Metro Detroit: In the News Aug 21-27




WDVD to host hands-free apple pie eating contest

Rochester’s annual Art & Apples Festival is known nationwide for its fabulous exhibition of fine art and homemade apple pies. And because food is truly an art to many people, this year’s Festival will celebrate its third annual “Hands-Free Apple Pie Eating Contest,” presented by WDVD-FM 96.3 and hosted by morning show personality Blaine Fowler on Saturday, September 10 at 12:00 p.m. The winner will receive a $100 Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) gift certificate to be used at downtown Rochester merchants.

Hopeful contestants must enter a drawing to win a spot in the contest. Registration will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 at the 96.3 WDVD booth at the Art & Apples Festival. Blaine will randomly draw the names of four competitors. The contestant who eats the most apple pie without hands in 96.3 seconds will win a $100 Rochester DDA gift certificate. All other contestants will receive a $25 Rochester DDA gift certificate.
The 40th annual Art & Apples Festival, a benefit for Paint Creek Center for the Arts and other local charities, will be held September 9-11, in Rochester Municipal Park. Nearly 300 artists will be featured, along with live entertainment, children’s activities, delicious food and more. Festival hours are 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 9; 9:00 am – 7:30 pm on Saturday, Sept. 10; and, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 11. Rochester Municipal Park is located in downtown Rochester, west of Rochester Road and north of University. Parking shuttle service is available for $3/roundtrip at Rochester High School, located at the southwest corner of Livernois and University. For additional information about the Art & Apples Festival, please call (248) 651-4110 or visit

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Coming Up On News/Talk 760 WJR

Friday September 2 (3PM-6PM): Tune in as The Mitch Albom Show broadcasts LIVE from The Splash Gallery during Arts, Beats and Eats 2005, Oakland County’s Taste, Music and Art Festival, in downtown Pontiac.

Saturday September 3: Join Steve Courtney as WJR kicks off the 2005 U of M Football Season with “The WJR Rock Financial Tailgate Show” LIVE from Ann Arbor beginning at 12:30pm. Then keep your dial set 760am WJR to hear the University of Michigan Wolverines take on Northern Illinois Huskies beginning at 3:30pm.

Sunday September 4 (Noon-3PM): Tune in as WJR’s “Home Improvement” broadcasts LIVE from The Splash Gallery at Arts, Beats and Eats 2005 in downtown Pontiac

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WMXD-MIX 92.3’s Nationwide Celebrity Morning Show Search is near the end of its search for the next new morning show host. From August 29th – September 2nd, MIX 92.3 will feature gospel recording artist, J.Moss of the infamous PAJAM production powerhouse with his sidekicks for the week, comedians Horace B. Sanders and Small Fire.

Detroit Free Press:

Tom Joyner is taking his audience with him. That's the big story emerging from this month's Arbitrend radio ratings, released Tuesday. The syndicated radio star's move from Clear Channel's WMXD to Joyner's new corporate radio home at Radio One's WDMK (now on 105.9) is clearly mirrored in the ratings chart. WMXD took a ratings hit as it tried using celebrities as morning hosts... Following Tom: Joyner's audience moves with him from 92.3 to 105.9; Arbitrend radio ratings, (Wed 8/24)

Question: Why is Monday's NFL preseason game between the Lions and the St. Louis Rams more than just a meaningless exhibition tilt? Answer: Because it gives ABC's "Monday Night Football" production a chance to do a live national telecast from Ford Field for the first time since the Lions moved there in 2002 -- which makes it a dress rehearsal for Super Bowl XL on Feb. 5, which ABC is broadcasting... Monday Lions game is ABC's rehearsal for the Super Bowl, (Wed 8/24)

Detroit News:

Relief could be coming for baseball fans who aren't seeing enough of the Tigers. There are signs of optimism that the Tigers will return to broadcast television next year, after a 2005 schedule that tuned out Metro Detroit fans who don't have cable TV. A long road of talks lies ahead before anything is signed, and stumbling blocks can spring up at any point in negotiations. But indications are that the Tigers will work out a deal to get back on UPN-Channel 50 in 2006... Tigers could return to Channel 50, (Sun 8/21)

Daily Oakland Press:

Tune down your AM dial this morning, and you’ll likely hear metro Detroit’s newest radio station. WFDF-AM (910) used to broadcast from Flint, but now it’s in the final stages of moving its transmitter to northern Monroe County... Disney station making move to metro Detroit airwaves, (Mon 8/22)

All Access:

CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WKQI (CHANNEL 95-5)/DETROIT "MOJO IN THE MORNING" co-host SPIKE rode a horse and buggy to work this morning in protest of the current gas prices in MICHIGAN. As news helicopters buzzed overhead, SPIKE even parked his carriage at a gas station and offered rides to anybody who would abandon their automobile. To top off his morning commute, SPIKE took the horse and buggy through the McDONALD'S drive-thru, where he purchased a $2.39 apple and walnut salad for his Clydesdale horse. Pictures of the journey will be posted soon on (Fri 8/26)

Crain's Detroit Business

Wayne State University plans to lease out valuable air waves it has controlled since the 1960s, a move that could help clear the way for next-generation wireless systems and devices in metro Detroit. Previously used for TV broadcasting, the 107.6 megahertz of radio waves are capable of carrying vast amounts of data, reaching out in a 35-mile radius from a tower at Eight Mile Road and Wyoming Avenue in Royal Oak Township... WSU to lease spectrum for wireless use, (Mon 8/22)







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