Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 22, 2008




WCSX to present a free concert: The Classic Rock All-Stars in the Concert That Never Was

This Saturday, May 24th, classic rock WCSX FM 94.7 is scheduled to host a free, all-ages concert on the infield of Northville Downs. The concert will feature a group of classic rock tribute bands put together to create The Classic Rock All-Stars in the Concert That Never Was. Part of the beverage proceeds will benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank. Gates are scheduled to open at 1pm with performances starting at 2pm from Jill Jack, Pazman's Super Session, Leighton with Special Guest Steve Kostan, The Backbeats - Shea Stadium Performance, Live The Who - Doing '69 to '73 Era, and The Machine - Pink Floyd. Visit for complete details.



Michigan Radio to reports from Mackinac Policy Conference

Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan, is set to cover this year's Mackinac Policy Conference during the last week of May. Special reports are scheduled to air on Michigan's economy and other topics being discussed at the conference, followed by a one-hour special program to be broadcast Friday, May 30th at 9am.

Michigan Radio reporters Sarah Hulett and Dustin Dwyer, and Senior Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry, will be at the conference providing reports and interviews with government and industry leaders. These reports, in addition to those from other public radio reporters throughout the state, will examine subjects like Michigan's economy, education, alternative energy, and the current and future role of government in the state. Michigan Radio will air the reports during "Morning Edition" (Monday-Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 am) and "All Things Considered" (Monday-Friday from 4:00 to 6:30 pm) during the week of May 26-30.

Friday's one-hour special, "Careers After Cars" will be co-hosted by Michigan Radio News Reporter Sarah Hulett and Michigan Public Radio Network Managing Editor Rick Pluta. The program will examine future growth industries in Michigan, what those jobs may be like, and what role government leaders and policy makers will have in influencing those choices. "Careers After Cars" will air Friday, May 30th from 9:00 - 10:00 am.

This annual Detroit Chamber of Commerce Mackinac Policy Conference, which takes place May 28 - May 31, presents an opportunity for Michigan's lawmakers and industry leaders to explore the issues deemed critical to Michigan's future. This year the conference is "fusing the generations" at the conference by inviting young professionals and entrepreneurs to share their thoughts on the changing region.

Michigan Radio Senior Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry and Rick Pluta of Michigan Public Radio Network will be two of the panelists at the conference's PAC reception, to be held May 29th. It will include a discussion of the race for the White House, Michigan's role in the presidential election, and candidates & issues in key upcoming state and local races.




He was the top dog of Detroit Morning radio, and walked away from tens of thousands of loyal fans, and millions of dollars. Now Drew & Mike's Drew Lane breaks his silence and explains to Action News reporter Bill Spencer why he abruptly left WRIF, ending his 16 year run on what was Detroit's most successful morning radio show... Drew Lane Speaks Out (Wed, 5/21)







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