Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan 28 - 30




WCSX Radiothon helps raise over $210,000

WCSX94.7 WCSX Classic Rock Morning Show hosts Jim Johnson and Lynne Woodison (JJ & Lynne) wrapped up their 28 Hour Radiothon on Friday the 27th of January with the announcement that over $210,000 had been raised to benefit The Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. The long running fundraiser has to date raised over raised $2.7 million for the CLF of Michigan.

Now, they turn their attention to the selection of the fourth JJ & Lynne's Stone Soup Project vehicle. You can help choose the car or truck that willbe restored and modified (“restified”) by visiting and voting on JJ & Lynne's Stone Soup page. The vehicle will then be raffled off with the proceeds also going to Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, a statewide organization that provides information, financial assistance and support for adults and children affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and other related blood disorders. The WCSX Radiothon is one of the major sources of revenue for the foundation.

99.5 WYCD Hosts “Clint Black Tie Affair” For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

WYCDDetroit's Country station, 99.5 WYCD and Al Long Ford in Warren are teaming together for a fundraising event with Country Superstar Clint Black at the Melting Pot Restaurant in Troy, MI on Thursday, February 9th. The event, dubbed the “Clint Black Tie Affair” will be raising monies to help fight childhood cancer with the ALSAC St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, one of the world's foremost cancer research hospitals. Detroit native and worldwide entertainer Danny Thomas founded the hospital with the theme, “No child should die in the dawn of life”. “Each year Detroit's 99.5 WYCD raises funds for the hospital, and this year we've added a new exciting and fun event to help the kids”, said WYCD Program Director Tim Roberts. “Clint Black is a huge artist in our format and he's been very generous to devote an evening to helping these kids”, added WYCD Morning Host Doctor Don Carpenter. “The staff and management of the Melting Pot in Troy have been wonderful supporters of the children of St. Jude and are absolutely great to allow us to have this event at their world famous restaurant.”

Tickets for the Clint Black Tie Affair can be purchased for $100 per plate through WYCD, from 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays at 26555 Evergreen, Suite 675, Southfield, MI 48076. A limited number of tickets can also be won by stopping by Al Long Ford, at 13711 E. 8 Mile Rd. in Warren. “The staff at Al Long Ford have been tremendously supportive of our fundraising efforts”, said WYCD PD Tim Roberts. The Melting Pot restaurant in Troy is renowned for their fondue style dinners, located at 888 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 119.

Detroit Free Press:

Two years ago, Jimmy Kimmel and Detroit went through a rough patch. It was more of a spend-the-night-on-the-couch thing than a bitter divorce. And Kimmel did what a guy in the doghouse is supposed to do. He apologized once, then twice, for joking during a 2004 NBA Finals game half-time segment that the city would be burned down if the Pistons won. Now he's going the extra step and bringing us candy and flowers, so to speak. Starting Tuesday, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is doing a week of broadcasts from the downtown Gem Theatre, including a special Super Bowl Sunday show that's part of ABC's post-game lineup. The shows will be taped around 7 p.m. and feature guests like Jessica Alba and the region's own Kid Rock. WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) plans to air them at 11:35 p.m., a half-hour earlier than usual, to give more local residents a chance to watch... Jimmy Kimmel ♥ Detroit (Sun 1/29)

Detroit News:

National and local broadcasters will be covering the Big Game from every angle at various Detroit venues. All locations are open to the public, with the exception of Ford Field and Centaur. Here's where many of the broadcasters will be: ABC Sports will be headquartered all week at Ford Field, 2000 Brush St. ESPN will be stationed at three locations for various broadcasts and events all week. One stop is the upscale lounge Centaur, 2233 Park Ave., where ESPN the Magazine has its private all-access venue with eight floors of VIP treatment. At the Town Pump Tavern, 100 W. Montcalm St., which is kitty-corner to Centaur, there will be athlete appearances and gaming competitions and the venue is open to the public. Meanwhile, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News and ESPN's "Cold Pizza" will broadcast from the GM Wintergarden, 400 Renaissance Center... TV coverage blankets Detroit for Super Bowl week (Sun 1/29)

If you can't be at Ford Field for the Super Bowl, radio's got you covered. The game itself will be broadcast in Metro Detroit, starting with the pregame show at 6 p.m. on CBS's WXYT-AM (1270). It will also be heard on 575 stations nationally via the Westwood One / CBS Radio network. Some 120 countries will be able to tune in, as well as U.S. ships at sea (through the American Forces Radio and Television Service). The pay service Sirius Satellite Radio's NFL Radio, channel 124, will broadcast live from Detroit all week in the Renaissance Center's Radio Row. The channel also will be streamed live, free, on the NFL's official game site, Meanwhile, Detroit native Ed Gordon, host of NPR's "News & Notes with Ed Gordon," will broadcast his show from 10-11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday from the studios of WDET-FM (101.9)... Radio dial will be spinning with sound of Super Bowl (Sun 1/29)

Bob Woodruff has always been a fighter. Whether it was on the soccer field or in the courtroom, he always knew how to get the job done. Friends and colleagues hope that fighting spirit will help the ABC co-anchor battle back from serious head injuries he suffered early Sunday after a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle while he was covering the war in Iraq... Metro Detroit rallies around ABC's Woodruff (Mon 1/30)

Oakland Press:

Dedicated, brilliant, compassionate and devoted. The words used by close friends and people in the journalism business to describe ABC "World News Tonight" coanchor Bob Woodruff, a Bloomfield Township native, give a reflection of his work ethic in Iraq, where he was critically injured Sunday morning in the line of duty. Woodruff, a 1979 Cranbrook Schools graduate, suffered head injuries and broken bones when the Iraqi army vehicle he was traveling in was hit by an explosive device... Anchor hurt in Iraq is Oakland native (Mon 1/30)







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