Adcraft to Build Playground, Honor Radio Legend Bill Burton


DETROIT — The Adcraft Club of Detroit will build a playground on Detroit’s west side in memory of Bill Burton. The park will be built for Mason Elementary and Middle School students, but will also be open to the public.

“It’s really important to give back to the city we come from,” says Mike Riley, chair of the Adcraft PM committee. “Bill was a huge supporter of Adcraft events and a major contributor to the club’s growth, so this year we decided to build a park from scratch and dedicate it to him.”

Burton was the president for Eastman Radio and the COO of the Detroit Radio Advertising Group later on. He died on Dec. 20, 2014. His passion for Detroit’s radio industry was clear to his followers and fans. 

Adcraft is working with several sponsors, including CBS, Say Media, and AutoTrader, as well as additional volunteers from Carat to transform the currently empty lot.

Building will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on July 25, followed by a dedication ceremony.

The park is part of the club’s Project Playground initiative, an annual event where Adcraft volunteers renovate a Detroit playground.