J Steele

J Steele Named Bounce APD

Beasley Media Group, announces J. Steele has been promoted to Assistant Program Director at 105.1 The BOUNCE in the Motor City.  Steele, who officially joined the station in April 2019, can be heard on 105.1 The BOUNCE every weekday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. He will begin his new additional duties immediately. “J. Steele […]

Beasley Detroit Offers Crisis Relief Small Business Webinar With SBA

Actionable Insights. Timely Advice. Relevant Information. Join us for a free webinar on Friday, April 17th at 10:00 am ET. We will be discussing what types of emergency resources and funding is available to local small business owners affected by the current Coronavirus crisis. This free 30-minute webinar will be hosted live by Jim “Big Jim” […]

James Campbell Named Host of Nationally Syndicated CheckpointXP Radio Show

Detroit, MI 3/11/20: Beasley Esports, a division of Beasley Media Group, LLC announces James Campbell has been named the new host of the company’s nationally syndicated radio program, CheckpointXP. The show, heard on 70 radio stations across the United States and Canada on the Sun Broadcast Group Network, is also featured on CheckpointXP.com, Apple Podcasts, Google […]

Jade Springart Named APD, Midday Host at 101 WRIF

 Beasley Media Group, LLC; a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces Jade Springart has promoted to Assistant Program Director and Midday Host at 101 WRIF in Detroit. She will begin her new position immediately. Springart has been with the station for the past 12 years. She most recently served as the Music Director and as […]

Rickey Smiley Takes Over Mornings at Detroit’s 105.9 KISS FM

Beasley Media Group, LLC; a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces The Rickey Smiley Morning Show can now be heard on the air weekdays from 6 a.m.-10 a.m. on 105.9 KISS-FM. The show officially launched on Monday, January 6th in the Motor City. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is quick-paced and anchored by one of […]


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Detroit Renegades

WRIF and The Detroit Renegades Team for Fortnite Event

101 WRIF teamed up with The Detroit Renegades to host the first ever Detroit Renegades ESPORTS Live! on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Beacon Park in downtown Detroit. Hundreds of families attended the free event, which featured The Detroit Renegades Fortnite Team conducting live gameplay.  There were also workshops on gaming “like a pro,” a question […]

Radio vs TV Advertising Contrasted

Recently, I touched upon the concept of annoying people by over-exposing them to the same commercials and the negative impact it can have on an ad campaign. I highlighted that TV, as is true of every medium, has its heavy and light viewers and how the heaviest TV viewers (about 20% of viewers) account for […]

WRIF’s Steve Black Named Beasley Podcast Captain

Beasley Media is pleased to unveil the company’s newly created Podcast Captains. The team will be responsible for assisting the local markets in evaluating and partnering with local content providers, along with helping the company’s overall mission of building a larger podcast community. Beasley Media Group Podcast Captains: 1.    Mike Thomas/Program Director-WBZ-FM/98.5 The Sports Hub/Boston 2.    Chuck […]

Latest Data Shows Radio Should Be in ANY Media Mix

(By Bob McCurdy)  I received some outstanding information from Nielsen that should enable us to elevate the case for radio’s inclusion in a media mix. Nielsen presented these powerful slides during their “Audio Supercharges TV Campaigns” presentation at their Consumer360 event in Washington, DC, recently. We all should be familiar with them and, where applicable, share/discuss […]