Classic Rock WCSX-FM 94.7 morning hosts Jim Johnson (JJ) & Lynne Woodison announced the WCSX $20,000 Commercial Casting Call this morning. The station is offering listeners the
chance to make the next WCSX TV commercial with a prize of $20,000 to the winner for the best commercial.
You don't have to be a Spielberg to win- just create a video and telling why "You Listen to WCSX At Work." Use animation, live action or whatever you want to do that captures the feel of WCSX. Deadline for entries is April 18th. Entries can be dropped off or mailed to One Radio Plaza, Detroit, MI 48220.
The station will post finalists online April 23rd and let listeners vote for their favorites. The winner earns $20,000 cash and their commercial will be used on TV. JJ & Lynne will announce the winner on April 30th.
Univision, the country's most-watched Spanish language network, is finding a home in the lineup of Metro Detroit's largest cable operator. Comcast Cable will begin broadcasting WUDT, Univision's local affiliate, on Wednesday in 20 local communities, including Detroit, Troy, Westland and Ann Arbor. Comcast serves 470 cities statewide... Comcast adds local Univision affiliate to lineup (Tue, 3/27)
Billed as the "world's largest free country concert," the Downtown Hoedown will celebrate 25 years when it kicks off a season of weekend festivals May 18-20 at Hart Plaza in Detroit. "To be able to put on an event of this magnitude for 25 years has exposed a tremendous amount of artists to the Detroit market, starting the first year with Hank Williams Jr. and Tanya Tucker, to this year where we have a huge amount of No. 1 hit-makers as well as the top new acts," says Tim Roberts, program director for WYCD-FM (99.5), a festival co-sponsor... Hoedown celebtrates 25 years (Tue, 3/27)
Michigan Radio Named MAB Public Broadcasting Station of the Year
Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan, has been named Public Broadcasting Station of the Year for 2006-2007 by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB).
"This coveted Station of the Year award is a tremendous recognition from our peers," Station Manager Jon Hoban said. "It is exciting to have the high quality work of our reporters acknowledged with this honor. However, it’s our listeners and supporters who deserve the credit. Their continued investment in this broadcasting service is what makes this award possible."
This award comes on the heels of Michigan Radio’s nine 2006-2007 MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards, which were announced in February.
Michigan Radio received Broadcast Excellence Awards for 2006-2007 in the following categories:
- Best Newscast: Tamar Charney
- Best Mini Documentary/Series: Steve Carmody, Dustin Dwyer, Kaomi Goetz, Jennifer Guerra, Sarah Hulett, Michael Leland and Tracy Samilton for “Children’s Health and Obesity”
- Best Membership Appeal: Tamar Charney for “I’m a Member”
- Best Marketing Materials and Promos: Tamar Charney for “All Aboard the Fish Train”
- Merit Mini Documentary/Series: Dustin Dwyer for his “Clean Car” series
- Merit Newscast: Charity Nebbe
- Merit Marketing Materials and Promos: Children’s Health and Obesity
- Merit Feature/Use of Medium: Tamar Charney for “All Aboard the Fish Train”
- Merit Hard News/Current Events: Tracy Samilton for “Family for Arius”