Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 4, 2006

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Mix 92.3's Steve Harvey morning show to visit local high school on Friday

WMXDThe Steve Harvey Morning Show recently conducted a contest for high school students, encouraging them to vote for their school to win Steve Harvey as their “Principal for a Day”. The local winning high school with the most votes was Detroit's Mumford High School. On Friday, May 5th, the Steve Harvey Morning Show will visit Mumford at 11am for a special pep rally. Students will receive positive words and “stay in school” encouragements from Steve Harvey along with co-hosts, Nephew Tommy and Jacque Reid. National recording artist and cast member of the current stage play running in Detroit, “My Sweet Potato Pie” - Genuwine, will also make a special surprise visit at the school.



WDET to launch two new local programs May 7th

Detroit Public Radio to provide platform for cultural affairs and live performance

WDETWDET-FM (101.9) will introduce listeners to two new local arts programs on Sunday, May 7th with premier broadcasts of Front Row Center (11am - noon) and Live From Studio A (noon - 1pm). Both programs are elements in WDET's commitment to showcase metropolitan Detroit's rich and diverse cultural life.

Front Row Center is hosted and produced by WDET's award-winning arts and culture reporter Celeste Headlee. The show will focus on all aspects of cultural affairs and include interviews, conversations, performances, feature reports and more. Listeners can expect to hear about cultural events from the mainstream to the obscure, as well as important issues that impact the cultural life of our community. The first program on May 7 will feature the baseball exhibit at the Henry Ford, an interview with Dick Clark of the Society of American Baseball Research about the Negro Leagues and a conversation with art collector Dr. Walter Evans about the African American Art Exhibit currently at the DIA. Front Row Center will air each Sunday morning from 11am to noon.

Live From Studio A is hosted and produced by WDET music host Jon Moshier and continues the long tradition of live music performances at Detroit Public Radio. WDET's live music studio, Studio A, is one of the largest live music studios at any radio station in the Midwest. WDET
prides itself on its national reputation for outstanding live music production and Live From Studio A will utilize the station's many resources. Listeners can expect to hear a variety of national,
international and local artists who perform in Studio A. The first program on May 7 will feature performances by acclaimed singer-songwriter Beth Orton and Ann Arbor based local favorite Nomo. Live From Studio A will air each Sunday afternoon from noon to 1pm.

"Programs like these are part of our commitment to serve the community with a premier public radio service," said Allen Mazurek, WDET Program Director. "Introducing listeners to artists and events and celebrating the cultural life of Detroit are an important part of what we do at Detroit Public Radio."



Detroit News:

If you're driving down the Lodge and see the new WCSX-FM (94.7) billboard featuring rock stars schmoozing with the station's jocks (sporting a lot of hair, 1970s eyeglasses, etc.), you're not having an acid flashback. Rather, the station is ballyhooing its veteran staff's history in Detroit, where they not only play the music but know a lot of the musicians... WCSX billboards sell its experience (Thu 5/4)

 

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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on May 4, 2006 6:30 PM.

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