Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Dec 12, 2007




WDET offers Auto Show tickets for Holiday Fundraiser 12/13

WDET-FM 101.9, Detroit Public Radio, is offering free tickets to the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), January 19 - 27, to listeners who make a donation of $150 or more during its special Holiday Membership Drive on Thursday, December 13. The NAIAS has provided WDET with public show tickets to help encourage listeners to support Detroit’s National Public Radio (NPR) station.

“We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to work with our community’s auto dealers,” said Tim Hygh, WDET Station Manager. “Their generosity has been tremendous, so we are going to be celebrating Detroit’s car culture and memories from the auto show during this year’s Holiday Membership Drive, one full month before the auto show begins.”

In addition to working together toward a successful Holiday Membership Drive, WDET will also be broadcasting live from the NAIAS in January.

"Public radio is an important part of our community and the NAIAS is pleased to provide tickets to WDET for the Holiday Membership Drive," said Carl Galeana, senior co-chairman for NAIAS 2008. "WDET is a Detroit institution and it is a natural fit for us to support their fantastic programs."

The on-air pledge drive will begin at 6am on Thursday, December 13 and go through midnight. Everyone who makes a gift to WDET of $150 or more can receive a pair of tickets to the NAIAS at Cobo Center January 19-27, 2008. Listeners can make their pledge by calling 1-800-959-9338 or give online at the station’s website:

Detroit News:

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Spudd Exits Hot 102.7/Detroit
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Schwalb Joins Sirius
Former CBS Talk WKRK (LIVE 97.1 FREE FM)/DETROIT (now Sports WXYT-A (97.1 THE TICKET)) PD CRAIG SCHWALB is joining SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO as Director of Talk Programming. SCHWALB is returning to NEW YORK for the job; he was with CBS' WNEW/NEW YORK before heading to DETROIT. (Mon, 12/10)







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