Local TV Anchor Joins New WJRW
August 19, 2009 at 5:13 AM (PT)
Longtime GANNETT ABC affiliate WZZM-TV/GRAND RAPIDS anchor LEE VAN AMEYDE will host 3-4p and anchor a 4-6p news block on new CITADEL Talk convert WJRW-A/GRAND RAPIDS. VAN AMEYDE will continue with his anchor duties at the TV station. WZZM-TV is providing news and weather for the new station.
"This opportunity to return to radio, while continuing at WZZM 13, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said VAN AMEYDE, who started in radio at the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN's WUOM/ANN ARBOR and later worked at WAAM-A/ANN ARBOR and WNIC and WOMC/DETROIT before joining WZZM-TV 32 years ago. "I think WJRW is going to make a tremendous impact on the community, and I am excited about being a part of it."
"We are very excited to work with CITADEL on the launch and continued success of WJRW," said WZZM Pres./GM JANET MASON. "LEE brings a wealth of knowledge of local, state and national issues to the table and has a tremendous local following. We believe having LEE on WJRW in the afternoons will serve our community well."