WNIL/Niles, MI Drops Local Shows
December 7, 2006 at 5:47 AM (PT)
FEDERATED MEDIA Adult Standards/Full Service WNIL-A/NILES, MI will go entirely satellite/automated on JANUARY 1, with OM/morning host RIC CLINGAMAN and talk host GLORIA COOPER exiting, reports the SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE. COOPER told the paper that "broadcasting as you know it [on WNIL] will cease DECEMBER 31."
CLINGAMAN has been with WNIL for 33 years, and COOPER worked at the station in 1962-1979 and again from 1999 to now. COOPER says that she was offered the opportunity to continue beyond the NEW YEAR but would not do so without CLINGAMAN.