For the fifth year in a row, Classic Rock WCSX-FM 94.7 and its listeners will take on the task of totally restoring a classic car and then raffle it off to raise money for a local charity. This year's selected car is a 1968 Dodge Charger, as selected by an e-mail vote and revealed by morning show hosts JJ & Lynne. The car will be rebuilt from a rusty shell thanks to donations of parts, expertise, and time from 'CSX listeners and corporate sponsors.
Focus: Hope, an important part of Detroit for nearly forty years, will be this year's beneficiary from the raffle. The $25 tickets will be on sale starting today at Cobo Hall during Autorama from WCSX's booth where the station will be featuring live broadcasts throughout the weekend.
Visitors to Autorama will be able to check out the Stone Soup project's first four cars: a '67 Mustang from 2003, a '70 Hemi Roadrunner from 2004, a '65 GTO convertible from 2005, and last year's '47 Nailhead custom truck. The Stone Soup Project has raised more than $750,000 for various local charities in its four years.
WDIV-TV (Local 4) is shaking up its anchor corps. Starting March 26, morning news anchor Rhonda Walker will co-anchor "Local 4 News at 5," joining Ruth Spencer. Walker will replace Robbin Simmons, who returns to reporting and special projects. Walker will also be the primary fill-in for Carmen Harlan on "Local 4 News at 11 p.m.," joining Devin Scillian. Ama Daetz will replace Walker on the early weekday newscast from 5 to 7 a.m... Walker, Daetz get new roles at 4 (Fri, 3/9)
Wendy Williams isn't exactly sure she's the right one to tell women of Detroit how to ... well, how to be fly ... This weekend Williams, who took over John Mason's WDMK-FM (105.9) syndicated afternoon drive time slot last year, will be in town as part of the Pamper Me Party happening at the African American Museum on Sunday, a chance for local women to come out, listen to some good music and check out a hair and fashion show... Wendy Williams buzzes into town (Fri, 3/9)
If you had the TV on at all last week, there was no way you could have escaped the touching and miraculous story of former ABC "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff. The Bloomfield Hills native is back and telling his amazing story after an explosive devise hit a convoy that was carrying him and his cameraman Doug Vogt in Iraq last year, crushing Woodruff's skull, badly injuring Vogt, and nearly taking both men's lives... Bob Woodruff to make appearance (Fri, 3/9)