Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov 6, 2006




WMGC raises $94,000 + 4 trucks full of clothing

WMGCSoft Rock Magic 105.1 (WMGC-FM) has announced the final figures from their Capuchin Soup Kitchen Radiothon, which took place on Friday, November 3, 2006 at Gordon Chevrolet in Garden City. Jim Harper & The Magic Morning Show broadcasted live from the dealership to collect clothing and raise money for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

At the end of the day the station raised $94,000 and filled four trucks with clothing. Last year the event raised $33,000.

The money collected will be used to feed hungry families, provide school supplies and clothing for children. It will also help keep the Capuchin Soup Kitchen's library and computer center open! This center is staffed by volunteers who train children how to use computers.

“When great people come together for a great cause, you get great results! Our listeners are wonderful,” said Marcy Cyburt, WMGC General Sales Manager.

Money was collected through a phone bank, sales of the Magic Family Favorite Recipe Book and an auction. Auction items included: front row Pistons tickets, a two-night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge for four people and four Tigers tickets for the 2007 season.

WOMC to honor military moms

Classic Top 40 WOMC's Dick Purtan & Purtan's People will honor metro Detroit military moms by hosting a luncheon for them on Friday November 10th beginning at 11:30 AM at The Reserve, 325 South Eton in Birmingham.

Over 80 moms, plus their guests, will be in attendance. WOMC asked its listeners to email the names of military moms, or to sign up themselves and the attendees were randomly selected from all entries to join WOMC at this private, complimentary luncheon.

The Michigan Honor Guard will open the lunch around 11:40 am with the flag ceremony and the singing of the National Anthem by Sherise Staten, followed by lunch. Dick Purtan & Purtan's People will do a mini-performance around 12:45 pm followed by a couple featured speaking segments:

1:00 pm: MG Jerry Cannon, Commander, 46th Military Police Command, Lansing, MI
1:20 pm: Dick Purtan will acknowledge and thank the military moms and Sherise Staten will conclude the program by singing “America The Beautiful” followed by the Honor Guard's closing flag ceremony.

Detroit Free Press:

They're insulting, mean-spirited and sometimes even downright nasty. In hopes that they can tip Tuesday's election, this year's Michigan politicians and proposal advocates are spending a record $87.2 million (according to an estimate by PQ Media of Stamford, Conn.) on TV spots and other political advertising that disparages opponents. Many of the advertising tactics politicians are using have turned off some of the voters they're trying to persuade... Viewers turned off by glut of TV ads (Mon 11/6)







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