Metro Detroit: In the News Aug 7-13




WCSX's Stone Soup GTO Ready to Fire Up

Monday Morning, the sweet smell of Motor City Muscle will fill the air as JJ & Lynne’s Stone Soup GTO roars to life. Eight months ago, it was just an idea to restore a 1965 Pontiac GTO raise money for the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. On Monday, August 15th, the countless hours of work by hundreds of volunteers from all over southeast Michigan will be showcased when the engine of the Stone Soup GTO is started for the first time outside the studios of 94.7 WCSX, located at One Radio Plaza in Royal Oak Township.

The “birthday” celebration will begin at 7am with the arrival of the Stone Soup GTO and many members of the volunteer team working on the restoration. During the 8am hour, JJ & Lynne will officially fire up the 609 horse power, 389 Tri-Power engine for the first time. To add to the festivities, local classic car enthusiasts will be on hand displaying their custom rides.

During the Dream Cruise weekend, JJ & Lynne’s 1965 Stone Soup GTO will make it’s first official appearances:
* Friday 8/19 11am-4:30pm, Firestone Complete Auto Care on Woodward in Royal Oak
* Friday 8/19 6-8pm, The Hunter House on Woodward in Birmingham
* Saturday 8/20 10am–6pm, Cruising Woodward Avenue

JJ & Lynne Stone Soup GTO raffle tickets cost $25 each and 100% of the ticket price will go directly to The Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. One lucky ticket holder will win both the restored 1965 GTO and the 2005 GTO Coupe on September 22nd, 2005 at the JJ & Lynne Stone Soup event at the Wintergarden inside the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.

Everyone is invited to follow the progress of JJ & Lynne’s Stone Soup Project™ by tuning into The Classic Rock Morning Show on WCSX weekdays from 5am to 9am and by visiting the WCSX web site at

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WJLB's The Bushman To Be Honored

Local DJ Royalty The Bushman of WJLB, Hennessy Executives, amongst the leading DJ’s of the growing Detroit Hip-Hop Scene, is being recognized as part of Hennessy V.S “V.I.P. Access Weekend” with hip-hop superstar Common on Monday August 15th from 9-11pm at Flood’s Bar & Grill on St. Antoine in Detroit. The Bushman is a leading figure in the Detroit hip-hop community as a radio host on WJLB. He has helped gain national exposure for the Detroit “hip-hop sound” that has produced artists like Eminem and Slum Village.

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Magic 105.1 Salutes Women in Automotive

Soft Rock WMGC-FM 105.1 will kick off the Cruise on Woodward Avenue weekend with two very special live broadcasts entitled “A Salute to Women in the Automotive Industry.” These broadcasts are sponsored by GM Mobility and Chrysler Jeep. The first event will take place on Thursday, August 18th, from 6-10am at the OnStar Sound Studio at General Motors’ Global Headquarters in the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. The second live broadcast will be on Friday, August 19th, from 6-10am at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, located at the corner of Featherstone and Squirrel, off of I-75 at Exit #78.

WMGC Operations Manager and on-air personality Jim Harper said, "We are so happy to be doing our second annual Magic “Salute to Women in Automotive!” Women have been a vital part of the auto world since Rosie the Riveter during WWII. Now women are so involved in the design, production and sale of modern cars, it's only natural we focus the spotlight on them for this special salute."

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August 16th-August 19th, Adult Urban WMXD-FM 92.3 will feature the talents of Blair Underwood, Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell-Martin to form a “triple threat” to their predecessors featured in MIX 92.3’s summer line up of celebrity guest DJs. Tuesday will feature Duane Martin, Wednesday and Thursday - Tisha Campbell, and closing out the week is Blair Underwood.

Detroit Free Press:

Peter Jennings never made it to Detroit in May. Thinking there was a large story to be told about U.S. automakers' claims they were hamstrung by health care costs, the late ABC "World News Tonight" anchor initiated plans to broadcast a Channel 7 "Town Meeting" from an area auto plant... Late anchor made city a regular stop, Tue 8/9

Detroit News:

When veteran TV anchor Peter Jennings told the public he had lung cancer in April, Dr. Robert Chapman feared the worst. Jennings mentioned chemotherapy, and Chapman, who heads the hematology and oncology division at Henry Ford Hospital, suspected the journalist had a life-threatening form of the disease... Jennings' death may deter other smokers, Tue 8/9

Detroit radio veteran Steve Schram is on the move again. He resigned Friday as general manager and sales manager of Infinity country station WYCD-FM (99.5) Detroit... WYCD-FM general manager quits station, Sat 8/13

Daily Oakland Press:

Good ol’ regular radio is fighting back against satellite radio and digital music players with enhanced programming — for those willing to spend money on a new receiver. Three stations are offering multicasts, a separate stream of programming, as part of their digital signals... FM stations fight back with digital version of their signals, Mon 8/8

Radio & Records

WHTD/Detroit shifts night duo Dre & Suga Rae to mornings. Sean Anthony and Keith "Baby" Jones join for nights from WCKX/Columbus, OH. Tue 8/9

Grand Rapids Press

A seismic shift in the West Michigan sports broadcast landscape occurred Thursday when Citadel Broadcasting regional president Matt Hanlon acquired the rights to the Detroit Lions in an 11th-hour deal that's still producing aftershocks in the local radio market. The broadcast rights to the Lions shift exclusively to WKLQ-FM (107.3) and WBBL-AM (1340) after approximately five decades on WOOD-AM (1300)... Lions radio move leaves aftershock, Fri 8/12







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