Metro Detroit: Newsmakers April 7, 2008




Kathy Stinehour Named VP/GM Of Radio One/Detroit:
RADIO ONE has appointed KATHY STINEHOUR to be VP/GM of its DETROIT cluster, where she'll oversee management and operations for Urban WHTD, Urban AC WDMK and Talk WCHB-A. STINEHOUR is a 25-year radio vet who spent the last three years as Pres./CEO of ARCHWAY BROADCASTING GROUP. "KATHY’s appointment is just another example of how RADIO ONE will continue to attract and hire the best and brightest talent at the highest levels to give us a competitive advantage in this ever-changing business," BRUCE DEMPS stated. "I can see the huge potential that the RADIO ONE stations have in DETROIT," STINEHOUR said. "I look forward to working with our experienced team on the ground in DETROIT to realize that potential. After the wonderful tour of duty that I have had across the country, I am so happy to be coming home." (Mon, 4/7)

WBFH 24-hour marathon broadcast scheduled for April 11-12

The Bloomfield Hills School District’s radio station WBFH, also known as “The Biff", will begin broadcasting its 32nd Annual 24-Hour Marathon Broadcast at 7 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2008. Entitled “Biffstock”, the live broadcast will continue until 7 a.m. Saturday, April 12. WBFH students will be collecting money and pledges from listeners in the community to help underwrite radio station operating costs.

“Our pledge drive is a fun event for the radio students and it gives listeners a chance to support community radio with their donations” said WBFH Marathon Chair and Andover senior Corey Berkowitz. All 21 WBFH staff students from Andover and Lahser will be on the air live throughout the 24 hours, some staying up for the whole event.

A concert featuring local bands is scheduled to start in the Andover gym at 7:30 p.m. Bands performing include: Tom and the Sportscasters, Release the Bear, Crashlight, Monkey Jacket, Astro Projection, and Alls Quiet on the Western Front. A $5 donation will be collected at the door.

There are three levels of support: Backstage Pass ($100 or more), Pavilion ($50-$100), and Lawn ($25-$50). Those who donate $100 or more get donor announcements aired on the station for one year. Listeners who would like to be an underwriter can do so by calling (248) 341-WBFH. They can also stop by the station located at Andover High School (4200 Andover Road) during the marathon. They can also fax in the pledges at (248) 341-5679, or e-mail their pledges from the WBFH web page (

WBFH, which can be heard at 88.1 on the FM dial or online at, is licensed to the Board of Education of the Bloomfield Hills School District. The community radio station is operated by radio broadcasting students from Andover High School and Lahser High School under the supervision of the WBFH management team of Pete Bowers, Station Manager, Randy Carr, Assistant Station Manager/Chief Engineer, and Ron Wittebols, Remote Supervisor.

WBFH has been honored with both national and state recognition in the last year. The “Biff” won 1st Place, Best High School Radio Station in a national competition entitled The John Drury High School Radio Awards. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters named WBFH the 2008 Michigan High School Station of the Year at their awards luncheon March 11. It was the fifth year in the last six years that WBFH had won or tied for that honor.

Detroit News:

Before there was Regis and Kathie, Regis and Kelly, and Regis and anybody else for that matter, there was John Kelly and Marilyn Turner. This bubbly married couple behind the hit show "Kelly & Company" delighted Detroit television audiences with their wry senses of humor on WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) for almost two decades until the show came to an end in 1995. Catch up with Kelly and Turner, who are still healthy and happily married, in the locally produced documentary "Motor City Celebrities: John Kelly and Marilyn Turner." Produced by filmmaker Gordon Castelnero, the film airs tonight on Detroit Public Television, WTVS-TV (Channel 56) and traces the couple's colorful and unusual career paths and eventual love story. A second documentary, "Motor City Celebrities: Lou Gordon," airs immediately afterward and follows the life, career and death of bombastic WKBD-TV (Channel 50) talk-show host Lou Gordon. Although his style could not have been more different than that of Turner and Kelly, like them, Gordon represents a bygone TV era when the shows we watched came from the local personalities we knew, loved and, more often than not in Gordon's case, loved to loathe... TV Land in Detroit (Mon, 4/7)

Michigan Radio welcomes chef Lynne Rossetto Kasper to Schoolcraft

Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of the popular food program, The Splendid Table on Michigan Radio, will be conducting a cooking demonstration at Schoolcraft College in Livonia on May 10th from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. Her demonstration will feature recipes from her new book The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper. Tickets will be priced at $45, and will be available beginning April 14th at the Michigan Union ticket office and all Ticketmaster outlets, at, or by calling 734-763-TKTS (734-763-8587). Proceeds from the event will benefit Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan.

The culinary arts students at Schoolcraft College will help prepare the meal Kasper demonstrates, which attendees will be able to sample. They will also be able to ask questions of the food expert. This will be Kasper’s second visit to Schoolcraft. She conducted a popular cooking demonstration in 1999 and had deep praise for the culinary arts students that she worked with. This event is expected to be as informative, fun and delicious as the first.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper, named “One of the twelve best cooking teachers in America” by the James Beard Foundation, is an acclaimed chef and cultural historian. Her first cookbook, The Splendid Table, is the only book to achieve the food world's twin crown, The Cookbook of the Year Award, from both the Julia Child/IACP and James Beard Awards. She has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, People, Gourmet, and Newsweek among others.

The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper, by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift, producer of The Splendid Table program, is Kasper’s third book and embodies her unique approach to food as culture. The book is as visually delightful and entertaining as it is useful. How to Eat Supper is full of never-fail recipes, everyday kitchen advice and important tips.

The Splendid Table (Sundays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Michigan Radio) is a culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. During her one hour radio program Kasper gives cooking tips, recipes and advice to her audience while discussing her passion for food with guest experts, authors and chefs who share her enthusiasm for the culinary arts. The show is distributed by American Public Media and is carried on 230 public radio stations nationwide.

Judy Adams to spin at Clutch Cargos

Join CJAM-FM's (91.5) Judy Adams for a full spectrum ambient mix in the Video Lounge at Clutch Cargos in Pontiac coinciding with the Sasha and John Digweed show this Thursday, April 10th at 9pm. Tickets are available at ticketmaster,, and at the door.







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