Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 22, 2008

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WDFN's Stoney & Wojo to host 11th Annual Radiothon July 24-25

Sports WDFN AM 1130 afternoon hosts Mike Stone and Bob Wojnowski, Stoney and Wojo, will host their 11th Annual Radiothon to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from the Hamlin Pub in Lake Orion on July 24th and 25th. As in years past, WDFN will broadcast the event for 28 straight hours to help kick cancer's butt starting at 3:00 PM Thursday through 7:00 PM Friday.

Over the last ten years, the Stoney and Wojo Radiothon has helped raise well over $1 million for a cause that remains near and dear to the station. Sabrina Black was a member of the WDFN staff from 1996 through her death just over two years ago when she lost her battle with this disease. The event is dedicated to her.

Stoney and Wojo are scheduled to be joined by some of the biggest names in local and national sports and a select few guests may even make surprise appearances at the Hamlin Pub. All of the WDFN personalities are also expected to make an appearance throughout the Radiothon. Some of the special guests expected to take part this year's 28-hour effort include Gary Bettman, Angelique Chengelis, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, Lloyd Carr, Frank Caliendo, Ken Holland, Mike Babcock, Tom Kowalski, Steve Yzerman, Kevin Allen, Darren McCarty, Buster Olney, Larry Foote, Chris McCoskey, Michael Silver, Dave Dye, and Scotty Bowman as well as others.

The Stoney and Wojo Radiothon is billed as a total grassroots effort with listeners who donate financially including kids that empty out their piggy banks to help. Money is also raised through hourly and run-of-show auction items. Past auction items have included pool tables, grills, electronics, sports memorabilia, golf, trips, arena suites, home heating and cooling equipment, and much more to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Hamlin Pub is located at 741 S. Lapeer Road in Lake Orion.

 


 

Michigan Radio examining foreclosure crisis

Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan, is covering Michigan's foreclosure crisis in a special week long series entitled "Foreclosing on the American Dream". During the week of July 21-25, the station will air special reports on the foreclosure crisis in Michigan and how it affects Michigan residents and communities. These special reports will be followed by a one-hour documentary to be broadcast on Friday, July 25th.

"Foreclosing on the American Dream" looks at what the foreclosure crisis means for our state, our communities, and all of us. Why has Michigan been hit so hard? What is this doing to our neighborhoods? What are the solutions? Michigan Radio's reporters and hosts will explore these questions through in-depth reports and interviews that will be broadcast 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).

The series will wrap up with a special one hour documentary on Friday. The program will explore how home foreclosures affect people, neighborhoods, and even art, and feature stories and interviews discussing the ripple effect foreclosure can have on communities, and possible solutions to this on-going crisis. The documentary airs this Friday, July 25th from 9:00-10:00 am and 8:00-9:00 pm.

More details about the series, including audio and photos, can be found on the Michigan Radio website at: www.michiganradio.org/Foreclosing.html.

 


 

WCSX's Steve Richards leaving

Steve Richards, assistant program director and music director for heritage classic rock WCSX-FM 94.7, is leaving town to become the operations manager for Clear Channel's group of stations in Savannah, GA.

 


 

Record for Fastest Round of Golf now in Michigan

Boyne and News/Talk 760 WJR have successfully broken the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Round of Golf. With an impressive time of 7 minutes, 56 seconds and over forty participants, this intense and exciting attempt took place on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at The Monument course at Boyne Mountain.

The event format required golfers to be strategically placed on the course's tee boxes, along the fairways and on the greens. The timing began once the opening tee-ball was struck, with golfers in the fairway running to hit the ball when the ball came to rest. As golfers on the green sunk the putt, the players on the next hole immediately hit the next tee shot.

Pending final confirmation Guinness, the Boyne/WJR team broke the previous record of 8 minutes, 47 seconds set by WJR's sister station, WBAP, at Bridlewood Golf Club in Flower Mound, Texas in August of 2003.

 

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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on July 22, 2008 12:09 PM.

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