Beginning June 4, WEMU (89.1 FM), Eastern Michigan University's public radio station, will begin a series of on-air changes. They start with the debut of "Fair Game,'' a news and entertainment program hosted by Faith Salie from Public Radio International, which will air from 7 to 8 p.m. weeknights, following "All Things Considered.'' "89.1 Jazz'' with Michael G. Nastos will air from 8 to 11 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; on Mondays "Cuban Fantasy'' will air from 8 to 10 p.m., "Brazilian Sol'' will move to 10 p.m. to midnight and "The Outside Within'' will air from midnight to 2 a.m... Listen for changes to WEMU lineup (Sun, 5/27)
It would be understandable if Cavaliers play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod acted like a father trying to choose between his children during the team's Eastern Conference finals series against the Detroit Pistons. After all, McLeod spent 22 years in the same role for the Motown team. But it's not the case at all. McLeod, who is a native of Northeast Ohio (he lived in Strongsville until he was 14 and eventually returned), said there's no wiggle room when it comes to his loyalties. "The minute I came to Cleveland, that's where my allegiance is," he said. "No, I don't feel any divided emotions whatsoever. In a way it's like being traded -- being a free agent"... McLeod is over Detroit (Sun, 5/27)
Christian Talk WLQV AM 1500 held it's second annual radiothon for Food for the Poor on Thursday, May 24 and once again exceeded its goal. Food for the Poor is the third largest charity in the United States dedicated to helping the suffering poor in the Caribbean.
WLQV partnered with Food for the Poor to build four homes for four families in the poverty ravished parish of St. Mary, Jamaica at a cost of $10,400.00. By the end of the day WLQV listeners had contributed a total of $20,913.00 which will build 8 homes.
Last year the station raised in excess of $12,000.00 and built five homes.