Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Aug 10, 2006




Detroit News:

If you live anywhere near Woodward Avenue, the fragrance from hundreds of leaded gas-guzzlers is no doubt wafting over your patio every evening. The actual Dream Cruise isn't until Aug. 19, but starting Monday and running through Aug. 18, WOMC-FM (104.3) will broadcast live from 7 p.m. to midnight from Duggan's, the Woodward Avenue cruising hangout just north of 13 Mile in Royal Oak. On Aug. 19, there won't be an emphasis on music; instead, the station will be the "eyes and ears" of listeners, reporting on the cruise, says program director Steve Allan. Dick Purtan and Purtan's People will broadcast from 8 to 11 a.m. at Nine Mile and Woodward in Ferndale; Rick Hunter is on the air from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Memorial Park, 13 Mile and Woodward in Royal Oak; Dana Masucci will be at the Flagstar Bank at 15 Mile and Woodward from 1 to 3 p.m.; Tom Ryan takes the mike from 3 to 5 p.m. from the new CVS drugstore at 13 Mile and Woodward; and Masucci returns from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Papa Joe's market on Woodward in Birmingham. Art "Bozo" Cervi and "Top Hat John" will do color commentary all day on the vintage rides... WOMC plans mass Dream Cruise coverage (Thu 8/10)

Quick, name your favorite disc jockey The odds are 10-to-1 that you probably don't have one. Today's radio jocks are a hard-working lot, but, with few exceptions, there really aren't any personalities out there. That definitely wasn't the case in the 1960s when AM ruled, and your favorite station's top jock rode "shotgun" as you cruised Woodward. "It didn't matter if you were a 'frat' or a 'greaser;' there was nothing cooler than catching a light and hearing your favorite song coming from all the cars around you," said former Royal Oak resident Sue Avery, who now lives in Maine. "I remember tuning into Lee 'The Horn' Allen and his 'fine tone ashtray.' He always signed off with a salute to Frank Sinatra." Dick Purtan -- indisputably the heaviest hitter in the history of Metro Detroit radio -- was with legendary station WKNR-AM (Keener Radio) back then and remembers it well... Celebrity DJs are a thing of the past (Thu 8/10)

The question was short and sweet: What do you like/dislike about TV sportscasts in Metro Detroit? There were tons of e-mail responses, which showed there are a lot of unhappy campers in TV land armed with active remotes... Local sportscasts get thumbs down (Thu 8/10)

Condolences To WYCD's Dan Masucci:
ALL ACCESS sends out our condolences to CBS Country WYCD/DETROIT Continuity Dir. DAN MASUCCI and his family on the loss of his mother, ROSE, (8/4). (Thu 8/10)







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