CEO and Owner
President and General Manager
David Bangura is the new President/General Manager of WADL, Detroit’s only independent TV station. David Bangura has a vast amount of experience in the metropolitan Detroit broadcasting community. David has worked in the capacity of account executive, Local Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, Director of Sales, National Sales Director and most recently President and General Manager for WYMD from 2009-2014.
Mr. Bangura holds a degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University. He is a member of the Adcrafter Club and is involved in various youth education projects in the Detroit community.
David Bangura was the recipient of the prestigious Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence Award.
Mr. Bangura was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland until age 10 when his family moved back to Sierra Leone, West Africa. Later, he spent two years in Berlin, Germany before coming to Michigan. He is fluent in German and Creole.
National Sales Manager
Rhonda Joined the WADL-TV family as National Sales Manager in May 2010 and brings with her over 25 years of broadcast sales experience!
Rhonda began her career in Houston Texas. After selling local spot radio then as a national Sales rep selling commercial airtime for over 50 TV stations, Rhonda decided it was time to move back home to Detroit to raise their kids with family. Rhonda transferred with Seltel ( which later became Millennium TV Sales ) until joining WXYZ-TV as a Regional Account Executive in 1999 for more than 10 years with WXYZ, Rhonda could not resist the opportunity to join the WADL-TV family as National Sales Manager and the opportunity to work for a true independent station where we have the opportunity to get creative! If we can think of it we can make it happen, promotions, creative commercials even locally produced videos and TV shows.
Rhonda truly loves helping a business get to the next level of success!
Rhonda handles National Sales on WADL and works with Advertising Agencies and clients located outside of the Detroit area as well as the National Rep Firm Millennium/Katz Direct.
Denise Dody Johnson
Director of marketing and PR
Denise Dody Johnson is the Marketing and Public Relations Director for WADL TV Detroit. Dody is a 20 year broadcasting veteran whose career includes radio as well as television and is a knowledgeable and experienced professional in broadcast sales and marketing, and television producing
Affectionately known as "Dody" by most people is a native Detroiter who attended Winterhalter Elementary, St Cecilia's, Redford High School, University of Detroit and Wayne State University.
Johnson has received countless awards for community service, and excellence in broadcasting. In 2011 she was awarded with the “Women of
Excellence" Award by the Michigan Chronicle Newspaper and is also listed in the “Who’s Who of Detroit”.
She is a member of Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Blacks in Advertising Radio and Television, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and The Association of Black Broadcast Professionals.
Mike broke into the business in 1988 after graduating from CMU in 1986 and freelancing in the Detroit area for a couple of years. His big break came at a local independent station where he was hired as a Master Control Operator. He worked on all three shifts before finally ending up on the midnight shift. On the midnight shift he became involved in transmitter maintenance when the transmitter was shut off once a month for service. Mike helped out the maintenance staff and found out that he liked working on electronics. To further his career Mike enrolled in the Electronics program at the local community college where he earned an Associate’s degree. After earning his degree Mike was given more maintenance responsibilities until he was finally hired as a Broadcast Maintenance Technician in charge of installing all the equipment used in the conversion to a digital signal. Mike even learned how to install a digital transmitter. After working for that local independent station for 20 years Mike was laid off along with all of the other staff
After attending Specs Howard School of Media Arts, I was hired here as a master control operator in and worked my way up to supervisor. 2 years ago I was honored to be named the station’s first Operations Manager. As the Operations Manager, I oversee the Master Control Operators and also coordinate the satellite feeds that we receive—upwards of 30 on a typical day. I’ve grown up here at WADL & am grateful that I’ve been given the opportunity to have a job where I love what I do
|Native Detroiter Camea Franklin joined WADL’s Accounting Department as Manager November 2007. Prior to arriving, Camea worked as the Credit Manager for the ABC network affiliate in the Detroit market. Camea revamped WADL’s accounting department processes and procedures in order to be able to handle the accounting duties for a commercial broadcast station. Prior to her career in broadcasting, Camea had a well rounded career including being an entrepreneur with businesses in the areas of bookkeeping, tax and positions in Accounting in the automobile and banking industries.
Camea received her Bachelor’s of Arts from the School of Business at Wayne State University in 1999
Senior Editor & Producer
Quenton Ross is a native of Detroit, MI and a graduate of Michigan State University where he double-majored in Criminal Justice and Media Studies.
He has been with Adell Broadcasting Corporation since April of 2009 and has helped bring an innovative and creative element to the production department of WADL Detroit.
National Sales Asst.
Robert Moore is a veteran Marketing Consultant and Producer with 30 years experience in television, radio, print, and internet advertising. He has produced and directed 40+ television shows, 700+ radio & television commercials, including print and billboard campaigns. For the past 3 decades, Robert has worked with most of metro Detroit’s largest businesses in the fields of automotive, furniture, grocery, legal, electronics, apparel, schools, and specializes in cooperative advertising. Robert is a former General Sales Manager, Certified Radio Marketing Consultant and Television Producer. As an Account Executive, Robert enjoys sharing his vast experience and knowledge with small businesses to help them reach their marketing goals and business revenue potential.