Metro Detroit: In the News July 3-9




Copeland celebrates 10 years at 'DET
From the newest music to the classic sounds, Liz Copeland has been
entertaining and educating listeners on her late-night WDET-FM 101.9 program for ten years now. Liz is the host of the Liz Copeland program, or the "Best Overnight Show" as voted by Real Detroit Weekly 2005. Liz is heard weeknights from 10pm-3am. She watches out for overlooked talent to feature on her program and provides her audience with a sensational variety of artists with two main series: focus: electronic, a monthly event that takes a look at the electronic movement in and around Detroit, and the weekly album spotlight, where Liz plays a select album in entirety. "I like taking people by surprise," said Copeland. "At times, it's about drawing connections between the past, present and future of music. It's also about my own public exploration into sound and creating an aural texture. I feel very grateful and fortunate to work within such a creative environment."

In giving many up-and-coming artists recognition, she's become quite well-renowned herself. Liz has been awarded 'Best Overnight DJ' from the Metro Times and 'Best DJ' from and Real Detroit Weekly. Off the air, Liz's quest for highlighting brilliant underground artists doesn't stop - she spins with style as a DJ at various clubs around Metro Detroit.

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WYCD-FM 5th Annual Edwards & Lee Golf Classic

On Monday, July 18th Country WYCD-FM 99.5 will host the Edwards and Lee 5th Annual Golf Classic to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Mt. Clemens. The Outing is a shotgun scramble, with tee time at 10:00am. Randy Owen, front man for the hit group Alabama will be joining WYCD at this year’s event, both golfing and performing a special acoustic concert at the dinner after the event. For over 17 years, Randy Owen has been the voice in country music for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. After visiting the hospital in 1988, he was amazed by the courage of the patients and their faith that St. Jude could help them. He then asked people in country radio to band together to help St. Jude help kids. So far, country music as a whole has raised more than $200 Million in cash and pledges to benefit the hospital.

Funds will be raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a both a silent and live auction, with items such as: autographed guitars, vacation packages, golf packages, concert tickets and much more! Interested golfers can log on to now to sign up to be a part of the event. The cost is $99.50. A limited number of dinner only tickets are available as well for $50 with $25 benefiting St. Jude.

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Michigan TV reporter joins Congresswoman Candice Miller’s Staff
Scott MacFarlane, 28, a newcomer to Washington and Capitol Hill, is the new press secretary for Rep. Candice Miller (R). Formerly a TV reporter whose political coverage included the congresswoman, he says, “I can put the makeup away and feel more masculine.” Born in Highland, N.Y., MacFarlane graduated from Syracuse University. After graduation, he worked in Kalamazoo producing newscasts at CBS affiliate WWMT-TV 3. From there, he worked in Lansing at ABC affiliate WLAJ-TV 53, where he covered Miller, who was secretary of state. He also covered the congresswoman in Detroit at WKBD-TV 50.

Over the years, MacFarlane says, he has wanted to be involved in public service. “Local television news doesn’t quite achieve that goal the way working for the United States Congress does,” he said. As he leaves Michigan, MacFarlane gives a role as a syndicated radio host with the Michigan Talk Radio Network. Asked if he always portrayed Miller in a good light in his reporting, he replied, “We try not to write positives and negatives. We write the news. I was not a commentator or an opinion journalist. I was a fact-based news reporter and talk-show host.”

Daily Oakland Press:

Fans of the Tom Joyner morning show gave their seek buttons a workout this past week after his highly rated morning show
jumped from one adult urban station to another with little warning to listeners... Joyner’s jumping stations is only one shake-up, Mon 7/4







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