Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb 3, 2008




"For the Love of WDET" fundraiser - Feb. 6-9

Detroit Public Radio can help listeners with their Valentine's Day flowers when they take part in the station's upcoming "For the Love of WDET" fundraiser starting on Wednesday, February 6. Listeners can celebrate their relationship with WDET and share the reasons why the love Detroit Public Radio when they make a pledge of support.

Everyone who makes a gift of $150 or more can choose to have a dozen roses sent to their special someone on Valentine's Day, February 14. Other special thank-you gifts include Sanders candy - a Detroit tradition since 1875 and a romantic evening's stay at the historic Inn on Ferry Street in the heart of Detroit's cultural center.

"For The Love of WDET" begins on Wednesday, February 6 and runs through Saturday, February 9. Listeners can make their pledges of support by calling 1-800-959-9338 or give on the station's secure website:

Ann Arbor News:

"As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted ...'' So began talk show host Thayrone's return to the airwaves Monday afternoon with his "On the Edge'' program. He was referring to the decision by former WAAM-AM 1600 management to yank his right-leaning show from the air nearly two years ago ... Friday's "The Lynn Rivers Show,'' at noon on WEMU-FM 89.1 FM, presents a discussion of transportation issues with Clinton administration transportation secretary (and EMU alumnus) Rodney Slater ... Martin Bandyke of WQKL-FM 107.1 plays new releases by the B-52s, k.d. lang and the American Music Club today at 4 p.m. on his Fine Tuning program... Thayrone resumes talking- Local host's right-leaning show is back on WAAM (Sun, 2/3)

See the “Queen of Soul” in New York City with AM 580

The Motor City’s own Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul”, is performing at the legendary Radio City Music Hall, and Oldies CKWW AM 580 is sending one lucky winner and a guest to be in the audience. Starting Monday, listen to Charlie O’Brien weekdays at 8:20 & 9:20 AM when he’ll play an Aretha Franklin song. The fifth caller on the station's contest line at (866) 554-5858 will instantly win a Queen of Soul prize pack and be entered to win a trip for two to see her perform at Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center on March 21st. The grand prize winner and a guest will receive round trip air, hotel accommodations and tickets to the show. The contest will run for two weeks and the Grand Prize draw from all of our daily qualifiers will be held on Friday, February 15th at 9:20 AM.

Set your dials:

-- Veteran Detroit broadcaster and music aficionado Judy Adams will feature a live on tape performance from The Bill Higgins Trio recorded live at the Jazz Cafe Discovery Series this evening at 11pm on WVMV-FM 98.7. On Tuesday, Judy presents birthday tributes to bluesman/ producer, Al Kooper (2/5/44), and reggae icon Bob Marley (2/6/45) on The Judy Adams Program, heard at 9am on CJAM-FM 91.5 and at

-- This week's edition of WDET's "The Evolution of Jazz" with host Ed Love airs on Sunday, February 3 at 8PM and is titled, "Live Recordings From the 1950's".

-- Somewhere in Time's Tom Wilson and Alison Harris feature the music of Artie Shaw and the Gramercy Five at 6pm this eveing on WMUZ-FM 103.5 and WRDT-AM 560.







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on February 3, 2008 1:24 PM.

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