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Crawford Names Kernen as Detroit Market CE

He will  lead technical operations for the broadcaster’s Motor City stations

Mike Kerken
Mike Kerken

Crawford Broadcasting’s Detroit cluster has a new market chief engineer. Mike Kernen took on the role earlier this week. The position was vacated by Brian Kerkan in June 2019.

Crawford Detroit consists of WCHB(AM), WMUZ(AM/FM) and WRDT(AM).

Prior to this appointment, Kernen served as director of engineering for Beasley Detroit (formerly Greater Media, which Beasley acquired in 2016) for three decades. 

Before joining Greater Media, Kernen served as an assistant engineer for Ron Rose Productions of Southfield, Mich., after training to be a radio/television broadcast technician at the Specs Howard School of Media Arts, according to Kernen’s LinkedIn profile.

“Crawford is excited to have this very capable and experienced engineer leading our technical operation in Detroit,” Crawford Director of Engineering Cris Alexander wrote in an email announcing Kernen’s designation.