What? A radio-friendly newspaper?

It turns out that the Detroit Free Press has been a big fan of local station WRIF since forever, and the latest mention of the station honors the 50-year-old rocker with the honor of “Best Local Station.” The station garnered over 93,000 votes in the reader popularity contest to take the prize; they were recognized along with other local businesses during the “Best of the Best Detroit Gala” held in nearby Dearborn at the end of last month. Another noteworthy thing about WRIF: they are still using the same logo and the same identity as they did 50 years ago. Although they have made adjustments to the music format over the years, fine-tuning the eras based on the taste of the times, the station has remained steadfastly a rocker all this time, and as such, has had the opportunity to grow into its heritage status.