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

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1882449 AS Predicted in Radio Facts: Is Michael Baisden in Trouble? Show Axed at WMXD in DetroitI 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.

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33 comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. LJones

    -For those of you who think that the Michael Baisden show needed to be cut. Good luck in finding another fm station for both the younger and older generation in Detroit to listen to where there is a well spoken and relatable DJ that doesn’t play gangster rap or songs of negative influence on your daughters and sons. Good luck in finding another Dj that speaks directly to THE MEN of your city who, God knows, need an awakening on the damage their doing to your community. Good luck finding another DJ that is willing to hear from as well as encourage your younger boys and girls to become something better than what they hear on these other radio stations. And good luck with getting a good laugh on your drive home from “Frankie Darcell”. I would rather play my ipod all afternoon than listen to that boring show. P.S. if the show made you feel weak and unwise as a black woman, it’s probably because you already were and he made you realize it. So by all means, go ahead and listen to whatever station makes you feel more comfortable as a weak and unwise black woman.

  12. Sandolite

    I will no longer listen to 92.3 FM. I believe they are cowardly to do such a thing . I cannot wait to see what station picks up this wonderful show.
    Did I agree with him all the time? No. Did I believe that his side kick George was appropriate much of the time? No. I am a married christian woman with a son so alot of the lack of values were opposite of my opinion but would I take that voice away from him? No. We are Americans. He brought people together, kept us connected, informed and empowered. The cowards that don’t want to hear this voice will be sorry and should be ashamed.

  13. Thank you!

    I am also glad that the Michael Baisden show is off the air. He touched on some important issues, but the majority of his talk was about sex, cheating on your spouse, swinging, and anything that had to do with sex. Too me, he was a shallow talk show host who sort of went where ever the wind was blowing. He didn’t really seem to be a staunch supporter of any topic (except those that dealt with sex.). He jumped on “Jena 6″ because it was hot at the time. This guy did nothing for the good of society. He had a “feel good” show. He tried to make everyone feel good about what ever it is they were doing without accountability. Instead of telling people young and old to stop playing games, he encourages cheating, swinging, and the like. I hope intelligent, smart, thought-provoking, talk radio is on its way back!!!

  14. R. Hawkins

    I HATE that Michael Baisden is off the air in Detroit. He gave out a lot of information. He also was the only show who would play b side artists. All of the other shows play the same music over and over again. They don’t talk about ANYTHING unless the Mayor is having an affair or Michael Jackson dies. I am no longer listening to 92.3! They can have their new fall line up. I am not interested.