Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Aug 18, 2008




106.7 The Fox teams with Salvation Army for 2nd Annual "One Child Now" Radiothon this Thursday and Friday

Recognizing the tough times in Michigan, country 106.7 The Fox (WDTW-FM) is hosting it's 2nd Annual "One Child Now" Radiothon, teaming with the Salvation Army and their One Child Now Program. The event will be held at Cabela's in Dundee (110 Cable Blvd East, Dundee MI 48131) and run from 6am - 9pm on Thursday August 21st and from 6am - 7pm on Friday August 22nd.

There will be auction items to bid on throughout the 28 hour radiothon and prizes this year include include: a signed guitar from Brooks & Dunn; signed Kenny Chesney Sun Body hat; backstage passes with Toby Keith; Trace Adkins signed shirts; Alan Jackson signed lyric sheet; meet and greet with Montgomery Gentry; Brad Paisley signed CD; Carrie Underwood signed CD; Clint Black signed guitar; Keith Urban signed guitar; Kenny Rogers signed CD; and much more.

106.7 The FOX and The Salvation Army report that all One Child Now Funds will be used to provide thousands of children with new coats, backpacks, back to school supplies, after school educational programming including conservation education and activities, access to summer camp and pocket park (at the Michigan State Fair) programming, and year around access to various programs, mentors and clubs for ongoing education. The Salvation Army Outdoors (TSAO) is a faith-based initiative designed to engage, equip, educate, enhance and embrace children and families through the power of the outdoors.

This is what your donations can offer to a child in need:

* $120 will provide one child with one week of after-school activities plus a new coat, a backpack, school supplies and time at camp.

* $240 will provide one child with one month of after-school activities plus a new coat, a backpack, school supplies and time at camp.

* $500 will provide one child with half a year of after-school activities plus a new coat, a backpack, school supplies and time at camp.

* $1,000 will provide One Child with a full year of after-school activities plus a new coat, a backpack, school supplies and time at camp.

In addition to the call-in number, (866) 635-1067, which will be active during the hours of the radiothon, you can visit WDTW-FM's web site now at to make a donation online.



Jamie Samuelsen exits WDFN mornings

After 14 years at the all-sports outlet, Jamie Samuelsen has exited the morning (6 - 8am) program on WDFN and is reportedly set to announce a new radio home after a non-compete period of about 6 weeks.

Matt Shepard was heard hosting the program this morning and a search is now under way for a permanent replacement as the station is committed to keeping its morning drive program live, local and focused on sports talk.



Detroit News:

Radio station WWJ-950 AM was forced to cut short its live coverage of Friday's preliminary examination of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on assault charges, due to the expletive-laden testimony of a Wayne County sheriff's detective. WWJ program director Georgeann Herbert said the station slightly delays live broadcasts to enable it to delete obscenities. But editing Detective Brian White's testimony was just too hard, she said. White testified that the mayor let loose a barrage of obscenities when White and another officer attempted to serve a subpoena July 24. And he repeated the words he claimed the mayor used. "We were attempting to delete those words as they came in, but at that point we decided to pull away live because they were coming in fast," Herbert said. "It was not our intent to air that and we apologize it got out."... Salty talk knocks Kilpatrick live hearing off the air at WWJ-950 (Sat, 8/16)



Sports Notes to broadcast boxing tourney live

The syndicated radio show Sports Notes, originating from flagship station WPON 1460 AM Pontiac, has teamed up with A-Square Fight Club to broadcast live from the first annual James "Lights Out" Toney invitational. The boxing invitational is open to all ages, weights and classes and takes place on August 22, 23 and 24 at Veterans Memorial Park at 2150 Jackson Rd. in Ann Arbor.

"This is an opportunity to check out top amateur international boxers before they make their professional debut", says Eric McGuire, event organizer and A-Square Fight Club owner. "I decided to team up with Sports Notes because I love the national and international appeal of the show."

Sports Notes airs live on WPON 1460 AM on Saturdays from 4pm - 5pm EST and live on line on and Past shows are in rotation on both websites 24/7 365. You can also hear Sports Notes live on many cell phones with Virtual Radio. Visit for phone compatibility.







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