Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb 8, 2008




Frankie Darcell, WMXD land exclusive hour-long chat with Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

The ever-escalating whistleblower/text messaging scandal in Detroit takes center stage at 1pm today on WMXD-FM 92.3 when midday host Frankie Darcell is scheduled to spend an hour with Mayor Kilpatrick. The mayor promises to discuss the situation and answer questions.

WMXD simulcasts its programming on the Internet - visit the station's web site at and click the "Listen Live" button.

Detroit News:

WWJ-AM (950) would like you to turn off the heater in your car today for 10 minutes. It has 10 specific minutes in mind, but whichever minutes you choose, there is one very likely outcome: You will be cold. WWJ's fifth annual Winter Survival Radiothon stretches across 31 hours, from 5 a.m. today to noon Saturday. The beneficiary is The Heat and Warmth Fund, more commonly known as THAW, even if technically it should be THAWF. THAWF exists to help keep the heat on for Metro Detroit families who have to choose between things like paying the utility bills or feeding the kids. As much as we all grumble about the rising cost of gas or electricity, at least we have gas or electricity to complain about... How 'bout some cold cash for THAW? (Fri, 2/8)

We're only a week into February sweeps and the period has already begun with a bang. For starters, WJBK-TV (Channel 2) beat WDIV-TV (Channel 4) and WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) for the first time with its 11 p.m. newscast "Fox 2 News Edge ." This ratings coup took place Tuesday and serves as a monumental occasion for the fledgling news offering, which got its start in September. On that night, which by no coincidence also happened to be Super Tuesday, WJBK edged out the competition with a 5.2 ratings point versus WXYZ's 4.9 and WDIV's 3.5. WJBK actually enjoyed ratings success that entire day, placing first among all key demographics... WJBK tops others in February sweeps (Fri, 2/8)

Macomb Daily:

Long ago, I appeared regularly on the Tigers' pregame show on Channel 4, when that station carried their games. It was called the "Tigers Round Table." The guests were media members and former players. Sometimes, after the taping was complete, we'd go across the street to the Anchor Bar -- a longtime hangout for the media because it was located so close to the Detroit newspapers and the TV station. I'd have a beer or two and talk baseball. And I'd go home. One of the former players who used to appear regularly on those segments was Lary Sorensen. And he was one of the people I would sometimes have that beer or two with following the taping. The same Lary Sorensen who has been arrested numerous times for driving under the influence of alcohol, been to prison for his problems and may be heading back there again because he just can't seem to shake them. And, honestly, I had no idea... Sorensen's struggles continue (Fri, 2/8)







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