Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan. 26, 2009




Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit taking to the airwaves to fight unemployment

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit today announced it will broadcast on 11 top-rated Southeast Michigan radio stations throughout the day on Friday, January 30th to raise funds to help thousands of Metro Detroiters overcome barriers to employment through education, training and career services.

Dubbed "Broadcasting for Jobs," the campaign will allow Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit to reach individuals throughout the region whose donations can help fellow Metro Detroiters secure job opportunities. Listeners interested in donating will be asked to call (866) 964-GIVE or visit

"'Broadcasting for Jobs' is a one-of-a-kind way for Goodwill Industries to reach a large number of Metro Detroiters from all parts of town and let them know they can help their unemployed friends and neighbors find work," said Lorna G. Utley, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. "We believe it's the first one-day campaign of this magnitude in Southeast Michigan or anywhere else."

The 11 participating radio stations reach a wide cross-section of Southeast Michigan radio listeners. Those listeners will hear Goodwill Industries on the air between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The call to action will be reinforced in designated areas on the Web sites for each participating station and on

The stations on which Goodwill Industries will be "Broadcasting for Jobs" on January 30 are: WCSX-FM (94.7), WDVD-FM (96.3), WJR-AM (760), WMGC-FM (105.1), WMXD-FM (92.3), WNIC-FM (100.3), WOMC-FM (104.3), WRIF-FM (101.1), WWJ-AM (950), WXYT-FM (97.1) and WYCD-FM (99.5).

In the past two years of the organization's nearly 90-year history, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has placed more than 2,500 Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county individuals into new jobs and provided education, training and career assistance to thousands more in the region.

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit provides people who have disabilities and other barriers to employment with opportunities to become independent, self-supporting citizens through training, work experience and employment in the community. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit is a Michigan Works! affiliate and is funded in part by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth and Detroit Workforce Development Department. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. For information, visit



Detroit Free Press:

It was a long year to not be on the air for Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle, the dynamic duo most metro Detroit commuters know as D&D. From the Kwame Kilpatrick scandal to the compelling election of Barack Obama, the two wanted to connect to their longtime audience in 2008 -- badly. But after being let go from the CBS-run WKRK-FM (97.1) at the end of 2007, their mics were cold while they waited for their one-year no-competition clause to expire. They waited things out because they wanted to stay in the Motor City market. Now D&D are running strong on WCSX-FM (94.7) during the competitive morning drive-time slot. Joining them are sports authority Jason Carr, call screener and personality Rudi DeSantis, sassy traffic voice Nicole Salem and producer Jim O'Brien. They say the show is pretty much the same thing listeners have come to know and love, except that their home is now the classic-rock music station... Catching up with radio duo D&D (Mon, 1/26)







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