Rock WDTW-FM 106.7 The Drive along with The Rainbow Connection and Emagine Theatres in Canton, 39535 Ford Road in Canton, will present the Movies for Wishes 2006 Movie Marathon beginning at 10 AM on Friday February 24th. The event will help generate money for The Rainbow Connection to help grant wishes of terminally ill children in the Detroit area. The Movies for Wishes Marathon 2006 will run for 24 straight hours.
Listeners can help raise money by gathering pledges for The Rainbow Connection and join 106.7 The Drive for 24 hours of the latest movie releases, unlimited popcorn and pop, dinner on Friday, breakfast on Saturday and a chance to win prizes for the most pledges collected. For details on how to participate, call The Rainbow Connection at (248) 601-9474, ext. 11. The station is asking for you to help them help some very special kids.
On deck: From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, live from Oakland Mall, the 19th Annual WOMC-FM (104.3) Dick Purtan Radiothon to benefit the Salvation Army's Bed and Bread Program. Donations can be made at www.womc.com or by calling 248-307-1043 during the show. Donors who pledge $120 per year ($10 per month) become members of the Bed and Bread Club... Names and Faces (Mon 2/20)
Coming soon to a TV near you: another blue screen. ABC affiliate WJRT (Channel 12) has received federal approval to block most duplicate programming from WXYZ (Channel 7), Detroit's ABC station, on the Comcast and Charter Communications cable systems in Genesee County. The maneuver is known as a nonduplication agreement. It blocks network shows carried on WXYZ, such as "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," leaving subscribers with only one option for ABC programs - WJRT. It does not affect local shows, including newscasts, and most syndicated programming carried by the Detroit station... Channel 12 forcing cable systems to block WXYZ (Sat 2/18)
WJR-AM 760 morning host Paul W. Smith broadcasts his morning program live tomorrow 6-9 AM (Tuesday 2/21) from the 48th Annual Detroit Boat Show at the Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center. Spring is coming!