Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov 7, 2007




Channel 7's Operation Can-Do ready for 30th annual food collection program

WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, will join with Big Boy Restaurants and the Boy Scouts of America to sponsor Operation Can-Do. Now in its 30th year, this annual community service campaign collects and distributes food to the hungry in metropolitan Detroit. Last year's Operation Can-Do campaign brought in 460,000 pounds of food to help feed families and individuals through soup kitchens and food banks in the tri-county area, providing over 1.2 million meals. Since its inception in 1978, Operation Can-Do has supplied over 23 million meals to the hungry of metropolitan Detroit.

Hundreds of local Boy Scouts from the Detroit Area and Clinton Valley Councils will kick off the 2007 campaign by "Scouting for Food" with a door-to-door collection on Saturday, November 10th. Donations of canned goods to Operation Can-Do can be made at any Big Boy Restaurant in the Detroit metropolitan area through December 31st.

"Operation Can-Do has shown the community the importance of working as a team to help others," said WXYZ Vice President and General Manager Grace Gilchrist. "The need is even greater today because of layoffs, underemployment and more people than ever living on fixed incomes. Through Operation Can-Do metro Detroiters are enabled to remember those families in need."

All of the food collected through Operation Can-Do is given to Metro World Outreach, a non-profit organization that distributes food to nearly 400 different food banks and emergency food providers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.

Detroit Free Press:

While some radio stations here shuck staff, Radio One's WHDT-FM (102.7) is adding. Model, singer and native Detroiter Deelishis is the new cohost and entertainment correspondent on a new nighttime program hosted by Big Greg, himself just in from Cincinnati. She will be in the studio every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m... Names and Faces (Wed, 11/7)

Detroit News:

Remember "The Scene" and its successor "The New Dance Show"? These were the Detroit versions of "Soul Train" that aired from the 1970s until the mid-1990s on the now defunct WGPR-TV (Channel 62) that entertained thousands of TV-viewing youngsters like me as soon as they came home from school. Now, more than a decade after these television institutions faded to black, WADL-TV (Channel 38) has come up with an updated incarnation called "D Party." The show, which WADL produces in conjunction with WJLB-FM (97.9), debuts 4 p.m. Monday... Tuned In (Wed, 11/7)







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