Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan. 9, 2009




WDIV readies Auto Show coverage

WDIV TV, Local 4, is again the official home of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). For 2009, exclusive and extensive Local 4 News coverage on-air and on ClickOnDetroit will take viewers where no one else can throughout each day of the Auto Show. The most complete NAIAS coverage anywhere includes live television specials and news broadcast from the exhibit floor, daily news features throughout the media preview week and the public show, and a 2- hour live primetime special from the Charity Preview event.

On Sunday, January 11 starting at 6 a.m., Guy Gordon and Rhonda Walker will host Local 4 News live from Cobo Center. As the Car and Truck of the Year are announced and vehicle unveilings begin, Local 4 will take viewers inside with all day coverage on Then, Sunday at 6 p.m., it's an hour-long live Local 4 special. Auto Show All Access: Cars Of The Future, hosted by Carmen Harlan and Devin Scillian, will highlight the day's most talked about new vehicle unveilings and the winners of Car and Truck of the Year with special reports from Guy Gordon and Rod Meloni.

Then, it's one of Metro-Detroit's most anticipated nights, and the biggest black tie extravaganza in town. Friday, January 16 starting at 7 p.m., Local 4 will take viewers inside the 2009 NAIAS Charity Preview party with a live 2-hour primetime special on a night uses a backdrop of beautiful cars to raise significant donations for local children's charities. 4 From The Floor: The 2009 NAIAS Charity Preview is hosted by Carmen Harlan, Devin Scillian, Guy Gordon, Rhonda Walker, Chuck Gaidica and Karen Drew, and will feature special appearances by Michigan native film and recording star Jeff Daniels, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno's own "Ross The Intern", and Late Night host Conan O'Brien in segments taped from his visit to the Auto Show floor. 4 From The Floor: The 2009 NAIAS Charity Preview also includes interviews with top auto industry executives, a look at some of this year's most impressive vehicles, and the ultimate buyer's guide to purchasing a new car in these tough economic times (with a review of models and features to suit a wide range of driving needs.)

On Saturday, January 17 at 7 p.m., Auto Show All Access: Weekend Opener will offer viewers the great tips to prepare for their trip down to the Auto Show. Auto Show All Access: Weekend Opener will provide the inside scoop on the must-see vehicles and displays, event tickets and parking, and interviews with auto industry movers and shakers.

In addition to all the specials, the latest daily updates and exclusive stories from the show can be found on Local 4's website,



WOMC to help celebrate Motown Record's 50th anniversary

Oldies 104.3 WOMC FM afternoon drive personality Ted "The Bear" Richards is scheduled to broadcast live on location from the Motown Museum on Monday, January 12th from 3-7pm in celebration of Motown Records 50th anniversary.

In addition, WOMC will be celebrating this weekend by highlighting Motown songs in commemoration of 50 years of great music.







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