Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan. 8, 2009




Support WDET and see the Auto Show

WDETOne of the things that Detroiters (and people all over the world) have looked forward to for more than 100 years is the North American International Auto Show - and donors making a gift of $100 or more to the station can receive a pair of tickets to this year's show taking place at Cobo Center January 17-25, 2009.

WDET is promising extensive coverage of this year's auto show beginning Sunday, January 11 at 8am. Detroit Today (weekdays 10am-noon), The Back Story (weekdays 3pm-4pm) and All Things Considered (weekdays 4pm-7pm) will all be broadcasting live from Cobo Center January 12-15 and offer in-depth interviews, special reports and features making the news during the show.

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WJR's Smith to help celebrate at Boyne Mountain

WJRWJR AM 760's Paul W. Smith Show is scheduled to broadcast live from the Mountain Grand Lodge in celebration of Boyne Mountain's 60th Anniversary tomorrow morning, January 9th, from 5:30 - 9 am. has more information.



Zonjic to perform at Detroit Presidential Inaugural Ball

For those who can't travel to Washington, D.C., yet want to celebrate Barack Obama's inauguration in a grand way, a Presidential Inaugural Ball will set sail on the Detroit Princess Riverboat on Tuesday, January 20. The VIP package will include entertainment by jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic & Friends on the enclosed and heated boat.

For $75 general admission tickets and $100 VIP packages, a buffet dinner will be served along with a cash bar, live music, an HDTV telecast of Washington, D.C. parties and souvenir mementos. VIP tickets additionally include Zonjic's performance, an enhanced dinner menu and exclusive souvenir. Zonjic is also morning host at WVMV FM 98.7

A reception begins at 6:00 p.m.; the cruise departs at 7:30 p.m. for a two-hour cruise. . The boat will return to the dock at 9:30 and revelers can continue the party on the boat. Presidential red, white and blue attire is suggested.

To purchase tickets visit or call (877) 338-2628.







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