Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 11, 2006




2nd Annual Sizzle 'n Sauce to spice up Eastern Market

It is the All Star of BBQ...the Homerun of Grilling Knowledge…the Big Daddy of Secret Spices, and the Masters of the Grill. Call it what you may, the Sizzle-N-Sauce BBQ Competition held July 22-23, 2006 will put one out of the park!

Save the date for July 22-23, 2006 when over twenty-five contestants will release the sweetest smelling BBQ aromas at the 2nd Annual “Sizzle-N-Sauce” over Eastern Market ... for three pork, beef, & chicken stuffed days of BBQ heaven, where contestants will eat, sleep, and live to win cash prizes and trophies. Masters of the grill and folks wanting to enjoy the competitors finest BBQ, will descend on Eastern Market July 8 & 9 for a serious competition guaranteed to be seriously fun. Expected attendance at the event promised more than 20,000 BBQ lovers from around the globe who will gather to testify about the tasty delights of special sauces, rubs, ribs, and much more during this fabulous weekend.

The Main Stage is set with world-class musical entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday. The outstanding lineup of performers and entertainers will include the R&B sounds of Streetcorner and Larry Lee & Back In The Day, the jazz sounds of The Edge and the all-female group Straight Ahead, a Motown review by Horizon, Blues favorites by Bons Temps Roulle, and a very exciting blues show by Da Blooze Brothers. On-air personalities from both 100.3 WNIC-FM and MIX 92.3-FM will also make appearances during the weekend.

Admission to “Sizzle-N-Sauce” is absolutely FREE and a variety of BBQ menu items will be available for purchase to feed the entire family.

For more information about the event, visit or call (248) 324-5424. Limited sponsorship opportunities for this year's event also remain available. Sizzle-N-Sauce sponsors will have amazing contact and sales opportunities at this wonderful and exciting food and entertainment event at Eastern Market.

Detroit Free Press:

A day of golf, a charity dinner and Tom Izzo's debut as a professional singer all served as an informal launch for Michigan State's new partnership with WJR-AM (760) in metro Detroit. MSU and WJR sponsored the first "Coaches for the Kids" golf outing and dinner, a benefit for the For the Kids Foundation. Basketball coach Izzo, football coach John L. Smith and women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie were honorary co-chairs for the event Sunday and Monday at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township... Spartans team with WJR-AM to aid kids (Tue 7/11)

Judy Adams, longtime WDET-FM (101.9) programmer who left the station when the datyime music format went away late in 2005, reports, "I have been in conversations with several metro Detroit radio stations and hope to be back on the air very soon"... Names and Faces (Tue 7/11)

Scheduled: Auditions for a teen boy and girl to hand out the surfboard trophies at "Teen Choice 2006" airing live at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 on Fox (WJBK-TV, Channel 2). The Detroit audition is noon- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Oakland Mall in Troy... Names and Faces (Mon 7/10)

Landing: On University of Windsor station CJAM-FM (91.5), Jon Moshier's "in sound" program 2:30-4 p.m. Thursdays starting July 13... Names and Faces (Sat 7/8)

WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) news anchor Frank Turner's request to get a temporary federal court injunction to allow him to circumvent his exclusive services contract clause and commence weekday evangelical broadcasting for WEXL-AM (1340) was turned down late Thursday... Turner religious broadcast nixed (Fri 7/7)

WJBK-TV (Channel 2) and WMGC-FM (105.1) personality Kam Carman had quite a holiday weekend. Carmen announced Tuesday on Jim Harper's morning radio show that she got engaged to Commerce Twp. firefighter Jim Shemanski... Carman says yes to her firefighter (Thu 7/6)

Detroit News:

Channel 7 on Friday disclosed how much it pays evening anchorman Frank Turner in a court filing related to a legal dispute between the TV station and Turner. And Turner is unhappy about it. Turner, who is near the end of a five-year contract signed in 2001, is paid $285,000 a year, station vice president and general manager Grace Gilchrist said in an affidavit. Including benefits, the total package is worth about $1.75 million, she said... Turner: My salary is not high (Mon 7/3)

Ann Arbor News:

Michigan Television, the public television station of the University of Michigan, won two Emmy Awards for programs it produced and aired in 2005. The awards were conferred recently by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Award-winners were "And They Flew: The Story of the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit,'' produced by Katherine Weider, Felicia Jamieson and Matthew Zacharias, which won the award for Best Cultural Documentary, and "Wright's Little Gem,'' written and produced by Gary Ewell, which was awarded Best Writing in a Short Format Film... Michigan Television picks up Emmys Arts documentary, short-film writing bring recognition to station (Fri 6/30)

Flint Journal:

Ced Lover, host of the popular "Jumpoff" afternoon drive show on WRCL-FM (Club 93.7), has moved to Detroit's WHTD-FM (Hot 102.7). Thursday was his last day on the local airwaves. "This was not something I expected. But I think because I was part of the unexpected success of Club 93.7, my background fit with the qualities they were looking for," said Lover, who was contacted by the Detroit station about its vacant promotions and marketing director position... 'Jumpoff' host moves to Detroit station (Fri 7/7)

CBS Radio Dallas, Detroit Ink Media Monitors Deal:
MEDIA MONITORS, LLC (a division of RCS) has signed an agreement with CBS RADIO to provide commercial airplay data for CBS RADIO stations in DETROIT and DALLAS. CBS has been using MEDIA MONITORS already in YORK CITY, CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY, ST. LOUIS, ATLANTA, CINCINNATI, DENVER, and PORTLAND, OR bringing the total to 10 CBS markets. "We're quite pleased to offer CBS RADIO STATIONS in DALLAS and DETROIT our multimedia toolbox for tracking competitive data,"remarked MEDIA MONITORS President/CEO PHILIPPE GENERALI, "so that our timely and highly accurate data is now available for their radio sales departments." (Mon 7/10)

Brad Savage Adds PD Duties Of WLBY-A/Ann Arbor:
CLEAR CHANNEL AAA WQKL (ANN ARBOR'S 107one)/ANN ARBOR, MI PD BRAD SAVAGE adds PD duties of sister Progressive Talker WLBY-A. SAVAGE replaces RYAN MAGUIRE, who will focus exclusively on PD/afternoons on Sports WTKA-A. SAVAGE plans to co-brand certain WLBY-A events with 107one due to the similar lifestyle target. Meanwhile, ANN ARBOR'S 107one just celebrated their second anniversary last THURSDAY (6/28) with a highly successful, free, outdoor concert with SHAWN MULLINS and ARI HEST as part of the ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL. The free concert series continues with LUDO and local favorites TALLY HALL on THURSDAY, JULY 6th. WQKL will also host four days of live music during the ANN ARBOR ART FAIR, on a free music stage culminating on FRIDAY, JULY 21st with appearances from ELLERY, TOBY LIGHTMAN, BRIAN VANDER ARK (THE VERVE PIPE), CAREY OTT, and LUCE for a LISTENER APPRECIATION CONCERT. (Wed 7/5)

Radio & Records:

Henson assumes the programming chair at "Sports/Talk 950" most recently occupied by Jason Barrett, who exited the Greater Media Sports outlet in May. The move marks a return to Greater Media for Henson, who began his radio career as a morning show producer for the company's WCSX/Detroit in 1988... Gregg Henson Named WPEN/Philadelphia PD (Thu 6/29)

WVMV's Zonjic to perform at summer concerts

With the summer concert season upon us, Smooth Jazz WVMV-FM 98.7 morning host Alexander Zonjic & Friends will be performing at outdoor venues for Smooth Jazz fans throughout the region.

At Chene Park, a unique 7,000 capacity amphitheater located on the shore of the Detroit River, Alexander Zonjic & Friends will open for “Soul Express” featuring vocalist Jody Watley, keyboardist Jeff Lorber and guitarist Chris Standring on Wednesday, July 12, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $13-18 and available at the Chene Park Box Office, or call Ticketmaster 248-645-6666.

On Friday, July 14, Alexander Zonjic will travel to Toledo, OH, to perform at the Second Annual African American Festival at Nelson Grace Park. The three-day festival July 14-16 features Jazz Night on the opening day. Zonjic will perform at 9:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call 419-255-8876.

Then on Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m., Zonjic performs at the Bay City Wine, Food and Arts Festival. Called “A Day in the Sun,” the event takes place from 2:00-9:00 p.m. in Wenonah Park in downtown Bay City, MI. The $40 cost of admission includes sampling of wine, listening to live musical performances and access to the art on display. For more information call 989-893-7105 or visit

In addition to these performances, jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic serves as artistic director of four upcoming summer music festivals. Concert schedules, featuring a whole host of creative artistic talent, will be announced soon.

Paul W. Smith to sub for Limbaugh Friday 7/14

Join News/Talk 760 WJR's Paul W. Smith (Weekdays 5:30am-9am) as he hosts the nationally syndicated The Rush Limbaugh Show on Friday, July 14, 2006. The Rush Limbaugh Show can be heard on News/Talk 760 WJR, Weekdays from Noon-3:00pm.

Rush Limbaugh remains the most listened-to talk show host in America and can be reached during his program at 1-800-282-2882 or by fax at 212-563-9166.







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