Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Dec. 5, 2008




WDVD stuffing buses for children

Pop WDVD FM 96.3 is trying make sure no child goes without a toy this holiday season and is asking listeners to help the station stuff two buses full of new toys today through Tuesday, December 9, 2008. The 96.3 WDVD Morning Show, Blaine and Lisa with Allyson, will kicked off this year's Stuff-A-Bus campaign with a live broadcast earlier today at BD's Mongolian Grill on Hall Road in Sterling Heights. 96.3 WDVD DJs will continue to broadcast live from both bus locations, BD's Mongolian Grill on Hall Road in Sterling Heights and Westland Mall on Wayne Road in Westland, for the duration of the promotion. Toy collection hours will be from 6:00 a.m. - midnight.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to one of the two Stuff-A-Bus locations and help stuff those buses! Toys will benefit local charities including Ronald McDonald House, NSO, Lighthouse, Orchards Children's Services, Volunteers of America, local churches and many others.

Sponsors are helping WDVD stuff the buses by providing donation incentives. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to any participating BD's Mongolian Grill location from now until December 4, 2008 and receive a $2.00 off coupon. Also, Buddy's Pizza is donating $2.00 from every Detroiter Pizza purchase from now until December 4, 2008.



Ann Arbor's WTKA teams up with AAPD for Christmas

Sports talk 1050 WTKA- AM is teaming up with The Ann Arbor Police Department and former LPGA Tour player Debbie Williams-Hoak for the 13th Annual Adopt-A-Family Program.

Starting Monday December 8th and running through Friday December 12th, the Michigan Insider with Sam Webb and Andy Evans will be helping the program fill the "wish list" of five or more families in Ann Arbor.

Five Days, Five Families, Five Christmases will allow the audience to purchase an item off each families list or they can make a monetary gift donation. Individuals making a contribution do not have to adopt an entire family.

The Michigan Insider airs weekday mornings from 6-10am. If you wish to purchase an item, call the studio hotline at (734) 998-1050. All checks must be addressed to the Ann Arbor Police Department.

In the twelve years of the Adopt-A-Family Program, close to 400 families and well over 2,000 children have had a special Christmas thanks to the generosity of so many people.

Deminski And Doyle Set New Year's Party, WCSX Debut: JEFF DEMINSKI and BILL DOYLE can't start at GREATER MEDIA Classic Rock WCSX/DETROIT until the stroke of midnight NEW YEAR'S EVE because of their noncompete with crosstown CBS Sports WXYT-A-F (97.1 THE TICKET), but the moment 2009 starts, D&D will be on the air live from a party the show is throwing for listeners. D&D will be at SNOOKER'S in UTICA, MI for a NEW YEAR'S party open to listeners with no cover and a live performance by local rock stalwarts MINDCANDY, the band fronted by D&D sidekick RUDY DESANTIS. DEMINSKI and DOYLE will be on the air for a few segments once the legal coast is clear; their regular show starts JANUARY 5 6-10a ET. (Fri, 12/5)



Detroit News:

Prevailing wisdom would say that NBC's weak primetime programming would hinder the ratings of the 11 p.m. newscast for the network's local affiliate WDIV-TV (Channel 4). In this instance, prevailing wisdom would be wrong. Despite coming on after ratings-challenged shows such as "My Own Worst Enemy," WDIV's 11 p.m. newscast outperformed its programming predecessors Monday through Friday, increasing ratings by as much as 88 percent during the recently concluded November sweeps. As a result, WDIV's late-night newscast was the most watched in that timeslot. During the workweek, the newscast garnered an 8 rating/15 share compared to WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), which drew a 7.9 rating/15 share and WJBK-TV (Channel 2), which attracted a 4.1 rating/8 share... WDIV 11 p.m. news tops during the week (Fri, 12/5)







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