Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb 27, 2008




The Fox seeking angel makers

Country WDTW-FM 106.7 The Fox and “The Chad Show”, with Chad and CJ, are inviting listeners to Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights on Saturday, March 1st at 11:00 am when an attempt will be made to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most snow angels in one place at one time. The current record of 8.962 is held by a group from North Dakota.

As an incentive, the person bringing the most people along with them will win front row tickets to see Tim McGraw in May and a pair of tickets to see Kenny Chesney from the Chad Show suite later in the summer.

Detroit Free Press:

Facing surgery again for lung cancer, Mickey Redmond knew what he had to do. Play hockey. He traveled to Toronto for an old-timers’ game between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs. He took his family with him just days before the operation to remove a small tumor from his left lung. “I wanted to enjoy it — savor the moment,” Redmond said Tuesday. “It might be the last game I ever play in. You have to enjoy it when you can.” Redmond, the first Wing to score 50 goals in a season and a popular analyst for the team’s telecasts, should be able to savor his favorite sport for a long time to come. In his first public comments since his Feb..11 surgery, Redmond told the Free Press that he was recovering nicely and expected to return to the FSN broadcast booth at Joe Louis Arena within 10 days... Mickey Redmond recovering, playing hockey, set to return to Wings TV (Wed, 2/27)

Detroit News:

WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) is experiencing a lot of changes these days. The station's meteorologist Shay Ryan has moved to the Big Apple to join her husband, former WXYZ reporter Glenn Zimmerman. Zimmerman left the station in December for a new gig at WNBC-TV (Channel 4), the NBC affiliate in New York. Ryan's last day was Sunday. Last fall, Ryan and Zimmerman welcomed a baby boy, Coen Edward Zimmerman, into their high-profile lives. Zimmerman worked at WXYZ for six years and Ryan worked at the station for five. Meanwhile, Ray Sayah , one of WXYZ's three investigative reporters, has also moved on to bigger and brighter pastures. Sayah, who worked at WXYZ for seven years, landed a job at CNN last month. Now Sayah works as one of CNN's international correspondents based in Pakistan... Meteorologist bids adieu to WXYZ (Wed, 2/27)







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