Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct 6, 2008




Shannyn Caldwell named solo host of WMUZ's Morning Light

Shannyn Caldwell has taken the helm of "The Morning Light" Monday through Saturday from 6am until 10am on 103.5 FM WMUZ - Detroit. Shannyn is taking on the job solo after co-host Jon Culbert decided to pursue other opportunities.

General Manager Frank Franciosi says, "More than ever our city needs a spiritual wake up call. That's why WMUZ and the Morning Light exist - to make a real difference in the lives of Detroiters starting from the inside - out. " Franciosi continued to say, "Listeners can count on Shannyn to help them make a difference with a good jolt of Jesus everyday on the Morning Light."

"The music industry is filled with incredibly talented artists who are using their skills to draw people closer to Christ and in a way, I actually feel like that's what I'm doing too." Caldwell commented. "It's a blessing to flood Detroit with love, light, peace and joy every morning!"



Ann Arbor's 107one announces release of CD to benefit Michigan Theatre

Since its incarnation in 2004, Ann Arbor's 107one, WQKL-FM, has aired hundreds of outstanding local performances by a number of acclaimed artists. Studio A2 and Studio A2 On The Road have become known as the source for quality live music on the dial in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Now, the station has announced the release of the first ever Live From Studio A2 benefit CD. The new disc contains 16 live tracks from KT Tunstall, Newton Faulkner, BoDeans, Sara Bareilles, John Butler Trio, Ingrid Michaelson, Steve Earle, Matt Costa, Patty Griffin, Brian Vander Ark, Bruce Cockburn, Amos Lee, Brandi Carlile, Proclaimers, Martin Sexton and Matt Nathanson. After filtering through hundreds of recordings, the best of the best have been selected and have re-mastered each track for the project. Every performance on the disc was recorded in Studio A2 at Ann Arbor's 107one and various Studio A2 On The Road events.

Proceeds from this disc will benefit The Michigan Theater Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to operate, preserve and maintain Ann Arbor's historic Michigan Theater for the benefit of the community and the arts. Established to save the theater from demolition in 1979, the foundation works every day to raise the considerable funds needed to maintain the theater and its programs.

Live From Studio A2, Volume 1 to benefit the Michigan Theater will be available on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 exclusively at Borders in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Farmington Hills and Novi as well as select major markets.



Michigan Radio to offer upcoming Presidential debate coverage

Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan, continues to air live coverage of the 2008 political debates with the next scheduled for Tuesday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 15. Each debate will begin at 9 p.m., with NPR's Laura Wertheimer as the broadcast host.

The second presidential debate is scheduled for Thursday, October 7, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. It will include audience questions in a town meeting format, and NBC's Tom Brokaw will moderate. NPR's National Listening Party, with Ken Rudin and Neal Conan, will follow at 11 p.m. from Columbus, OH.

A third presidential debate will be Wednesday, October 15, at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York. CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer will moderate, and Neal Conan will, once again, follow at 11 p.m. with NPR's National Listening Party with a live audience at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.



Detroit Free Press:

Two years in the making? Too Hollywood! Kingberry Productions, along with Detroit Public Television (WTVS-TV, Channel 56), will present the fourth in a series of prime-time, one-hour telecasts on race relations in metro Detroit at 9 p.m. Wednesday. "Bridging the Racial Divide IV" will be cohosted by former news anchor Emery King and WJR-AM's (760) Paul W. Smith. It will be simulcast on WJR and WDET-FM (101.9). The drill? They will be joined by a panel of opinion makers, civic leaders and experts, to talk about the future of race relations hereabouts. It was in September 2006 and the first portion of 2007 that the first three parts aired. The finale was delayed, said producer Tom LoCicero, by insufficient funding... Channel 56 ending series on race (Sun, 10/5)







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