Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 16, 2007




WDFN to hold 10th annual Stoney & Wojo Radiothon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society July 19th and 20th

Sports Radio 1130 WDFN's Stoney & Wojo Radiothon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is taking place from 3pm Thursday, July 19th to 7pm Friday, July 20th at the new World Sports Grille at Gameworks inside Great Lakes Crossing Mall. Afternoon drive hosts Stoney & Wojo will be broadcasting live for 28 hours straight to raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma research.

Listeners can bid on hourly and run-of-show auction items including signed memorabilia, two trips to Chicago to see the Detroit Tigers, various electronic equipment including mp3 players and portable navigational devices, golf with former Lion great Herman Moore, sporting event suites, and more. People who come out can enjoy various activities including a free-throw shooting contest for great prizes and a wide array of exceptional games inside GameWorks.

During the 28 hour event, Stoney and Wojo will be joined by some of the biggest names in local and national sports and a select few guests may even make a surprise appearance on-site. Stoney and Wojo, heard weekdays between 3 and 6pm, raised over $155,000 during last year’s Radiothon and exceeded the $1.15 Million mark in the event’s 9-year history.

The 10-Year Anniversary of this great event promises to be the biggest and best ever. “This event is very special to the entire radio station,” Program Director Rona Danziger said. “The advances to fight this terrible disease have been amazing but there’s still so far to go. We just can’t thank our listeners enough for helping us raise money every year for this wonderful cause.”

Michigan Radio Remembers the Detroit Riots of 1967

Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan, has produced a special audio documentary exploring the Detroit Riots of 1967. The one-hour documentary, titled “Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riots,” airs Tuesday, July 17 at 9 pm, with an encore presentation on Monday, July 23 at 3 pm.

In the summer of 1967, chaos broke out in the streets of Detroit. “Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riots” includes reports from the award-winning Michigan Radio news team examining what happened, why it happened, and how the ‘67 riots changed our state. The documentary will also look at how the riots changed relations between police and neighborhoods, inspired music, and changed the lives of the individuals whose first-person stories will be heard during the hour.

In addition to the hour long documentary, Michigan Radio will air a series of reports about the Detroit riots during Morning Edition and All Things Considered from July 16 – 27. The station will also host a special live broadcast of the NPR program “Talk of the Nation” in Detroit on Thursday, July 26, that will, in part, examine the Detroit riots from a national perspective.

“Michigan Radio strives to bring our listeners stories about our local communities,” said News Director Vincent Duffy. “We are committed to discussing this important part of Michigan’s history with our listeners throughout the state.”







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