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Joel Alexander

Helicopter Pilot-Associate

Total Traffic Network

HQ Phone:  (210) 822-2828

Email: j***@***.com

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Total Traffic Network

200 E. Basse Road

San Antonio, Texas,78209

United States

Company Description

Total Traffic Network delivers real-time traffic data to over 3,000 radio and 200 television affiliates, as well as its internet and mobile partnerships, reaching more than 200 million consumers each week. Total Traffic Network services over 100 markets in the...more

Background Information

Employment History

Pilot and Traffic Reporter

WXYZ


Lead Pilot, Detroit

Helicopters Incorporated


Web References(35 Total References)


News/Talk 760 WJR

wjr.fimc.net [cached]

Joel Alexander - Traffic Reporter
Joel Alexander Joel Alexander launched his radio career while still attending Emerson College in Boston. He spent time in Pittsburgh and Atlanta before coming to Detroit, where he eventually joined WJR in November of 1981. Joel has the claim to fame of being WJR’s first traffic reporter - a position that enabled him to put his second love, flying, to use. He hosted the Afternoon Music Hall until 1991, and co-hosted the Afternoon News Center with Dana Mills until January of 1996. Now, Joel has returned to his favorite seat: behind the controls of the WJR Jetcopter where he does morning and afternoon traffic reports. Outside of WJR, Joel has done freelance work on numerous national commercials, and won awards for many of these projects. He is also involved with many charitable organizations. Joel, his wife and their two daughters live in West Bloomfield, where they are involved with many community activities.


The Hologlobe Press -- AAA Broadcast History (part 3)

www.hologlobepress.com [cached]

WJR-AM decided to have a traffic reporter in a helicopter above the skies of Detroit in 1981, and it was on December 7, 1981, that Joel Alexander took to the skies as a traffic reporter for WJR-AM.
At first, Joel Alexander, who had piloted airplanes, was a passenger in a helicopter piloted by Dean Pode of PDQ Executive Air Services; the helicopter was a blue-and-white Enstrom. After Joel Alexander had received enough training and had been certified to fly helicopters, he became the pilot and traffic reporter in the sky for WJR-AM. Joel Alexander remained the regular rush-hour traffic reporter for WJR-AM till March 1983, when he was moved by WJR-AM management to afternoon air personality. Joel Alexander's position as traffic reporter was taken over by Dennis Neubacher. At the end of 1995, the management at WJR-AM made a change with the on-air staff; Joel Alexander who had been co-hosting the afternoon drive-time program was removed from his duties. The change made at WJR-AM affected a number of persons; the action put Mitch Albom on the air on the weekday afternoons at WJR-AM, put Joel Alexander back in the helicopter for WJR-AM, and put Dennis Neubacher, who had become a helicopter pilot, out of work. WJR-AM still had a traffic helicopter (usually piloted by Joel Alexander, who was the broadcaster from the helicopter, too), and WJR-AM also had traffic information coming from a person in the "WJR Traffic Center," which was really the "Metro Traffic" center, and WJR-AM was promoting to the radio audience that WJR was the "only place you get traffic reports every 15 minutes.


News at Heliflight of Michigan - Heliflight helps recover stolen vehicle!

www.heliflightofmichigan.com [cached]

Steve then called Joel Alexander, WJR's helicopter pilot, over the radio and asked for his assistance in contacting the Police.
Joel zoomed his TV camera in on the corner street sign to determine the cross streets and called in the location.


Michigan Performing Arts Talent Show | The Arc of Oakland County MI

thearcoakland.org [cached]

Joel Alexander, WJR Radio 760 jetcopter pilot, has emceed the program for the past several years.


News/Talk 760 WJR

www.schoolclosings.net [cached]

Joel Alexander
Traffic Reporter


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