Crain's Detroit Business '40 under 40' highlights media execs
...Luckoff is in charge of sales for Detroit's leading radio stations aimed at black audiences, WJLB 97.9 FM and WMXD 92.3 FM, both owned by Clear Channel Radio Inc. The stations ranked No. 6 and No. 8 in the Detroit market by revenue in this year's Crain's Book of Lists, and have a combined revenue of about $25 million... Jeff Luckoff, General sales manager WJLB 97.9 FM, WMXD 92.3 FM Clear Channel Radio (Mon, 9/29)
...As head of development for Detroit Public Television, Hamilton today is in charge of raising about 60 percent of the station's revenue, or $9 million annually, through on-air and online pledge drives, direct-mail campaigns and grant proposals to foundations. She's headed efforts that have brought in at least 60 percent of total revenue each of the past eight years -- and cut fundraising expenses to keep down the station's costs to raise money when revenue declined... Kelley Hamilton, Vice president of development, Detroit Public Television (Mon, 9/29)
Farmers student athletes recognized, honored by FSN Detroit
FSN Detroit is teaming with Farmers Insurance Group to honor well-rounded high school student-athletes throughout Michigan with a monthly Farmers Student Athlete Citizen Award during the 2008-09 academic year.
The Farmers Student Athlete Citizen Award recognizes outstanding high school student athletes that are making a difference on the athletic field, in the classroom and in the communities they represent. Administrators and coaches from 768 high schools statewide have been invited to nominate student-athletes who carry a grade point average of 2.5 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) and are involved in extracurricular activities (including community service). Athletic achievements in both individual and team sports will be considered. The monthly winner is determined by a selection committee comprised of personnel from Farmers and FSN Detroit.
The Farmers Student Athlete Citizen Award honorees will receive a plaque presented by a local Farmers Insurance representative and be featured in a 30-second vignette to run throughout the following month during FSN Detroit programming.
Farmers Insurance Group is a presenting sponsor of FSN Detroit's 2008-09 coverage of Michigan High School Athletic Association football and basketball championship events.
WLQV to sponsor Bible Across America Tour stop in Sterling Heights
AM 1500 WLQV and Grace Christian Church have partnered with Zondervan to promote and host the Bible Across America Tour stop in Southeast Michigan. More than 31,000 Americans will have a hand in publishing a new Bible - America's NIV - the first nationwide Bible ever written "one-verse, one-person" at a time. The cross-country RV tour will make its only Southeast Michigan stop at Grace Christian Church at 33801 Van Dyke Ave in Sterling Heights on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and the public is invited to contribute a verse in their own handwriting.