Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan. 12, 2009




Detroit Free Press:

Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. is calling on federal officials to postpone the scheduled Feb. 17 change that moves broadcast television channels to a digital format that requires viewers without cable, satellite or other television service to obtain a special box to receive a signal. Cockrel, in a letter to Michael Copps, a Federal Communications Commissioner who was in Detroit today, said despite a massive outreach effort to get boxes in the hands of those who still use a television antenna to receive a signal, too many would be left with no television service when the changover occurs. Cockrel said seniors, the poor and first-generation immigrants especially would be hit... Detroit mayor calls to postpone move to digital TV format (Mon, 1/12)

Auto CEOs, UAW Chief Set For 'National Automotive Roundtable': CITADEL Talk WJR-A/DETROIT will originate a "NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE ROUNDTABLE" TUESDAY (1/13) 7-9p ET through ABC NEWS RADIO that will feature the CEOs of DETROIT's "Big 3" car makers. GM's RICK WAGONER, CHRYSLER's ROBERT NARDELLI, and FORD's ALAN MULALLY will be joined by UNITED AUTO WORKERS President RON GETTELFINGER and NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION Chair ANNETTE SYKORA on the panel, moderated by WJR morning host PAUL W. SMITH. (Mon, 1/12)



Winter Classic hockey game draws largest TV audience since 1975

The Winter Classic drew the biggest television audience for a regular-season NHL game in nearly 34 years. The Red Wings' 6-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at Wrigley Field on New Year's Day attracted an average of 4.4 million U.S. viewers on NBC, the network said Monday. That's the most since a Philadelphia-New York Rangers game on Feb. 23, 1975, according to Nielsen Media Research.



W4 Country's Toys For Tots campaign nets over 2,400 toys

102.9 W4 Country, WWWW-FM, teamed up with Key Bank, the U.S. Marine Corps and the Washtenaw County Toys for Tots organization to bring smiles and over 2,440 toys to local Children just in time for Christmas.

W4 Country's Crusade for Kids campaign ran from Monday December 15th through Saturday December 20th when the station took over a store front at the Oak Valley Shopping Center in Ann Arbor to help increase toy donations through a series of live broadcasts. The W4 Store accepted toys and monetary donations all week long.

On Saturday December 20th, Bubba and Katie from the Breakfast with Bubba morning took the monetary gifts and went on a shopping spree for toys. That shopping spree added up to over 1,140 toys!

W4 Country was proud to be a part of a great campaign for such a worthy and heartwarming cause.







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