Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan 18, 2008




Detroit News:

Dick Purtan will appear Saturday night on the Fox TV show "Talkshow with Spike Feresten" to discuss the winners of the "Wacky Warning Label" contest, voted on late last year by his listeners. The WOMC-FM (104.3) morning host is prerecording his segment via a video camera from his home computer. The show will air on Fox 2 Detroit, WJBK-TV, at midnight Saturday. The "Wacky Warning Label" contest originated with the group Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch (MLAW). The contest "honors" the strangest warning labels found on everyday objects, thanks to the zeal of lawyers -- labels like "Coffee may be hot." For the past seven years, Bob Dorigo Jones from MLAW has brought a list of five nominees to Purtan's show and read them on the air. Forty Purtan listeners then call in and vote on the winner... Warning: Purtan wacky label contest on national TV

Readers who called and e-mailed about WDIV-TV (Channel 4) anchor Ama Daetz missing from the station's morning newscast, shouldn't fear. Daetz still works at the local NBC affiliate and can be seen anchoring the Saturday and Sunday newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m. Daetz and many of her co-workers have been reassigned to accommodate WDIV's new format, which gives it the distinction of being the only station in town with a 6 a.m. newscast seven days a week, said Bob Ellis, the station's news director... Format changes shuffle anchors

WJR to continue Auto Show coverage as show opens to public

News/Talk WJR AM 760 will offer a special Charity Preview broadcast with Paul W. Smith from The Ford Motor Company exhibit this evening from 7pm-9pm. Then starting on Saturday, the station plans the following broadcasts from the show floor:

-- Sat 1/19 and Sat 1/26: 9am-11am, The CAR Show
-- Sun 1/20: Noon-2pm, Handyman Show with Glenn Haege; 2pm-3pm, Dailey & Stearn Law Show
-- Mon 1/21 - Fri 1/25: 9am-11:30am, Frank Beckmann Show
-- Tue 1/22 - Thu 1/24: 7pm-8pm, The Big Story with Lloyd Jackson

Business Reality Network moves to WDFN

After almost three years of broadcasting on AM 1310 WDTW, the Business Reality Network radio program will be moving to sports WDFN AM 1130 as of Sunday, January 27th at 10 am.

“It is a great step up” stated host Ren Carlton. “Although we truly enjoyed our time on WDTW, we are thrilled to move to a station with such a large, dedicated audience”.

The Business Reality Network is a one-hour program specifically designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners make business happen. For more information, visit their website at

Martin Bandyke of WQKL-FM (107.1/ will feature selections from vocalist Shelby Lynne's new album "Just A Little Lovin'" this Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4pm on his Fine Tuning program. Lynne's latest features songs made famous by the late, great Dusty Springfield, including The Look of Love and I Only Want To Be With You.







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