Metro Detroit: Newsmakers April 26, 2006




Rick Bloom to broadcast daily stock market updates on Michigan Radio Network affiliates

Rick Bloom, the host of the Rick Bloom Show on WDTK-AM 1400 in Detroit and a financial columnist for the Oakland Press, will begin airing twice-daily business reports on Michigan Radio Network (MRN) affiliates throughout the state beginning Monday, May 1, 2006. The business updates will be heard daily before the stock market opens and after the market close.

Bloom, a recipient of Worth Magazine's “Top 250 Financial Planners”, will provide daily commentary on the stock market and economic conditions, financial planning tips and other business news that impacts Michiganders. He is an attorney and a CPA, and is a partner in Bloom Asset Management, Inc. in Farmington Hills.

“I look forward to doing these business updates each day, and I plan to make these segments more than just a standard stock market update,” Bloom said. “I pride myself in talking in simple terms about the stock market and finance, and I will relate changes in the market and economy to the listeners daily lives."

The Lansing-based Michigan Radio Network provides news and sports information to more than 60 radio stations throughout the state. The network will distribute two separate one-minute reports from Rick Bloom to its affiliates each business day. MRN News Director Rob Baykian said he looks forward to adding Bloom to the network's program line-up. “We're excited to have a highly respected business analyst such as Rick Bloom on the Michigan Radio Network,” said Baykian. “Rick provides us with an exclusive product that focuses on Michigan stocks and other business news.”

For a list of MRN affiliates, go to

Alexander Zonjic to perform in Mother's Day weekend concert to benefit homeless in Canada

ZonjicFor the tenth year, flutist and Smooth Jazz WVMV-FM 98.7 morning host Alexander Zonjic will be performing a charity concert for the Windsor Downtown Mission to benefit the homeless on Mother's Day weekend, Saturday, May 13. The Mission feeds the homeless, offers them spiritual and moral support, provides health care, referrals, clothing, and employment support.

The concert will feature Alexander Zonjic & Friends with special guests guitarist Ken Navarro and vocalist Thornetta Davis. It takes place at the Capital Theatre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for children, $20 for adults and $45 for preferred seating.

“The Windsor Downtown Mission does good work and I am especially eager to help out a good cause in my hometown,” said Zonjic. For more information and tickets, call the Windsor Downtown Mission at (519) 973-5573.

Radio & Records:

The legendary host of WOMC (Motor City 104.3)/Detroit's morning show gave NAB Radio Luncheon attendees a good laugh today, as Purtan was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at NAB2006. For 40 years Purtan has given belly laughs to his loyal isteners throughout Michigan, northern Ohio and southwestern Ontario with comedic commentary and topical wit. Accompanying him in accepting the honor was his 94-year-old father, Paul Purtan; his wife, Gail; and his six daughters and their husbands... Dick Purtan Inducted Into NAB Hall of Fame (Wed 4/26)

Detroit Free Press:

Michigan's media world just got a powerful new partnership. Effective Friday, May 5, the Detroit Free Press – the state's most read newspaper – and WDIV-TV Local 4 -- Michigan's oldest and best known television station – will share reporting resources in print, over the air and on the Internet... Free Press, WDIV announce new partnership (Wed 4/26)







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