Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 2, 2007




Crain's Detroit Business:

Detroit’s WGPR 107.5 FM has signed a five-year deal with New York City-based Arbitron Inc., the radio-audience-measurement company, to deploy its new Portable People Meters. Details on the agreement were unavailable. The PPMs are pager-sized devices that more accurately measure radio-listening habits without interaction from the user. The system replaces Arbitron’s traditional diary method in which listeners write down what they listened to during a week... WGPR signs deal for portable meters (Mon, 7/2)

Michigan Radio wins 13 awards for excellence in journalism

Michigan Radio, the public radio service of the University of Michigan, has received 13 awards for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Metropolitan Chapter for news coverage in 2006. SPJ Awards for each chapter are judged by an impartial
outside chapter to ensure that each entry is given an unbiased review. These entries were judged by the Indiana SPJ Chapter.

At Michigan Radio, we do our best to produce excellent coverage of issues important to our audience everyday,” said News Director Vincent Duffy. “It’s great when our peers in the news industry recognize those efforts.”

Michigan Radio received SPJ Awards for 2006 in the following categories: Breaking/Spot News, General News, Features, Sports News, and Newscasts. All entries aired between January 1 and December 31, 2006.

1st Annual Edwards and Lee Dog Walk to support the Michigan Humane Society scheduled for July 21

WYCD and Nu-Way Kitchen & Bath are teaming up to support the Michigan Humane Society with the 1st Annual Edwards and Lee Dog Walk. WYCD afternoon drive hosts Chuck Edwards and Linda Lee, both dog lovers, will be on hand Saturday, July 21st at 950 S. Old Woodward in Birmingham for a variety of contests and a dog walk through downtown Birmingham. Registration begins at 8:15 am with the contests starting at 9:00. The dog walk will follow at the conclusion of the various contests.

Nu-Way will be donating a percentage of the days sales to the Michigan Humane Society along with collecting cash donations. The Michigan Humane Society will be on site at the event wich is expected to draw hundreds of dogs and their owners.

Call (248) 283-8400 for more information.







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