Hour Detroit
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Hour Detroit cover - October 2013
Editor-in-chiefDan Caccavaro
Former editorsSteve Wilke, Rebecca Powers
CategoriesLocal interest magazine
PublisherJohn Balardo
CompanyHour Media, Inc.[2]
Based inTroy, Michigan

Hour Detroit is a monthly city magazine covering the Metro Detroit area. The magazine uses a glossy oversized format and features content on restaurants, arts and entertainment, and trends in fashion and décor. It began publication in 1996 and is a member of the City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA).[2][3][4][5]

Hour Media

Hour Detroit is the flagship publication for Troy, Michigan based Hour Media, Inc. It was founded in 1995 by John Balardo, Tom Hartle, and Stefan Wanczyk.

The company also publishes DBusiness, Detroit Design, Detroit Dining Guide, Michigan Makers, Detroit Health Guide, Metro Detroit Weddings, Metro Detroit Baby and Beyond and Give Detroit. Hour Media's also owns and operates the publications produced under Gemini Media. The publications under that portfolio are Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, Grand Rapids Baby and Beyond, and Michigan Blue.

In 2005 Hour Media established New York Home, a bimonthly luxury home decor and design magazine. They acquired Absolute magazine, a publication focused on the luxury lifestyles of affluent New Yorkers, in 2006.[6] Both New York Home and Absolute magazine have ceased publication. In 2013, Hour Media acquired Greenspring Media Group, publisher of Minnesota Monthly, from American Public Media Group.[7] In 2017, Hour Media acquired Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and Orange Coast from Emmis Communications. Hour Media also acquired Palm Beach Illustrated and Naples Illustrated.[8] In 2018, Hour Media acquired Gemini Media, owner of Grand Rapids and Michigan Blue magazines and the Grand Rapids Business Journal.[9] IN 2019, Hour Media acquired Florida Design and Gulfstream Media, whose flagship was Gold Coast.[10][11]



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  2. ^ a b c Hour Detroit. (Journal, magazine, 1996). WorldCat. OCLC 36812180.
  3. ^ "CRMA Magazines". City and Regional Magazine Association. Archived from the original on May 31, 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Advertise". Hour Detroit. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Hour Detroit Magazine". Five Star Professional. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "Hour Media Publisher: Absolute Will Fold if No One Buys It". FolioMag.com. November 2, 2007. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  7. ^ Mickey, Bill. "Hour Media Buys Publishing Assets from American Public Media Group". Foliomag.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ Peltz, James F. "Top editors let go after Los Angeles magazine is sold to Hour Media Group". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  9. ^ "M&A Update: Detroit's Hour Media Buys Three More Regional Titles". Folio. 2018-09-06. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  10. ^ Keenan, Tim (2019-07-03). "Hour Media's Palm Beach Media Group Acquires Florida Design Magazine Portfolio". DBusiness Magazine. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  11. ^ "Hour Media Acquires Six More Florida-Based Lifestyle Magazines". Folio. 2019-12-11. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  12. ^ "Hour Detroit". FolioMag.com. December 4, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  13. ^ "Hour Detroit Wins General Excellence" (Press release). Hour Detroit. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  14. ^ "Winners of 19th Annual CRMA Awards Announced; Texas Monthly's Levy awarded R.R. Donnelley Lifetime Achievement Award" (Press release). Business Wire. June 15, 2004. Retrieved October 14, 2013.