Sportsmen's all-nighter wraps up; eBay axes vote

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The Oakland Press - On The Radio, July 16 2004

 
Sports WDFN-AM (1130) continues its seventh annual Stoney & Wojo Radiothon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

From 3-7 p.m. today, the duo wraps up 28 hours of broadcasting, live from O'Tooles Tavern on Novi Road north of 10 Mile, where they'll have the Pistons' NBA Championship trophy on hand for photos and sports celebrities to sign autographs.

Last year "da boys" raised more than $120,000, and they want to top that this year. "This event is very special to WDFN as Sabrina Black continues to fight (lymphoma)," says program director Rona Danziger, referring to the station's former news anchor.

A WDFN alum who segued to The (other) Sports Station WXYT-AM (1270) and then finally landed at hot talk WKRK-FM (97.1) is in the news again.

Greg Henson, now teamed with the feisty Michelle McKormick, offered to sell his vote in the November presidential election on eBay.

Since that's not legal, the offer quickly disappeared, but not before generating an impressive 800 hits with the highest bid being a less-than-impressive $102.50.

When these two personalities were first paired, I knew they'd be noticed by Detroit radio listeners. So far, they've not let me down.

Famed local musician Dennis Coffey has a new book out. Titled "Guitars, Bars and Motown Superstars," it's a must-read for Detroit music fans.

As recording artist Edwin Starr notes, Coffey "was in that elite band of musicians who helped to create the Motown Sound."

If you like the "Detroit Sound" and listen to oldies radio, you won't be able to put this book down. At less than 200 pages, it's a quick read and available at most local book stores. Check it out.

There was quite a buzz this week over Sirius Satellite Radio adding Detroit hip-hop star Eminem to host shows and add credibility to a new hip-hop music and lifestyle channel.

"Fans might even get to speak to Eminem," the sat-caster teases, as some of the shows may include phone-ins. Can ya stand it?

For another kind of music, host Tom Wilson profiles the bossa nova and Antonio Carlos Jobim, at 3 p.m. Sunday on WRCJ-FM (90.9) ... and remember, warm summer days are cooler when you take a portable radio wherever you go.

Art Vuolo has published the Radio Guide for more than 30 years and runs Vuolovideo.com.

 

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