Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Dec 21, 2007




Detroit News:

WKQI-FM's (95.5) "Mojo in the Morning" co-host Sara Fouracre is leaving the hit morning show effective this morning, hosts announced on the air today. Her future plans are not yet known. Fouracre, a graduate of Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, was responsible for the program's popular "Celebrity Dirt" and "War of the Roses" segments. She had been a member of the show since its 2000 debut... 'Mojo in the Morning' co-host Sara Fouracre leaves WKQI (Fri, 12/21)

Listen to Bob Sliva talk about his nearly lifelong courtship with his wife Sandy and you can't help but like him. Although the couple has been married for 31 years, the two have been friends since the second grade, and nothing warms you to a man better than his 50-year romance. "When I tell people we're celebrating our 50th anniversary, they do the math and stare at me," says Sliva, 57. "That's our little joke." How can Sliva be funny and likable when he, if only by insinuation, is supposed to be the bad guy who is taking over the reins at WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) Jan. 1? After all, if you replace a bad guy, you're a saint. Replace a saint, and you're a bad guy... Channel 7's Bob Sliva knows the territory (Fri, 12/21)

WDIV-TV (Channel 4) dayside meteorologist Eric Wilson is leaving Detroit for sunnier skies. Wilson, who has been with the local NBC affiliate for eight years, will be joining WDIV's Post-Newsweek sister-station WKMG-TV (Channel 6), the CBS affiliate in Orlando, Fla. His last day at WDIV will be Dec. 28. Wilson made a name for himself at WDIV as part of the station's noon newscast... WDIV loses its day weatherman (Fri, 12/21)

WQKL Rocks For The Hungry

Cheers to the Washtenaw County community for stepping up to the plate December 5th-9th to make Ann Arbor’s 107one annual Rockin’ for the Hungry food drive such a huge success. The station has been “freezin’ for a reason” outside of Busch’s on Main Street for nineteen years to benefit local food bank Food Gatherers, which distributes more than 3.6 million pounds of food to over 150 non-profit programs a year. The need for nutritious food in Washtenaw County has increased significantly over the past year and the station's goal was increased from 107 tons to 150 tons in an effort to help meet that need. By the end of the five day broadcast, the community donated food and funds totaling 214 tons, the equivalent of $642,000 worth of food. This translates into 285,326 meals for neighbors struggling to make ends meet.

Food pantries throughout Michigan and the nation are reporting shortages in the charitable food supply and significant increases in demand for food assistance. Thanks to the generosity of all the folks associated with Rockin’, Food Gatherers food bank will be adequately stocked this holiday season.







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