97.1 WKRK

Talking about radio, I just read this morning that 97.1 (the local hack talk radio station) fired about half of their on-air personalities. This includes Michelle McKormick from the daytime show and Parker & the Man who ventured over to WKRK from WDFN many moons ago. Apparently, Tom Leykis, is going to be brought back to the late afternoon shift. I used to listen to Leykis (who is syndicated from LA) on my drive home from working afternoons at Somerset when I was in high school. Despite the fact he was a crazy chauvinist, I kind of enjoyed listening to his show.

8 Comments so far

  1. kwr (unregistered) on December 30th, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

    bad move on firing parker and the man. we will no be listen to you guys no more .i have been a fan since 99. sorry you are all losers.

  2. Lola (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 4:27 am

    That’s really too bad that Tom Leykis will be moving to afternoon shifts. He’s a total asshole!! The last thing he needs is an increase in audience. His disrespect for women is unbearable and makes him sound like an uneducated, ignorant jerk. Boo Hoo!

  3. Erik (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

    I read on Greg Henson’s website that these recent firings are basically a product of Homberg’s poor management. It said homberg screwed everything up, and now the station has to make cuts to recover the losses. Personally, I thought Henson and McKormick were jackasses, but at least they were entertaining. It doesn’t matter much to me, in the long run; as long as Deminski and Doyle are still on the air, I’m happy.

  4. Bob (unregistered) on January 6th, 2007 @ 11:19 am

    How could you fire the #1 afternoon sports show. Ever since 97.1 lost Howard it’s been a downward spiral. The only two highlight they had were D&D and Parker & the Man. Opie & Anthony, Leykis, and the replacement for Parker and the man all suck! I used to listen to your station all day and slowly your losing me one program at a time. The only thing I tune in for is D&D.

  5. Shelly Berry (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

    Why fire Parker and the Man?? Stupid move.

  6. m.r.rocovich (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

    wkrk has fouled upwhat was the bestblock of live programming in the detroit market!!now that yutz jay towers will have to find another crrutch to support his mediocre broadcsat skills….

  7. dante (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 9:02 am


  8. Sue (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

    Where is Michelle McCormack currently working. I really miss her on the radio with Jay towers. I would like an update on her whereabouts.

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