Tom Ryan, Mindy Markowitz Out At WOMC
November 5, 2007 at 5:36 AM (PT)
TOM RYAN, a mainstay of DETROIT radio who’s been on the air at CBS Oldies WOMC for nearly 25 years and co-host "MATINEE" MINDY MARKOWITZ have been let go as management decided to "go in another direction."
RYAN’s career in DETROIT radio dates back to 1965 when he became an intern for current WOMC morning host DICK PURTAN, who was then spinning records at the legendary WKNR-A (KEENER 13). RYAN and PURTAN have a longstanding friendship and professional relationship. After WKNR the pair worked together at "THE BIG 8," CKLW-A before PURTAN departed in 1984 for the FM band at what was WCZY. RYAN left CKLW a few years later for WOMC and eventually hosted the morning show before a move to afternoon drive to make way for PURTAN’s arrival at ‘OMC in APRIL, 1996.