Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 20, 2006




Seger speaks with WCSX about new album

Legendary rocker Bob Seger played in The Ken Calvert Casual Classic Golf Outing earlier today and had a chat on air about his upcoming album "Face the Promise", due to be released on September 12th. It's Seger's first studio album in 11 years and has already created a buzz among fans of the Hall of Fame rocker. The seven minute discussion with Calvert and WCSX midday host Karen Savelly is posted on the station's website for you to download and listen at

Jim Harper & Crew to launch summer at the Detroit Zoo

WMGCSoft Rock WMGC-FM Detroit, Magic 105.1, will spend the first official day of summer 2006 at the Detroit Zoo's newest exhibit, The Australian Outback Adventure. This exhibit allows visitors to get an up close and personal view of the Red Kangaroo in their natural habitat. The exhibit trail is lined by 21-inch high cables on each side, which allow the 16 kangaroos to roam free within The Australian Outback Adventure yard.

The event, hosted by Jim Harper & The entire Magic Morning Show, officially takes place from noon to 2pm on Wednesday, June 21st and is open to the public. The Detroit Zoo is open from 10am to 5pm daily. The first 150 kids who “jump” into the Magic 105.1FM “Kangaroo Kid Zone” will receive a very special limited edition Detroit Zoo/Magic 105.1 t-shirt. In addition, parents who attend will receive a free “Bloomin' Onion” gift certificate good at all Metro Detroit Outback Steakhouses (while supplies last).

But "mate", there's more! Metro Detroit kids will want to “jump” into the fun in the “Kangaroo Kids Zone” activities area, featuring the popular Magic Game Show and hosted by Jim Harper & The entire Magic Morning Show. Kids will play for fun prizes like outback hats as they're asked Zoo related questions. What Kid Doesn't Like to Color? Magic 105.1FM will provide kangaroo pictures and crayons for kids to color. They will then be featured on display in the designated Magic 105.1FM area. Two face painters will also be on hand to put cute kangaroos on all kids' cheeks. On the way out… after this fun-filled two hours, kids and parents will be encouraged to sign up to win a fabulous dinner for their family at the Outback Steakhouse.

Admission to the Detroit Zoo is $11.00 for adults ages 13 years to 61 years old; $7.00 for children ages 2 to 12 years old; $9.00 for seniors ages 62 years and older and free for children under 2 years old. Parking is $5.00 for cars/vans and $8.00 for buses.

Detroit News:

When their identity has been stolen, the rental car company overcharges them or the landscaper runs off with their money, Metro Detroiters turn to the Call Bill for Action Team. You see the fruits of his labor weeknights on the 5 p.m. WXYZ (Channel 7) news. But standing in the shadows behind the consumer advocate is a team of about 50 volunteers who answer the telephones and make calls to solve lingering problems... Got a problem? Bill's your man (Mon 6/19)

Detroit Free Press:

Here's another twist in WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) news anchor Frank Turner's attempt to launch a radio career as a weekday evangelist despite exclusivity clauses in his TV contract that Channel 7 maintains prohibit such activity. Turner attorney Jeffrey Wilson filed a request for a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court late Friday to allow Turner to proceed with a 9:30 a.m.-noon weekday show on WEXL-AM (1340)... Channel 7's Turner seeks injunction so he can proceed with radio show (Tue 6/20)

Flint Journal:

With its varying styles, alternative music has often been difficult to categorize, but it usually depicts music that is south of the mainstream. For 15 years, Windsor-based CIMX-FM (88.7), better known as 89X, has helped develop some of today's largest rock acts by giving them their first bits of airplay. It was no surprise, then, that the station's celebrated its independent spirit Sunday at the 15th annual 89X Birthday Bash by featuring many of those artists on stages at Detroit's State Theatre, Fox Theatre and an outdoor stage on Woodward Avenue... 89X's 15th birthday show bigger, better (Mon 6/19)







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