Stopping: WHTD-FM's (102.7) Russ Parr Bus Tour 6-10 a.m. Friday at the Fine Arts Theatre, 2952 Woodward, featuring free live performances from Ciara, plus Lil Scrappy, Rashad Morgan, Bohagan, Sammie, Southern Girl and Justin Clark... Names and Faces (Thu 8/3)
WDET-FM 101.9, Detroit Public Radio, was honored with five awards from the Metro Detroit Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). These awards recognize excellence in local journalism, and add to the numerous awards the WDET news department has been honored with this year. WDET's 2006 SPJ awards are as follows:
General News Reporting: Second Place: Jerome Vaughn, "Delphi Worker"
General Feature Reporting: First Place: Celeste Headlee, "Margaret Garner"
Sports Reporting: First Place: Jerome Vaughn, "Hockey Canceled"
Regular Newscast: Third Place: Joan Silvi, "All Things Considered, December 13, 2005
Spot/Breaking News: First Place: Jerome Vaughn, "Rosa Parks' Funeral"
WDET is proud of its tradition of bringing the metropolitan Detroit community an in-depth, comprehensive local news service that wins awards year after year. "We feel a tremendous honor to be recognized by fellow journalists for our work," said Joan Silvi, WDET News Director and local host of All Things Considered. "The hard work of the news department is the result of our commitment to bring listeners the area's best radio news service."
Greater Media Detroit's Soft Rock Magic 105.1 (WMGC-FM) is integrating Internet technology with radio to garner "sparkling" results for its clients. In an effort to promote Ahee Jewelers “Design Your Ring” link on the company's website (www.ahee.com), Magic 105.1 encouraged listeners to create the ultimate “Magic-Ahee” engagement ring.
Ahee Jewelers' award winning designers selected three listener submissions each week from May 24th – July 14th, 2006. A total of 24 finalists were selected over 8 weeks. More than 9,700 ring design submissions were received over the eight week program. The campaign was supported on-air with a combination of both live and recorded commercials.
The grand prize winner was announced on the air on July 21st, 2006 during Jim Harper & The Magic Morning Show on WMGC-FM. Pamela Damico of Sterling Heights received a ladies Rolex bracelet watch valued at $3,100. In addition, her ring will be designed, displayed and sold as the official Magic-Ahee Engagement ring at the retailer's location in Grosse Pointe Woods.
“I am shocked that the Ahee website did not crash with the amount of submissions that they received on a daily basis in conjunction with the program," said Marcy Cyburt, General Sales Manager of WMGC-FM. She added, “This is a great example of how the web and radio can garner great results when working in unison.”