Monica Conyers joins 910AM Superstation as Sunday host

Stephanie Steinberg
The Detroit News

Controversial former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers is joining WFDF-AM (910)  as a host on Sundays 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. starting Sept. 25.

Her weekly show on 910AM Superstation will include guests of her choice who will discuss a variety of topics related to Detroit and issues in the news.

“She’s going to really cover the gamut — social issues, political issues and we’ll be answering listener phone calls,” station spokesman Mort Meisner said. “Obviously, some people are going to ask her about her time as a councilperson, her time married to Congressman Conyers, obviously her legal challenges that she’s putting in the rear view mirror.”

Monica Conyers, 51, was elected to the Detroit City Council in 2005. In 2010, she went to federal prison for accepting financial bribes after she pleaded guilty to city hall corruption charges. She was released from probation early in August 2014.

Monica Conyers

Also, despite filing for divorce last year, Conyers and her husband Congressman John Conyers Jr., — the longest-serving U.S. Congresssman at age 87 — renewed their wedding vows in August during an outdoor ceremony. The event stirred speculation that the couple of 25 years might be reconciling.

Monica Conyers’ attorney, Royal Oak lawyer Daniel Findling, told The Detroit News they're still determining "the best course of action given the circumstances."

"I can only presume that (the renewal of the Conyers’ wedding vows) that the parties still love each other and want to make it work,” he said.

Two November trial dates, however, have been scheduled for further hearings into the divorce proceedings

In a statement, 910AM Superstation CEO, Kevin Adell expressed his excitement to have Conyers join the team.

“I think she’ll be bringing hope and inspiration to many people,” he said.

Meisner says Adell looks for a diversity of “voices that not only reflect the community but can answer questions and talk about things that affect the citizens of the area.”

Other talk show hosts include Christine Beatty, former chief of staff to Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick; former Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. and political consultant Steve Hood. The station dubs itself the “largest voice for African-Americans.”

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