Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 11, 2006




Detroit Free Press:

Can Whoopi Goldberg succeed where, say, David Lee Roth failed? Listen up. Clear Channel and its Premiere Radio Networks arms have signed the comic actress to host "Wake Up With Whoopi," a new weekday morning radio show, starting July 31... Whoopi Goldberg gets radio gig (Wed 5/10)

Detroit News:

Whoopi wants you to 'Wake Up' with her: Whoopi Goldberg has signed a deal with Clear Channel radio to host a live, syndicated morning talk show called "Wake Up With Whoopi." The show debuts July 31; no word yet on if it will air in Detroit... Newsmakers (Wed 5/10)

Good girls buckle up. But guiding children and, especially teens, to goodness, or any responsible behavior -- well, that's tricky. Popular culture often screams louder than parents and teachers. Unlike the 80 percent of teens who, research shows, pay no heed to seat belts or laws governing their use, the students at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills -- 98 percent of them -- are contest-winning bucklers. Or would-be bucklers. Almost the entire student body signed a pledge ("I commit to always wear my seat belt") sponsored by Takata Corp. and WKQI-FM (95.5)... The prize that wasn't: Mercy High School takes a stand (Thu 5/11)

What do you do if you're XM Satellite Radio and you want Bob Dylan to host a radio show? First, you have to track the once-reclusive rock poet down. Figure on spending a few years doing that until you luck out and find an acquaintance of Dylan's business manager. After several years of pelting him with offers, some dialogue ensues, and finally, a deal... Dylan's show is a tribute to radio's past (Thu 5/11)

Radio & Records:

WMXD LSM Jeff Luckoff has been promoted to GSM at Clear Channel/Detroit's Urban AC WMXD & Urban WJLB. Meanwhile, WKQI LSM Allyson Hillman has been named GSM of CHR/Pop WKQI & AC WNIC... Luckoff; Hillman New Clear Channel/Detroit GSMs (Thu 5/11)







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