Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 29, 2006

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the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and WDFN announce 9th Annual Stoney & Wojo Radiothon

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Sports Radio 1130am WDFN are proud to announce the 9th Annual Stoney & Wojo Radiothon, the largest event of it's type in Michigan. This year's 28-hour Radiothon will broadcast live, from O'Toole's Cass Lake, located at 4000 Cass Elizabeth Rd. in Waterford, Mich. starting at 3 p.m. July 13th and going until 7 p.m. on July 14th, 2006.

Since 1997, the Stoney and Wojo Radiothon has raised over $1 million to support the Society's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. WDFN Sports Radio 1130am personalities Stoney (Mike Stone) & Wojo (Bob Wojnowski) host the event during which services, merchandise and one of a kind sports memorabilia are auctioned. Some of this year's auction items include a team autographed Red Wings jersey, a stainless steel Kitchen Aid outdoor grill, a limited edition Superbowl XL pool table, even a complete home comfort system including furnace, air conditioning unit, air cleaner, humidifier, and more. Check out www.wdfn.com for complete event details and more auction items.

“This is the funnest 28-hours on radio,” said Charley Kutscher, Chairman of the 2006 Radiothon. “More importantly, we are raising money to find a cure for blood cancers, the leading cause of cancer deaths among children.”



Detroit Free Press:

Frank Turner will get his day in federal court July 6 to argue for a court order to allow the WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) news anchor to pursue a second career as a radio evangelist on WEXL-AM (1340) despite an exclusive services clause in his Channel 7 pact. But it could all be too late. Station general manager Frank Franciosi had written Turner that WEXL would hold the weekday mid-morning slot open for him only until Friday... Turner court date coming too late? (Thu 6/29)



Detroit News:

Has it really been 11 years since Liz Copeland 's all-night show "AlternateTake" debuted on WDET-FM (101.9) ? Such is the case, and from midnight to 5 a.m. Friday Copeland will be celebrating her anniversary with giveaways, music and fun. If you're sleeping while Copeland spins her mix of techno, ambient and pop music, you can still listen online anytime on demand, at wdetfm.org... Copeland celebrates 11 years at WDET (Thu 6/29)

 

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