Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 8, 2006




Drive through job fair coming May 31

Radio One Detroit (Urban WHTD-FM 102.7, Adult Urban WDMK-FM 105.9, News/Talk WCHB-AM 1200) and Art Van Furniture will be hosting a 'Drive Through Job Fair' on Wednesday May 31st at two Detroit area Art Van locations:

- From 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at 22555 Greenfield, Southfield, MI 48075, phone (248) 569-3770
- From 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at 13855 E. Eight Mile Road, Warren, MI 48089, phone (586) 779-9530

On air personalities from Radio One's three Detroit stations will be on hand at both locations giving out information and applications for employment opportunities at many area companies - including Art Van.

Gospel duo Mary-Mary to perform live at Mother's Day brunch

WMXDClear Channel Adult Urban WMXD-FM 92.3 and Urban WJLB-FM 97.9 will once again pay tribute to Detroit's mothers with their annual brunch and a live performance at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th. Hosted by Mix 92.3's Frankie Darcell, FM98's Kris Kelley, and hip-hop balladeer Jaheim, it will be a day of celebrating Mothers and all they do throughout the year.

With the release of the self-titled “Mary Mary”, the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling gospel duo is beginning a new chapter in an already remarkable career. One listen to Mary Mary and you'll immediately see that Erica and Tina are spreading their wings musically, embracing new influences and stretching the boundaries, so there are plenty of surprises. This is a chance for mothers and their families to experience the powerful sound and lyrics of Mary Mary in person.

WJLBOur moms are in for a special treat with co-host Jaheim in attendance. Jaheim is a multi-talented artist, most famous for his R&B vocals. He has also rapped, modeled and acted, as has also appeared in Source and other hip-hop publications.

In celebration of the Mother's Day Brunch,, Bretlin Home Mortgage, the Michigan Chronicle, and Michigan Front Page are presenting area moms with a chance to be mortgage free to an entire year! Mothers can simply log on to or pick up a Michigan Chronicle or Michigan Front Page for an entry form, and describe in 200 words or less, why they or the mother in their life deserves to be mortgage free! The winner will be announced live on both MIX 92.3 & FM 98 WJLB as well as be invited to the brunch. The contest deadline is Wednesday, May 10th. Adding more excitement to the Mother's Day Brunch is Funjet Vacations who will be giving away a 3-day/4-night trip for two to Las Vegas at the event.

Tickets are $60 for adults and $30 for children under 12 for this very special Mother's Day Brunch and can be purchased on-line at or Tickets can also be purchased in person with cash or money order at the WMXD and WJLB studios located in Suite 633 of the Penobscot Building at 645 Griswold Avenue in downtown Detroit.

5th Annual “Women Who Make Magic®” Awards coming to Warren June 12th

WMGCThe 5th Annual Women Who Make Magic Awards® Banquet and Dinner will be held on Monday, June 12th at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom on 14 Mile in Warren.

Jordan Knight, formerly of New Kids on the Block, has been confirmed as the evening's entertainment. As frequent lead vocalist for New Kids On The Block, Jordan Knight toured the world's stages, belting out a pop-R&B rap hybrid that climbed to the Top 20 ten times in half as many years, sparked a revolution in merchandising, and endeared five young men to millions of crazed fans.

Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom Box Office in Warren or by calling 586-268-3200. A portion of the ticket sales will go to a Metro Detroit women's charity.

Detroit Free Press:

Time to jump in the Wayback Machine one more time to note the publication of Gordon Castelnero's new softcover, "TV Land -- Detroit" (University of Michigan Press, $22.95). It's the second major recent opus about '50s- and '60s-era Detroit local television, following Tim Kiska's "From Soupy to Nuts!" out last year... Look back at Detroit TV (Mon 5/8)

All Access:

CKLW Vet Dave Shafer Passes:
ALL ACCESS is sorry to report that former CKLW-A (THE BIG 8) DETROIT personality of the 60s, 70s and 80s, DAVE SHAFER has passed away (5/7) from complications with sinus surgery. A mass will be held in his honor at 11a, TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006 at PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, SUN CITY CENTER, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. An additional memorial service will be held in on MAY 23rd at LYNCH & SONS, 1368 N. Crooks, CLAWSON, MI. There will be a visitation from 11a-1p, followed by a 1p memorial service. For more info, call (248) 435-0660. Again, in lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. (Mon 5/8)

Jim Miller Joins MSU Spartans Radio Crew:
As the MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS move to WJR-A/DETROIT for football coverage this FALL, former SPARTANS and pro QB JIM MILLER will join the broadcast crew as color analyst alongside longtime play-by-play voice GEORGE BLAHA. Former SPARTANS center JASON STRAYHORN will serve as sideline reporter for MSU games, and MIKE KAMIN is returning as studio host. The broadcasts will air on WJR and a network of over 30 stations statewide.







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