Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 9, 2008




Fan favorite Wings' player Darren McCarty to get guest shot on WDFN tomorrow

Sports Radio 1130 WDFN will give 4-time Stanley Cup Champion and Detroit Red Wings player Darren McCarty, a chance to co-host the Stoney and Wojo program from 3p-6p on Thursday July 10th, 2008. McCarty will be filling in for Bob Wojnowski while he is on vacation. A fan favorite since his original days in Detroit, Darren re-joined the Detroit Red Wings during the 2008 season and was a vital component in the Wings recapturing Lord Stanley this past season.



WJR to feature coverage of Port Huron - Mackinac Race

As the exclusive radio partner for the 2008 Chrysler Jeep Superstores Bayview Mackinac Race beginning July 12th in Port Huron, WJR has planned several broadcasts/reports. This is the 84th consecutive sailing of America's premier freshwater regatta.

WJR's John Marshall along with past Bayview Commodore Ted Everingham will be covering the race start to finish on WJR with special video reports on

On Thursday, July 10 from 6AM-9AM, The Paul W. Smith Show will broadcast live from the Great Lakes Maritime Center in Port Huron. Then listen for live race reports from Port Huron on Friday at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm.

Saturday's race reports will come from lower Lake Huron at 7am, 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Then on Sunday and Monday, July 13th and 14th, tune in at 7am, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm for reports from Race headquarters on Mackinac Island.

Updates will then continue until the last boat arrives.

The station has posted scenes of last year's race and audio vignette podcasts from races of years past on its web site where real-time race results and video podcast interviews throughout this year's event will also be available.



106.7 The Fox offering up chance to get married at Taylor Summerfest

Country WDTW-FM's "The Chad Show", with Chad and CJ, are going to give one couple the chance to get married at the Meijer Taylor Summerfest. On Friday July 11th we there will be Bachelor and Bachelorette parties with Josh Gracin hosting the Bride and her guests backstage for the bachelorette party. Terri Clark will host the Groom and his guests backstage for the bachelor party.

The lucky couple will tie the knot Saturday July 12th with Confederate Railroad as the best man, Emily West will be the Maid of Honor, and Charlie Daniels will walk the bride down the aisle and give the bride away. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the happy couple will be brought out on stage with The Fox morning show and they will introduce Charlie Daniels.

The Meijer Taylor Summer Festival is held at Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee in Taylor.



Detroit News:

WMYD-TV (Channel 20), the local My Network TV affiliate, has been lining up anchors and reporters for a future newscast called "TV 20 News at 10." It will compete with WJBK-TV's (Channel 2) news offering in the same time slot and is slated to roll out sometime later this month, says Sarah Norat-Phillips, WMYD's president and general manager... New newscast on deck (Wed, 7/9)



New York Times:

Last fall NBC gave the sleepy fourth hour of "Today" a jolt by inviting Wendy Williams, the D.J. and gossip whose syndicated radio show perennially hovers near the top spot in New York, to comment on celebrity dish. For the most part her guest appearance featured remarks that would barely give a viewer pause. Then came her last bit of advice to Sarah Larson, who was thrust into the spotlight after George Clooney got in a motorcycle accident with her on board ... On Monday Ms. Williams will be directly competing with staid programs like "Today" in a six-week run of "The Wendy Williams Show," a live hourlong syndicated show to be broadcast weekdays on Fox stations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit... A Radio Shock Jock Who's Ready for TV (Wed, 7/9)







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