Detroit Free Press:
The eight-year-plus Detroit radio run of WXYT-AM/FM (1270/97.1) morning talkers Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle will apparently end on Dec. 14. The duo's attorney, Mike Novak, said he and the CBS-owned stations general manager Kevin Murphy spoke Wednesday and agreed the final D&D broadcast would be two weeks from Friday. "Deminski and Doyle are heading for greener pastures, " Novak said, adding "they have made it clear they don't want to work for CBS, which stands for Cheap Beyond Suspicion." Murphy said late Wednesday he would not comment about contract negotiations... Deminski & Doyle set a departure date (Wed, 11/28)
WYCD gets ready for Christmas
Award Winning Country recording artist LeAnn Rimes will headline the country WYCD-FM's 99.5 annual Christmas Concert benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network and Pediatrics at Beaumont on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Also performing at the concert will be country acts Sawyer Brown, Tracy Byrd and Jypsi. Tickets for the holiday concert will are on sale now at Palacenet.com, The Palace Box Office, all TicketMaster locations or by phoning (248)645-6666. Reserved tickets are $39.50 and $25.00.
WYCD morning host Dr. Con Carpenter has released a Christmas CD which is now available at Borders and other music retailers or from Amazon.com. A portion of the proceeds from the 13-track CD featuring Christmas favorites from Kenny Chesney, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Clay Walker and more will benefit Children's Miracle Network and Pediatrics at Beaumont Hospital.
WVMV's Zonjic nominated for Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards
Jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic has been nominated for two Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards and will reprise his role as host of the fourth annual competition. It will be held Friday March 7, 2008 at The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario near Toronto.
Alexander Zonjic’s nominations are for Best Wind Instrumentalist and for Broadcaster of the Year.
Winners will be determined through on-line voting and by a panel of industry professionals. Voting is open now to an international audience at www.smoothjazznow.com.
“I’ve been part of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards since their inception. It’s the only awards show for this music genre internationally. I am glad to be nominated and to be hosting it again,” said Zonjic.
“Alexander is one of the few guys who can make a room of fifteen hundred people wearing too-tight tuxes and gowns belly-laugh,” said John Beaudin,” event co-chair and one of its founders.
Zonjic was raised and still lives in Windsor, Ontario. He is also host of a popular daily morning show on Detroit’s Smooth Jazz V98.7 (WVMV-FM). He performs in 100 concerts a year, is creative director for four summer music festivals and is part owner of the jazz supper club Seldom Blues.