Metro Detroit: In the News July 10-16




WRIF announces the 7th Annual Arthur Penhallow Golf Scramble

It’s not just golf…it’s a rock and roll adventure on the fairway with the return of the 7th Annual Arthur Penhallow Golf Scramble on Friday, August 5th at Devil’s Ridge Golf Course in Oxford. “Big Daddy” Arthur Penhallow hosts this unique outing as a four person scramble that includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, buffet lunch, snacks and beverages on the course and a full dinner. The event begins at 11am with a 1pm shotgun tee off.

To kick off the Scramble, “The Doc of Rock” Doug Podell will be broadcasting his show live as 101 WRIF listeners, DJ’s and local celebrities hit the links for a day of fairway fun. After a rockin’ day on the links golfers will head back to the clubhouse for a VIP Awards Banquet with dinner and drinks, an prizes for Closest To The Pin (on the green), Longest Drive (on the fairway), hole-in-one contests and more.

The cost is $900 for a foursome with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Jack’s Place for Autism, a local organization that provides families who are effected by Autism services for persons at any age with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through a comprehensive menu of supportive, educational and referral services. For more information or to book a foursome, log on to or call Lizzie at the RIFF at (248) 591-6841. Hurry - the event is always a quick sell out!

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Mix 92.3’s nationwide celebrity mornings show host search features star-studded line up week after week

Three weeks into WMXD's search for a new morning program, listeners have had the opportunity to listen and vote for their favorite guest celebrity DJs as they battle it out on air to find out who will be the station's new morning show host this fall.

The search has already showcased some of the industry’s best talents in the Penobscot Building studio every weekday morning from 6-10am:

R&B singer & composer, Gerald Levert, starting the search off, followed by Will Downing, and then then multi-platinum recording artist Keith Sweat.

Starting on Monday (July 18), Detroit can wake up to comedian and actress, Adele Givens. “Each week becomes more exciting because each celebrity has their own unique style that continues to captivate listeners. With the listeners’ eagerness to hear a new celebrity voice week after week, WMXD will continue to provide the hottest, biggest nationwide celebrity morning show search!” says Jamillah A. Muhammad, WMXD Program Director.

Detroit Free Press:

Missing personalities- Where are they now? News reader Diana Lewis of WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) hurt her back while caring for her ailing mother and has been off the air for quite a while... Names and Faces, Mon 7/11

Tonight's Major League Baseball All-Star Game received an additional quasar when NBC on short notice decided to fly Brian Williams into Detroit to anchor "The NBC Nightly News" live from the roof of the Riverfront condos and apartments Monday and again tonight at 6:30... Riverfront rooftop becomes TV studio, Tue 7/12

Detroit News:

What's up with WRCJ-FM (90.9), the Detroit Public Schools radio station that Detroit Public Television contracted to run as a classical and jazz station? Listeners were puzzled when they tuned to WRCJ after July 1 and still heard an urban/hip-hop format... WRCJ promises the switch to classical/jazz will take place, Mon 7/11

Pens sharpened and poisonous barbs in tow, America's sports media have descended upon Detroit. Not surprisingly, they don't always have the nicest things to say about our fair city... Reporters take aim at Detroit, Tue 7/12

Daily Oakland Press:

What’s happening to the news department at the Great Voice of the Great Lakes? News-talk WJR-AM (760) has seen a changing of the guard in its newsroom of late... WJR losing news trio, Mon 7/11







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