AS Predicted in Radio Facts: Is Michael Baisden in Trouble? Show Axed at WMXD in Detroit

by Kevin Ross - Posted Thursday, September 10th, 2009. Category: Urban/M - Urban/AC

 width=I am always THRILLED to see urban radio return to local programming and we predicted Baisden was going to start having problems a few weeks ago. WMXD has axed the Michael Baisden show.   Local programming is on beginning Monday 9/14/09 Frankie Darcell moves back to afternoon drive, and Oneil Stevens moves to Middays on WMXD-FM DETROIT.

  • Happily Married Man

    Thank God someone has come to their senses. This guy is out to destroy the black family. His constant attacks on marriage and married people is sickening. I hope everyone cancels this disgrace of a show.

  • wolf

    Be honest radio folks. Did you ever think that show was entertaining anyway? No knock on what he’s accomplished, but c’mon. It’s sounds so low budget and small market, that it was just a matter of time before listeners didn’t buy into the hype any longer. R.I.P.

  • nancy

    I think Michael Baisden is pretty much the voice of reason for alot of the radio programs syndicated in the Detroit area. He was the only one that talked about our president and ways that people can help him. He brought the the front alot of social issues that affect the African American cultures. I am ashamed that the voices of Black American are not more outrage at how our President is being protrayed. Michael Basiden aleast gave insight to some of the political issues that affect Americans in general. Others Black programs just want to joke around and not even touch on how serious things are becoming.

  • Missing Baisden

    I love Michael and I’m from Detroit. I will miss his show. It was the best show in the afternoon. I love hearing the male perspective on things. His show was very informative.

  • Katglenn

    This is truly the day that the Lord hath made,…and heard our cry! He stands for too much foolishness & bafoonerey. Anybody can do that. He loves to make Black women seem weak & unwise! He celabrates the used Black women and her right to remain so. To day I am glad! Free at last!

  • Ya Ya Tabita

    I am not surprised that the Baisden show was removed from the airwaves in Detroit. It’s only the beginning of the shut-down of national black programming that served to unify and move us as a race. Remember Katrina, the “6” and the election of President Obama….Baisden helped us to stay connected as a nation and well informed about what is happening to our brothers and sisters across America, as if we were neighbors. Yeah, he could get “fired up”…yeah, he said it was alright to gay and a number of other things that make the black community nervous..but if you don’t see this as a step towards shutting down black communication networks, you are kidding yourselves. Wake Up!!!!!! Baisden saw this coming when a few weeks ago the story broke about the “new threat to black radio dealing with “pay-to-play” music by certain artist. As a former broadcast professional I am saddened to witness what is happening here. I’m from Detroit…Baisden was the Talk of the Town (no pun intended Frankie)…I don’t believe he was taken off the air due to low rating…..he moved Black America into action. Keep up the good fight Mike!!!! I will listen on-line.

  • FRAN B

    I love Frankie Darcell, but I think WMXD will live to regret this decision. Sure MB was silly and light hearted but he was also serious when he needed to be. He is in touch with the political, the entertainment, the health industry people all over the nation. How can you take Baisden off and keep Harvey (not saying that I don’t like Steve). WMXD should bring The Michael Baisden show back before another station get him. I will listen on-line during that time frame and they will have less listener at that time.

  • Detroit Gee

    I have mixed emotions about the removal of Michael Baisden’s show. First, he was an advocate for Black folk as stated in previous post. He put the information in your face about the Gena 6 and other news that we needed to support. However, not being here in Detroit he didn’t know about the two little girls burned in a fire bombing. We need folks to speak to our issues as well as national and global issues. As Black folk we aren’t loyal to Institutions (radio stations) we generally are loyal to personality. We will follow a DJ from station to station. Baisden’s celebrity and charm will have us searching the net for him.
    I hope the DJ(s) now filling the syndicated spots will be community conscious as well as play the music of independent artist in the area.

    Have A Very Muscal Day

    Gee

  • EARNA

    I AM SO SADDEN TO HEAR OF THE CANCELLATION OF THE MICHEAL BAISDEN SHOW. IT WAS MY FAVORITE RADIO SHOW. I WILL TURN 92.3 WMXD OFF NOW. MICHEAL WAS A CONCIOUS MINDED BROTHER. I WENT TO JENA LA. BECAUSE OF HIM AND WAS GLAD I DID. WAKE UP PEOPLE, HE DID A LOT OF GOOD THINGS FOR MANY OF HIS LISTNERS AS WELL. MY PROTEST IS SILENCE ON THAT DETROIT RADIO STATION THAT I HAD BEEN LISTENING TO THE SHOW ON.

  • Joanna Cristoph

    I have no plans to continue to listen to 92.3 FM.
    Yes Michael was a very controversial host, but he did what very few (if any in the Det. are) are committed to doing. He brought awareness to real issues that exist in the African American community, that no one else is discussing. We all know Frankie Darcell is politically biased. She is a Kwame and Carlita tail kisser. Not only is her programming boaring, she is not saying anything worth listening to. It is ashamed that Michael will be silenced in the Detroit area, I love his programming and will stream it online from now on.