Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Aug 11, 2006




XYT Fantasy Football Convention coming Aug 12

WXYTSports WXYT-AM 1270 will present its Second Annual Fantasy Football Convention from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 12th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Westland, 6677 N. Wayne Rd. in Westland. The Convention will provide Fantasy Football players with all the information they need to get the winning edge in their fantasy football league. Attendees to the Convention will receive a number of resources to help dominate their Fantasy Football league, including a draft kit from CBS SportsLine, a commemorative t-shirt, a Fantasy Football magazine plus the chance to win prizes, including Lions pre-season tickets, a BBQ Grill and a 42” DLP HDTV. Admission to the Fantasy Football Convention is free.

The highlights of the day will include ESPN Football Analyst Merrill Hoge teaching the In's and Out's of how to draft a championship team. He will provide insight on this year's top players, sleeper picks, players that should have break out years and also players that may be total busts! He will be ready to answer all of your Fantasy Football questions and help you get ahead of the rest of the teams in your league this year. During the convention, 1270 XYT's Tom Mazawey and Steve Silverman, plus Paul Prouty from CBS Sportsline will outline the different fantasy football leagues and the best way to manage them. Roundtable discussions with columnists Rob Parker, Drew Sharp and Pat Caputo will showcase the upcoming football season. Also on the agenda is a special ex-Lions roundtable featuring Marc Spindler and Lomas Brown.

Members of the 1270 XYT on-air team will give the audience their thoughts on Fantasy Football and the NFL. This segment will include Doug Karsch, Art Regner, Mike Valenti and Terry Foster. An additional afternoon highlight will include a candid discussion about the future of the Detroit Lions and the NFL in general with Lions Broadcasters Dan Miller, Jim Brandstatter and Tony Ortiz, plus Lions beat writers Mike O'Hara and Curt Sylvester. Attendees will also catch a special live broadcast of “The Big Show” with Doug Karsch and Art Regner from 11am – 1pm and the “Sports Inferno” with Mike Valenti and Terry Foster will be broadcasting live from Tigers post-game until 7pm.

Great Lakes Radio Consortium Wins PRNDI Award

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium, a production of Michigan Radio, has been honored with an award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., for the news feature “How Long Do You Keep a Polluting Heap?” These national awards, judged and presented annually, recognize outstanding public radio news reporting at local stations.

“How Long Do You Keep a Polluting Heap?,” produced by GLRC Reporter Rebecca Williams, was recognized in the soft feature category. “Polluting Heap” is Rebecca's personal story, beginning when she finds herself in the middle of her own environmental dilemma. Her car, an '89 Toyota Camry, was leaking oil. How much oil, you might ask? The answer is: about a quart every two weeks. As it happened, it would cost $650 to fix the leak. In this story, Williams explores a question many of us eventually face: What do you do when doing the right thing for the environment is going to cost you a lot of money?

Receiving a PRNDI award is a prestigious accomplishment. With this, the GLRC exerts itself as one of the best producers in the country. Other winners include: WNYC-New York, WBUR-Boston, WUNC-Chapel Hill, and KUOW-Seattle.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Station Manager Jon Hoban. “This award from the leaders in news reporting is a testament to the work that Rebecca Williams and the GLRC are doing each week.”

The Environment Report from the GLRC is a production of Michigan Radio, the public radio service of the University of Michigan. The Environment Report is a modular environmental news service that produces six to eight environmental stories each week. These stories are distributed free of charge to more than 140 public radio stations in 20 states.







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