Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct 31, 2008




Channel 7 says 'Can Do' to the hungry for the 31st year

WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, will once again join with Big Boy Restaurants and the Detroit Area And Clinton Valley Councils of the Boy Scouts of America, to sponsor Operation Can-Do. The 31st annual community service campaign collects and distributes food to the hungry in metropolitan Detroit.

Area Boy Scouts will kick off the 2008 campaign with a door-to-door "Scouting For Food" collection on Saturday, November 8th. Donations of canned goods to Operation Can-Do can be made at any Big Boy Restaurant in the Detroit metropolitan area through December 31st.

"Over the past three decades, this holiday tradition has provided the perfect opportunity for the community to contribute, feeding Michigan's hungry, half of whom reside in Metro Detroit," says Bob Sliva, WXYZ-TV Vice President and General Manager. "This year is especially important to help those in need with so many hit hard by the economy."

Last year's Operation Can-Do campaign brought in 225 tons of food to help feed families and individuals through soup kitchens and food banks in the tri-county area, feeding over 1.5 million people. Since its inauguration, the program has collected over 10 million pounds of food, providing over 20 million meals to the hungry of Metropolitan Detroit.

WYCD Gets Voters Fired Up With A Little Mud-Slingin': CBS RADIO Country WYCD/DETROIT is inviting listeners to join JASON THE 300 LB. COWBOY at MACOMB MALL in nearby ROSEVILLE from 7-9a (ET) on MONDAY (11/3) to participate in their two-hour presidential "Mud-Slinging" event. Listeners can sling mud at OBAMA and McCAIN-masked characters and will be allowed to tell everyone why each of the presidential candidates should or should not be our next president. All "Mud-Slinging" participants will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the "WYCD CHRISTMAS Concert" at the PALACE on DECEMBER 4th, featuring COLUMBIA/NASHVILLE artist GRETCHEN WILSON. For more info visit (Fri, 10/31)

CBS Radio In Detroit Launches Online Holiday Channels: CBS RADIO/DETROIT has launched a HOLIDAYSINDETROIT.COM website featuring four brand new holiday music channels. The channels include "NAUGHTY XMAS," "OLDIES CHRISTMAS," "SMOOTH JAZZ CHRISTMAS" and "YOUNG COUNTRY CHRISTMAS." We are excited to be first in the DETROIT market to have a strong variety of holiday music readily available to our listeners," WOMC MARKET MGR. DEBBIE KENYON said. "These are unique stations created to offer variety and celebrate the season." The site also includes an interactive "KIDS Zone", a shopping guide, listing of METRO DETROIT holiday events and concerts, free activities and more. (Fri, 10/31)







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