Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Dec 6, 2007




Detroit News:

Imus, Imus, Imus in the 24-hour cyber-newsroom, that's all we've heard about for the past week, as disgraced shock jock Don Imus started anew on Citadel's WABC-AM on Monday morning. In an obvious move to soften his image as the angry white guy who spouted that offensive phrase while talking about the Rutgers women's basketball team, Imus has two young, black sidekicks in this new go-round, Karith Foster and Tony Powell . Is it so they can wrestle him to the ground the next time he crosses the line? Perhaps, although the fact that he's reportedly now broadcasting with a 21-second delay (plenty of time to turn the mike off) makes tackling him moot. The fact remains, though, that Detroiters still aren't part of this house party. Citadel-owned WJR-AM (760) appears to have no intention of putting Imus on in the morning in place of Paul W. Smith... Imus is back -- but not in Detroit (Thu, 12/6)

2008 Purtan's People calendar available at Detroit-area Kroger stores

The 2008 Dick Purtan & Purtan’s People Calendar is now available at area Kroger stores for $15, just in time for the holiday season, with proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

You & those on your list will get to spend the year looking at Dick Purtan & Purtan’s People, as they reenact scenes from movies like Casablanca, Austin Powers, Saturday Night Fever, Gone with the Wind, Rocky, and many more.

Visit for more information and to order online.

Bandyke to feature music of Joe Strummer

Martin Bandyke of WQKL-FM (107.1/ will devote his Fine Tuning program this Sunday, Dec. 9 (4-6pm) to the music of Joe Strummer, leader of the iconic British punk band The Clash. Bandyke will also give away lots of run-of-engagement tickets to the acclaimed new documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, which opens at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak on Dec. 14.

CKWW to presents “Lennon Remembered”

This Saturday, December 8th, Oldies AM 580 CKWW will look back at the life and music of John Lennon as the station pays tribute to one of the most influential singer-songwriters in music history with “Lennon Remembered”. This 3-hour special will air from 7 to 10 PM, marking the 27th anniversary of his passing. From life as a Beatle to his solo work, this show captures the music from the voice of a generation.

Judy Adams' radio highlights

"The Jazz Cafe Discovery Series" Radio Program, Sundays at 11pm on WVMV FM 98.7: On Sunday December 9th, Adams will present live on tape performances from Detroit based groups, "Moment's Notice" and "Five Miles Out" recorded at the Jazz Cafe Discovery Series at Music Hall. Then on the December 11th "Judy Adams Program", heard Tuesdays at 9am on CJAM FM 91.5, Judy will play more albums from her Top Ten List for 2007 including those from Manu Chao, Air, and Cassius.

CBS Announces Sr. Management Appointments In Four Markets: CBS RADIO has announced several key staff appointments in PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON, D.C., DETROIT and WEST PALM BEACH. The new assignments are effective immediately. Leading CBS RADIO’s sales efforts in DETROIT will be DEB KENYON, who also serves as VP/GM of Smooth Jazz WVMV and Country WYCD. CBS RADIO Pres./Sales MICHAEL WEISS commented, "The Dir./Sales position is an extremely important one in the Company, and I look forward to expanding and developing the responsibilities of those charged with leading the sales efforts in the markets where we operate. Engaging with our advertisers in new ways, creating unique and relevant on-air and online campaigns and maximizing our resources across each cluster is clearly the best way for not only our clients to win, but to further position CBS RADIO as the leader in the industry." (Thu, 12/6)







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