Dave & Chuck the Freak Ink Long Term Renewal Extension with Beasley Media Group

Dave & Chuck the Freak Ink Long Term Renewal Extension with Beasley Media Group

Beasley Media Group is pleased to announce Dave Hunter and Charles Urquhart, co-hosts of the successful Detroit-based WRIF-FM Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show, have signed a long-term renewal extension agreement to continue their show into the future.

The show can also be heard on Beasley’s WBOS-FM in Boston, WPBB-FM in Tampa and WXRK, Ft. Myers and is now available to radio stations nationwide through a recent syndication deal with Key Networks keynetworks.com/dave_chuck/.

The Detroit-based morning show, known for its unique style of humor and banter, along with heavy social media interaction with fans, provides wicked laughs and entertainment weekday mornings for listeners.

Dave and Chuck began working together in April of 2001, along with cast member Lisa Way, on Windsor, Canada’s 89X (CIMX 88.7 FM)until November of 2012. The show officially debuted on the WRIF-FM airwaves back in May of 2013. Since then, they’ve added cast member Andy Green, Producer James Campbell, Video Editor Jason Watson, and Syndication Producer Al Beck. They have also signed renewal extensions to remain with the show.

“We are thrilled to have Dave and Chuck remain in the Beasley Media Group family for years to come,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Beasley. “They are what great morning shows are all about – Funny, smart, and completely connected to their audience on multiple platforms. It’s a privilege to have them on our team!”

“Dave & Chuck have been such a big part of the Detroit community for over 20 years and the show continues to grow into other markets,” said Chief Content Officer Justin Chase. “We’re very happy to extend our relationship!”

“We’ve had the pleasure of working here for almost a decade and are thrilled to continue on working with Beasley Media Group,” said Dave Hunter. “We’re also lucky enough to actually still all like each other on the show and continue to have a lot of fun, so signing on for more was a no brainer!”

“In today’s radio landscape strong personalities aren’t only preferred, they’re a must have,” said Beasley Media Group Vice President of National Content and Director of Detroit Programming, Scott Jameson. “Every day, Dave & Chuck deliver a textbook morning show framing the weird world we live in, making us laugh and gasp with extraordinary storytelling.” 

Dave & Chuck the Freak – and their talented ensemble cast – are remarkable entertainers who know how to enthrall an audience and leave them wanting even more Dave & Chuck content every single day,” said Vice President and Market Manager Mac Edwards. “I couldn’t be happier to have them with us for many more years of laugh-out-loud morning moments in Detroit and across the country!”            

How To Help Those Impacted By Hurricane Ian

How To Help Those Impacted By Hurricane Ian

Beasley Media Group is proud to support the Red Cross and the thousands of staff and volunteers working hard to help those who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian.

We invite you to join us in aiding the people affected by disasters like Hurricane Ian by making a gift to the Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Thousands of families in Florida, including the hard-hit communities in Southwest Florida, affected by Hurricane Ian urgently need support.

The Red Cross has hundreds of trained disaster workers on the ground supporting this relief effort and more are on the way.  But powerful storms like Hurricane Ian create widespread devastation and more needs, than any one organization can meet on their own.

They will continue to work closely with the entire response community — government agencies, other non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, area businesses and others — to make sure people get the help they need as quickly as possible.

To help patients in Florida, the Red Cross has sent several hundred blood products to ensure blood remains available for patients in areas impacted by the storm.

As conditions slowly improve over the coming days and weeks, response efforts will expand as evacuation centers transition to emergency shelters with more robust services.

Your donation can provide meals, shelter, and hope to these communities.

Monday, October 3rd, Beasley Media Group stations join together for a special Radiothon to support the Red Cross and their efforts to assist the thousands of families in Florida, including the hard-hit communities in Southwest Florida, affected by Hurricane Ian.





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WJBR-FM’s Help Our Kids’ Radiothon Raises $332,648 to Benefit Annual Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware

WJBR-FM’s Help Our Kids’ Radiothon Raises $332,648 to Benefit Annual Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware

Beasley Media Group announcesWJBR-FM’s12th Annual Nemours Children’s Hospital Help Our Kids Radiothon raised a total of $332,648 to benefit the hospital’s Child Life Programs.

The two-day radiothon took place on September 22nd – 23rd from 6am to 6pm on the grounds of the hospital. This was the second year WJBR-FM produced the event.

“We could not be prouder of our entire WJBR team for their passionate commitment and dedication to this incredible cause,” said Program Director and Afternoon Drive Personality Eric Johnson. “This is what community is all about! Many thanks to our incredible listeners as well as Nemours’ amazing patients, family and staff for their outstanding support.”

Nemours Children’s Hospital is a World Class Pediatric Hospital that has been serving the Wilmington area since 1940.

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(L to R):

WJBR’s Mike Rossi (Midday Host), Deanna Marie (Morning Host), Justin Franiak (Morning Host) and

Brett Radler (Part-time On Air Host) 

94.7 WCSX-FM’s Big Jim’s House Stone Soup Project Raises $150,000 to Benefit Detroit Veterans

94.7 WCSX-FM’s Big Jim’s House Stone Soup Project Raises $150,000 to Benefit Detroit Veterans

Beasley Media Group is pleased to announce Big Jim’s House Stone Soup Project has raised $150,000 to benefit Detroit Veterans.

Building on the fable of “Stone Soup” where everyone pitches in, Big Jim’s House called up listeners and local businesses to build a 1974 Ford Bronco ENTIRELY from donations (including the actual car). The project began in November of 2021 through the finale on Thursday, September 8th, 2022, where one lucky raffle ticket owner won the vehicle.

The Bronco was wrapped in pictures of veterans to honor their service. Total raffle ticket sales for the Stone Soup Bronco raised $150,000 to benefit Veterans Returning Home. In addition, Kroger donated $10,0000 to the project.

Many people and organizations collaborated on the project. In addition, Celebrity Jay Leno, took time out of his schedule to check out the Bronco on Woodward Avenue earlier this year while at an appearance during the annual Woodward Dream Cruise. 

“Building cars in Detroit and helping veterans is such a Motor City thing” said Morning Show Host and Navy Submarine Veteran Jim O’Brien. “WCSX would like to thank all the people and organizations that helped to make this project a huge success and raise money for Vets Returning Home.

To check out details regarding Big Jim’s House Stone Soup project, please visit www.wcsx.com.

About Beasley Media Group:

Beasley Media Group (BMG), LLC, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., is a multiplatform media company providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across the United States. BMG owns 61 radio properties located in large and medium markets across the country, as well as offers capabilities in audio technology, esports, podcasting, ecommerce and events. Beasley Media Group reaches more than 20 million consumers on a weekly basis. For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.   

About Vets Returning Home:

Vets Returning Home is a nonprofit and non-government funded organization dedicated to help our veterans transition into stable lives. The goal of Vets Returning Home is simple: to end chronic homelessness among veterans in our communities. Our mission is complex, requiring more than putting a roof over the veterans’ heads. It requires an approach that address the “total veteran” and his needs and making sure they succeed after they are transitioned. We are a volunteer operated 11,000 square foot facility with 43 beds and commercial kitchen. 6 of the 43 beds are dedicated to females only. We provide a stable and sober living environment to veterans in crisis. Onsite services including employment readiness training, aid with job placement, disability benefit connection, legal support and life skills training. Community support both physical and financial has been vital to our ability to continue our mission. Vets Returning home receives NO government funding. We have successfully transitioned on average 250 veterans a year back into society as a fully functioning community member.  The VRH website is www.https://www.vetsreturninghome.org.

Key Networks Brings “Dave & Chuck the Freak” Morning Show to Radio Stations Nationwide 

Key Networks Brings “Dave & Chuck the Freak” Morning Show to Radio Stations Nationwide 

Key Networks, a next generation radio syndication company, announces that it will offer Detroit’s top-rated morning show, Dave & Chuck the Freak, to radio stations across the U.S. Dave & Chuck the Freak is a fast favorite with male audiences 25-54 in markets across the country. The show currently airs on WRIF-FM, the show’s flagship station in Detroit, and is also heard on Beasley Media Group stations WBOS-FM, Boston, MA; WPBB-FM, Tampa, FL; and WRXK-FM, Fort Myers, FL. 

Captaining the morning mic on Dave & Chuck the Freak are co-hosts Dave Hunter and Chuck the Freak, joined by an ensemble cast including Lisa Way, Andy Green, James Campbell, Jason Watson, and Al Beck. Dave, Chuck and crew share their always colorful and irreverent views on the news of the day, poking fun at just about everything. No one is safe from Dave and Chuck the Freak’s wrath, – including themselves and their significant others, celebrities, politicians, and other newsmakers – and Dave, Chuck and crew find humor in life at every turn. There is never a dull morning moment with Dave & Chuck the Freak, and listeners never quite know what to expect, except for this: Dave & Chuck the Freak will kick off their day by making them laugh out loud at whatever life throws their way. 

“We have been self-syndicating Dave & Chuck the Freak on many of Beasley’s rock stations for the past few years and have enjoyed ratings growth on ALL the brands carrying the show,” said Beasley Media Group Chief Content Officer Justin Chase. “The content is absolutely hilarious, and the show characters have made a deep connection with audiences in our markets. Now that we have a proven model for success, we’re excited to share it with other broadcasters who want a winning show on their stations too!”    

“We are continually amazed at how far the show has progressed over the years, and are so excited to take it to the next level on more stations across the country,” said Dave Hunter. “We love the fact that even more folks can join the party with us every morning.” 

Dennis Green, Chief Operating Officer, Key Networks, said: “Key Networks continues to bring the best talent to the syndicated marketplace and that is never more true than with Dave & Chuck the Freak. This show is a proven winner and ratings juggernaut. We already have stations ready to come on board and shake up mornings around the country. Ready to rock your mornings and not be like anything else on the radio?… Then you are ready for Dave & Chuck the Freak!” 

To snag Dave & Chuck the Freak for mornings in your market, visit: www.keynetworks.com or contact Dennis Green, Chief Operating Officer, Key Networks, at 844.KEY.NETS or [email protected]. For advertisers and sponsors, contact Deidra Hoye, SVP, Ad Sales, Key Networks, at 310.739.8015 or [email protected]. 

About Key Networks 

Key Networks is a next generation syndication company serving the radio industry. Key Networks brings to radio an independent and dedicated team with more than 75 years of collective experience in radio programming, syndication, and marketing. By committing to a small and carefully crafted roster, Key Networks gives every show and partner the attention, service, and innovation they deserve. Our focus may be radio, but we are in the relationship business. Key Networks is a Sun & Fun Media affiliated company and is based in Orlando, FL. For more information, visit: www.keynetworks.com