Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov 28, 2008




Daily Tribune:

A hand-made Raggedy Ann doll was the first toy for a tot donated to the U.S. Marine Corps. Sixty-one years later, the tradition continues with a live radio show kicking off the metro Detroit drive at the Royal Oak Music Theater. Jim Harper and the Magic Morning Show hit the road Monday to promote the need for new, unwrapped toys for children this holiday. Harper is inviting the public to stop by the theater, 318 W. Fourth St., from 6-10 a.m. to drop off a toy and join the fun. "The rowdiness helps to make for an exciting show," said Harper, a Birmingham resident who has urged his listeners to help Toys for Tots for 30 years. "We want people to come by wearing their reindeer antlers and Christmas sweaters. We look at it as a huge party." Over the decades, Harper and crew have relayed touching accounts of donors who have found creative ways to buy toys for little ones who otherwise would celebrate Christmas without gifts... Radio show launches Toys for Tots drive at downtown theater (Fri, 11/28)



Ann Arbor News:

For the last couple years, the television and radio production class at Ann Arbor's Huron High School has been heavily weighted toward television. That's about to change. By the start of the second semester, a group of students working in independent study classes hope to launch an Internet radio station, run by Huron students and full of Huron-related content. And then, the television and radio production class Robert Fox teaches will be more equally divided between the two mediums. "This is a great opportunity for students to have a voice," Fox said. "It's a great opportunity for them to learn skills to work in radio." Before that happens, there's a lot of work to be done... Huron High students gearing up for an online radio station (Thu, 11/27)







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