General Manager Pete Bowers was lucky enough to get a tour of AM760 WJR, the Great Voice of the Great Lakes in the Golden Tower of the Fisher Building and then was interviewed by Paul W. Smith live on the air! A friend of a friend of Bowers won the studio tour in a school silent auction and Bowers was able to go with him on the tour June 21st. Bowers asked a former Biffer and recent MSU grad, Cameron Billes, to come along and sit in and watch National Radio Hall of Famer Paul W. do his morning show from the studios on the 8th floor of the Fisher Building. Executive Producer Ann Thomas showed the two around and they met WJR Sports Director Steve Courtney and watched Dayna Clark do the traffic report. A dream came true for Bowers when Paul W talked with him over the air about the Biff…broadcast over WJR’s 50,000 watt signal! Biffer Matt Friedman heard the interview over the air…a witness!
On the air from the WJR studios in the Golden Tower of the Fisher Building…the Great Voice of the Great Lakes at 50,000 watts! Even the chairs have WJR on them.
Photo op with WJR Morning Host and National Radio Hall of Famer Paul W. Smith and former Biffer Cameron Billes.
Board operator in the control room with Paul W. Smith broadcasting from the on air studio with a great view of downtown Detroit from the 8th floor of the Fisher Building.
Photo in the on air studio with Cameron Billes, Andover Class of 2012 and Michigan State University Class of 2016, majoring in Sports Journalism.
Photo op with WJR Sports Director Steve Courtney in his office space on the 8th floor of the Fisher Building. Steve was a guest speaker in my intro class back in the early 80’s.
Traffic Reporter Dayna Clark giving traffic reports on the 5’s from her desk.