Rock WRIF-FM on Friday announced the winner of the station's 2007 “WRIF Rock Girl” competition – Taylor Robinson from Canton, Michigan. Taylor made it through three rounds of online voting and the scrutiny of 3 judges at a live event last Thursday at the Emerald Theater in Mt. Clemens to be crowned with the title of WRIF Rock Girl.
Through the online voting campaign, the girls were whittled down from 32 to 16 to 8. The “Fabulous Four” were announced at the event last night with the help of our emcees, Trudi Daniels, Arthur Penhallow, Doug Podell, Scott Randall and 2006 WRIF Rock Girl, Lisa Welch. Then, it was up to our panel of judges to decide. Judges included MGM Grand Detroit’s Courtney Bliznik, Red Wing Alumni John Ogrodnick and “Mr. Skin” of MrSkin.com fame. After a series of competitions, including WRIF and Rock trivia, a simulated traffic report, a talent competition and a “show us your style” fashion show, Taylor was crowned “WRIF Rock Girl” by reigning Rock Girl, Lisa Welch.
In addition to the title of WRIF Rock Girl, Taylor will receive a $40,000 salary, a position on the air as afternoon traffic reporter, and she’ll star in a WRIF billboard campaign and a WRIF ad in the July issue of Stuff Magazine.
Taylor is a graduate from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She plans to go back to get her masters as well.
Soft rock WMGC-FM 105.1's Jim Harper & The Magic Morning Show are accepting final nominations for the 6th Annual "Women Who Make Magic®" Awards. The banquet and dinner will be held on Monday, June 11, 2007 at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom on 14 Mile in Warren. National recording artist and Magic 105.1FM on-air personality John Tesh will be a special guest, presenting an award and spending some time sharing a bit of his “intelligence for life.” He will also sign autographs at the event. Tickets are available at the Andiamo box office or by calling 586-268-3200.
The "Women Who Make Magic®" Awards began back in 2002, in an effort to recognize and pay tribute to women who have made a difference in the lives of others in their family, workplace or community.
"Women Who Make Magic® is the program for which we're most proud. To hear the stories about these women is both inspiring and humbling. I know the world is going to be OK when I'm reminded that these beautiful, empowered, caring and intelligent women are walking the earth like Guardian Angels,” said Jim Harper, WMGC Morning Show Personality and Operations Manager.
Every Friday from February - May, Magic 105.1FM's Jim Harper and The Magic Morning Show announce the name of a candidate, based on nomination letters they receive from friends, family and co-workers suggesting why the individual should be recognized. Each selected nominee receives two tickets to attend the Women Who Make Magic® Awards Banquet and a $50 Kroger gift card. Approximately 30 women will be recognized at the Awards dinner in June.
Anyone interested in submitting a nomination should send a letter explaining why the candidate should be considered to:
Women Who Make Magic®
One Radio Plaza
Detroit, MI 48220
Nominations can also be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a photo of your "Magical" nominee! Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2007.
Last week, the Associated Press reported what it called "an alarming number of Americans" stopped watching TV over the past two months: Nationally, more than 2.5 million fewer people were watching ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox than at the same time last year, statistics show. But that trend wasn't true in the Detroit area. Everyone has a theory to explain the plummeting national ratings: early Daylight Savings Time, more reruns, bad shows, more shows being recorded or downloaded or streamed online. But there wasn't a need for explanations here. "Detroit is different than the rest of the country in so many ways including television viewing," said WJBK-TV (Channel 2) research chief Kelly Collins... Detroiters still watch, but ratings drop nationwide (Sun, 5/13)