Biff Students Tour Radio Stations WRIF, WCSX and Detroit Sports 105.1

Ten Biff students along with Pete Bowers and Ron Wittebols took a tour of the Greater Media Detroit radio studios in Ferndale May 13, 2016. The tour was given by former WBFH grad Nate Bender (Lahser ’03) and his dad Tom Bender who is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Greater Media Interactive. We toured three stations: WRIF, WCSX and Detroit Sports 105.1. Attending the tour: Evan Sacksner, Evan Brook, Antinae Smith, Matthew Brennecke, Matthew Artemenko, Amanda Jones, Sabrina Jones, Greg Margosian, Dylan Wittenberg, Dean Hysni and Noah Singer.

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Evan Sacksner, Evan Brook, Matthew Brennecke and Antinae Smith outside Greater Media Detroit building in Ferndale which houses three radio stations.

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Nate Bender (with his Biff water bottle) talking with Biff students in the Commons area about career options that are available in today’s fickle world of radio broadcasting.

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In the 101.1 WRIF studio with Meltdown, the 3-7 p.m. air personality. Meltdown has worked at WRIF for over 20 years and was a guest speaker at last fall’s BCBC.

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Talking with Dave Dahmer, the 7 p.m.-midnight air personality who was doing the afternoon shift this day. He shared with us the radio stations that he has worked at before getting hired at WCSX.

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In the 94.7 WCSX studio during Dave Dahmer’s show with a view of their console and monitors.

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Nate showing us the studio used for RIFF2, the HD2 channel for those with HD Radio or available onĀ RIFF2.com. RIFF2 features a mix of alternative, indie rock, electronic, punk, metal and the best from today’s Detroit music scene.

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Looking into the Detroit Sports 105.1 air studio with hosts Hunter, Chapman and Pascoe. Lindsey Hunter was a Detroit Piston ’93-2000 and ’03-’08.

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Michael is the phone screener for Detroit Sports 105.1 show as well as the one who posts audio clips and podcasts of the show on the website.

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Detroit Sports 105.1 Production Director Scotty O’Jay plays a production he was working on using ProTools hardware and software.

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Looking into the studio used solely for the popular morning show, Dave and Chuck the Freak. Nobody in there while we were there.

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Pete Bowers, Nate Bender, Ron Wittebols and Tom Bender pose for photo in lobby. Nate is currently a Board Operator at Detroit Sports 105.1 and the Co-Creator, Co-host and Executive Producer at Limit Break Radio. Tom is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Greater Media Interactive.