WJR – 760AM – Detroit is a Detroit, Michigan, talk radio station. The radio station features conservative news talk shows, while the website publishes local and political news. The web domain for the station is wjr.com.
Funded by / Ownership
WJR – 760AM – Detroit is owned by Cumulus Media, a publicly-traded American broadcasting company that owns over 400 radio stations. Cumulus Media is owned by its shareholders, including hedge funds and institutional investors. A review of political donations indicates more favoring Republican candidates and PACS. Advertising through radio and the web generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
WJR – 760AM – Detroit publishes local news stories that utilize minimally loaded language, such as this: Judge Approves Restraining Order Against Mel Tucker From Releasign More Private Texts. This story, like all other local stories, did not provide hyperlinked sourcing to the information.
The radio station and website broadcasts a daily lineup of news radio hosts and shows that generally hold moderate conservative perspectives.
Editorially, the majority of radio hosts hold moderate conservative viewpoints. While they do not publish op-eds, political news reporting leans right and generally low biased, such as this Whitmer Draws Backlash Over ‘Vague’ Post About Israel-Hamas War. Again, this story lacks hyperlinks to credible sources. In general, WJBC -1230AM – Bloomington holds slightly right-leaning biases and is mostly fact-based.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WJR – 760AM – Detroit Right-Center Biased based on the political affiliation of conservative radio hosts. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 10/16/2023)
Last Updated on October 16, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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