Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov 15, 2006




Radio & Records:

The first fall ratings trend for Detroit radio was released today. Top 5 stations in the 12+ audience group were Adult Urban WMXD-FM, News/Talk WJR-AM, Urban WJLB-FM, Contemporary Hits WKQI-FM, and News WWJ-AM.

Complete 12+ ratings chart (Wed 11/15)

WOMC ready to hand out $25,000 to scavenger hunt winner

For the last four weeks, Dick Purtan has announced in the 7 a.m. hour a different item each day that listeners had to acquire, for a 20 total items in all. Contestants will join WOMC on Friday November 17th at Don Massey Cadillac in Plymouth (Ann Arbor Road west of I-275) with all their collected items where station personnel will review all the collected items.

The winner, a person with the correct 20 items, will win $25,000 plus a 2-year lease on a 2007 Cadillac CTS from Don Massey. WOMC'S Dana Masucci and Beau Derek will broadcast live 10 am – 7 p.m. (Dana from 10 am - 3 and Beau Derek 3-7 pm.). If more than one contestant has the correct 20 items, a random drawing will be done on-site to select one winner.

Classic Rock Art Show opens November 27th

WCSXClassic Rock WCSX 94.7 will showcase a collection of 125 pieces of original art, lithographs, photographs, handwritten lyrics and animation cells from the greatest classic rock artists of all time at the 94.7 WCSX Classic Rock Art Show & Sale.

The event will take place Monday, November 27th through Friday, December 15th in a specially designed space inside of the Oakland Mall in Troy. The show is open to the public during mall hours and every piece of art is available for purchase.

New this year look for…

* A series of new works from famed photographer James Fortune. The James Fortune photographs are incorporated into artistic borders and treatments. His works include Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Buffett and more.

* Several "unseen" Beatles photos that are published in editions (of only 25) from The Mark Hayward Collection. Hayward is the author of the highly popular book, The Beatles Unseen.

* Jean Pierre Weill's 3-D glass pieces of famous rockers called Vitreography. The creation of every vitreograph combines and integrates three processes: serigraphy, print lithography, and hand-painting.

* An amazing work of art on canvas of the famous surfing beaches in Southern California. It was painted by Dan Mackin (inductee in the Surfing Hall of Fame) and it is hand signed by Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson.

The show also features works from Classic Rock artists such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Ron Wood, Santana, Robby Kreiger, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Tico Torres (Bon Jovi), Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, U2, John Entwistle, Bob Dylan, Jon Anderson, Nancy Sinatra, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more, plus famous photos, lyrics, album art, and concert posters.

Alexander Zonjic's holiday Can-Am concerts to benefit children's charities

ZonjicJazz flutist and Smooth Jazz WVMV-FM 98.7 morning host Alexander Zonjic will celebrate the spirit of Christmas in two countries with Piper's Holiday Concerts in Canada and America on Dec. 6 and 9 to benefit international children's charities. Both concerts will feature Alexander Zonjic & Friends, Detroit's “Lady of Blues” Thornetta Davis, the Barbara Ogar Flute Choir and concert pianist Margaret Kapasi. The Detroit concert will also feature smooth jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows.

“Both concerts will be something spectacular blending jazzy and soulful music flavors with traditional holiday music and a flute choir of 70 members,” says Zonjic.

The Canadian concert will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 121 University Avenue W., in Windsor, Ontario. Ticket prices are $25 CN for general admission and VIP tickets are $100 for preferred seating and an afterglow with the artists. For more information call the box office at 519-253-7729 or visit

The U.S. concert will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Dearborn's Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., in Dearborn, MI. Ticket prices are $25 for general admission and $100 for preferred seating and the afterglow. For more information call the box office at 313-943­-2354 or visit

Proceeds from the Canadian concert will benefit the John McGibney Children's Centre of Essex County Proceeds from the U.S. concert will benefit the Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, MI. Nicaragua's Children of the Dump will benefit from both concerts. Many of them are orphans who have lived in the dumps as long as they remember, foraging barefoot through the garbage to find something usable and recyclable.

The concerts are presented by the Rotary District 6400 which serves Southeastern Michigan and Southwestern Ontario. For more information, visit

Detroit News:

Metro Detroiters and viewers all over the country watched Gabrielle's embarrassing return to modeling and Julie's foray into bad-boy dating on ABC's hit nighttime soap "Desperate Housewives" Sunday. The drama ranked No. 1 locally and nationally on Nielsen Media Research's Top 10 list. That's the only show that mirrored both body's tastes... Detroit reflects country's passion for 'Housewives' (Wed 11/15)







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