portland, and WLLD Tampa. The fourth, WVMV Detroit, not so much. With Dom Theodore based in Detroit and his former station WKQI meeting the criteria of a CHR without any direct competition, Detroit seems like an easy choice for a potential fli...[Read More]