Metro Detroit: Newsmakers April 30, 2007




Special guest auctioneers to help WSDP radio auction

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools WSDP-FM 88.1 is set to present their annual Radio Auction on Saturday May 12, from 9am to 10pm and has recruited a team of special guest auctioneers to help with the auction. Each guest will work with two student auctioneers. Some of the guests include Dr. Jim Ryan, Plymouth-Canton Schools Superintendent, Chris Edmonds, WNIC Morning Radio Host, Pam Rossi of WCSX, John Bommarito of Ann Arbor’s 107.1FM, and State Representatives Phil Lajoy and Marc Corriveau. A complete list is available at the station’s website, Listeners can also tune in to the auction via the station’s live web feed, available from the website.

Area businesses, which are still being contacted by station volunteers, still have time to support the student radio station by donating an item. Businesses benefit from the exposure they receive while the item is up for bid. Most importantly donations help a very worthwhile program.

This year’s auction is even more significant as the school district is considering budget cuts with WSDP on a preliminary list of cuts for the 2008/2009 school year. The auction is the first of many fundraisers to help save the radio station, which is celebrating 35 years of serving the Plymouth-Canton Community.

New items will be auctioned off every half-hour. Listeners can support the station by calling in bids throughout the day. There are many great items to bid on including autographed memorabilia, restaurant gift certificates, and services from local businesses. A Dream Board of the more unique items will be available for bidding all day long.

Last year the station raised just about $12,000 and this year they've set their mark at $15,000.

The WSDP staff would also like to thank New Liberty Bank for returning as a Key Sponsor of the auction. They would also like to thank Tom Yack, Canton Township Supervisor, and State Representative Phil LaJoy, The Rector family and Plymouth AM Rotary for sponsoring a half-hour of the auction. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a portion of the auction can e-mail Bill Keith at

WMGC-FM's Harper to honor Detroit area nurses with five live broadcasts

In recognition of national “Nurse Appreciation Week,” Magic 105.1’s Jim Harper & The Magic Morning show will broadcast live from 6 to 10 am from five area Metro Detroit hospitals between May 7th and 11th in an effort to pay tribute to nurses and hospital professionals.

In addition, a light breakfast will be served at each broadcast, compliments of Tim Horton’s, Whole Foods, Providence Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center and Beaumont Hospital. Red Wings Shoes will sell shoes and GM Mobility will have a display on-site each day.

May 7: Crittenton Hospital, Rochester
May 8: Providence Hospital, Southfield
May 9: Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital, Warren
May 10: St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit
May 11: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

The American Nurses Association has officially designated this year’s theme "Nursing: A Profession and a Passion" in recognition of the countless nurses who make a difference in the lives of others in our community. Nurse Appreciation Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.

Zonjic to perform in Mother's Day weekend concert to benefit homeless in Canada

For the 11th year, Alexander Zonjic will be performing a charity concert for the Windsor Downtown Mission to benefit the homeless on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 12. A new location, Assumption University Chapel, has been selected for the annual event.

For the first time, since the inception of the annual concert, Alexander Zonjic’s mother will be there in memory only. Elena Zonjic passed away last October. “I am going to dedicate this performance to her,” said Zonjic.

The concert will feature Alexander Zonjic & Friends at the Assumption University Chapel, 400 Huron Church Road in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for children, $25 for adults and $45 for preferred seating and an autographed CD with flower for moms. Couples will receive a CD with VIP seats.

The Windsor Downtown Mission feeds the homeless, offers them spiritual and moral support, provides health care, referrals, clothing and employment support.

“The Windsor Downtown Mission does good work and I am especially eager to help out a good cause in my hometown,” said Zonjic. “The Assumption Chapel will provide an intimate and special setting for the concert.”

For more information and tickets, call the Windsor Downtown Mission at (519) 973-5573.







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