An unidentified security guard for Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick today physically restrained an investigative TV reporter to stop him from asking the mayor questions about his alleged involvement in an effort to stop the prosecution of a minister caught up in a prostitution sting. The security officer, who mayoral officials declined to name, stopped Steve Wilson from Detroit News reporting partner WXYZ (Channel 7) when he attempted to follow the mayor after a brief news conference on Belle Isle. The officer grabbed Wilson by the arms and stopped him in his tracks. TV cameras and newspaper photographers caught the action as it unfolded... Mayor's security guard scuffles with Channel 7 reporter (Thu, 6/26)
WMUZ Celebrates 50 Years With Cheap Oil Change: CRAWFORD BROADCASTING Christian AC WMUZ (103.5 THE LIGHT)/DETROIT is celebrating its 50th year in broadcasting. Today (6/26) it joined local FIX N GO AUTO REPAIR CENTER to roll back the price of an oil change to the year 1958. Morning show hosts JON CULBERT and SHANNYN CALDWELL were live at FIX N GO from 11a to 1p (ET) during which time the oil changes were $8.95. There were also free brake inspections, hot dogs and games. (Thu, 6/26)
WDET Garage Sale set for Saturday, June 28
The WDET Garage Sale is back this year and is scheduled for Saturday, June 28th from 10am -4pm at the WDET transmitter building, located at West Canfield and Cass Avenue. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for children 12 and under.
Vintage premiums (thank-you gifts from previous pledge drives) will be available for public purchase, as will lots of CD's, books, tee shirts, mugs, sweatshirts and other items. Prices for most items will range from $1 to $20. Listeners and those interested in radio collectibles are invited to stop by, browse the selection, and meet fellow listeners and your friends from WDET. Zaccoro's Market, the new fine food market and cafe on Woodward Avenue in Midtown will be onsite with food and coffee available for shoppers.
All proceeds will go to supporting WDET - Detroit's NPR Station.
Detroit Free Press:
With Wednesday's release of the Arbitron radio ratings for March, April and May, the morning volatility of listenership after the departure of Drew Lane from the top-ranking WRIF-FM (101.1) effort now helmed by ex-partner Mike Clark is particularly evident. Clark has maintained morning dominance (see chart at left) but lost more than 20% of the key 25-54 audience in year-to-year comparisons -- 3.5 rating points. But look at some of the other big year-to-year gains: WXYT-AM/FM (97.1/1270) morning talker Jay Towers and Bill McAllister were up 1.6 rating points; on WKQI-FM (95.5), Mojo was up 1.4 points; WCSX-FM (94.7) vets Jim Johnson and Lynne Woodison were up 1.4, as were WDVD-FM (96.3) combine Blaine, Lisa and Allyson... Ratings show drop in WRIF's key listeners (Thu, 6/26)